Hyatt Globalist status is the most coveted hotel status out there, and for good reason. While it normally takes 60 qualifying nights with Hyatt to reach it, I managed to earn it in 2022 without staying quite so many nights. Here’s how I did it…
First, let’s recap exactly what Globalist status includes:
You’ll get Globalist status for the rest of the year in which you earn it, the following year, then the first two months of the year after that. Let’s say you earn Hyatt Globalist in October of 2023. That means you’ll have status through February 2025.
Obviously, any nights you stay at a Hyatt hotel count towards the required 60 nights. But it’s not only paid stays that count. Stays using points, points + cash, or free night certificates count as qualifying nights, too! Remember that taxes and fees are waived on Hyatt award stays. That means that you could theoretically achieve Globalist status without spending a single dollar at Hyatt.
Don’t want to stay 60 nights at Hyatts in one calendar year? Good thing you don’t have to! Both Hyatt credit cards come with perks to help you beef up your qualifying nights balance:
So here’s my strategy for earning Globalist status without staying 60 nights:
And here’s the breakdown of how I reached 60 nights in 2022:
Hyatt also has what’s known as “Milestone Rewards” when you hit a certain number of nights per calendar year. They are as follows:
So after hitting 60 nights with Hyatt, not only will you achieve Globalist status and all the perks that come along with that, you will also have racked up: 1 category 1-4 free night award, 1 category 1-7 free night award, 4 club lounge access awards, 5,000 bonus points (this is the one I always choose), 4 suite upgrade awards, and access to My Hyatt Concierge. Talk about huge savings!!
Earning Globalist status is no walk in the park. If you don’t stay at Hyatts much or if you primarily stay at lower-category Hyatts like Hyatt Place or Hyatt House (where benefits like free breakfast and free parking are typically already included), it probably doesn’t make much sense to try to earn Globalist status. But if you’re a Hyatt loyalist and have some bigger stays coming up, Globalist status can really save you a lot of money and get you some amazing perks. We love Hyatt award stays because they offer oversized value, so Globalist status has been more than worth it for us!
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