Every year Hyatt seems to have an offer for a fast track to Hyatt Globalist Status. It might be corporate-sponsored like Jess just completed or a public announcement, or you can call and ask for a fast-track challenge like I did.
This is how it works.
I booked two nights recently at a Hyatt near my airport when my flight coming in was late. I already booked two nights of lodging before an October trip to the Maldives. I will plan to stay at a Hyatt in Abu Dhabi prior to our entering the Maldives since our flight got changed (long story). Then I have 2 nights at a Hyatt in Paris booked. That means I have 7 nights planned.
Finally, I will then need to stay 13 nights at category 1 hotels (the cheapest for points or cash). I will likely pay cash for my stays, which will cost me about $1,300. I could use points but I prefer to save those points for trips I have later this year so I will charge them with a card that I am trying to meet minimum spending on. Hyatt also has a promo going on where you can earn 2x the points on qualifying stays. Now I’ll earn even more points on my paid stays! Make sure to register for this promo!
Why in the world would I pay $1000 for status? Is it even worth it? I think that it might be this year to test that out as I have a lot of Hyatt stays planned for some really nice trips.
Globalist breakfasts are worth about $30 per person. An updated room (especially a suite) is worth a few hundred dollars and not paying resort fees is worth about $40/night. This is the year to try out Globalist status for me while I have so many great Hyatt stays planned. It will allow me to see if it is worth the money and effort to get it every year. I think that I will save well over my $1000 and get some really luxurious stays too!
In the past, I’ve enjoyed Platinum Elite status with Marriott but with the devaluation of their award redemptions, I don’t think I will be staying with them much. Hyatt just has such outsized value, that I prefer them. I think that I’m about to change my hotel loyalties! Sorry, Marriott!
I have some cool Hyatt stays coming up that I would like to use Globalist status with. This was the perfect time for me to do a fast-track challenge. What about you? Would you do a fast track to Hyatt Globalist status?
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