Hyatt status match and challenge for corporate travelers is back


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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.

Enroll in the hyatt status match promotion to receive great benefits.
Get upgraded to an ocean view room with Hyatt status!

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.

Related: Fast-track status challenge with American Airlines and Hyatt


World of Hyatt Credit Card

  • 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.

The World of Hyatt status match can get you some great suite upgrades.
Globalist status got us a two-bedroom suite in Clearwater Beach last year.

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.

hyatt status challenge and hyatt status match will not give you the same benefits
World of Hyatt milestone benefits are pretty amazing!

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.

Overall…

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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Nick F
Nick F
1 year ago

Didn’t let me register…

BML
BML
1 year ago

If I enter my corporate email but my Hyatt account is under my personal email, will that work? Does the membership have to be the one with corporate email? I want to use existing points and reward night from credit card to fulfill the challenge. I didn’t want to try at the offer page for fear it will start the 90 period immediately.

Holly
Holly
1 year ago

I enrolled with my corporate e-mail (Aetna) and received an e-mail on my work e-mail to click the link to complete my World of Hyatt offer registration. I did that and went to my Hyatt account to see if I could tell anywhere on my account that I had completed registration and check my progress. There wasn’t anywhere on the page where I could tell (and I have a 3 day stay this weekend I wanted to count towards this promotion), so I called the Hyatt Explorist customer service number. The very unfriendly customer service agent told me they have… Read more »

nomran
nomran
1 year ago
Reply to  Holly

hello, i just want to get a follow up regarding your shared past experience. Did it end up working? Were you able to achieve Explorist ?

Holly Zupec
Holly Zupec
1 year ago

I actually already had Explorist status and was hoping to get Globalist through this promotion. It allowed me to enroll for the program, but the terms and conditions were different from the sign-up versus when I was actually accepted for the promotion (I took screenshots of the both the terms and conditions I received). I received a confirmation e-mail at my corporate e-mail address with terms and conditions that were different from when I enrolled. It appears that you have to be with McKinsey to be eligible for this promotion. When I tried to call Hyatt to ask some questions… Read more »

RobR
RobR
1 year ago

Do points stays count toward the 10/20? I’ve heard both yes and no. I did the match and have completed 12 so far. Have another 5 night stay and was going to use points but will pay if point stays don’t count for sure.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  dealswelike

Any update on this?

I signed up last month for this promotion.

I also applied for the World of Hyatt card yesterday and was approved. I hope the 5 nights credit counts towards the promotion too, that way Globalist status would not be too much of a stretch.

Any data points on point redemption nights and credit card nights (both the initial 5 nights for the CC and the 2 nights for every $5k spend) would be awesome! Thanks 🙂

Cheo
8 months ago
Reply to  RobR

Hi please let me know if the points or points plus cash stays count toward the status challenge . I will start my challenge this week but I do have a 5 days stays with points booked for next month I will change that to cash if points stays don’t count toward the challenge. Is confusing because the rules of the challenge state that eligible stays will count and when you search the world of Hyatt terms and conditions eligible stays are also points and points and cash . Confusing. Thanks

Linnie
Linnie
1 year ago

Hi,
I have a similar situation with a points stay during the status challenge. Will it count towards the challenge?
Thanks!

Dseow
Dseow
11 months ago

Noticed that you mentioned that you’re a lifetime elite titanium at Bonvoy. I thought the maximum lifetime tier is only at elite platinum.

Bob
Bob
9 months ago

Neither mine nor my wife’s work emails were accepted “please enter your valid corporate email address” in red.
I also tried a dummy @ Citibank.com email address. Same thing.
So it seems it is only for employees of certain companies

NWE
NWE
8 months ago

Thanks for posting but how it will be almost two years when it will be almost one year until February 28th of 2021?

Holly
Holly
8 months ago

Points stays do count towards this challenge. I completed the challenge with a mixture of points stays, cash stays, points + cash stays and free nights earned from the credit card. You will find nowhere to track your status for the challenge, and they won’t give you any information if you call them about it. You’ll just get an e-mail once you complete the challenge letting you know about your new globalist or explorist status.

Paddy
Paddy
6 months ago
Reply to  Holly

Hi @Holly, thanks for your data point! When you say ‘free nights earned from the credit card’, you mean stays with Chase FN certificate right? That’s great information. How soon do you get the email after you meet the number of nights requirement? Did any of the elite nights from your Chase credit card either annual credits or via spending count? Thanks again

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