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Many of you (like me) may be losing your Hyatt Globalist status at the end of this month.

It’s the end of the Globalist year for those that participated in the promotions that saw Globalist attainable for as few as 10-15 nights back in 2021.

Now, the strategy I’m about to outline here isn’t one I’ll use – for a reason I’ll mention in a bit. But that’s not because there’s anything wrong with doing it.

Essentially, you can use your Guest of Honor benefit, which confers your Globalist benefits on someone else’s reservation when you pay with your own points, for reservations beyond the date you will lose Globalist yourself. 

You can book a stay for your spouse or a friend, for example, later in the year, and then (assuming you travel with them!) you’ll receive the benefits on that stay.

Of course, this has a few drawbacks.

  • You need to have enough points in your account to make the reservation. You cannot do a Globalist Points Advance for a Guest of Honor reservation.
  • The Guest of Honor gets the elite nights for the stay, not you. 
  • The Guest of Honor earns any points for incidentals in their account, not you.

It’s the elite nights that will stop me from doing this myself. We have a ton of Hyatt bookings this year, many on points, and I won’t do this because I would rather get the elite nights and re-earn Globalist (that’s how much I love being a Hyatt Globalist!) than the upgrade and breakfast on a few extra stays.

I want them for ALL my stays through the end of next year when I re-qualify (not to mention the Milestone Bonuses I’ll get along the way, like 2 Suite Night Awards at 50 nights). 

But if you had Globalist last year, it’s expiring soon, and you have no intention of gunning for it again, this could be a decent strategy to squeeze a few extra Globalist stays after you lose your status.

And I don’t think Hyatt would even mind – since it will only remind you how Suite the Globalist life is 😉

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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