Hyatt has been battling the Covid-19 pandemic as any other hospitality sector business by suspending operations, furloughing employees, and extending member tiers.
You can access Hyatt’s page for Covid-19 policies here.
My app had a notification on Saturday that I would have qualified for Globalist status per the image above, and the expiry state had been pushed through February 28, 2022.
Here’s Hyatt’s elite extension policy:
That was first introduced for members in Asia-Pacific:
- World of Hyatt Extends Tier Status For Members in Asia-Pacific For One Additional Year Due To Coronavirus
- World of Hyatt Coronavirus Status Extension Email
- World of Hyatt Tier Status Extensions For Members in Asia-Pacific Now Processed, Others To Follow?
I don’t believe that there is any other choice for the hospitality sector loyalty program than to extend members by a year if they wish to have any hope of bouncing back when this global pandemic is over.
The travel is mostly lost for 2020, considering all the travel and entry bans that are currently in place and not being withdrawn at anytime soon.
I wouldn’t have needed this extension as I will hit 60 nights before the end of this month due to “sheltering” at a Hyatt hotel.