Please note this site has financial relationships with American Express and this post may contain affiliate links. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here to learn more about my partners.
Earlier this month Hyatt launched their new World of Hyatt loyalty program, and for Hyatt elites the changes brought with them good and bad news, depending on your own situation. Those who were used to qualifying for top tier Hyatt Diamond status annually with 25 eligible one-night stays were met with a sack of bad news to the face as the new program requires 55 – 60 eligible nights per year to qualify or re-qualify for top tier Globalist status. Because of this big qualification change, some took advantage of a “Last Great Mattress Run” to squeeze in two more years of top tier status, because the good news is that for those at the top, life got even sweeter.
Top tier Hyatt Globalist status gets you:
- Upgrade to best available room at check-in up to standard suites, space available
- 4pm late check-out guaranteed except at resorts or casinos
- No resort fees on any stay, paid or award stays
- Complimentary parking on free night awards – not points + cash stays
- Four Diamond Confirmed Suite upgrades awarded when you hit status that can be used on award or paid stays! These confirmed upgrades are valid for one year from when you earn them.
- Unlimited club lounge access on paid or award stays for the room the member is booked in
- If the property is a full service property with no lounge then breakfast is complimentary for up to two adults and two children in the room of the Globalist Guest.
- Room Guaranteed if booked at least 48 hours in advance
- Priority access to available rooms if checking in early
- Two United Club passes awarded on March 1st each year
- More benefits at 70, 80, 90, and 100 nights annually – choice between 10k bonus points or an additional confirmed suite upgrade award
- 30% bonus on points earned
For Globalists, paying no resort fees on any eligible stay, the ability to use suite upgrades on award stays, and waived parking charges on award stays are three new features that I very much like. There are some changes to the program that I don’t love as much, but on the whole those who can qualify for Globalist status have it pretty nice.
Mommy Points Giving Away Hyatt Globalist Status
It’s such a nice status to have that of course I said yes when Hyatt offered me the chance to give away a year of free Hyatt Globalist status to one of you! And it took serious discussions with my husband when he found out I could have just given the status to him and didn’t…he’ll be okay, he mostly travels with me so he is a Globalist +1.
This gifted Hyatt Globalist status comes with a few caveats in that it doesn’t convey the “More Rewards Await” portions of Globalist status outlined at hyatt.com/world like: the four confirmed suite upgrades, lower night requirements for re-qualification, a Category 1-7 free night, and access to a My Hyatt Concierge. Don’t let that bum you out though because as I write this from a Hyatt in Hawaii, I can tell you first-hand how valuable Globalist perks like waived resort fees, lounge access, free breakfast, and free parking on award stays can be for families, especially at some of the higher end and resort properties. This gifted Globalist status still has all of those very valuable features.
As a real life example of how valuable this status can be, if you had Hyatt Globalist status and were staying on points at the Andaz Maui with your family, you would potentially save close to $200 per day of your stay in the form of a waived $40 + tax resort fee, waived $30 parking fee, and complimentary (delicious) full breakfast for up to two adults and two children each day at Ka’ana Kitchen.
If snow is more your thing, you would see similar daily savings via your Globalist status somewhere like the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek where resort fees, parking fees, and breakfast charges also add up very, very quickly!
How to Win Hyatt Globalist Status
So, how do you win this year of Hyatt Globalist status? I’m sure the smart thing for a blogger to do would be to create a glitzy social media competition and have you tweet a hashtag or get your friends to vote every day for your submissions on Facebook or something similar. However, because of how useful I know this status can be, I don’t want to do the ‘smart thing’, I want to do the right thing and get this status to someone who can make good use of it since it is only worth what you get out of it.
This time around I’m going to have you share what having a year of Hyatt Globalist status would do for you and your family in the comments section of this post and a winner will be selected from the eligible entries. I am having a fellow family traveler with Globalist status select the actual winner as I don’t want any of my own biases to come into play, but I do want the status to go to someone who will get some good value from it. You don’t have to have tons of Hyatt trips scheduled to win, but you do need to at least have a plan to get some use out of the status from late March 2017 until February 28, 2018. I want it to help save you money and make your Hyatt travels even more rewarding!
One entry per person, must be 18+, void where prohibited, entries must be received by 11:59 PM Central on 3/18/17, and please remember this is a fun giveaway so let’s just keep it nice and fun and easy.
I can’t wait to hear what Hyatt Globalist status could do for you and your family!
Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.