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The new World of Hyatt loyalty program launched this week and while there (thankfully) weren’t any big surprises, there is still always a little bit of a learning curve when figuring out how everything will work in practice. While there are a few people who have reached out to me with some delays and glitches unique to their accounts or situations, as expected, those who did the “Last Great Mattress Run” and completed 25 eligible Hyatt stays in January and February 2017 have indeed earned top tier Hyatt Globalist status valid until February 2019. So, what is next for them and others who have interest in top tier Hyatt Globalist status?
How Many Nights to Re-qualify for Hyatt Globalist Status?
Stays are a thing of the past in the Hyatt program, and what matters for elite status now is nights. If you want to qualify or re-qualify for Hyatt Globalist status in 2017 then you need 60 eligible nights, or you need to earn 100,000 base points. At 5 points per US dollar, 100,000 base points is the same as spending $20,000 eligible dollars with Hyatt in 2017.
Once you hit that 60 eligible nights or 100,000 base points threshold you will receive:
- Free award night in a Category 1-7 Hyatt valid for 120 days
- Four Suite Upgrade Awards to use at the time of reservation at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts (valid for one year from issuance when paying an eligible rate or when redeeming points for a free night award)
- Access to My Hyatt Concierge agent for reservations and personalized service
You will also get the right to maintain your Globalist status the following year(s) with just 55 eligible nights instead of the initial 60 nights.
What About Those Qualified for Hyatt Diamond With 25 Stays in February 2017?
Everyone who had already qualified for Hyatt Diamond on stays or nights before March 1, 2017, became a Globalist on that date and got the free Category 1-7 award night valid for one year as well as the four suite upgrade awards. The Globalist status will be valid until February 2019, but as expected, you won’t get a second set of suite upgrade awards or the second Category 1-7 award that is valid for 120 days unless you hit 60 eligible nights in 2017 (including those from January and February) or earn 100,000 base points during the year after March 1, 2017.
Do you have any lingers questions about Hyatt Globalist status? A little later in the month I will team up with Hyatt to give away Globalist status to one of you!
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