Hyatt’s Top Elite Status Has Become Tougher to Get But More Valuable to Have
It’s harder to reach top tier elite status — no more qualifying on stays, no more credit towards top status via credit card spend, and 60 nights instead of 50 to qualify — for those who reach “Globalist” status it’s the most generous top tier in the industry among major programs.
And it’s even better on net than Hyatt’s Diamond status was before. While there are some tradeoffs (like breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children instead of 4 adults, and no more check-in amenity), there are real improvements:
- My Hyatt Concierge – a dedicated agent to take care of all things related to Hyatt, similar to Starwood’s Ambassador (SPG requires 100 nights for this perk).
- Upgrades at check-in now include standard suites.
- Confirmed suite upgrades now valid on award nights, and you can earn more than 4 in a year — an additional suite upgrade or 10,000 points at 70, 80, 90, and 100 nights in a year.
- A free night at any participating Hyatt property upon reaching 60 nights, waived resort fees, and free parking on award stays.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
I’m Giving Away Top Tier Hyatt Status to a Reader
Hyatt offered me a Globalist status to give away. I’m not going to do the usual ‘answer a question in the comments and I’ll pick at random’ method. Instead what I’d love is for you to share why or how you’ll benefit from Hyatt Globalist status, and we’ll pick one winner based on the comments.
I’ve got someone who is going to choose for me. I’d love for the Globalist status to go to someone who will get good use out of it and find it meaningful. Entries close Tuesday, March 7 at Noon eastern. All decisions are final and unappealable, you agree that I’ll have no liability for offering this contest. I’m just trying to help a reader here, so please don’t give me a hard time!
Club Lounge at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
What Gifted Globalist Will Get You — and What It Won’t
Gifted status doesn’t come with the perks that are earned based on night (or spend) thresholds. So it won’t come with the free night for reaching 60 nights, 4 confirmed suite upgrades, My Hyatt Concierge or reduced qualification requirements for the coming year (the need to stay 55 rather than 60 nights to keep status).
But you will receive:
- Upgrades including suites subject to availability, as well as club lounge access
- Breakfast in the hotel restaurant when no club lounge is available
- Free parking on award stays, and no resort fees on paid stays
- Guest of honor privileges, grant someone top tier status for their stay when you redeem your points for them
- Priority early check-in and guaranteed 4pm check-out (doesn’t apply at resorts or casinos)
- Daily bottle of water
- Ability to match to MGM M life Rewards Gold status
Buffet in the club lounge, Grand Hyatt Bangkok
All in all not bad.
So Enter Already!
Why or how would you benefit from Hyatt Globalist status if you’re picked?