Deal: Get INSTANT Hyatt Explorist status with Globalist fast track opportunity

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Earlier this year, I took advantage of Hyatt’s ultra-generous offer and attained the top-tier Globalist status after just 15 actual nights in Dubai and Bangkok.

A Suitesmile reader (thanks Jay!) recently shared an unpublished Hyatt Globalist status challenge for stays up till the end of the year.

Key points to note

  • Register through a Hyatt sales representative
  • Receive Explorist status instantly (or the day after)
  • Stay 10 nights by 31 Dec 2021 to keep Explorist status
  • Stay 20 nights by 31 Dec 2021 to get upgraded to the Globalist status
  • Award stays count
  • Keep your status till Feb 2023 upon staying 10/20 nights
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Where to find Hyatt sales agents?

According to this forum thread, only sales representatives from Hyatt hotels can help to enrol you for this status challenge.

These are some Hyatt properties that members had success in enrolling.

  • Andaz London Liverpool Street
  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
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Is World of Hyatt a good loyalty program?

From my short experience in 14 hotels, it is in the top 2 best hotel loyalty programs right now.

As an Explorist member previously, I was always given preferred non-suite rooms on high floors and 2pm late checkout.

However, unlike Hilton’s Gold status in the 30-49 annual nights category, Hyatt Explorist members do not get complimentary breakfast.

Although I’ve only enjoyed the Globalist status in 9 hotels in 2 countries, the experience has been fantastic.

On top of the complimentary breakfast, World of Hyatt ‘suite upgrade’ benefit has been consistently offered, without even asking for them. This is unlike my Diamond member experience in Hilton Honors properties recently.

Suite upgrade at Hyatt Regency Bangkok

Is this any good for Singapore-based travellers?

My problem with World of Hyatt is its small portfolio of properties (compared to Marriott Bonvoy) and they are generally pricier too.

Although my Marriott Bonvoy Platinum/Titanium status remains a top priority, there are actually a decent amount of decent World of Hyatt properties around the region!

As World of Hyatt adopts a new peak/off-peak award chart later this month, you can redeem just 3,500 points (worth S$70) for some nights at Category 1 properties and just 6,500 points (worth S$130) at Category 2 properties.

And there are some great ones around Singapore!

Easiest way to Globalist?

I’ve made my view on Singapore hotels very clear in the past. Most of them offer very poor value and are priced highly just for being in Singapore and also because locals did not have domestic travel opportunities (hence the demand).

However, now that Singapore-based travellers can travel again and avoid self-paid hotel quarantine upon returning, this deal can be useful to many!

If you are travelling to Germany soon under the VTL scheme, there is a Hyatt House in Frankfurt that is, believe it or not, in Category 1!

You’ll get fantastic value by booking nights in that hotel at just 3,500 or 5,000 points, considering that the usual cash rate is about S$200 per night.

There is also the new and beautiful Hyatt Regency Malta (Cat 2) to consider.

If you are travelling visa-free to Thailand, Hyatt Place Bangkok is currently still a quarantine hotel and you can receive points and nights with their quarantine package.

If you do not have World of Hyatt points yet, there is a points sale at the moment where you can buy up to 71,500 points for about 2.5 cents (SGD) each.

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Bottom line

The instant Hyatt Explorist status is free to try. It’s worth going for a Globalist run if you’re travelling to Frankfurt or Malta. But I can’t recommend wasting money with 20 nights at Grand Hyatt (~S$330) or Andaz Singapore (~S$369).

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