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Hyatt Globalist Status is About to Be Harder to Keep

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Written by Charlie

Starting in 2020, Hyatt Globalist status is going to be harder for members to keep. Find out the new requirements going forward and what you can expect.

Hyatt Globalist status is the top tier in the Hyatt elite program and it brings with it benefits like suite upgrades and even a free night at any Hyatt (except Category 8). However, starting in 2020, Hyatt Globalist status is going to be harder to keep.

Hyatt Globalist Status is About to Be Harder to Keep

Link: Hyatt Milestone Rewards

As of now, to earn Hyatt Globalist status, you will need to stay 60 nights (that can be paid or award) in a calendar year. For those that earn it, you only need to stay 55 nights to re-qualify.

However, starting in 2020, all Hyatt Globalist members will need to stay the same 60 nights each year to re-qualify. There will no longer be a shortening of night requirements.

I would imagine this is being done to line up with the new Milestone Rewards since the 60 night tier is when Hyatt will be giving out 2 Suite Upgrade awards and a free night. This will make it simpler for everyone since those rewards are not tied to earning status but rather a specific number of nights stayed.

5 nights may not sound like a lot but that has been a huge reason many people I know were able to keep Globalist, because of the 55 night requirement instead of 60 nights. However, since Hyatt is unbundling the rewards, staying those extra 5 nights will not only give you Globalist status going forward but will also give 2 suite upgrades and a free night. That isn’t that bad of a deal, especially since you can use Points+Cash or full award stays to cover that.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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