World of Hyatt Globalist 60 Nights
The other day Hyatt sent out an email to all elites welcoming them to their respective tiers in the World of Hyatt program. I too got an email since I will be a top tier Globalist under the new program. While the new email touted many of the new benefits of the program, it also said this:
Maintain your Globalist status when staying 60 qualifying nights, earning 100,000 Base Points or hosting 20 qualifying meetings each calendar year.
I had previously thought that those re-qualifying for Globalist status would only need 55 nights. To clarify whether this was a mistake or the real requirement, last Friday I reached out to Jeff Zidell who is the Senior Vice President in charge of loyalty at Hyatt. He then gave me the bad news:
In 2017, you need 60 nights to qualify for status in 2018. If you achieve 60 nights in 2017, then you only need 55 nights in 2018 to qualify for status in 2019.
After receiving the message on Friday, I reached out to some others and many people seemed to already know this. I felt like perhaps I was the only one who misunderstood this requirement. 🙁
Then, earlier today I saw a post at One Mile at a Time covering the same topic. Ben and Tiffany from OMAAT both saw the same email and thought it was a mistake. They too contacted Hyatt and were told the same thing as me. Since I wasn’t the only one who misunderstood the nights requirement I thought it was worth sharing with you. We all need 60 nights whether we are current elites or not to get Globalist in 2018!
Since some people seemed to already know this, I’ll assume this was Hyatt’s policy all along and it was just easily overlooked. Either way 5 extra nights is pretty significant cost wise and definitely changes the cost analysis for re-qualifying for Globalist in 2017.
Did you know about this and if not, does it change your decision to go for Globalist?