If you work for a big corporation, you might be in luck! Hyatt is offering a fast tracked way to earn World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist status. When the promotion was initially announced back in April you had to have a sales manager manually enroll you. However, a few weeks later and still till this day you can enroll yourself in this status match and challenge. The one caveat is that you must work for a company that qualifies — this is not available to all Hyatt members. Unfortunately, there is not a published list of companies that are eligible, but you can enter your work address to see if you can take advantage of this offer and earn Hyatt status. Although this Hyatt status match promotion came out in April, you have until Nov. 28, 2019 to register.
Hyatt Status Match and Hyatt Status Challenge
After registering for the promotion, you’ll receive automatic Hyatt Explorist status for the next 90 days. You’ll then have the opportunity to maintain that status or even move up to Hyatt Globalist status, depending on the number of stays you complete.
- Hyatt Explorist challenge: Stay 10 nights within 90 days
- Hyatt Globalist challenge: Stay 20 nights within 90 days
If you are able to complete the World of Hyatt status challenge, your earned status will be valid through February 28, 2021. This will give you over a year of this awesome status! Since you have another 6 weeks or so to register, you’ll want to plan accordingly. If you do not have an upcoming Hyatt stay for the next few weeks, for example, wait until mid to end of November to enroll. Just keep in mind that it could take a few days for your registration to go through, so do not wait until the 11th hour before your stay.
- Earn up to 50,000 bonus points — 25,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, plus an additional 25,000 bonus points after you spend $6,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.
- Receive 5 stays towards status, plus 2 stays for every $5,000 spent on the card (no cap).
- Earn a free night certificate every year on your cardmember anniversary (valid for category 1-4 properties).
- $95 annual fee.
Enrolling in the World of Hyatt Status Match and World of Hyatt Status Challenge Will Not Earn Milestone Benefits
When you receive status through the World of Hyatt status match or challenge promotion, you unfortunately do not earn all of the benefits that actually come with the status. With these milestone benefits you actually have to stay the required number of nights to earn the status. For example, when you stay 20 nights and 30 nights you’ll earn 2 club lounge awards (4 total). Earning Explorist status through the challenge also means you will not receive those awards to use on an upcoming stay. Same holds true for the suite night upgrades — you earn 2 when you stay 50 and 60 nights (4 total), and not by just having Globalist status.
Of course, having the status will still get you many benefits such as:
- Explorist benefits: 20% bonus on points earned, 2pm late checkout, upgrade to the best available room (excluding suites and based on availability), etc.
- Globalist benefits: 30% bonus on points earned, 4pm late checkout, upgrade to the best available room (including suites and based on availability, club lounge access, resort fees waived on paid rooms, 4pm late checkout, club lounge access, complimentary parking on a free night award, guest of honor access, etc.
Hyatt is by far my favorite hotel chain at the moment, despite having Marriott Titanium status for life! The benefits give my family real value and make us want to pick Hyatt every single time for our family vacations.
At the beginning of this year, we planned for my husband to earn Hyatt Globalist status this year and this promotion helped us get a heard start! We just passed the 50 night milestone and received our two suite upgrades. And if all goes as planned we will end the year at somewhere between 60-70 nights. That means a guarantee of two more suite upgrades as well as a free night stay at almost any World of Hyatt property (up to a category 7).
This is a pretty awesome promotion for those eligible and a great way to earn World of Hyatt status — whether it is Explorist or Globalist for the long term. I know many readers are constantly asking how to earn Hyatt status, and if you are eligible, this is a great way! Now, even if you aren’t able to hit the challenge component, you might as well get matched for a 90 day period and take advantage on your next Hyatt stay.
Have you been able to take advantage of this World of Hyatt status match opportunity? Comment below!
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