Earning and Keeping Top Tier Hyatt Globalist Status

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.

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?


Globalists enjoy suites at the Andaz in Amsterdam and beyond

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.

Hyatt Globalist breakfast at Park Hyatt New York

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.

Churchill Living Room Suite

Hit 60 nights in 2017 to earn four more confirmed suite upgrades

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!

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.


  1. After the lower requalification comes into effect, will someone who only makes 55 nights still get the free night and upgrades?

  2. Is it confirmed from a Hyatt rep that hitting 60 nights in 2017 (if you qualified for Globalist with 25-stays in Jan/Feb) will get you another 4 suite upgrades and another free cat 1-7 night? Mainly asking because I currently have 40 nights already and would love to plan hitting 60 nights in Dec, to get another set of suite upgrades to last me through Dec 2018.

    • Yes, it is confirmed if you hit 60 in 2017 (counting Jan and Feb) that you will get another four suite upgrades and the 120 day Cat 1-7.

      • Great, thanks @Mommy Points!

        Reading your “Last Great Mattress Run” post definitely inspired me to go for the 25-stays for Globalist! 🙂

  3. Does Hyatt do status matches? I am Platinum at both Marriott and Starwood and thinking about jumping on the Hyatt bandwagon

  4. I will exit Hyatt as a Globalist early 2018. I was able to squeak by on stays one last time, but no way I can even come close the nights needed. I will plan my last year and try to hit Hyatts in Hawaii and Paris.

    So sad.


  5. Does Hyatt do status matches to Globalist status? I am a Marriott and Starwood Platinum and thinking of jumping on the Hyatt bandwago

    • I’m not sure on their current status match situation as it has ebbed and flowed through the years. It’s on my list to figure out.

  6. When they say, “You’ll earn 5 Base Points for every eligible U.S. dollar spent” is that only money spent at Hyatt or anywhere?

  7. Obviously not good news that the confirmed suites are not inclusive for next year, at least for those of us that completed our 25 stays already and are unlikely to requalify under the new steeper criteria. Still, better to know than not. Thanks for the information.

  8. Probably far fetched, but if a Hyatt credit card holder hit 100k would that qualify as globalist base points? Also, I think there was a lower tier for 50K points. Some folks might be interested in the possibility of earning status through credit card spend.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *