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Wow, this has gotten confusing. I apologize for interrupting you with yet another update on this.
A few days ago, I reported that the new Hyatt Place Long Island City was listed as a category 2 hotel, that award bookings were available for 8,000 points, and those award stays were one bedroom suites rather than standard rooms (see, POST).
The following day, I reported that all award bookings were now blocked, and that the hotel was no longer listed as a category 2 hotel or any category, for that matter (see, POST).
This was the message that would appear when I clicked “show World of Hyatt Points & Awards” regardless of the date.
Both yesterday, and again today, I phoned Hyatt. I was told on both occasions that – on their end – the hotel is still listed as a category 2 and there is plenty of award availability. I went so far as to ask the representatives to do mock bookings, and on each occasion, I was informed that the booking was possible (although for a standard room, not a suite).
I asked if someone wanted to book an award stay should they phone World of Hyatt. I was told Yes they should phone Hyatt.
What do I think? I think the matter is in flux. I still believe the category will change, but at least for the moment, you can book an award stay at the hotel for 8,000 World of Hyatt points by phoning Hyatt.
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