World of Hyatt has just announced some positive program updates for 2021, including reducing elite requirements by up to 50%, and potentially even more. With the right strategy you’ll be able to earn Globalist status with just 10-15 actual hotel nights. Let’s take a look at the details.
World of Hyatt makes 2021 status easier to earn
In 2020 World of Hyatt extended elite status by a year, and in 2021 World of Hyatt will be lowering elite requirements by 50%, whether qualifying based on elite nights or base points. To be clear, this is for status earned in 2021, which would be valid through early 2023.
With this, elite thresholds in 2021 will be as follows:
- Discoverist will require five elite nights or 12,500 base points
- Explorist will require 15 elite nights or 25,000 base points
- Globalist will require 30 elite nights or 50,000 base points
This should make it more attainable for many to earn status in 2021, especially when you consider that World of Hyatt elite nights earned during the current promotion count towards next year’s status as well, and that promotion has just been extended through February 28, 2021 (more on that below).
A couple more things to note:
- Elite nights earned through the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) count towards the reduced elite requirements; if you apply for the card by December 31, 2020, you’ll even earn 10 elite nights for both 2020 and 2021
- While elite requirements are being lowered by 50%, Milestone Rewards thresholds are remaining unchanged for now; in other words, if you want to earn any Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards, you’ll still need to earn at least 50 elite nights
This is a pretty great opportunity all around, if you ask me. This means that if you were to apply for the World of Hyatt Credit Card you’d get 10 elite nights for next year, so you’d need only 20 more elite nights to qualify for Globalist status (which is my favorite top tier hotel status).
As you can see, this puts Globalist status within reach for many, though there are still incremental benefits to earning more than 30 elite nights, thanks to the Milestone Rewards program. With this, you can earn Hyatt gift cards, free night certificates, suite upgrade awards, points, and more.
Globalist status will require 30 elite nights in 2021
World of Hyatt extends other promotions
Not only is World of Hyatt lowering elite thresholds for 2021, but it’s also extending some of the phenomenal promotions being offered right now. The following promotions are being extended through February 28, 2021:
- Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion (offering up to 4x points on stays and more)
- Hyatt’s rebate on award nights (15% for all members, 25% for those with a Hyatt credit card)
- Hyatt’s free parking offer (free parking on award stays for all members, and free parking on all stays for Globalist members)
This is awesome news, as these are the all around best promotions available in the hotel industry right now, in my opinion.
Earn quadruple points on resort stays with Hyatt’s current promotion
Earn Globalist status by staying 10-15 nights
As mentioned above, Globalist status will only require 30 elite nights in 2021. On top of that, stays between January 1 and February 28 will earn double elite nights under the current promotion, which has been extended. Then you can add in elite nights earned with the World of Hyatt Credit Card, as well as elite nights that rolled over from 2020.
Just to give a few scenarios of ways you could earn 30+ elite nights:
- If you applied for the World of Hyatt Card by December 31 and stayed a total of 10 nights in January and February, you’d receive 30 elite nights
- If you already have the World of Hyatt Card you’ll start off the year with five elite nights, so you’d only need to stay a total of 13 nights in January and February, and you’d be at 31 elite nights
- If you don’t have the World of Hyatt Card you could just stay 15 nights in January and February, and you’d receive Globalist status
- If you don’t have the World of Hyatt Card and stayed 30 nights in January and February you’d earn 60 elite nights, which would earn you most Milestone Rewards, including a Category 1-7 free night certificate, four Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards, and more
Not bad, eh?
Earn Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards faster than usual
World of Hyatt has just announced a reduction in 2021 elite requirements, and an extension of its current promotions, which are valuable whether paying cash for stays or redeeming points.
Globalist status will require only 30 elite nights in 2021, and elite nights earned in January and February will count double, so you could earn Globalist status with just 15 nights. Then add in credit card nights and any rollover nights, and status gets even easier to earn.
Hyatt has done a phenomenal job with loyalty during the pandemic, in my opinion, and I think this offer from Hyatt is generous.
What do you make of Hyatt lowering elite requirements and extending its current promotion? Will you be able to take advantage of these opportunities?