Hyatt announced some changes to their Hyatt Place brand this morning. We still need clarification on a few key points. We know an early check-in benefit is coming for Explorist members and that free breakfast will now require membership in World of Hyatt (and may require direct booking).
The roll-out of Hyatt’s new loyalty program earlier this year made top-tier elite status harder to achieve and more rewarding. It appears we’re seeing one of the first opportunities to get there a bit quicker.