World of Hyatt returned with it’s Explorist Elite Tier and Globalist Fast Track offers for many, if not most, employees from major corporations that just need a company email address to sign up.
Member must register for this offer and will receive Explorist status upgrade instantaneously. To keep the status, you must complete 10 nights within 90 days after registration. You can can get Globalist status by completing 20 nights over the same period.
Ahh what a great day where one feels truly appreciated having given Hyatt business for 61 elite qualifying nights last year just to keep Globalist status. Not!
Yes, Hyatt has indeed returned with their instantaneous Explorist status trial requiring 10 nights within 90 days to keep it for almost two years with the additional feature of obtaining Hyatt Globalist with just 20 nights within this 90 day period.
You can access Hyatt’s promotional website here.
Members and Discoverists can enjoy many of the benefits of Explorist status immediately for 90 days with our Elite Tier offer. Your trial membership offers access to rewards like 20% Bonus Points, upgraded rooms, complimentary premium Internet and more.
- Register by November 28, 2018 to receive trial Explorist status for 90 days.
- Stay 10 qualifying nights at any Hyatt hotel or resort within 90 days of registration to maintain Explorist status through February 2020.
- Stay an additional 10 qualifying nights at any Hyatt hotel or resort within 90 days of registration and earn Globalist status through February 2020. Enjoy even more rewards with Globalist status like 30% Bonus Points, Club lounge access including breakfast and more.
Register today and be on your way to earning elite status through February 2020.
From my roughly 20 nights this year I found that I have consistently been upgraded to suites but apart from that treatment for Globalists hasn’t exactly changed or improved for that matter. In fact the service failures at certain hotels were quite substantial but those are individual cases and hard to paint a picture for the entire brand based on those experiences (both positive and negative).
Being able to obtain Globalist with only 20 nights is a huge advantage as regular members require 60 nights for first qualification and 55 nights every year thereafter.
While it has always been business as usual for these programs to offer certain status matches and fast track offers it sort of stings for those Hyatt Globalists who end up driving revenue in the form of 60 nights to Hyatt over the course of 2017 and now this fast track offer is back again. On the other hand, Hyatt customers were also able to status match to Hilton Diamond for 2 years with a small 8x stay requirement.
World of Hyatt must have felt the burn of their decisions to make it so hard to obtain elite status with the chain, especially since March 1st when the previous status customers dropped out. Now they need to offer this Explorist Elite Tier and Globalist Fast Track offers to try and get more business travelers to stay at Hyatt properties despite the lack of proper worldwide coverage.
Obviously this offer makes sense for those eligible who would like to fast track their Globalist status or to get Explorist after successful registration. It’s uncertain which companies were targeted as the T&C don’t outline that specifically.
In the past Hyatt Gold Passport used to offer easy status match offers but has withdrawn those from the market in recent years. I don’t doubt for a minute that the decision to bring this offer back now has also to do with the program merger announcement of Marriott Rewards and Starwood this week John wrote about (see here).
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
General Terms: To qualify for this offer, World of Hyatt members must register between March 12, 2018, and November 28, 2018. Offer only valid for World of Hyatt members who are employed by an entity that has received an invitation from Hyatt for its employees to participate in this offer (any a “Qualifying Entity”). If you are not sure whether you work for a Qualifying Entity, check with your corporate travel manager. To participate, an eligible member must register with his or her valid email address issued by the Qualifying Entity (e.g., business email) through the dedicated offer-registration URL provided by Hyatt to the applicable Qualifying Entity. (If you need the URL, please ask your corporate travel manager.) Limit one offer per member. To earn credit towards this offer, member must check out of a reservation during his or her Explorist Trial Period or Qualification Period (each defined below), as applicable. If member checks into a reservation during his or her Explorist Trial Period or Qualification Period, but does not check out until after the Explorist Trial Period or Qualification Period has ended, (s)he will not earn credit towards this offer for any nights stayed as part of that reservation. Stays completed by member prior to the start of his or her Explorist Trial Period or Qualification Period will not count towards this offer (even if any night stayed otherwise qualifies as a “Tier-Qualifying Night” for purposes of the World of Hyatt program). Explorist Trial Period and Qualification Period begin at registration and may not be extended. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program, available at worldofhyatt.com/terms.
Explorist Trial: Upon registration, World of Hyatt members with standard membership or Discoverist status will receive a trial upgrade to Explorist status for 90 days (“Explorist Trial Period”). The trial will provide the member with the benefits of Explorist status, as set forth in the World of Hyatt program terms, provided that the member will not receive any Explorist Club Lounge Access Awards (as defined in the World of Hyatt program terms) or be eligible to tier match into Gold status with M life Rewards, the loyalty program of MGM Resorts International, as part of the trial. To maintain Explorist status through February 2020, member must complete at least ten (10) Tier-Qualifying Nights (as defined in the World of Hyatt program terms) at any participating Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide during his or her Explorist Trial Period. If member completes at least twenty (20) Tier-Qualifying Nights at any participating Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide during his or her Explorist Trial Period, member will receive Globalist status through February 2020. If member earns a new elite status through this offer, his/her new status will be applied within 7 business days of checkout of the stay during which (s)he completes the applicable requirement.
Globalist Quick-Qualify for Current Explorists: Upon registration, World of Hyatt members with Explorist status will have the opportunity to earn Globalist status through February 2020 by completing at least twenty (20) Tier-Qualifying Nights at any participating Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide within 90 days of registration. (This 90-day period is referred to as the member’s “Qualification Period.”) If member satisfies the above requirements during the Qualification Period, they will receive Globalist membership valid through February 2020. The offer will provide the member with the benefits of Globalist membership, provided that the member will not receive Complimentary Suite Upgrade Awards, a Category 1-7 Free Night Award or My Hyatt Concierge (as defined in the World of Hyatt program terms). His/her new status will be applied within 7 business days of checkout of the stay during which (s)he completes the offer requirements.