Sneak Peek: World of Hyatt Updates, New Program Launches Next Week
Signing up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.
I shared the news that Hyatt would be re-vamping their loyalty program starting March 1, 2017. And now they’ve shared more details about what the new program will look like.
As part of the new program, they’ve launched a website, “For a World of Understanding.” And there will be a television spot during the Oscars this Sunday night.Hyatt wants to deepen community engagement and provide new, hands-on experiences for guests. I like that they’re introducing educational opportunities with a focus on understanding and empathy!
And they’ve kindly offered to gift Hyatt Globalist (top-tier elite) status to a Million Mile Secrets reader in April 2017!
I’ll share the updates so you’ll know what to expect from Hyatt starting next month!
World of Hyatt Updates
Starting March 1, 2017, Hyatt will change its loyalty program to the new World of Hyatt.
The award chart isn’t changing. But there are big changes to how folks earn and keep elite status. In general, you’ll require more nights (or spending) to achieve status with the new program.
Hyatt wants their new program to be as much about engaging with and understanding the community as it is about earning and redeeming points. Emily and I can definitely relate, because for us, travel is about connection, exploring new cultures, and meeting new people!
Here’s a sneak peek of the video they’ll air at the Oscars this weekend. It’s set to “What the World Needs Now,” written by Burt Bacharach and performed by Andra Day.
Educational Opportunities and Experiences
Hyatt is also partnering with AFAR, a company which promotes travel as a way of increasing understanding. To start, they’re introducing 2 initiatives:
- Offering an “immersive experience” in Tokyo to select members (more details to follow)
- Partnering with Learning AFAR / No Barriers USA to bring an immersive educational program to Chicago Public School students, including a trip to Costa Rica
And it sounds like they’ll continue to offer these interesting experiences!
Shh! You’ll Have a Chance to Win Top-Tier Status!
Hyatt has kindly offered to gift Globalist (top-tier) status to one Million Mile Secrets reader!Globalist members get perks like:
- Upgrades at check-in, up to standard suites
- Club lounge access or free breakfast at hotels without a lounge
- Late check-out, priority check-in, and 30% bonus points on stays
- 2 complimentary one-time use United Club lounge passes annually
- Free parking on award stays
Stay tuned for the giveaway in April 2017!
Bottom LineHyatt’s new loyalty program, World of Hyatt, officially starts March 1, 2017.
And they’ve revealed more details about what the program will look like, including opportunities for members to participate in experiences and education opportunities. All with a view to deepening connection and understanding with their guests and the community. You can check out the campaign video here.
The Hyatt award chart isn’t changing, but there are big changes to their elite status levels. And stay tuned in April when we’ll give away Hyatt Globalist (top-tier elite) status to one lucky Million Mile Secrets reader!
What do you think of the new World of Hyatt program?
Chase Sapphire Preferred® CardAPPLY NOW
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases.
2X points on dining at restaurants including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
Earn 2x total points on up to $1,000 in grocery store purchases per month from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Includes eligible pick-up and delivery services.
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)