Hyatt Category Changes Theory

In January 2015, we will see some category changes under the Hyatt portfolio. The hotels are:

Hotel Current Category New Category
Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills 1 2
Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center 1 2
Hyatt Place Denver-South/Park Meadows 1 2
Hyatt Place Nashville Airport 1 2
Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport 1 2
Hyatt Regency Dongguan 1 2
Hyatt Regency Greenville 1 2
Hyatt House Colorado Springs 2 1
Hyatt on Main, Green Bay 2 1
Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport 2 1
Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10 2 1
Hyatt Place Ft. Myers 2 1
Hyatt Place Germantown 2 1
Hyatt Place Greensboro 2 1
Hyatt Place Greenville/Haywood 2 1
Hyatt Place Memphis/Primacy Parkway 2 1
Hyatt Place North Charleston 2 1
Hyatt Place Orlando Airport 2 1
Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Mary 2 1
Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall 2 1
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport 2 1
Excalibur 2 3
Hyatt House Miami Airport 2 3
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach 2 3
Hyatt Place Long Island/East End 2 3
Hyatt Place Portland – Old Port 2 3
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 2 3
Hyatt Regency Toronto 2 3
Hyatt Bangalore 3 2
Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City 3 2
Hyatt House Cypress/Anaheim 3 2
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown 3 2
Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center 3 2
Hyatt Place Orlando/Universal 3 2
Hyatt Place Saratoga/Malta 3 2
Hyatt Regency Chennai 3 2
Hyatt Regency Chongqing 3 2
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon 3 2
Hyatt Regency Jinan 3 2
Hyatt Regency Montreal 3 2
Hyatt Regency Osaka 3 2
Park Hyatt Chennai 3 2
Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo 3 4
Grand Hyatt Taipei 3 4
Grand Hyatt Shenyang 4 2
Grand Hyatt San Antonio 4 3
Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi 4 3
Hyatt Regency Bethesda 4 3
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam 4 3
Hyatt Regency Delhi 4 3
Hyatt Regency Louisville 4 3
Hyatt Regency Mexico City 4 3
Hyatt Regency Orlando Intl Airport 4 3
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six 4 3
Hyatt Regency San Antonio 4 3
Hyatt Regency Savannah 4 3
Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar 4 5
Grand Hyatt Macau 4 5
Park Hyatt Seoul 4 5
Grand Hyatt Washington 5 4
Hyatt French Quarter 5 4
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa 5 4
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress 5 4
Hyatt Regency La Jolla 5 4
MGM Grand 5 4
Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht 5 6
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee 5 6
Mandalay Bay 6 5
Park Hyatt Washington 6 5
Park Hyatt Maldives, Hadahaa 6 7

I bolded two that caught my attention in which I will discuss further. Some hotels like the Park Hyatt Maldives should have been a category 7 when it started. It was nice to see it be in category 6 for 2014 before it moves up.


So we have the Grand Hyatt Taipei and the Park Hyatt Washington going in opposite directions on the category. One just completed construction while the other will undergo construction over 3 years.

The Grand Hyatt Taipei recently finished its renovations as you can find here and here. This makes sense why the increase in category. Since the construction is complete, they rightly should be able to receive more compensation when redeeming for points.

The Park Hyatt Washington is moving down a category to 4. This particular hotel was recently sold and will undergo a $5.5 MM renovation in a span of three years. In that time, there will be guest inconvenience, which I would theorize is why they lowered the category.

For those that don’t want to be inconvenienced, the Hyatt newsroom has a lot of great information regarding their properties that you should check before booking. It goes into the details of what REIT (real estate investment trust) just purchased and if they will keep Hyatt managing the hotels. You could also see what companies what Hyatt’s awards and they discuss who developed the hotel or owns the properties.

As for the Grand Hyatt Washington changing, I haven’t figured that out yet. I don’t know Washington DC to come to a conclusion. The only thing I can think of is to not create parity with hotel categories. Park Hyatt is supposed to be nicer than the Grand Hyatt. Therefore, I am concluding they can’t be in the same category, but that sounds too simple.

Be sure to check the wiki of closed lounges on FlyerTalk. You might be eligible for a bonus 2,500 points and full breakfast at the restaurant.

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