You might say this is the news World of Hyatt loyalists (and wannabe loyalists) have been waiting for.
Reduced nights to secure or obtain status
For the 2021 calendar year, World of Hyatt will be reducing the Base Point and Tier-Qualifying Night requirements by 50 percent! Members can achieve or requalify for status and enjoy elite benefits in half the time – either by staying half the number of nights or earning half the number of Base Points required in a calendar year. For example, a member can earn top-tier Globalist status in record time by staying 30 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earning 50,000 Base Points in 2021.
Reduced 2021 World of Hyatt elite status qualifications include:
- Discoverist – Stay five Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 12,500 Base Points
- Explorist – Stay 15 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 25,000 Base Points
- Globalist – Stay 30 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 50,000 Base Points
This is awesome news. I have a 30-night stay planned and now may reconsider my plan of action.
Note: although the requirements for obtaining status are now relaxed, the requirements for the milestone awards are not reduced.
Extension of Current Promotions through February 28, 2021
In addition to the above reduction of reduced elite status criteria, World of Hyatt has announced that the following current promotions will be extended through February 28, 2021: Bonus Journeys, Free Nights on Sale and Dine Local, Earn Triple Points.
- Bonus Journeys – Members globally have more time to take advantage of World of Hyatt’s most rewarding global promotion, providing members the ability to earn up to quadruple points on eligible spend at 1,000+ participation locations worldwide through February 28, 2021, if they register by January 15, 2021. Plus, members can earn double Tier-Qualifying Night credits.
- Free Nights on Sale – World of Hyatt members can receive 15% of their redeemed points back as Bonus Points, plus free parking, when they redeem points for free night stays, now through February 28, 2021. World of Hyatt and Hyatt Credit Cardmembers can receive an additional 10% of their redeemed points back as Bonus Points. Members can register here by January 15, 2021; Cardmembers can register here.
- Dine Local, Earn Triple Points – World of Hyatt members can continue treating themselves when dining close to home by earning triple points on eligible spend for dine-in, takeout or delivery (when not staying the night) at participating outlets at Hyatt hotels and resorts through February 28, 2021.
This is incredibly awesome news and will make it even easier to obtain, elevate or extend status. Of course like other travel promotions, a lot rides on the status of the pandemic. Let’s keep practicing social distancing, wearing masks and hoping for a safe and effective vaccine very soon.