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The miles and points travel world is abuzz with chasing Hyatt Globalist status. Last week, I posted a link to this post by Frequent Miler that explains how you can earn Globalist status with as few as 10 stays at Hyatt in early 2021.
World of Hyatt Globalist status is arguably one of the best elite statuses in the hotel world. It gets you free breakfast/lounge access, suite upgrades, waived resort fees on all stays, free parking and late check-out.
A few years ago, I was matched to Globalist status (then known as Hyatt Diamond status) through a Twitter promo. I didn’t have to shell out any cash on stays to get the elite status. My family enjoyed free suite upgrades at Hyatt Lost Pines, Hyatt Hill Country, Hyatt MCO and Grand Hyatt Denver. We saved money by getting free breakfast and eating in the lounges at those hotels. Having Hyatt elite status definitely made our stays more comfortable and less expensive.
That said, I have no desire to chase after Hyatt Globalist status, even with this current easy path. Why?
Frequency of Travel
My family is in a very different season of travel than we were just a few short years ago. When I had Hyatt Diamond status, my kids were younger and we pulled them out of school for trips. We also had a few years of having Southwest Companion Passes, so flying around the U.S. was very affordable.
Now, my oldest child is in high school. We are no longer pulling our kids out of school for frequent trips. We are limiting travel to school breaks. My son is a competitive tennis player, so even over the summer we can’t be constantly traveling.
With our lower frequency of travel, we won’t get as much use out of elite hotel status.
Style of Travel
Back when I had Hyatt elite status, my kids were younger and we slept in one hotel room. Having the suite upgrades was nice because it gave us a little more room to spread out.
However, now that my kids are older and two of them are teenagers, we need much more space for us all to be happy on vacation. We prefer to rent condos or houses so that we can have separate bedrooms and hangout spaces. Part of the reason why we enjoyed our trip to New Zealand was because of the fantastic vacation rental house we had.
For our upcoming 2021 trips, we have a house rental for spring break and a DVC condo rental for Disney World. We choose house rentals over a single hotel room or even two hotel rooms every time.
So, even if we had elite status with a suite upgrade, my family would still be more comfortable in a rental house with multiple bedrooms.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in a great deal when everyone is raving about it. Don’t get me wrong, having Hyatt Globalist status is nothing to sneeze at. It has great perks and is very worthwhile to have if you will get good use out of it over the next two years.
However, it’s not right for everyone. If I traveled frequently for business, if my kids were younger or if my husband and I were empty nesters, I would consider chasing Hyatt elite status. But for now, I’m passing.
Are you interested in earning Hyatt Globalist status? Why or why not?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.