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Hyatt Maintenance Fees Question

tegs_1980

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Question for other Hyatt owners. I am confused by how the payment of maintenance fees works in regard to using your week vs. requesting another property. For example, we pre-paid our 2020 maintenance fees in January 2019, and I just did the same for 2021 with a rep on the phone. Our usage week is in February (President's Day Week) and what the rep said is that if all we were going to do is stay at our home resort in 2021 during our deeded week, then we could pay 2021 fees in November 2020 when we get the statement. However, if we were planning to request/reserve something else in February 2020 when our club usage period begins, we would need to pay 2021 maintenance fees now--or essentially before we can get matched with that something else. Is anyone else familiar with this rule? thank you!
 

SHG

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I am no expert, having only been a member for ~9mos. However, I did much research in advance. My understanding is yes, if you want to request something in the future, you would need to have your maintenance fee paid for that period of time.
 

GTLINZ

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Many people in the Hyatt system use their "home reservation" week because they bought it to use their week in their specific unit they bought (i.e Key West in Feb/Mar with a unit view they like). This is a unique advantage of the Hyatt system and a lot of owners in prime season locations do this. So as you said, if you are going to use your home reservation in Feb 2021 you will not have to pay the MF until billed for 2021 (in Nov of 2020).

If you use ANY of your points you lose access to your home reservation week and it is released into the pool (or if you don't call them 6-12 months out to reserve your unit it is release into the pool 6 months out). So they want the MF if you want to use any of the points because you are using them in the previous year.

It is a matter of the points being alive up to 12 month before the home reservation (and in a previous year). I suspect they are trying to avoid somebody spending their points and then never paying the MF.
 

grevas1

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Might I add, You cannot check in with the previous years points, that have already been paid in full, if an Annual Assessment (Maintenance Fee) is currently due or past due. For example, I have a reservation next week using last years points which have been paid, and received an email stating if any current dues are owed, I will not be able to check in until paid in full.
 
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