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If you’re one of the many people chasing top-tier Hyatt status courtesy of the incredibly generous promotion that Hyatt is currently running, I have some good news for you. Any bonus elite night credits that you may have been due for stays made so far in 2021, should have now posted to your account.
Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion was launched in the last quarter of 2020 and was easily the most lucrative promotion that we saw last year. Originally, the promotion was only supposed to run through 4 January 2021, but with a month of the promotion left Hyatt extended the end date to 28 February 2021.
By 7 January, Hyatt had posted the standard elite night credits that come with the World of Hyatt credit card, the bonus night due to anyone who had successfully applied for the card from mid-October onwards, and the bonus elite night credits due from Hyatt stays made up to 4 January 2021 as well.
Now it looks like Hyatt has posted another batch of elite night credits that were due courtesy of the Bonus Journeys promotion.
My last Hyatt stay ended in mid-January while a friend of mine had a stay that ended on January 31st and both of us have had our Bonus Journeys elite night credits post overnight. That would appear to indicate that Hyatt is still posting these nights in batches so we can probably expect the next (and last) set of Bonus Journeys elite night credits to post around 4 March for stays made between now and the end of February.
I’ve Got Status
Because Hyatt has halved the elite status requirements for 2021…
…and because we’ve now had two sets of bonus elite night credits post, I have managed to secure Hyatt’s top-tier Globalist status through February 2023 (I’ll write a separate post on how much this has ended up costing me).
While it’s fantastic to have Globalist status already secured, I still haven’t quite finished the set of mattress runs which should earn me the suite upgrade awards that Hyatt’s milestone rewards pay out when guests credit 50 and 60 elite nights to their World of Hyatt accounts in a calendar year, but that’s all in hand. Although my tactics to earn those upgrades have now changed (a little), I should still end up earning them with a reasonable amount of ease.
It’s a shame that a lot of the world is still locked down and that a lot of us still can’t really travel very far, but the fact that Hyatt status is valid for the year in which it is earned, for the year after it is earned, and also for the first two months of the year after that, means that anyone who has just earned World of Hyatt status will have a significant amount of time in which to enjoy all the benefits that the status offers – we’re not going to remain in this mess forever.
Hyatt has just posted another batch of bonus elite night credits that were due to World of Hyatt members who have made one or more stays with Hyatt since the start of the year. This is the second set of bonus elite nights due from the Bonus Journeys promotion to post to member accounts so there’s a very good chance that quite a few readers will have moved up to Globalist status in the past 24 hours. Congratulations to all who now find themselves at the top of Hyatt’s loyalty pyramid, now let’s hope we can all start enjoying the benefits of our new-found status sooner rather than later.