December 28, 2017
Hyatt Award Stays Will Count Towards Elite Status in 2018
Hyatt is changing two aspects of its World of Hyatt loyalty program which should make life easier for road warriors. All free night awards will count towards elite status qualification and the free nights earned when reaching various tiers of elite status will expire after 180 days instead of 120 days. These changes go into effect on January 1, 2018.
The biggest change is that award nights will now count towards elite status. For example, if you book a three-night stay using Hyatt points, those three nights will count towards Hyatt status whereas they would not have counted previously. It gets even better though. Customer who have the Hyatt credit card earn one free night certificate per year for a category 1-4 room. Those certificate redemptions will now count towards elite status as well. Hyatt is finally catching up to the competition as other hotel chains have been doing this for years.
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