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Hyatt Status Challenge for AA Elites: Get Explorist for 90 days then earn Explorist or Globalist

Continuing their partnership, Hyatt and American Airlines are out with a new offer that will grant 90 days of World of Hyatt Explorist status to AAdvantage elites.

Platinum Pro’s and Executive Platinum’s will have a path to Globalist with 20 nights in 90 days (or keep Explorist status with 10 nights in 90 days).

Gold and Platinum AAdvantage members will be able to trial Explorist status and keep it with 10 nights in 90 days. 

Status that is earned via 10 or 20 nights, respectively, will expire Feb 28, 2025.

If you want the technical verbiage from them, it’s as follows:

Eligible AAdvantage® Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members can register by November 30, 2023 to immediately start enjoying trial Explorist status for 90 days following registration.

  • Eligible AAdvantage® members can complete the qualifying World of Hyatt challenge activity within the first 90 days after registering to keep World of Hyatt Explorist or achieve Globalist status through February 2025. Globalist status challenge is available toAAdvantage® Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members only.
  • AAdvantage® Gold and Platinum members must stay 10 Tier-Qualifying Nights to keep Explorist status.
  • AAdvantage® Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members must stay 10 Tier-Qualifying Nights to keep Explorist status or stay 20 Tier-Qualifying Nights to earn Globalist status. If awarded, status will last through February 2025.

Qualifying activity is earned when a World of Hyatt member books an eligible rate or award night through Hyatt channels. Once earned, members can enjoy elite benefits like a dedicated check-in area, late check-out upon request, room upgrades and club lounge access or complimentary breakfast (benefits vary by tier level).

For more information and to take advantage of this limited-time offer, visit the offer website here.

World of Hyatt Trial Tier Offer Terms and Conditions

To qualify for this offer, you must be an AAdvantage® Gold or Platinum member who has already successfully linked your AAdvantage® account to your World of Hyatt® account (“Eligible Member”). To participate in this offer, Eligible Members must register between September 12 and November 30, 2023, through the dedicated offer registration page provided by Hyatt.

Upon registration, the Eligible Member will receive a trial upgrade to Explorist status for 90 days (“Explorist Trial Period”). The trial will provide the member with the benefits of Explorist status, as set forth in the World of Hyatt program terms, provided that the member will not receive any Club Lounge Access Awards (as defined in the World of Hyatt program terms). To maintain Explorist status through February 2025, the member must complete ten (10) Tier-Qualifying Nights (as defined in the World of Hyatt program terms) at any participating Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide, participating MGM Resort destinations, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (“SLH”) hotels, and Lindblad Expeditions.

Only Tier-Qualifying Nights completed by the member during the member’s Trial Explorist Period will count toward this offer. Stays completed by the member prior to the start of their Trial Explorist Period will not count towards this offer (even if any night stayed otherwise qualifies as a Tier-Qualifying Night). Further, in order for Tier-Qualifying Nights completed during the member’s Explorist Trial Period to count toward this offer, the member must check out of their reservation during their Explorist Trial Period. If member checks into a reservation during their Explorist Period, but does not check out until after the Explorist Trial Period has ended, no nights stayed as part of that reservation will count toward this offer. Explorist Trial Period begins at registration and may not be extended. World of Hyatt Credit Card night credits do not qualify as Tier-Qualifying Nights.

If the member earns Explorist status through February 2025 by completing the criteria above, their new status will be applied within 7 business days of checkout of the stay during which they complete the applicable requirement.

Limit one such offer each calendar year per Eligible Member except as otherwise provided. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program, available at  Additional American Airlines terms and conditions apply, including the AAdvantage® terms and conditions and American Airlines’ terms and conditions relating to the AAdvantage® and World of Hyatt promotion.


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