World of Hyatt Extending Loyalty Benefits

Written and Published October 6, 2020


In order to drive up interest in travel again, some of the biggest airlines and hotel chains have been putting out interesting promotions and sales for their customers. World of Hyatt announced that they will extend points expiration, and postpone some award changes. This is great news for World of Hyatt members, as they also recently launched one of the most lucrative promotions – Bonus Journeys.

World of Hyatt Extending Loyalty Benefits

World of Hyatt Extending Loyalty Benefits


Great news for all the World of Hyatt members! Hyatt announced that they will extend points expiration and some more benefits. Also, off-peak and peak point redemption will be postponed.

From the official announcement:
Inspired by Hyatt’s purpose – we care for people so they can be their best – and in response to the dynamic COVID-19 situation, we would like to share actions Hyatt is taking to care for you during this time, including booking with confidence and travel flexibility and comprehensive steps to implement new guidance, procedures, and practices as we reimagine the hotel experience.

World of Hyatt Extending Loyalty Benefits

Hyatt is introducing further extensions to benefits that will apply to all members globally. Benefits will be extended in the following ways:

  • More time to use points - The forfeiture of points will be suspended through June 30, 2021

  • More time to use earned awards - All unused Free Night, Suite Upgrade, or Club Lounge Access awards that are set to expire between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, will be extended to December 31, 2021. Additionally, unused Suite Upgrade and Club Lounge Access awards that are set to expire by February 28, 2021, will be extended to December 31, 2021. Unused Free Night awards that were earned in 2020 with 2021 will have expiration dates moved to December 31, 2021

  • More time for elite members to enjoy their status and benefits - Status and benefits have been extended for elite members without the need to qualify again. The status that a member had as of March 31, 2020 – whether Discoverist, Explorist, or Globalist – will be updated with a February 28, 2022 expiration date

  • Postponing award chart changes - The introduction of Off-peak and Peak point redemption that was originally planned for March 2020, will be postponed until July 2021. Also, the hotel category award chart changes will be suspended through 2021, with a few exceptions.


Hotels that will move down and require fewer points, starting October 29, 2020:

  • Stonebridge Inn, A Destination Hotel from category 5 to 4

  • Wailea Grand Champions Villas, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5

  • Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5

  • Lichenhearth, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5

  • Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence from category 6 to 5

  • Parker New York from category 6 to 5

  • Grand Hyatt Vail from category 7 to 6

  • Mauna Lani Point, A Destination Residence from category 7 to 6

  • Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7

  • Kaanapali Alii, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7

  • Vail Residences at Cascade Village, A Destination Residence from category 8 to 7

  • The Lodge at Spruce Peak, A Destination Hotel from category 8 to 7


Hotels that will move up and require more points starting March 2021:

  • Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport from category 2 to 3

  • Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-SoBro from category 4 to 5

  • Mar Monte Hotel part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt from category 4 to 5

  • Park Hyatt Aviara from category 5 to 6