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Some people count sheep, but I often count nights. World of Hyatt nights that is.
To qualify for (or re-qualify for ) World of Hyatt Globalist status, the number of nights required is 60 (or 55), respectively. This may sound daunting, but the benefits of Globalist status are pretty awesome (like suite upgrades and waived resort fees, among other things). Plus, with the new World of Hyatt credit card, it is much easier to attain the required number of nights than it was previously.
On a recurring basis, people ask, do my nights count as nights for 2018 or for 2019 when my stay overlaps the new year? Similar questions come up for special promotion dates.
For instance, if you have one stay beginning on December 25 with a check-out date of January 1, how are the 7 nights of the stay allocated? Is it:
- A. 6 nights for 2018 and 1 for 2019?
- B. 7 nights for 2018, since the stay begins in 2018? or
- C. 7 nights for 2019, since the checkout date is 2019?
Here is the answer: C. In this scenario, on the first day of the new year, this World of Hyatt member will already have 7 nights credited toward 2019.
Often people don’t believe me when I tell them this. It seems too simple. If there is any doubt, I asked the World of Hyatt Twitter team this exact question. Here is the response:
If I am relying on an end-of-year stay to count for 2018 – I therefore must make sure that the check-out date of the reservation is December 31, 2018. If however I have already completed the number of nights I need in 2018, then I would make sure that the check-out date falls on or after January 1, 2019 (and thus, get a head start on my 2019 qualifying nights).
The rule is analogous for promotions where the last day of the promotion is, for example September 30th. In that case, the only stays or nights that will count for the promotion are ones that finish before the last date, i.e., September 30th.
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