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25 Hyatt Properties after becoming Hyatt Globalist in 2021

Man! 2021 was the year that changed our travel lives. We became Hyatt Globalists, the coveted creme de la creme of all the Hyatt status. I have to preface this by saying we usually just book wherever we could get a deal, preferably using points or free night certificates. I am still pinching myself because I was never loyal to any hotel program. But Hyatt proved me wrong. I now bow down to Hyatt! Okay, that might be a bit much – but I love Hyatt and all the perks we received with all of our stays.

Visiting DUMBO in Brooklyn, NY

What does it take to become Globalist?

In late 2020, news circulated how one could easily earn Globalist status.

EARNING HYATT GLOBALIST STATUS WOULD NORMALLY REQUIRE:
  • 60 nights for Hyatt Globalist status
With this new requirement for 2021, you’ll only need:
  • 30 nights for Hyatt Globalist status (not 60 nights)

Once earned, your Globalist status is good through February 2023.

What’s so special about being a Hyatt Globalist

To those not so familiar with this status with Hyatt:

  • Upgrades to available vacant suites upon check-in. This is not guaranteed, but a sweet surprise.

    Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya
  • Free breakfast or club access at all Hyatt hotels. There are Hyatt hotels that charge up $50 for breakfast, so the benefit and its savings could add up.
Breakfast was lit at Thompson Beach House – Playa Del Carmen
  • Say goodbye to parking fees. I know of some Hyatts that charge $20+ fees per day.
  • Say goodbye to resort fees – another big plus in my books. Some of the Las Vegas Hyatt properties (or casinos) have a great deal per night, but what kills it for me is the additional resort fees.
  • Late checkout (4pm) – I love this option. There have been many stays where a late checkout in the afternoon could really help us with our trips
  • Earn a 30% bonus on your hotel stays. So a 12,000 points stay at a Hyatt property, this gives you a bonus of 3,600 points.
  • Guest of Honor privileges – you can sponsor or book for someone else, doesn’t have to be a household member or a relative. This is a great way of sharing with them your Hyatt benefits. These members could simply do a points transfer to you, and you book on their behalf, and they enjoy the Globalist benefit.

The list is long. For a complete list of Globalist benefits, click here.

The Hyatt properties we visited in 2021

Please note that this was not meant to brag. It just goes to show that having this loyalty status with Hyatt encouraged us to travel more, and enjoy the benefits that were given to us. Some of these properties may not seem like much – for instance, do not simply ignore the Hyatt Place. For a family like ours, a property such as a Hyatt Place could accommodate 5-6 guests in one room…..add free parking, and breakfast….we are simply happy.

I have so many pictures to shared, but I also chose to attach many of the YouTube videos we captured during our visits.

  • Hyatt Place Delano

Our Globalist journey started here. If you are not familiar with Delano, it’s about a couple of hours drive from Los Angeles, and I consider it located in the Central California. We are not talking major tourist destination, but it’s more of an agricultural town. The Hyatt Place Delano (at the time) was only a Category 1 property, and if I am not mistaken, it was the only Category 1 property in California. This means that we were able to book this at a low rate of 5,000 points per night. We were able to do cheap “mattress run” – booked multiple stays (cheap low end stays) for the sake of earning qualifying nights. The next few Hyatt properties listed below helped us get to our Globalist status. We made a little staycation out of them by visiting these different properties in Southern Califoria.

Hyatt Place Delano
  • Hyatt Place Glendale

Hyatt Place Glendale
  • Hyatt House Irvine

Hyatt House Irvine
  • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport, Newport Beach
  • Hyatt Place Ontario

Hyatt Place Ontario
  • Andaz San Diego – suite upgrade

  • Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya – one bedroom lagoon view with plunge pool upgrade

The little boat cruise around Mayakoba
  • Hyatt Place Lake Powell

Hyatt Place Page/Lake Powell
  • Hyatt Ziva Cancun – oceanview king room upgrade

  • Thompson Playa del Carmen Main House – corner suite room upgrade with hot tub

  • Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen – Grand King one bedroom ocean view suite upgrade

  • Hyatt Regency Maui – oceanview top floor upgrade and moved to a suite a few days later

  • The Seabird Resort (San Diego) – suite upgrade

    The Seabird Resort
  • Mission Pacific Hotel (San Diego) – sanctuary suite upgrade with ocean view

  • Wailea Ekolu Village (Maui)

  • Hyatt Regency Indian Wells – Penthouse Suite upgrade

  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – Presidential Suite upgrade

  • Thompson Hollywood – Hollywood Hills view upgrade

  • Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

  • Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach – suite upgrade with city view and partial ocean view upgrade

  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach – ocean front upgrade

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach
  • Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach – partial ocean view upgrade

  • Gild Hall, New York City – Deluxe King room upgrade

  • El Capitan Hotel, Merced – Junior suite upgrade

  • Hyatt Place Pasadena – high floor upgrade (opted for a room with more beds)

More Hyatt stays in 2022

We have already booked quite a few Hyatt properties worldwide in 2022. We’ve got visits scheduled in different parts of the US,Worldly travels, as we know it, is ever-changing. I am just hoping that we are able to visit these places we plan on going to in 2022.

For a more detailed write up how I achieved my Globalist status in 2022, click here.

 

 

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