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- Hyatt Hotels Overview
- World of Hyatt Elite Status Tiers & Benefits
- More Great Content for World of Hyatt Fans
Hyatt’s loyalty program is called World of Hyatt and with names like Explorist, Globalist, and Discoverist, Hyatt is doing their best to try to be unique and confuse everyone at the same time. While the names they have chosen may be a little odd, their loyalty program, World of Hyatt, is a favorite among many professional travelers and travel bloggers.
I am a big fan of the World of Hyatt program and have maintained Globalist status for the last several years.
This Guide & World of Hyatt Review will dissect the program and provide everything you need to know about earning points, redeeming points, and earning elite status in Hyatt’s loyalty program.
Sign up for a free World of Hyatt account here.
Hyatt Hotels Overview
Before we get into the details of the loyalty program, here is a little information about Hyatt Hotels. Hyatt was founded by Jay Pritzker in 1957 when he purchased the Hyatt House motel adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. It was taken public in the sixties, then taken private again in 1982. In 2009 it was taken public once again and now trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol H.
Today, Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a global hospitality company with 14 brands and more than 1,100 properties in more than 70 countries.
Hyatt classifies their brands into four collections of brands: Timeless Collection, Boundless Collection, Independent Collection and Inclusive collection. Below are the brands that make up each collection.
These 8 brands are the traditional Hyatt Brands
- Caption by Hyatt
- Dream Hotels
- Hyatt Centric
- Thompson Hotels
- The Unbound Collection
These are Hyatt’s all inclusive hotels and resorts.
- Hyatt Zilara
- Hyatt Ziva
- Impressions by Secrets
- Secrets Resorts and Spas
- Zoëtry Wellness Spas and Resorts
- Breathless Resorts and Spas
- Dreams Resorts and Spas
- Hyatt Vivid Hotels and Resorts
- Alua Hotels and Resorts
- Sunscape Resorts and Spas
World of Hyatt Elite Status Tiers & Benefits
World of Hyatt has 4 levels of status. The lowest tier is called Member and it is the level you receive when you start out with the program.
The elite levels are Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist. Most members earn status from the number of nights vs. base points. You will received Discoverist status after 10 nights, Explorist after 30 nights and Globalist after 60 nights.
Here is a summary of the benefits with each level. As you will see, Globalist benefits are significantly better than the others.
How to Earn World of Hyatt Points
The obvious method for earning Hyatt Points is by staying at their properties. You will earn 5 base points for each dollar spent on the property. Hyatt Elite’s will get bonus points on top of the base points:
- Member: 5 base points per dollar spent
- Discoverist: 5.5 base points per dollar spent (10% Bonus)
- Explorist: 6 base points per dollar spent (20% Bonus)
- Globalist: 6.5 base points per dollar spent (30% Bonus)
Multiple Rooms. A Member may earn points for up to three (3) rooms per night (Member’s room and two (2) additional rooms) within the same hotel or resort. The Member must be a registered guest, occupy at least one of the rooms, and pay an Eligible Rate for all applicable rooms.
Earn points by booking events and meeting
Earn 1 bonus point per dollar spent on meetings and catered events. A Qualifying Meeting is a meeting, conference, gathering, or other event that includes the occupation of no fewer than ten (10) paid guest rooms for the same night (or multiple nights). A Qualifying Catered Event is a meeting, conference, gathering, or other event that does not satisfy the guest-room minimum required for a Qualifying Meeting, but does include the rental of a meeting room or event space and/or the purchase of catered or banqueted food or beverage from the Hyatt hotel or resort at which the event is held
Earn points with Avis
Members can earn five hundred (500) Bonus Points for each qualifying rental at participating Avis rental locations when presenting their Program membership card and requesting World of Hyatt Bonus Points or entering their Program membership number in the rewards program section when making a reservation on avis.com
Earn Hyatt points with Small Luxury Hotels Collection
Hyatt has a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World that allows World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem points during stays at participating SLH hotels when they book through Hyatt channels.
Small Luxury Hotels “SLH” is a collection of more than 500 independently owned luxury hotels in 80 countries around the world. They offer some great properties in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. Properties in locations that do not have “points” hotels such as:
- Le Barthélemy Hotel and Spa – St Barthélemy, Caribbean
- Eichardt’s Private Hotel – Queenstown, New Zealand
- Ka’ana Resort – San Ignacio, Belize
- Château Eza – Eze Village, Cote d’Azur, France
- Hôtel Le Strato – Courchevel 1850, French Alps, France
- M de Megève – Megève, France
Earn Hyatt points with Credit Cards
There are several credit cards that will help you earn more Hyatt Points. Chase offers both a co-branded Hyatt Credit Card and Ultimate Rewards Cards that transfer to Hyatt
Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards that Transfer to Hyatt Points
Transfer points through Chase. Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can also be transferred to World of Hyatt at a rate of 1:1. The following cards earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
- Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
- Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card
- Chase Freedom Credit Card
- Chase Ink Plus Business Credit Card
Hyatt Milestone Rewards
In addition to earning points, Hyatt also offers some ways to earn free night and suite upgrade certificates. Here are the milestone awards with each qualifying tier.
Earn Points with World of Hyatt Promotions:
Like all major hotel loyalty programs, Hyatt frequently publishes promotions to allow members to earn more bonus points for their stays. You will want to make sure you sign up for every Hyatt promotion so you don’t miss out on an opportunity to earn bonus points.
How to Redeem World of Hyatt Points
Hyatt is one of the few hotel companies that still maintains an award chart. They have updated it to include standard, peak and off peak pricing, but still maintain a chart which makes it so much easier to achieve high value for your Hyatt points.
Hyatt Award Chart for Hotels and Resorts
The chart below shows the points required for a standard room, but they also offer the ability to use points for standard and premium suites. Here is a link to the Hyatt award chart page for you to see all of the options.
Here are links to the hotels in each category. The nice thing about Hyatt is there are some great hotels and resort starting at the Category 4 level, including Park Hyatt, Thompson and Andaz Properties.
- Hyatt Category 1 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 2 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 3 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 4 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 5 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 6 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 7 Hotels
- Hyatt Category 8 Hotels
Hyatt Award Chart for All Inclusive Properties
Hyatt has a separate award chart for their all inclusive hotels. The chart below shows the points required for an all inclusive standard room, but they also offer the ability to use points for standard and premium suites. Here is a link to the Hyatt award chart page for you to see all of the options.
Here are links to the resorts in each of the all inclusive categories
- All Inclusive Category A
- All Inclusive Category B
- All Inclusive Category C
- All Inclusive Category D
- All Inclusive Category E
- All Inclusive Category F
Hyatt Award Chart for Miraval Resorts
Hyatt has a 3rd award chart for Miraval resorts with standard, peak and off-peak pricing.
Convert Hyatt Points into Airline Frequent Flyer Miles
You may convert your points into airline miles. Here is how it works:
- For every 2.5 points you convert, you’ll earn 1 mile with Hyatt’s participating airline partners.
- Convert a minimum of 5,000 points to get started. Additional points can be converted in 1,250 increments.
- You’ll also earn an extra 5,000 Bonus Miles when you convert 50,000 or more points.
You can also choose to earn miles on your stays instead of World of Hyatt points. The mileage is generally 500 miles per stay with some exceptions shown in the table below
Use Hyatt points for Experiences with FIND
Hyatt launched a new experience program called FIND, which allows you to earn and use points for experiences such as dining, fitness, yoga, and other great adventures.
More Great Content for World of Hyatt Fans
If you like what you’re reading now, here are some more great articles every World of Hyatt member should check out!
- Detailed Guide and Review of the World of Hyatt Loyalty Program
- Hyatt Globalist Status & Benefits
- Hyatt Employee Discounts
- How to save with Hyatt Corporate Discount Codes
- The latest World of Hyatt Promotion
- Link your Hyatt and American Airlines accounts for more bonus points
- Hyatt Travel Agent Rates
- What is Hyatt Leverage for Small Businesses?
Tim is a business road warrior and avid leisure traveler who has flown over two million miles in the air and spent well over a thousand nights in hotels. He enjoys sharing tips, tricks, and hacks to help readers get the most out of their travel experience and learn how to “travel like a pro”!