Although you might not be traveling right now (and I really hope you aren’t), I am truly hopeful that our lives will somewhat go back to the way it was by this summer. If travel is still in your future for this summer, fall or winter, Hyatt is offering a fast tracked way to earn World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist status. Unfortunately though, similar to last year, this offer is only for individuals who work for select corporations. There is no set list of companies included, so you’ll have to enter your email address to see. (Although you’ll want to hold out until you are actually traveling). (Note: Originally I stated that this was available for everyone. This was incorrect information and blog post was updated within 30 minutes. Sorry for the incorrect information, but working and starting my teaching career to a 3 and 6 year old has been challenging).
Although this Hyatt status match promotion is being announced now, you have until Nov. 16, 2020 to register.
Hyatt Status Match and Hyatt Status Challenge
After registering for the promotion, you’ll receive automatic Hyatt Explorist status for the next 90 days. You’ll then have the opportunity to maintain that status or even move up to Hyatt Globalist status, depending on the number of stays you complete.
- Hyatt Explorist challenge: Stay 10 nights within 90 days
- Hyatt Globalist challenge: Stay 20 nights within 90 days
If you are able to complete the World of Hyatt status challenge, your earned status will be valid through February 2022. This will give you over a year of this awesome status. Since you only have 90 days to complete the challenge, however, you’ll want to plan accordingly. That means do not enroll now, but wait until your your bulk of stays occur. Just keep in mind that it could take a few days for your registration to go through, so do not wait until the 11th hour before your stay.
Additionally, if you aren’t going to be able to complete the challenge, it is still worth while to enroll for the status part, just so you can have Explorist status during one or two stays during the 90 day period.
- Earn up to 50,000 bonus points — 25,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, plus an additional 25,000 bonus points after you spend $6,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.
- Receive 5 stays towards status, plus 2 stays for every $5,000 spent on the card (no cap).
- Earn a free night certificate every year on your cardmember anniversary (valid for category 1-4 properties).
- $95 annual fee.
Enrolling in the World of Hyatt Status Match and World of Hyatt Status Challenge Will Not Earn Milestone Benefits
When you receive status through the World of Hyatt status match or challenge promotion, you unfortunately do not earn all of the benefits that actually come with the status. With these milestone benefits you actually have to stay the required number of nights to earn the status. For example, when you stay 20 nights and 30 nights you’ll earn 2 club lounge awards (4 total). Earning Explorist status through the challenge also means you will not receive those awards to use on an upcoming stay. Same holds true for the suite night upgrades — you earn 2 when you stay 50 and 60 nights (4 total), and not by just having Globalist status.
Of course, having the status will still get you many benefits such as:
- Explorist benefits: 20% bonus on points earned, 2pm late checkout, upgrade to the best available room (excluding suites and based on availability), etc.
- Globalist benefits: 30% bonus on points earned, 4pm late checkout, upgrade to the best available room (including suites and based on availability, club lounge access, resort fees waived on paid rooms, 4pm late checkout, club lounge access, complimentary parking on a free night award, guest of honor access, etc.
Hyatt is by far my favorite hotel chain at the moment, despite having Marriott Titanium status for life. The benefits give my family real value and make us want to pick Hyatt every single time for our family vacations.
Over the past few years, we plan for my husband to earn Hyatt Globalist status yearly. Of course this year is going to be very different and due to Coronavirus, our goal for hitting Globalist status is not going as planned — and I am sure that is the case for most readers. Hopefully, this promotion will help us earn our desired status by the end of the year. My husband does work for a large corporate that is eligible for this promotion, so we are fortunate yo have this. Although I truly hope Hyatt offers some sort of status match and challenge for everyone globally, or at least reduces requirements.
But more so, I truly hope we are all back to traveling soon enough and this mess ends sooner than later. Fingers crossed.
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