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I think top tier Hyatt Globalist status is the very best top tier hotel elite status out there with free full breakfast, lounge access, suite upgrades, 4PM late check-out and more, but earlier this year Hyatt made it that status level much harder to get. You previously could earn it with as few as 25 annual stays, but it instead now requires 60 eligible nights in a calendar year. This was unquestionably done to thin the elite herd at the top, but apparently the herd is trending too small as Hyatt now has a huge promo to make it much easier to get elite status until February 2019.
Via this promo, those with the co-branded Hyatt credit card can upgrade their status “three times faster”. You can now register for the promotion that awards top tier status with just 20 eligible nights from September 1 – December 30, 2017, instead of the usual 60 nights required in a calendar year. If you want second tier Explorist status that awards four club lounge passes per year, that can now be earned with 10 eligible nights in the same timeframe. That is many fewer nights than normal, but of course you only have a 1/3 of the year to utilize.
The elite status you earn from this promo will be valid until February 28, 2019. Now this is unquestionably a fantastic opportunity for many (including my husband) who have lots of travel towards the end of the year, but it is probably a little bit of a slap in the face to those who earned status the old fashioned way with 60 nights.
Those who do earn Hyatt Globalist status with this promo will get most of the Globalist perks like lounge access, breakfast, and space available suite upgrades, but likely not the four annual confirmed suite upgrades you get when you earn the status with 60 eligible nights in a calendar year.
If you want in on this but don’t have the Hyatt credit card yet, know that new Hyatt cardmembers are also eligible for the promotion as long as they have the card and register with their World of Hyatt membership number by September 30, 2017.
Will you be using this new promo to earn Hyatt elite status this year?
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