December 22, 2017
Hyatt Changing Cancellation Period to 48 Hours while Exempting Elites
The hotel industry is moving towards imposing more burdensome cancellation policies. Marriott and Hilton already increased their cancelation period to 48 hours before check-in about a year ago. If you don’t cancel your reservation within 48 hours of check-in, you’re automatically charged for the first night of your stay. Hyatt is now matching its competitors’ 48-hour policy, with a slight change for its elite members.
Hyatt reservations made after January 1, 2018 will be subject to the new 48-hour cancellation window. The cancellation fee will apply to refundable paid and award bookings. World of Hyatt Explorist, Globalist, and Lifetime Globalist members will get to keep the current 24 hour cancellation policy. The exception for Hyatt elites applies to all Hyatt hotels except Residence Club resorts, Miravel resorts, M life resorts, and prepaid non-refundable rates.
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