Hyatt Reward Categories Revised - 4 Oz Properties - all less points

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Effective 8:00am CDT, March 22, 2020

PropertyCurrent CategoryNew CategoryOld Std. PointsNew Std. Points
Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields218k5k
Hyatt Regency Perth218k5k
Hyatt Regency Sydney5420k15k
Park Hyatt Melbourne5420k15k

I always thought Essendon was over the odds when it opened as a Cat. 3.

The Park Hyatt is a surprise and the HR Sydney should never have been Cat. 5
 
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Of course, about the same time, Peak and Off peak rate are being introduced.


so the PH Melbourne would vary between 12K-15K-18K, so still at least 2K cheaper.
 

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These changes have been deferred until next year.

Sad in relation to the Oz properties.
 

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Effective 8:00am CDT, March 22, 2020

PropertyCurrent CategoryNew CategoryOld Std. PointsNew Std. Points
Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields218k5k
Hyatt Regency Perth218k5k
Hyatt Regency Sydney5420k15k
Park Hyatt Melbourne5420k15k

I always thought Essendon was over the odds when it opened as a Cat. 3.

The Park Hyatt is a surprise and the HR Sydney should never have been Cat. 5

I notice there are no Cat 1's in AU now, with both Essendon Fields and Regency Perth listed as Cat 2's.

Separately, I received an email yesterday which stated there had been activity on my Hyatt points balance and was confused to see my balance increase by 30k. I had Award bookings for 6 nights coming up in May at Grand Hyatt Bali which when I booked was a Category 2. It now appears to have moved to a Category 1 (along with The Hyatt Regency in Nusa Dua). So as a result it appears they have refunded me 30k points (5k per night - I didn't have the base room of 8k per night). Was pleasantly surprised by that.
 

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I notice there are no Cat 1's in AU now, with both Essendon Fields and Regency Perth listed as Cat 2's.
The recategorization never happened - 'cuz COVID!

Note the Sydney Park Hyatt has actually gone up a category ...
 

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The Regency Sydney did drop to category 4, though and it's overdue, although its prices are still too high. I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few nights at off-peak for the remainder of the year. Even the Park has quite a number of off-peak and the majority are standard.
 
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