That’s Me in the Corner Losing My Globalist Status

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So long Hyatt Globalist. I was unable to requalify for Globalist for 2018 because I refused to stay and make the Hyatt House my second residence in 2017 (see Hyatt Kills Gold Passport). I know I am not alone in this and hope that Hyatt changes its program to something that helps true globalists not just business travelers who go to the Hyatt Place Auburn Hills. Last year, instead of attaining top status by doing 25 nights at SPG and 25 nights at Hyatt, I did 50 at SPG in order to qualify for the 10 suite night perk. While this is not nearly as attractive as the 4 suite upgrades and complimentary breakfast I would receive as a Hyatt Diamond member (Hyatt should go back to that nomenclature as well in addition to revamping the program), it will come in useful when I figure out where I’m going in 2018.

Who knows what will happen next year if and when SPG & Marriott fully integrate. Perhaps Hyatt will seize on the chaos that will create by welcoming back those that love their brands but lost status with a new promotion this year. Until then, I am going to have to come to terms with no longer being elite and having to deal with standard rooms (pictured below).

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  1. Ha! Good spoof on REM’s Losing My Religion

    That’s me in the corner
    That’s me in the spotlight
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don’t know if I can do it
    Oh no I’ve said too much
    I haven’t said enough

    But why? It was so easy to requalify at the end if you were already a Globalist with the Hyatt credit card. Hyatt still have some of the best value out there with P+C rates such as the $75 plus 6K points for excellent properties like the HROC. The breakfast for up to 4 people alone is worth a $100, and with the points earned you’d come ahead. Sure, there were moronic changes but Hyatt is also trying to rectify the situation with additional yet incremental benefits – like recently making reward nights count towards status.

    • For us, it was that the promo was Globalist Lite. The DSU (errr Suite Upgrades) are THE BOMB when travelling withe family. I dislike playing roulette on occupancy and clerk mood.

      • 20 nights needed at beginning of September gave us 4 months to achieve Globalist status again. Agreed, DSU are worthless but most properties upgrade at check in. For our family of 4, the breakfast (or lounge access) is the most important as the kids wake up hungry and want eat.

  2. Samesies. Been a Diamond for a number of years – I refuse to use the Globalist term – and I didn’t try to requality. Currently staying at a European Andaz through the weekend…my last as a Diamond. Bye bye, Hyatt.

  3. Hyatt-ku:

    Park Hyatt Vendome
    Executive Suite fam joy
    sadness but onward

    Our last usage of Globalist, was in the Carmel Highlands townhouse suite.

    *sigh*

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