Why Hyatt Globalist Is My Favorite Hotel Elite Status

Why Hyatt Globalist Is My Favorite Hotel Elite Status

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Over the past few years we’ve seen some significant changes to hotel loyalty programs. Some hotel loyalty programs have upped their game, while others have gotten worse. Then you add in the pandemic, and we’ve seen even more differentiation between programs.

In this post I wanted to share why World of Hyatt Globalist is my favorite top tier hotel status, but first let me share my current overall hotel strategy.

My current hotel loyalty program strategy

There are four hotel loyalty programs I’m pretty actively engaged in, so let me share my overall thoughts on them, roughly in order:

World of Hyatt Globalist benefits

With the above out of the way, Hyatt has some things working for and against it. In particular, Hyatt’s footprint isn’t nearly as large as that of Hilton, IHG, or Marriott. However, Hyatt has a very compelling loyalty program, to the point that I think it’s worth pursuing top tier status with the program.

What I appreciate about Hyatt is the emphasis placed on consistently delivering benefits. While no loyalty program is perfect (especially when you consider that hotels are mostly individually owned), Hyatt does the best job in this regard, in my opinion.

So, why do I like World of Hyatt Globalist status so much?

Unlimited complimentary suite upgrades

World of Hyatt offers Globalist members unlimited suite upgrades subject to availability. While execution isn’t perfect, I’ve found that Hyatt is the most consistent of any hotel group when it comes to delivering on this benefit. That’s to say that if suites are available, hotels generally proactively try to offer them.

Of course it’s important to be realistic. Some hotels don’t have many suites, some hotels get a lot of Globalist members, and some hotels have a lot of paid demand for suites. Don’t expect that you’ll receive a complimentary suite upgrade at the Andaz Maui or Park Hyatt Paris, for example. Meanwhile at some other properties, suite upgrades for Globalist members are a near sure bet.

I received a suite upgrade at the Hyatt Regency Dushanbe

The ability to earn confirmed suite upgrades

The area where Hyatt’s upgrade policy really shines is with Globalist confirmed suite upgrades. As part of the Milestone Rewards program, Globalist members can earn up to eight confirmed suite upgrades per year (for passing 60 elite nights in a year you receive four of these, and then you can receive an extra one for every 10 elite nights beyond that, up to 100 nights).

Each suite upgrade award can be used to confirm a suite upgrade at the time of booking for a stay of up to seven consecutive nights.

The reason I love this benefit so much is because it allows me to upgrade those stays that matter the most to me, where I really value a suite. I’ve used this benefit at all kinds of properties, including the Park Hyatt Paris, Park Hyatt Milan, and Park Hyatt St. Kitts, just to name a few.

The suite upgrade I received at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

The best status breakfast benefit

As far as I’m concerned, Hyatt offers the best top tier elite breakfast benefit of any hotel group, given that full breakfast is offered at all hotels, including tip. Marriott has excluded brands, Hilton offers continental breakfast, and IHG doesn’t offer any real breakfast benefit.

With Hyatt you get access to the club lounge when there is one. For those hotels without a club lounge you get a full, hot breakfast in the restaurant. The way this is executed varies by hotel. At some hotels you have access to the buffet, at other hotels you can get room service, and at other hotels you can order anything off the menu.

Amazing breakfast at the Park Hyatt Milan

Guaranteed 4PM check-out

Globalist members receive guaranteed 4PM check-out. This benefit is subject to availability at resorts, but it’s guaranteed at other hotels. A benefit is most valuable when guaranteed, so being able to stay four to five hours beyond the typical check-out time is great.

Guest of Honor bookings

Hyatt has what’s called the Guest of Honor benefit, where Globalist members can redeem points or free night certificates for a friend or family member, and when they do, that guest inherits Globalist benefits for that stay. This is such a great reward.

Anyone who spends a lot of time on the road wants their family to travel comfortably as well, which is why I love this perk so much.

Being able to extend elite perks to friends and family is pretty awesome

Waived resort fees on all stays

Resort fees (or destination fees, or facility fees) are one of the most annoying trends in the hotel industry. We’ve seen these added at so many hotels. The good thing is that as a Hyatt Globalist member you never have to worry about these, as you’re exempt from them, regardless of whether on a cash or points booking.

Globalist members receive waived resort fees at the Andaz Maui

Waived parking fees on award stays

For those cases where you do redeem points, Globalist members don’t have to pay for on-property parking. This even applies if you’re parking in New York or San Francisco, where it might otherwise cost $50+. While I don’t use this benefit much, when I do, it saves me a lot of money.

Sometimes this is also the deciding factor for me when trying to choose between paying cash or redeeming points for a stay.

Globalist members receive waived parking fees at the Alila Marea Encinitas

Two free nights annually

For earning 60 elite nights in a year (which is ordinarily required for Globalist status) you receive two free night certificates annually:

  • You get a Category 1-4 free night certificate when you pass 30 elite nights
  • You get a Category 1-7 free night certificate when you pass 60 elite nights

Stays at those hotels could cost up to 18,000 and 35,000 points (based on the peak pricing being introduced for stays as of March 2022), respectively, so that’s potentially a value of up to 53,000 points per year.

I’ve used my free night certificate at the Park Hyatt Sydney

Significant luxury expansion

One of Hyatt’s biggest challenges has been its relatively small portfolio compared to competitors. Historically not only has Hyatt not organically been growing as fast as competitors, but many of its new properties have been limited service.

The great news is that Hyatt has gotten innovative in adding luxury properties:

Hyatt also recently acquired Apple Leisure Group, though I’m less excited about this. This was a huge purchase, but I wouldn’t describe most of these properties as being luxury.

Alila Fort-Bishangarh

American Airlines partnership

While I wouldn’t call this a game changer, I do appreciate the partnership that American AAdvantage & World of Hyatt offer. As an elite member with both programs, I’m earning one American AAdvantage mile per dollar spent with Hyatt, and one World of Hyatt point per dollar spent with American.

For some members there are even reciprocal status opportunities. For example, historically American’s invitation-only Concierge Key members have received Globalist status for free. We’ve seen other reciprocal status opportunities as well.

I earn bonus points through the American & Hyatt partnership

The ability to transfer points from Chase

Globalist status comes with so many great perks, but one of the issues is often that you wish you had more points you could redeem so you could enjoy these perks.

The good news is that World of Hyatt is a 1:1 Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, so you have several additional ways of earning points. For example, you can transfer points from:

See this post for all the best ways to earn Hyatt points.

There are lots of cards that potentially earn you Hyatt points

Combine points between Hyatt accounts

While this isn’t specifically a Globalist benefit, one other great thing about World of Hyatt is how easily you can combine points between accounts.

Sometimes you don’t have enough points for a redemption, and in those cases you have the opportunity to transfer an unlimited number of points to another member at no cost. There are two restrictions to be aware of, though:

  • You can only transfer points to another member “in order to have a sufficient number of points to redeem a particular award”
  • You can only combine points (regardless of whether you’re sending or receiving) once every 30 days

Hyatt Privé

While not limited to Globalist members, this is something that adds significant value to my Hyatt stays, and which makes me choose Hyatt over competitors. With the Hyatt Privé program you can receive extra perks when booking select Hyatt properties through an eligible travel agent.

In many cases this gets me a confirmed upgrade at booking, a $100 credit, and more.

You can receive a property credit when booking through Privé

What I don’t love about World of Hyatt

The above are the biggest reasons I love World of Hyatt Globalist status, though let me also share a few of the things I don’t love about the program:

  • Actual points earning rates for hotels are ordinarily pretty weak — as a Globalist member you earn 6.5x points per dollar spent, which isn’t that great (I value Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so that’s like a return of just under 10%); however, World of Hyatt does sometimes have valuable global promotions, but they’re not as consistent as you may find with Hilton Honors, for example
  • While Hyatt has made huge strides when it comes to its global footprint, especially with luxury properties, Hyatt still can’t compete with the sheer number of properties belonging to Hilton, IHG, and Marriott

World of Hyatt’s credit cards

There are lots of great hotel credit cards out there, and Hyatt has two of those — specifically, the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) and World of Hyatt Business Credit Card (review).

While there are some great aspects to the business card, personally I think it’s the personal card that shines, given that it has a lower annual fee, offers an anniversary free night certificate, offers elite nights just for being a cardmember (without spending), and more. The good news is that both cards make it easier to earn Globalist status. You could even earn Globalist status entirely through credit card spending, if you wanted to (though that’s not what I’d recommend doing).

Personally, I think the ideal strategy is to earn Globalist status through a combination of credit card spending and actual stays. After all, if you’re not actually staying at Hyatts much, what’s the point of earning status?

Earning Globalist status with Hyatt’s credit cards

World of Hyatt ordinarily requires 60 elite nights to earn Globalist status (and there hasn’t yet been an announcement of requirements being cut for 2022). Even award stays count towards status, so it’s awesome that redeeming points will get you closer to Globalist status.

Fortunately Hyatt’s credit cards can help you earn elite nights:

  • With the World of Hyatt Credit Card you receive five elite nights towards status annually just for having the card, plus an additional two elite nights for every $5,000 you spend on the card
  • With the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card you receive five elite for every $10,000 spent on the card in a calendar year

This means that if you wanted to, you could spend your way all the way to Globalist status, through a combination of the elite nights earned on both cards. In reality I don’t recommend completely doing that. Rather I think some combination of credit card spending and actual stays is the best strategy.

Canaves Oia Epitome, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property

Bottom line

I find World of Hyatt Globalist status to be the most compelling top tier hotel status out there. To me that comes down to the program offering strong perks to begin with, and on top of that actually consistently delivering on what’s promised.

I appreciate that Globalist members get a full breakfast (including tip), guaranteed late check-out, waived resort fees, waived parking fees on award stays, etc. Personally I don’t count on complimentary suite upgrades, but that’s the beauty of confirmed suite upgrades, which let you lock in a suite upgrade for the stays that matter most to you.

Of course, I understand for a lot of people it’s just not practical to be loyal to Hyatt, given the group’s relatively small global footprint, though a lot of progress has been made there in recent years.

What do you consider to be the most valuable top tier hotel status?

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  1. DSK Guest

    Currently Globalist (the hard way), LT Titanium and Diamond (through Aspire). To me, the biggest problem with WoH for those who aren't travelling for business is that Explorist is not competitive with the intermediate levels of Marriott and Hyatt. With virtually all lounges closed (especially domestically), there is little reason to play the WoH game (especially beyond Discoverist) unless one is pretty sure he or she can get to at least 50 nights for two...

    Currently Globalist (the hard way), LT Titanium and Diamond (through Aspire). To me, the biggest problem with WoH for those who aren't travelling for business is that Explorist is not competitive with the intermediate levels of Marriott and Hyatt. With virtually all lounges closed (especially domestically), there is little reason to play the WoH game (especially beyond Discoverist) unless one is pretty sure he or she can get to at least 50 nights for two confirmed suites, and preferably at least 60 nights. Then consider that it is much harder to find a Hyatt where I am trying to go than a Hilton or a Marriott, and you end up with a great top tier but a meh program otherwise compared with Hilton or Marriott. Yes, I know I can get tier nights by spending on the WoH credit card, but I am also giving up a lot of Hyatt points compared with spending on CFU and transferring to Hyatt (which will earn me 50% more Hyatt points than the Hyatt credit card on everyday spend--the situation is even worse with Chase bonus categories). Adding a breakfast benefit to Explorist would certainly help a program that is great at the top but not otherwise.

  2. John Guest

    Getting old. Get some new content. No wonder your blog is failing compared to tpg

    1. Nomadtraveller Guest

      Amen to that

    2. Jill Guest

      Does TPG have a comment section
      I don’t think so
      Quit spreading #fakenews
      This blog is better than TPG

  3. JoePro Member

    Rather sad that we're still craving the narcissistic musings of DCS here. Sadder more that he gets all the attention. But we know by now that narcissism is a positive quality that deserves a wide audience, right? I mean, 2016 amiright?

    Guy calls Ben and others "self-anointed travel gurus".
    Yet, his contributions rarely venture outside 'Hilton Rules, Hyatt Drools', he calls himself an "internationalist", and he is coonnnnsttttannnntttllllyyyy trying to be right about Hilton...

    Rather sad that we're still craving the narcissistic musings of DCS here. Sadder more that he gets all the attention. But we know by now that narcissism is a positive quality that deserves a wide audience, right? I mean, 2016 amiright?

    Guy calls Ben and others "self-anointed travel gurus".
    Yet, his contributions rarely venture outside 'Hilton Rules, Hyatt Drools', he calls himself an "internationalist", and he is coonnnnsttttannnntttllllyyyy trying to be right about Hilton and telling Ben he's wrong about Hyatt.
    Hot damn if DCS doesn't himself have all the markings of a "self-anointed travel guru".
    Wheras Ben you know.... is an actual travel guru.

    And don't get me wrong, I love to brag about my travels (did I tell you I've stayed at the Stella Maris Villa AND the JJAE in the Maldives?), but I'd have to really try if I wanted to catch up with how much DCS talks about his upgrades.

    1. DCS Diamond

      Let me know when you have anything worth addressing, like challenging the content or substance of my comments, as you just tried to do below a but only succeeded in exposing your ignorance.

      G'day.

    2. JoePro Guest

      I'm confused, did you think I was asking for you to speak here?

      Fits with the narcissism.

    3. DCS Guest

      Rather pathetic, really. You addressed me first, remember, and now you are asking if you asked me to speak here? How's that for "narcissism", or better: unhinged?

      Goodbye, "JoePro".

    4. Nomad Guest

      @JoePro Why are you bashing @DCS? At the very least, all comments are calling a spade a spade which is rare these days and, personally, I appreciate the refreshing nature of it (plus, there are plenty of details to accompany those)

    5. Andrew Gold

      Just for fun, I looked at the Stella Maris Villa and it turns out the nights I want, it's 2,863,000 per night.

      BUT THE 5TH NIGHT IS FREE SWEET LORDY!

    6. Andrew Gold

      (I'm kidding of course. That's a points-and-money rate and if I'm not mistaken, so it doesn't count. As a result, no 5th night free.)

  4. DCS Diamond

    As far as I’m concerned, Hyatt offers the best top tier elite breakfast benefit of any hotel group, given that full breakfast is offered at all hotels, including tip. Marriott has excluded brands, Hilton offers continental breakfast, and IHG doesn’t offer any real breakfast benefit.

    As far as I am concerned, I find the continuation of the claim about how Hyatt "offers the best top tier elite breakfast benefit of any hotel group" to be...

    As far as I’m concerned, Hyatt offers the best top tier elite breakfast benefit of any hotel group, given that full breakfast is offered at all hotels, including tip. Marriott has excluded brands, Hilton offers continental breakfast, and IHG doesn’t offer any real breakfast benefit.

    As far as I am concerned, I find the continuation of the claim about how Hyatt "offers the best top tier elite breakfast benefit of any hotel group" to be quite silly, especially coming from the host of this forum who has stayed at Hilton properties overseas as a HH Diamond and ought to know better. All one can claim and be essentially correct could be that Hyatt's breakfast in the US is not as shitty as Hilton's, but that ain't saying much at all, especially to an "internationalist" like me. The lore about the purported "greatness" of Hyatt's free full breakfast started with a benefit (optional at Hilton) that is available only at properties without a club lounge, where Globalists are allowed to use the restaurant on the property (if there is one) to have free full breakfast. Self-anointed "travel gurus" took that spotty benefit and made it into a dogma: Hyatt offers free full breakfast that is the best there has ever been in the history of hotel loyalty!

    For some of us who travel mainly overseas, Hilton's breakfast is almost invariably "a royal feast", and it is always optional whether members (including Golds upgraded to the exec floor) can have it in the restaurant or in the exec lounge. By contrast, at Hyatt, it is the club lounge first and then the restaurant if there is no club lounge. In fact, after the initial claim about how Hyatt offers full breakfast at all hotels, the claim is caveated exactly as I just stated above (as well as countless times before):

    With Hyatt you get access to the club lounge when there is one. For those hotels without a club lounge you get a full, hot breakfast in the restaurant. The way this is executed varies by hotel. At some hotels you have access to the buffet, at other hotels you can get room service, and at other hotels you can order anything off the menu.

    Hyatt's club lounge breakfast is continental breakfast. Here's exactly how Hyatt summarizes the benefit:

    Club Access or Breakfast
    Relax in the Club lounge with continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres daily. Or, enjoy complimentary full breakfast daily for each registered guest (up to 2 adults and 2 children) at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts without a Club lounge. See program terms for complete details.

    The "or" is exclusive, meaning it is one or the other, unlike at Hilton where it is optional. At Hilton Paris Opera, where the exec lounge is next to the property's restaurant, I exercised both options. I got the breakfast (full and free) in the restaurant and took to the exec lounge to eat because it was less crowded.

    So, tell me again why Hyatt's breakfast is so much better than the competition's?

    As for the other benefits, including the consistency of their delivery, that is YMMY. I just returned on 12/23/2021 from a 6-night stay at Hilton Buenos where I had a trifecta: I was upgraded to a junior executive suite, I had a free full restaurant breakfast, and I was approved for a 6pm late checkout because my EZE-IAH flight on UA departed at 10pm. Also, because the exec lounge was closed, I received instead 7 vouchers (one more for the departure day) that I could use for 2 free beverages and a tapa at the hotel's bar.

    IMHO, WoH will never be more than an average hotel loyalty program that is inexplicably put on a pedestal by self-anointed "travel gurus" as long as it does not offer its members the 4th or 5th award night free as do other programs. Relatedly, WoH also needs to offer more frequent and more compelling promos because, like a 4th or 5th award night free, the effect of great promos (like HH's Q4 2021 promo that awards 54x) is to decrease the cost of awards or increase the redemption value of points.

    G'day.

  5. Evan Guest

    Great rundown, Ben, but don't forget to add in your gripe about the worthless club access awards. I know these are technically separate from Globalist status, but receiving them goes hand-in-hand with earning Globalist. It would be a bit like Amazon offering free shipping to a Prime member but restricting transfer of the coupon. It puzzles me that Hyatt thinks this is something its top-tier members care about at all. Why not just offer a...

    Great rundown, Ben, but don't forget to add in your gripe about the worthless club access awards. I know these are technically separate from Globalist status, but receiving them goes hand-in-hand with earning Globalist. It would be a bit like Amazon offering free shipping to a Prime member but restricting transfer of the coupon. It puzzles me that Hyatt thinks this is something its top-tier members care about at all. Why not just offer a small property credit or something, which would actually incentivize more stays?

    1. Ck Guest

      Got 1500 points per award today so that was nice

  6. Jill Guest

    @DCS
    Should Lucky pursue Lifetime Hilton Diamond along with his approaching towards Lifetime Hyatt Globalist

    1. DCS Diamond

      @DCS
      Should Lucky pursue Lifetime Hilton Diamond along with his approaching towards Lifetime Hyatt Globalist

      @Jill, that is @Lucky's decision, but it will be tough for anyone who has not patronized Hilton Honors for a long time to accomplish that feat.

      I am pursuing Lifetime Hilton Honors Diamond, which I will be just ~60K base points short of attaining after AMEX posts bonus points that I just earned at 14x on my...

      @DCS
      Should Lucky pursue Lifetime Hilton Diamond along with his approaching towards Lifetime Hyatt Globalist

      @Jill, that is @Lucky's decision, but it will be tough for anyone who has not patronized Hilton Honors for a long time to accomplish that feat.

      I am pursuing Lifetime Hilton Honors Diamond, which I will be just ~60K base points short of attaining after AMEX posts bonus points that I just earned at 14x on my most recent 6-night stay at Hilton Buenos Aires , as such bonus points will continue to count as base points until 12/31/2022. In fact, because every single bonus points earned on the Aspire counts as a base point, I can reach LF HH Diamond next year by just charging up about $8,500 worth of domestic US dining (7x) or $4,300 worth of revenue stays (14x) on the card. According to current info in my account, I have earned (excluding the pending Aspire points) an incredible 241,808 Base Points this year on just 7 eligible stays (32 nights) mostly thanks to the Aspire card bonus points!!!

      The benefit of LF HH Diamond, of course, is that it will put me at the top of Hilton's new global automated room upgrade queue!

    2. JoePro Member

      Rule of Hilton points: Just because the number is high doesn't mean it's "incredible".
      When discussing overall points balances, I'm sure to distinguish how many of them are Hilton points, because a million of those are paltry in value compared with a million in almost any other program.

    3. DCS Diamond

      Nonsensical comment that I will not say much about because the fact that you made the comment at all means that you do not know the first thing about the relative values of points. You do not compare 1 million in one points currency vs. 1 million in another points currency without first doing a points currency conversion. That is why the comment is nonsensical, as would be the comparison.

      In context, 241K HH base...

      Nonsensical comment that I will not say much about because the fact that you made the comment at all means that you do not know the first thing about the relative values of points. You do not compare 1 million in one points currency vs. 1 million in another points currency without first doing a points currency conversion. That is why the comment is nonsensical, as would be the comparison.

      In context, 241K HH base points earned on just 7 stays is an "incredible" number by any measure. The math is trivial if you wish to compare that against what it would be in your program's points currency, but that is 4 times more base points than Hilton currently requires to earn or retain the Diamond status.

      Hoping that you'll be able to figure that out for yourself, I wish you a nice day.

    4. JoePro Guest

      It is *not* incredible.
      You spent 12K eligible over 7 stays.
      Diamond requirement for diamonds is 3K in spend.
      Big whoop that you quadrupled it.

      How many stays you had is irrelevant to how many points you earned. Or did you think otherwise?

    5. UA-NYC Guest

      There is zero point - you can get it for (net) free w/ a credit card. Can't believe there are US-based Hilton suckers paying the hard way for Diamond.

    6. DCS Diamond

      There is zero point - you can get it for (net) free w/ a credit card. Can't believe there are US-based Hilton suckers paying the hard way for Diamond.

      You have been singing that utterly nonsensical and ignorant tune, like, forever. Show me a "US-based sucker [that pays] the hard way for Diamond" and I will show you someone who does not play the game with a "full deck" (yes, a "sucker") because it simply...

      There is zero point - you can get it for (net) free w/ a credit card. Can't believe there are US-based Hilton suckers paying the hard way for Diamond.

      You have been singing that utterly nonsensical and ignorant tune, like, forever. Show me a "US-based sucker [that pays] the hard way for Diamond" and I will show you someone who does not play the game with a "full deck" (yes, a "sucker") because it simply makes no sense whatsoever to spend enough on revenue stays at Hilton properties to earn the Diamond status the "hard way" and not have the Aspire card!!!

      Tough I have been "buying" the HH Diamond status the last 3-4 years, I've also still qualified the "hard way" (including this year with 241K base points!) through revenue stays at Hilton properties. The only difference now is that I do not have to worry about not making status, which reveals as false the purported dichotomy about those who "earn" and those who "buy" their HHD status because, often, they are one and the same!

      Moreover, just because one buys HH Diamond does not make the status less valuable than any other, as your twisted logic would have it. As a HH Diamond continuously for 11 years, the last 3-4 years by "buying" the status through the Aspire card, I can assure you that the complete opposite of what you surmise is, in fact, true: the Aspire card has tangibly enhanced my Diamond status with

      - a $250 resort credit every year
      - a $250 airline credit every year
      - a free night certificate every year, good for redeeming at the most aspirational Hilton properties
      - industry-leading +14x earning of points for any charge appearing on my revenue or award stay folios.

      And, my preceding post you commented on is Exhibit A for how the Aspire card has gotten me to within just $10K of attaining the LF Diamond status, which will give me even greater leverage to clear suite upgrades than I have in the past, for a record that is possibly unmatched by elites of any other program and is likely to get even better.

      You should just try to avoid addressing me because you are not equipped for it...

  7. JoePro Guest

    I still put Hyatt at the top of my list, but some things have changed.
    Explorist has been rendered basically useless given there are so few club lounges open nowadays. And with some exceptions, those confirmed upgrade aren't as necessary as they used to be, given that you can upgrade rooms using points now.
    This year I've got bookings at 10+ different Hyatts, and almost all of them will be in suites thanks...

    I still put Hyatt at the top of my list, but some things have changed.
    Explorist has been rendered basically useless given there are so few club lounges open nowadays. And with some exceptions, those confirmed upgrade aren't as necessary as they used to be, given that you can upgrade rooms using points now.
    This year I've got bookings at 10+ different Hyatts, and almost all of them will be in suites thanks to the cash+points upgrade option.
    This option is great for those who aren't business travelers (since 60 nights is pretty much impossible otherwise), but it also means less inventory for those who have the upgrade certs.

    1. Andrew Gold

      The value proposition has changed for Globalists as well. This is the first year where I've had all four suite certs expire (and four more will expire at the end of February) - only half of my December expirations were extended by Hyatt.

      And breakfast is great... where breakfast happens. There are *still* Hyatt properties where it inexplicably isn't served, despite every other restaurant within a mile long-being reopened. Hyatt is starting to have the...

      The value proposition has changed for Globalists as well. This is the first year where I've had all four suite certs expire (and four more will expire at the end of February) - only half of my December expirations were extended by Hyatt.

      And breakfast is great... where breakfast happens. There are *still* Hyatt properties where it inexplicably isn't served, despite every other restaurant within a mile long-being reopened. Hyatt is starting to have the "rogue operator" problem like Marriott had, pre-pandemic.

  8. paul Guest

    Good and consistently so....

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Andrew Gold

The value proposition has changed for Globalists as well. This is the first year where I've had all four suite certs expire (and four more will expire at the end of February) - only half of my December expirations were extended by Hyatt. And breakfast is great... where breakfast happens. There are *still* Hyatt properties where it inexplicably isn't served, despite every other restaurant within a mile long-being reopened. Hyatt is starting to have the "rogue operator" problem like Marriott had, pre-pandemic.

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DCS Diamond

<blockquote>@DCS Should Lucky pursue Lifetime Hilton Diamond along with his approaching towards Lifetime Hyatt Globalist </blockquote> @Jill, that is @Lucky's decision, but it will be tough for anyone who has not patronized Hilton Honors for a long time to accomplish that feat. I am pursuing Lifetime Hilton Honors Diamond, which I will be just ~60K base points short of attaining after AMEX posts bonus points that I just earned at 14x on my most recent 6-night stay at Hilton Buenos Aires , as such bonus points will continue to count as base points until 12/31/2022. In fact, because every single bonus points earned on the Aspire counts as a base point, I can reach LF HH Diamond next year by just charging up about $8,500 worth of domestic US dining (7x) or $4,300 worth of revenue stays (14x) on the card. According to current info in my account, I have earned (excluding the pending Aspire points) an incredible <b>241,808 Base Points</b> this year on just <b>7 eligible stays</b> (32 nights) mostly thanks to the Aspire card bonus points!!! The benefit of LF HH Diamond, of course, is that it will put me at the top of Hilton's new global automated room upgrade queue!

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@DCS Should Lucky pursue Lifetime Hilton Diamond along with his approaching towards Lifetime Hyatt Globalist

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