World of Hyatt today announced that it would lower status qualification requirements by 50% in 2021.
Members can earn coveted Globalist status in just 30 nights (remember that nights count double right now for 2020 and 2021) or 50,000 base points in 2021 instead of 60 nights or 100,000 base points.
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Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist requirements have been cut in half.
Hilton Honors lowered Milestone Rewards’ requirements on its program for 2021, but today’s announcement from Hyatt doesn’t indicate that they would, and I have confirmed with the spokesperson that they won’t.
Here’s the announcement from Hyatt:
Achieve World of Hyatt Elite Status 50 Percent Faster in 2021
For the 2021 calendar year, World of Hyatt is reducing its elite status qualifications by 50 percent so members can achieve or requalify for status and enjoy elite benefits in half the time – either by staying half the number of nights or earning half the number of Base Points required in a calendar year.
For example, a member can earn top-tier Globalist status in record time by staying 30 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earning 50,000 Base Points in 2021 and start enjoying exclusive benefits including 30% Bonus on eligible purchases, waived resort fees on eligible rates and free night awards, room upgrades including standard suites available at check-in, Club access or breakfast, Guest of Honor benefits and more.
Reduced 2021 World of Hyatt elite status qualifications include:
- Discoverist – Stay five Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 12,500 Base Points
- Explorist – Stay 15 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 25,000 Base Points
- Globalist – Stay 30 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 50,000 Base Points
These World of Hyatt program updates are an extension of the previously announced updates, providing World of Hyatt members more time to use their earned awards and points and enjoy elite status and benefits.
More information on the 2021 reduced elite status qualifications can be found at worldofhyatt.com. The reduced criteria do not apply to earning tier status via Meetings & Events or to Milestone Rewards and Lifetime Globalist.
Nothing unexpected here as the hospitality sector will be distressed for most of 2021 and is not expected to bounce back to 2019 levels before 2024/2025.
Hotel and airline loyalty programs will do whatever they can to hold on to their elite members by lowering status requirements and offering fast tracks.