Marriott announced award category changes for 2019. Most of the changes involve properties getting more expensive, costing more points to redeem. But, there are a small few getting cheaper.
Are your favorite SPG hotels getting more expensive or cheaper for redeeming points? On whole, I think it’s a relatively mild change. There are a few notable properties and regions where things get cheaper or more expensive.
Every time I see hotel award category changes, I get just a little bit nervous. Just because I think a category changes should be mild based on the current market, I’ve been surprised too many times to expect nothing to shock me.
It’s that time of year again where hotel chains start telling us which hotels will cost more (or less) of our points to redeem for free nights. SPG isn’t the first to announce this year, nor the worst of the changes so far. See what’s changing….
These are the last few days to book award rooms at the Hyatt properties that are going up in category Thursday, January 22nd. You can see my original post on the category changes here. Some of the notable properties going up in category are: Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo Grand Hyatt Taipei Grand Hyatt Macau Park Hyatt Seoul Park Hyatt Maldives Even if you’re not 100% sure that you’ll want to stay at one of these properties, it may make sense to book something now. You can always cancel later without penalty […]
It looks like Hyatt is getting ready to make public their 2015 award chart changes. You can see the full list here. Here’s a quick breakdown: The changes go into affect for reservations made on or after January 22, 2015. 22 hotels are going up in category. Notables: Park Hyatt Maldives goes from 6 to 7 Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo goes from 3 to 4 Andaz Amsterdam goes from 5 to 6 48 hotels are going down in category, including: Hyatt French Quarter from 5 to 4 Hyatt Regency Grand […]