Earn Hyatt Globalist Status Without Staying 60 Nights


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, a Recap

First, let’s recap exactly what Globalist status includes:

  • Complimentary full breakfast daily (or Club lounge access) for up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • Free parking on award stays
  • Room upgrade based on availability at check-in (including standard suites)
  • Waived resort fees on paid & award stays
  • 4:00 pm late checkout
  • Guest of Honor bookings (allows you to extend your Globalist benefits to others)

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.



Hyatt Stays

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.


Credit Cards

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:


My Strategy

So here’s my strategy for earning Globalist status without staying 60 nights:

  • Prioritize staying at Hyatt hotels while traveling
  • Keep the Hyatt personal card each year to earn the 5 qualifying nights
  • Make up the difference needed with spend on the Hyatt business card

And here’s the breakdown of how I reached 60 nights in 2022:

  • 5 nights from having the Hyatt personal card
  • 20 nights from spend on the Hyatt business card
  • 35 nights stayed at Hyatt hotels


Other Perks

Hyatt also has what’s known as “Milestone Rewards” when you hit a certain number of nights per calendar year. They are as follows:

  • 20 nights: 2 club lounge access awards
  • 30 nights: 1 category 1-4 free night award + 2 club lounge access awards
  • 40 nights: 5,000 bonus points OR a $100 Hyatt gift card OR $150 FIND experience credit
  • 50 nights: 2 suite upgrade awards (these come in clutch for family travel!)
  • 60 nights: 1 category 1-7 free night award + 2 suite upgrade awards + access to My Hyatt Concierge

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!!


Bottom Line

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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  1. Leah says:

    Thank you for this post. My family only stays about 15 nights per year in a hotel. I would love a follow up post on how to achieve globalist status when Hyatt runs one of its promotions where you only need to stay 20 nights. Can you still get five nights from the personal credit card? Does achieving globalist status this way equal to the globalist status earned with staying 60 nights (I’ve heard from some Facebook groups that it’s different). I would also love more info on the benefits of being globalist- how do SUA get issued and how to use them?
    Thanks for all you do!

  2. Emily says:

    Thanks for the breakdown. Even 40 seems like a lot. Can you book for other people if you aren’t the one staying?

  3. Marci Gluck-Stewart says:

    Great information!! Does the start date begin once you officially earn status or is it the calendar year? Wondering if there’s a preferred time to apply for the cards!

  4. Perla says:

    Hi! Question, Do qualifying nights reset each year? For example, If I have 6 qualifying nights in 2023, does it reset to zero in 2024?

    • Pam says:

      Yes, they reset each year. That is why we recommend trying to earn Hyatt Globalist status at the beginning of each year.

  5. Erin says:

    Do stays at any Hyatt affiliated property count toward Globalist in a calendar year (even stays at lower-category Hyatts like Hyatt Place or Hyatt House)?

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