Earn Hyatt Elite Status 3x Faster With New Promo

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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.

Space available suite upgrades

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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  1. Hyatt lost me as a customer when they decided to kill their loyalty program. I became a SPG guy and don’t plan to look back even now with Hyatt showing remorse. Too late!!! I am at 35 nights with SPG this year and could not be happier.

  2. I too gave up on Hyatt. I was a Diamond last year and am now an Explorist? I think that’s what’s below Discoverist right? See what a sweet system this is lol!

    I have 4 expiring club access passes, even have my free credit card night left for this year to use yet. I have not stayed one single night with Hyatt since the WoH changeover. People like to say that others will just take your place but this promo proves that I was not alone in moving away from them over the program changes. Sadly, now that I’ve actually given others a chance they have truly won me over so this promo will not get me back.

    I may well cancel my Hyatt card even as it’s pretty pointless for me now and the free night limited to cat 4 and under makes it more useless each year as they keep moving hotels up higher. Some areas I cannot even stay on the free night as no hotels are under cat 4.

  3. I was about to give up on Hyatt with only 31 stays so far this year, but after an upgrade to the Terrace Suite at the NY Park Hyatt and with this promo, I will easily complete the 20 nights for another year of Globalist. While I love my Platinum SPG and Marriott and Hilton Diamond, I have just been having too much fun with Hyatt suite upgrades particularly in Asia and Australia.

  4. I am at the GH Washington and in a regular King. I haven’t gotten any comped suites this year and I am 26 nights in. Oh well. That said, I probably will go for this. At the end of the day, it means I can requalify on 49 nights rather than 60. Last year, my all-in was 34 nights across 25 stays. Hyatt knows what they are doing in terms of driving business I suppose.

    My one questions centers around the 55 vs 60 nights for next year. I think we were all pretty shocked when Hyatt seemingly switched course and requiredall former Diamonds and current Gloablists to stay the full 60. I was looking forward to requalifying and then staying 55 from here out. I suppose that won’t be an option if I only requalify based on this challenge?

  5. When we’ve been driving the much extra inconvenient distance just to stay at Hyatt to accumulate the 57 nights we have so far and 12 more coming in this month, this promo arrives! Thanks Hyatt; I feel like it was all in vain.

  6. Bye bye Hyatt. We jumped to Marriott due to their complete switch form 25 to 60 nights. We were Diamond members for over 7 years. No more. Tried to use the 4 suite upgrades for years and they never seem to be available. Looks like its a bit too late Hyatt. Assume most diamonds jumped ship.

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