New ways to earn Hyatt elite nights for meeting planners, travel advisors, and Hyatt Leverage admins

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Today Hyatt has announced new options for earning tier qualifying nights towards elite status.  Starting January 1, 2024, Meeting & Event Planners, Travel Advisors, and Hyatt Leverage Administrators will earn 2 tier qualifying night credits for every $5,000 USD in eligible spend per year (up to a maximum of 60 tier qualifying nights).

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Details

Starting January 1, 2024, Meeting & Event Planners, Travel Advisors (including Hyatt Privé agents), and Hyatt Leverage Administrators will earn 2 tier qualifying night credits for every $5,000 USD in eligible spend per year (up to a maximum of 60 tier qualifying nights).

Hyatt Leverage

I suspect that many readers are small business owners who have signed up for (or can sign up for Hyatt Leverage).  With Hyatt Leverage, you and your employees can get up to 15% off standard rates at participating Hyatt hotels.  That alone is enough reason to sign up.  And while Leverage has minimum spend requirements to maintain your account, that requirement is waived for World of Hyatt Business Credit Card owners.

When you join Hyatt Leverage, you’re given a code for you and your employees to use when booking hotels.  Using that code gives you and your employees up to 15% off standard rates.  Starting in 2024, the Hyatt Leverage administrator can earn tier qualifying nights:

  • You cannot earn tier qualifying nights for your own hotel stays
  • You will earn tier qualifying nights for stays booked by your employees when they book hotels using your Leverage code.

Here are the terms found on Hyatt Leverage’s site:

Starting in 2024, Hyatt Leverage administrators will now be able to earn Milestone Rewards and elite status. For every $5,000 (USD) of eligible room rate spend that is attributed to a Leverage administrator’s Leverage code in a calendar year, the Leverage administrator will earn two (2) Tier Qualifying Night credits, up to a maximum of sixty (60) Tier-Qualifying Night credits each calendar year. Leverage administrators cannot earn via the Hyatt Leverage program for stays booked for themselves – but they are eligible to earn points and Tier-Qualifying Nights as any other World of Hyatt Member would when staying as a registered guest in their individual capacity. Terms and conditions for Hyatt Leverage can be found here.

FAQ

The following FAQ is taken directly from Hyatt’s announcement (found here).

What is changing for Meeting and Event Planners?

Meeting and event planners can now earn Milestone Rewards and elite status by earning Tier Qualifying Night credits based on eligible event spend billed to a Group Master or Master Account. For every $5,000 (USD) in eligible event spend billed to a Group Master bill in a calendar year, the meeting planner will earn two (2) Tier Qualifying Night credits, up to a maximum of sixty (60) Tier-Qualifying Night credits each year. Spend can be associated to only one (1) member per event, and spend is accrued across events throughout the calendar year. Terms and Conditions for meeting and event planner earning can be found here.

Tier status may still be earned based on Qualifying Meetings until December 31, 2024. Please see immediately below for more details.

As a meeting planner, I planned to earn tier status in 2024 through Qualifying Meetings. Can I still do so?

Qualifying Meetings will continue to be tracked for 2024, and we will award status based on Qualifying Meetings held in 2024. This earning will run in parallel with the new spend-based earning structure. You’ll earn status based on the method that gets you to tier status the fastest.

What does this mean for my Company World of Hyatt Account?

As in the past, Company World of Hyatt accounts can continue to earn Bonus Points on eligible event spend arising from hosting qualifying events.

In addition, starting in 2024, Company World of Hyatt accounts will also be able to earn Tier-Qualifying Night credits based on eligible event spend billed to a Group Master or Master Account. For every $5,000 (USD) in eligible event spend billed to a Group Master bill in a calendar year, the Company World of Hyatt Account associated with the applicable event will earn two (2) Tier Qualifying Night credits – up to a maximum of sixty (60) Tier-Qualifying Night credits each year. Spend can be associated to only one (1) World of Hyatt Account per event, and spend is accrued across events throughout the calendar year.

By accruing Tier-Qualifying Night credits in a calendar year, Company World of Hyatt Accounts will be able to earn Milestone Rewards and gift eligible Milestone Awards to other Members. (Company Accounts will also remain able to redeem Bonus Points earned for program awards.)

Please note that – through the earning of Tier-Qualifying Night credits as described above – a Company World of Hyatt Account may satisfy the requirements for earning tier status in the World of Hyatt program (and this may be nominally reflected on the online account dashboard of a Company World of Hyatt Account). However, a Company World of Hyatt Account is not eligible to receive any In-Hotel benefits or other tier benefits available to individual members.

Complete terms and conditions applicable to Company World of Hyatt Account participation in World of Hyatt can be found here.

What is changing for Hyatt Prive travel advisors?

Starting in 2024, Hyatt Prive travel advisors will now be able to earn Milestone Rewards and elite status through spend made by their clients. For every $5,000 (USD) in eligible room-rate spend by their clients (cumulatively) in a calendar year, the advisor will earn two (2) Tier Qualifying Night credits, up to a maximum of sixty (60) Tier-Qualifying Night credits each calendar year – enough to earn Globalist status with the World of Hyatt. Terms and conditions for Prive can be found here.

What is changing for travel advisors?

When booking travel for their clients, travel advisors booking directly with Hyatt will be able to earn Milestone Rewards and elite status. For every $5,000 (USD) in eligible room-rate spend by their clients (cumulatively) in a calendar year, the advisor will earn two (2) Tier Qualifying Night credits, up to a maximum of sixty (60) Tier-Qualifying Night credits each calendar year – enough to earn Globalist status with the World of Hyatt. Terms and Conditions for travel advisors can be found here.

As a travel advisor, can I also earn Tier Qualifying Night credits if I book through a consortium or other third-party site?

Travel advisors will be able to earn Tier Qualifying Night credits on eligible room-rate spend when booking through Hyatt direct channels (as described in the questions immediately above). Room rate spend from reservations made through a consortium or other third-party site will not be eligible for Tier Qualifying Night credits for the advisor.

As a travel advisor/Hyatt Prive advisor/qualifying small-business owner, how do I know how close I am to earning Tier Qualifying Night credits with World of Hyatt?

Contact a Global Care Center to check your eligible accrued spend year-to-date. Once Tier Qualifying Night credits are earned, they will show up in the Account Overview section of your account.

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