The World of Hyatt Loyalty Program

The World of Hyatt Loyalty Program

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World of Hyatt Summary Table

Branded and Partnered Credit Cards

A number of credit cards earn World of Hyatt points.

Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card

The Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card earns 4 points/dollar at Hyatt properties, 2 points/dollar at restaurants, airline tickets purchased through airlines, local transit and commuting as well as fitness club and gym memberships. Other purchases earn 1 point/dollar.

The card provides World of Hyatt Discoverist status and an annual free night certificate that can be used at Category 1 through 4 hotels.

Hot Tip: Check out some of the most valuable benefits of the Chase Hyatt Credit Card.

Chase Ultimate Rewards

A better and more flexible approach to earning Hyatt points through credit card spend is with cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points. These points can be transferred 1:1 to World of Hyatt as well as to other airline and hotel partners. Several of these cards earn more points per dollar on categories such as travel than the Hyatt Credit Card.

Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card - This is our favorite beginners travel rewards card which has a 60,000 point bonus (highest ever) after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

This sign up bonus is worth $750 in travel purchases (flights, hotels, car rentals etc) when you redeem your points through Chase's travel portal, which works like Expedia. The bonus alone could get you multiple round-trip flights or hotel stays.
Chase Sapphire Reserve® - Consider this premium card if you want to get into a lot of airport lounges. The current sign up bonus is 50,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. You'll also get a $300 travel credit per year which wipes away a big chunk of the $450 annual fee.
Chase Freedom Unlimited® - A simple, no annual fee card that earns you a $150 bonus after you spend $500 in your first 3 months. Easy earning at 1.5% on all purchases. Just know that you won't get any travel benefits or the ability to earn bonus points with this card.

Recommended Chase Cards (Business)

Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card - This is our #1 recommended business card and comes with a whopping 80,000 sign up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. This bonus is worth $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards for travel purchases (flights, hotels etc). Also, if you pay for your cell phone bill with this card, you can get up to $600 in cell phone insurance coverage per year.
Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card - earn $500 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. In addition, get up to 5% cash back on a range of business expenses such as office supply stores, internet, cable, and phone services. This is one of the best no annual fee business cards.

World of Hyatt Overview

Hyatt, with 850 properties in 60 countries, is smaller than its rivals, though has strong following among devoted customers.

Joining World of Hyatt

Sign up for a free World of Hyatt here. You can start earning points right away.

How to Sign in to Your World of Hyatt Account

Sign in on the World of Hyatt homepage. You’ll need to enter your username or World of Hyatt number and password, along with your last name.

Viewing Your Account Activity

Your My Account page shows reservations, points activity, and award certificates.

Profile Preferences

Use the My Profile page to update your address, guest room preferences, and payment information.

Points Expiration

World of Hyatt points expire after 24 months of inactivity.

To reset the clock all you need is any earning or redeeming activity.

World of Hyatt Benefits

World of Hyatt members get benefits from their first stay just for joining.

World of Hyatt elite levels

World of Hyatt Member:

  • Complimentary standard internet
  • Waived resort fees on award stays
  • Complimentary Mlife Sapphire

World of Hyatt Discoverist (10 eligible nights or 25,000 Base Points):

  • All Member benefits
  • 10% point bonus
  • Complimentary premium internet
  • Free breakfast at participating Hyatt Place Hotels (in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India, complimentary breakfast may not be available)
  • 2 pm late checkout at participating locations (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary Mlife Pearl
  • Earn one point per dollar spent at American Airlines with the AAdvantage – World of Hyatt promotion (link accounts here)

World of Hyatt Explorist (30 qualifying nights or 50,000 Base Points):

  • All Discoverist benefits
  • 20% point bonus
  • Upgrade to best room, excluding suites
  • 4 Club Lounge passes for eligible rates or free night awards
  • Mlife Gold
  • Waived resort fees on free night awards
  • Expedited check-in
  • At participating SLH hotels when paying an eligible rate or redeeming an award night, get complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, early 12PM check-in (based on availability), late 2PM check-out (based on availability), and 1 category room upgrade (based on availability)
  • 72 hours confirmed availability (blackout dates apply)
  • Week of Wellbeing at participating Exhale locations with complimentary fitness classes and savings on spa therapies and boutique purchases

World of Hyatt Globalist (60 qualifying nights or 100,000 Base Points):

  • All Explorist benefits
  • 30% points bonus
  • Upgrade to best room, including standard suites
  • Club lounge access
  • Complimentary full breakfast daily for each registered guest (up to 2 adults and 2 children) at Hyatt hotels/resorts without a club lounge
  • 4 suite upgrades after 60 qualifying nights or 100,000 Base Points each calendar year
  • Complimentary parking on free night awards at participating hotels and resorts
  • Guest of Honor program for family and friends to enjoy Globalist benefits when booking an award stay for them (points must be redeemed from the Globalist’s account; Hyatt offers free point transfer, subject to limits)
  • Access complimentary fitness classes at participating Exhale locations on qualifying stays at any Hyatt hotel

Earning World of Hyatt Elite Status

World of Hyatt expanded to 3 elite status levels and increased qualification requirements.

World of Hyatt Status Qualification Requirements:

Status TierQualifying NightsBase PointsBase Points per Dollar
Member005
Discoverist1025,0005
Explorist3050,0005
Globalist60 (55 to requalify in 2019, 60 in 2020)100,0005

You can qualify by either Qualifying Nights or Base Points. Unlike some other hotel programs, you cannot qualify based on stays.

Qualifying Nights are earned anytime you stay at a Hyatt property or an Mlife Resort and pay an eligible rate.

A new option for earning Hyatt qualifying nights is booking a Lindblad Expeditions cruise via the Hyatt FIND site – you’ll earn one elite qualifying night for each night on-board.

Base Points are earned when paying for eligible charges for hotel stays as well as Hyatt dining, spa, and other experiences. Base points are the only type of points to count toward your tier status.

Bonus Points are any points that are not base points, for example, elite bonuses and promotional offers are all bonus points.

Milestone Rewards:

Milestone Rewards replaced Hyatt’s “More Ways to Get Rewarded”, and it offers incentives for certain activities.

World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards

World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards Continued
World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards. Image Credit: hyatt.com.

The full terms, per the World of Hyatt site, are:

ActivityMilestone Rewards or Tier Status
Stay at 5 different Hyatt brands and pay an eligible rateFree night award in a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotel, or M life Rewards destination (valid for 1 year from issuance)
Earn Discoverist Status Benefits
Stay 10 qualifying nights or earn 25,000 Base Points or hold 3 qualifying meetings/events in a calendar year
Stay 20 qualifying nights or earn 35,000 Base Points in a calendar yearNEW: 2 Club Lounge access awards1,2 for use at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts at the time of reservation. Access includes continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms).
Earn Explorist Status Benefits
Stay 30 qualifying nights or earn 50,000 Base Points or hold 10 qualifying meetings/events in a calendar year
Stay 30 qualifying nights or earn 50,000 Base Points in a calendar yearFree night award in a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort or Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotel (valid for 180 days from issuance)

 

UPDATED: 2 Club Lounge access awards 1, 2 for use at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts at the time of reservation. Access includes continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms).

Stay 40 qualifying nights or earn 65,000 Base Points in a calendar yearNEW: Your choice of 5,000 Bonus Points, a $100 Hyatt Gift Card or save 10,000 points on a FIND experience. (Some options subject to expiration and other limitations; see new Program Terms)
Stay 50 qualifying nights or earn 80,000 Base Points in a calendar yearNEW: 2 suite upgrade awards to use at the time of reservation at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms) 2, 3
Earn Globalist Status Benefits
Stay 60 qualifying nights or earn 100,000 Base Points or hold 20 qualifying meetings/events in a calendar year 4
Stay 60 qualifying nights or earn 100,000 Base Points in a calendar yearFree night award in a Category 1-7 Hyatt hotel or resort or Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotel (valid for 180 days from issuance)

UPDATED: 2 suite upgrade awards to use at the time of reservation at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms) 2, 3

Access to My Hyatt Concierge agent for reservations and personalized service

Stay 70 qualifying nights in a calendar yearYour choice of either 10,000 Bonus Points or a suite upgrade award (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms) 2
Stay 80 qualifying nights in a calendar yearYour choice of either 10,000 Bonus Points or a suite upgrade award (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms) 2
Stay 90 qualifying nights in a calendar yearYour choice of either 10,000 Bonus Points or a suite upgrade award (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms) 2
Stay 100 qualifying nights in a calendar yearYour choice of either 10,000 Bonus Points or a suite upgrade award (subject to expiration; see new Program Terms) 2
Earn Lifetime Globalist Status Benefits
Earn 1,000,000 Base Points over the course of your program membership

Lifetime Globalist Status:

World of Hyatt Lifetime Globalist requires 1,000,000 lifetime base points.

There is no lifetime Discoverist or Explorist.

Hyatt-Mlife Rewards

Hyatt and MGM Resorts have an extensive partnership. If you have status in either program you can match for free to the other.

Hyatt M Life Status Match

Further, you can earn World of Hyatt points on eligible spending, and apply eligible stays toward status.

Book directly on Hyatt and show your World of Hyatt and Mlife Rewards number at check-in.

Hot Tip: Frequent travelers to Las Vegas can rack up Hyatt qualifying nights on cheap MGM rates.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World logo

All World of Hyatt members receive the following benefits when booking participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels through Hyatt.

  • Early check-in 12:00pm (based on availability at check-in)
  • One category room upgrade (based on availability at check-in)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Late check-out 2:00pm (based on availability at check-in)

You must book through Hyatt to receive benefits and earn Hyatt points and stay credits. Room rates or room packages may differ by booking elsewhere.

Value of World of Hyatt Status:

The old Hyatt Gold Passport had Platinum and Diamond levels, without a mid-tier comparable to competitors.

Discoverist offers similar benefits to the old Platinum and is competitive with other hotel programs.

Explorist is the new mid-tier, with a relatively high qualification requirement and lacks the prized benefit of free breakfast. At this level, programs such as Hilton Honors offer more value for most travelers.

Globalist continues the legacy of Diamond as arguably the best top-tier hotel status of major hotel programs. The Guest of Honor benefit is unique and valuable. Without a way to earn status based on stays, 60 nights is a high bar for all but the most frequent travelers.

How to Earn World of Hyatt Points

Below is a summary of some of the best ways to earn Hyatt points, but if you want more – read our extensive guide here.

Earning Points on Hyatt Stays:

All World of Hyatt members earn 5 points per dollar on eligible stays, plus a bonus for elite status:

  • Member: 5 points/dollar
  • Discoverist: 5 points/dollar + 10% bonus
  • Explorist: 5 points/dollar + 20% bonus
  • Globalist: 5 points/dollar + 30% bonus

Plan Meetings and Events

Earn points by holding meetings at Hyatt.

Earn 1X point per $1 spent, up to 50,000 bonus points per event! Meeting planners can also earn elite status with World of Hyatt by holding events at Hyatt properties.

Elite Status# of Events
Discoverist3
Explorist10
Globalist20

To earn points for events, the organizer (individual or company) must have 10 or more paid rooms for at least 1 night of the meeting.

You can split these reward points between up to 3 parties (a combination of individuals or companies).

Earn Airlines Miles Instead of Points 

If you infrequently stay at Hyatt hotels or typically only have one-night stays, you may prefer to earn 500 miles per stay with Hyatt’s 25 partner airlines.

Set your account preference and also have your airline number handy at hotel check-in.

Transfer Points to Family and Friends

You can send or receive World of Hyatt points to any other member. You need to submit the Point Combining Request Form.

Heads up: each member can only be involved in one transfer transaction per 30 days, so transfer carefully!

Hot Tip: Transfer points to a Hyatt Globalist to have them book for you and share their elite benefits through the Guest of Honor program.

 

World of Hyatt Points Combining Request Form
World of Hyatt Points Combining Request Form. Image Credit: hyatt.com.

Transfer Points to Airline Miles

Starting at 5,000 points you can exchange for 2,000 airline miles, with some exceptions.

The exceptions are:

  1. Aeromexico/LATAM (5,000:4,000)
  2. Air China (5,000:3,200)
  3. China Eastern (5,000:3,200)
  4. Qantas (5,000:2,400)
  5. Southwest (5,000:2,400)
  6. Virgin Atlantic (5,000:3,000)

Transfer 50,000 points at once receive a 5,000-mile bonus.

How to Redeem World of Hyatt Points

Hyatt has upscale hotels from iconic urban hotels to tropical resorts.

Beyond the widely familiar brands with the Hyatt name, Andaz and The Unbound Collection are boutique hotel style. Zilara and Ziva are all-inclusive resorts. One of the newest additions to the all-inclusive Hyatt family is the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa.

The Hyatt award chart is straightforward, with one price per room type per hotel category.  This is refreshing constant compared to increased use of variable award pricing in programs such as Hilton Honors.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World have recently been added for free night awards and are assigned categories in the World of Hyatt award chart.

World of Hyatt Award Chart:

(Note: Grand Club rooms are only available at Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency.)

Hyatt Award Chart
Hyatt Award Chart. Image Credit: Hyatt.com.

Points + Cash

Save some points by adding a cash copay with Points + Cash.
Hot Tip: Points + Cash stays, unlike Free Nights awards, count as qualifying nights for elite status qualification.

Points + Cash for Standard Rooms:Points + Cash for Standard Suites:
Points + Cash for Premium Suites: Points + Cash for Standard Rooms: Points + Cash for Miraval Resorts:

Upgrade A Paid Stay

On paid stays, you can use 3,000 points to upgrade to a club room at Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency that have a club lounge. At most Hyatt hotels you can use 6,000-9,000 Hyatt points to upgrade to a suite. Not all properties participate and availability can be hard to find at popular properties.
Hyatt Upgrade Chart
Hyatt Upgrade Chart. Image Credit: hyatt.com.

Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva All-Inclusive Resorts

Hyatt has two all-inclusive resort brands.

Hyatt Zilara properties are adults-only. Hyatt Ziva are kid-friendly.

Award prices can seem expensive, starting at 20,000 or 25,000 points/night, because these are all-inclusive resorts with all meals included.

Standard rooms are single or double occupancy. Maximum of 4 people per room, with those additional people incurring additional points charge per the award chart.

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Award Chart
Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Award Chart. Image Credit: Hyatt.com.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

Hyatt has just added the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, another all-inclusive.

For one adult a standard room is 45,000 points per night, while a suite is 75,000 points per night. A second person adds 20,000 points per night.

Award stays get a $175 resort credit per person, per day, in addition to meals.

World of Hyatt Miraval Resorts Free Nights

 

FAQ

How do I join the World of Hyatt? Is there a fee to join?

Enroll in the World of Hyatt program here for free.

Does the World of Hyatt status match to any other program?

Your World of Hyatt status may be matched to other programs, subject to the rules of the respective program.

What are the World of Hyatt elite status levels?

World of Hyatt has three status levels: Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist.

What are the different Hyatt brands?

Hyatt has 18 different brands:

Hyatt Brands
AndazHyatt Place
Grand HyattHyatt Regency
HyattHyatt Zilara
Hyatt CentricHyatt Ziva
Park HyattMiraval
The Unbound CollectionThompson Hotels (part of World of Hyatt)
Hyatt Residence ClubJoie de Vivre
Hyatt HouseAlila
Destination HotelsExhale Spa + Fitness

How do I contact World of Hyatt?

Contact World of Hyatt customer service at worldofhyatt@hyatt.com or by calling 1-888-344-9288.

Can I earn World of Hyatt points with a credit card?

In addition to earning reward points with the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points earned with cards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred® CardChase Freedom Unlimited℠Chase Freedom®or Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card.

Do World of Hyatt points expire?

Hyatt points expire with no activity in 24 months. Any earning or redeeming point activity resets the clock.

What hotels does Hyatt own?

Hyatt properties include Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Andaz, and more.

Can you book club rooms or suites with Hyatt points?

Yes, you can book suites with points across Hyatt’s brands with points. Additionally, you can book club rooms at Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency.

How many Hyatt points do you need for an award stay?

Award free nights range from 5,000-40,000 points, depending on hotel category 1-8.

Hyatt resorts start at 20,000 or 25,000 points.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa recently joined World of Hyatt, with award free nights starting at 45,000 Hyatt points.

Can Hyatt points be transferred?

Members can transfer points to each other by submitting a points transfer form.

Hyatt points can be transferred to airlines but at a poor rate.

What credit cards earn Hyatt points?

Only the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card earns Hyatt points directly.

You may earn Hyatt points faster with cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards. Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

Alex Miller

About Alex Miller

Alex has been traveling for over 25 years and from a young age was lucky enough to set out on numerous family trips all over the world, which gave him the travel bug. Alex has since earned millions of travel points and miles, mainly through maximizing credit card sign-up bonuses and taking every opportunity to earn the most points possible on each dollar spent.

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  1. Fester · March 25, 2018 · Reply

    How do you redeem the Club Access for Explorists? Call reservations or at check-in?

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