New Hyatt Elite Status Requirements for 2021

Disclosure: Basic Travel Couple, LLC has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Basic Travel Couple, LLC and CardRatings and MileValue may receive a commission from card issuers. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit americanexpress.com to learn more.

The hotel industry has been competing over the past six months for future business by leveraging elite status. From credit cards offering status for just opening the card to various spending challenges; the battle of the brands has waged on. Most folks in the Points & Miles would agree that Hyatt offers one of the most rewarding elite status benefits. Learn more about earning Hyatt Elite Status in 2021 in this basic breakdown!

Why I Love Hyatt Elite Status

Before I breakdown the new 2021 Hyatt Elite Status requirements let’s take a look at what makes the rewards program so great.

  • Free nights start at 5,000 World of Hyatt points per night
  • The ability to transfer points from the Chase Ultimate Rewards Program at a 1:1 ratio
  • Unique ways to earn free nights like staying at different properties and spending on the co-branded World of Hyatt Credit Card
  • Club lounge access, suite upgrades, and complimentary breakfast as a Hyatt Globalist Member!
    • As a World of Hyatt Globalist member, you can utilize the Guest of Honor perk. This allows you to book a friend or family member’s reservation and share the perks of being a Globalist Member with them.
Collage of photos from the Hyatt Miraval Arizona
Hyatt Miraval Arizona is amazing as it looks

The Hyatt Elite Status 2021 Requirements

In 2021, earning elite status with World of Hyatt will be reduced by 50%. This means that for each status tier, a member can meet the required threshold by earning half the number of points or staying half the number of nights. It’s important to note that this reduction does not apply to earning Milestone Rewards and Lifetime Globalist.


The World of Hyatt Credit Card

Earn 30,000 World of Hyatt points once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, you can earn up to another 30,000 points with 2 points per $1 up to $15,000 spend within 6 months of opening the account

Learn more about hotel cards


Reduced 2021 World of Hyatt elite status qualifications include: 

  • Discoverist – Stay five Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 12,500 Base Points 
  • Explorist – Stay 15 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 25,000 Base Points
  • Globalist – Stay 30 Tier-Qualifying Nights or earn 50,000 Base Points 

Stacking with Current Promotions

Bonus Journeys – This promotion requires you to opt-in by January 15th, 2021, and comes with some serious value. 3X points on all stays, 4X points on all resort stays (Hyatt Credit Card Holders Only), and all nights earned in 2020 will be applied towards status in 2021. Opt-in by clicking here!

Points Rebate – This promotion requires you to opt-in by January 15th, 2021 like the Bonus Journeys promotion. After opting in, all World of Hyatt members will receive free parking and 15% back in points on all award bookings. World of Hyatt Credit Card members will receive an additional 10% rebate (25% total) on all award bookings. Opt-in by clicking here!

New World of Hyatt Credit Credit Card Members

Through December 31st, 2020, folks who apply and are approved for the World of Hyatt credit card will also receive ten qualifying night credits that will count for both 2020 and 2021. In addition, cardholders receive two qualifying night credits for every $5,000 spent on the World of Hyatt Credit Card. If you time this right you can be in a very strategic position for earning Globalist in 2021!


The World of Hyatt Credit Card

Earn 30,000 World of Hyatt points once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, you can earn up to another 30,000 points with 2 points per $1 up to $15,000 spend within 6 months of opening the account

Learn more about hotel cards


Basic Breakdown

I wish I could take advantage of the Ten qualifying elite night credits right now but unfortunately, I am over 5/24. Remember to qualify for this card, you must have not opened five or more new credit cards in the previous 24 months. The good thing is that Lisa received the Ten nights from our Tree incident a few months ago and will be pursuing Globalist via these Hyatt Elite Status 2021 promotions!

Let us know!

Are you going to go for Globalist in 2021 via these promotions?  I’d love to hear from you down in the comments or over in the 4,600+ Member Basic Travel Facebook Group!

More Basic Reading

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

The comments section below responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

5 Basic Travel Strategies

Need-to-know tricks for cheap travel.

Top Credit Card Offers

Chase Freedom Flex℠

Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening

Citi Premier Credit Card

Earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

American Express® Gold Card

Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
credit-card

We're Dave & Lisa

An easy-going, fun-loving couple who have a passion for adventure and exploring the world! Our strategies have saved us over $100,000 in travel over the last four years, and our goal is to help you do the same.

Keep Exploring