SPG Platinum vs. Hyatt Globalist Status Comparison

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Hyatt has officially launched their new World of Hyatt program, which offers several new benefits for members including their highest tier Globalist members, so I compare the benefits between Hyatt Globalist vs. SPG Platinum status.



SPG Platinum offers a slew of benefits to its members. Platinum members earn three Starpoints for every U.S. dollar spent on eligible stays, receive a welcome amenity on each stay choosing from bonus Starpoints, continental breakfast or local amenity, complimentary in-room premium internet, complimentary health-club, club-level and executive-level access and a 4pm late check-out.

When it comes to upgrades, SPG Platinum members get an upgrade to best available room at check-in — including a Standard Suite. In addition, those SPG Platinum members who stay 50 nights a year earn 10 Suite Night Awards, which can be applied to most reservations and confirmed 5 days prior to your stay if available.

Hyatt Globalist offers great benefits to those who attain this status. Globalist members earn a 30% points bonus on the 5 points earned for every dollar spent, complimentary premium internet, waived resort fees on both paid and award stays, 4pm late check-out, club lounge access or full breakfast for two adults and two kids, and complimentary parking on award stays.

For suite upgrades, Hyatt Globalist members will receive upgrades to the best available room including standard suites at time of check-in. In addition, you’ll earn 4 confirmed suite upgrades each year which can be redeemed at time of booking on both paid and now award stays.

Hyatt Olive 8 Suite

Lifetime Status:

Lifetime SPG Platinum is earned after 500 eligible nights total and 10 years of Platinum status. Lifetime Globalist is achieved by earning 1,000,000 Base Points.

Bottom Line

Both SPG Platinum Status and Hyatt Globalist status offer rewarding benefits and perks for their members. Breakfast is an important to perk and with Globalist you’ll get either club lounge access or a full breakfast in the restaurant whereas Starwood gives club access or continental breakfast.

For suite upgrades, both SPG Platinum and Hyatt Globalist offer upgrades to the best room at check-in including suites. With Hyatt, you’ll get 4 confirmed suite upgrades each year good at time of booking, whereas Starwood gives 10 Suite Night Awards which are confirmed 5 days prior.

If you’re looking to earn top-tier elite status with either these, they both offer great perks and only you can decide which benefits you value more.

Feel free to share your thoughts below on the two programs!

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  1. I would consider the complimentary Marriott Platinum benefit a significant perk of SPG Plat (even though the Marriott Plat benefits aren’t nearly as good). For me and many of my coworkers, just finding a Hyatt at which to use the Globalist status is pretty difficult, especially compared to the combined Marriott-SPG footprint.

    BTW: “Suite Night Awards…confirmed 5 days prior to BOOKING” (were it true), would be a pretty awesome perk all by itself!

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