World Of Hyatt

A Big Change At Hyatt Reinforces The Difference Between Membership And Loyalty

Last week was a bit of a stunner for me.  I was sitting in a meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.  It was late in the day and I’d been ignoring my e-mail a bit as the presentations stretched on.  We hit a bit of a lull and I looked down at my phone to check e-mail.  Then, I stood up and walked out of the room. I had received an e-mail that Jeff Zidell, the guy responsible for the Hyatt loyalty program, was leaving the company.  My first thought wasn’t, […]

Did You Win Hyatt Globalist Status From Me?

Hyatt’s top-tier status is the most valuable top-tier status in hotel loyalty right now.  I’ve been a Hyatt Diamond member for many years and with the recent program change become a Globalist member (truth be told, I’m now Lifetime Globalist and loving every minute of it). The folks at Hyatt were nice enough to let me bestow Hyatt Globalist status upon one lucky reader.  You don’t get all the cool perks (no free night or guaranteed suite upgrades unless you meet the 60-night threshold).  But, you’ll get all the other […]

Finishing Off Lifetime Hyatt Globalist Status!

Those that follow my blog know that I’ve been a HyattHomerTM for a number of years now.  They consistently deliver great service and benefits to me.  They’ve done so for a number of years.  Their lifetime status is one of the hardest to achieve among the major chains.  Unlike chains like SPG, award nights don’t boost your total.  Lots of nights at cheap properties don’t boost your total.  Only cold, hard cash boosts your total.  Earning 1 million base points (by spending $200,000 at Hyatt hotels) was the only way […]