World of Hyatt is famous for treating its elite members very well. But reaching Globalist top tier status is no easy task. It requires earning 60 elite qualifying nights (EQN) during a calendar year. This can be done by spending on your World of Hyatt co-branded credit card(s), staying at Hyatt properties, or a combination of the two. Thankfully, two new offers make reaching 60 nights much easier. Let's take a look at how you can stack your way to Hyatt Globalist by the end of 2022.
The World of Hyatt Business Card's Current Sign-up Bonus
Currently, the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card(review) has an excellent welcome offer that can help Hyatt members earn tier-qualifying nights faster. Those who apply for the card by October 6, 2022 and are approved can receive 2 tier-qualifying night credits per night for stays between August 23 and December 31, 2022. This is in addition to the 60,000 WoH points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months. This card has a $199 annual fee. Like other Chase cards, you must be under 5/24 to open this card.
The 2x qualifying night credits apply for both paid and award stays. Also, this perk kicks in as soon as you are approved for the card. You do not need to meet the minimum spend to begin earning 2x qualifying nights.
(Not sure whether you qualify for business cards? Check out this post.)
Current Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promotion
Hyatt's current Bonus Journeys promotion is offering 2x night credits on each qualifying night at Inclusive Collection resorts. You must register by November 15, 2022, and then complete your stays between September 15 and December 20, 2022. Note that this promotion ends 11 days earlier than the Hyatt Business card's 2x offer, which ends on December 31.
Hyatt's Inclusive Collection includes over 65 resorts among brands like Zilara, Ziva, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Sunscape, and Zoëtry. Participating resorts are located throughout the Caribbean as well as Mexico, Panama, and Colombia.
Keep in mind that the promotion's terms state that only eligible stays completed after registration will count towards this promotion.
Stacking the Two Offers
Here's the best part: the Bonus Journeys promotion stacks with the Hyatt Business card's 2x offer! For every night you spend at a participating resort, you will earn 3 tier-qualifying nights! That's 1 base night, plus 1 bonus night from the Hyatt Business card, plus 1 bonus night from the Bonus Journeys promotion!
Note: the Bonus Journeys promotion also offers 2x points on stays of 2+ nights at all Hyatt hotels. While not essential to hitting Globalist, that's a nice added bonus.
Stacking and Doing the Math
Let's analyze how you can take advantage of these two concurring offers. For this, we'll assume you do not have any qualifying nights thus far in 2022 or any Hyatt credit cards. This would require going from zero to 60 nights between now and December 31, 2022.
Next, you'll want to spend $10,000 on your new Hyatt Business card. One of the Hyatt Business card‘s perks is that you can earn 5 qualifying nights for every $10,000 in spend. This means the $5,000 minimum spend already gets you halfway to earning 5 nights.
That leaves you with 55 nights left. Here, you can take one of two paths based on whether you choose to open the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card, which is Chase's personal Hyatt card. So let's split the analysis based on whether you open the Hyatt personal card.
With the Hyatt Personal Card
Once you have the card, you'll want to spend $5,000 on it. This is because the personal card grants you 2 qualifying nights for every $5,000 in spend. The card's $3,000 minimum spend already puts you over halfway to the $5,000 target. So you might as well spend the extra $2,000. With 2 more qualifying nights, your magic number is down to 48.
Next you'll want to start booking some all-inclusive Hyatt properties, whether with cash or points. To hit 48 nights, you'll need to stay 16 nights.
Without the Hyatt Personal Card
Without the Hyatt personal card, your magic number is still 55. To reach 55 nights by stacking the two promos, you'll need to stay 18 nights at all-inclusive resorts. This will leave you just 1 night short of 60 to reach Globalist.
As you work through your 18 nights at all-inclusive Hyatt properties, you will earn Milestone Rewards along the way. These are rewards that Hyatt grants its WoH members based on the number of nights stayed in a calendar year. One of these rewards is a category 1-4 free night award when you stay 30 nights. You can redeem this free night award for your 60th qualifying night and savor hitting top tier status with a free stay. Or, you can just pay cash or redeem Hyatt points for a one-night stay at a property of your choice.
Summarizing the Numbers
Here is a recap of how you can reach Globalist status by opening the Hyatt Business card and stacking the card's sign-up offer with the Bonus Journeys promotion.
|With the Hyatt Personal Card||Without the Hyatt Personal Card|
|5 nights from spending $10,000 on the Hyatt Business card||5 nights from $10,000 spend on the Hyatt Business card|
|5 nights from holding the Hyatt Personal Card||18 nights at Hyatt all-inclusive resorts, earning 3x qualifying nights per night stayed|
|2 nights from spending $5,000 on the Hyatt Personal Card||1 night at the Hyatt property of your choice to reach 60|
|16 nights at Hyatt all-inclusive resorts, earning 3x qualifying nights per night stayed|
It's fascinating that opening the Hyatt personal card only shaves off 2 nights at all-inclusive resorts. This emphasizes just how generous this stacking opportunity is.
The above approach is not the only way to reach Globalist status. This is just one of the fastest methods to do so by stacking these two temporary offers. Here are some other factors to consider as part of your strategy.
With the Hyatt Business card's ability to earn 5 qualifying night credits per $10,000 in spend, you can reduce the number of stays you need by just spending on the card in $10,000 increments. However, you should also consider the opportunity cost of not earning sign-up bonuses with other cards instead of spending that much on the Hyatt Business card. For example, with only $4,000 in spend you could meet the minimum spend for a Chase Sapphire Preferred ($95 annual fee) card and earn at least 64,000 URs. With 64,000 URs, you could book 5 nights at a Category A off-peak all-inclusive resort and earn 15 qualifying nights. That's three times as many nights as you would've earned by spending $10,000 on the card.
Another important factor is whether you have any URs to transfer to Hyatt. Since award nights count towards status and qualify for both offers, you can use some URs for Hyatt stays.
And for those thinking of burning Hyatt points for this entire task, you're looking at a minimum of 192,000 points for 16 nights at an all-inclusive. That's a lot!
Chasing elite status is something you should think critically about. It's easy to fall for FOMO and go after something that might not make the most sense for you and your travel plans. But if Hyatt Globalist is one of your goals, then stacking the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card‘s sign-up offer with the Bonus Journeys promo can get you there quite fast.
Starting at 0 elite nights this late in the year is a big challenge. But if you were planning a trip or two to a Hyatt all-inclusive resort for the fall/winter, then you might as well seize the opportunity to boost your way to Globalist status.
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