World of Hyatt Adds New Milestones Rewards, Updates Guest of Honor

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Hyatt announced they’ll be making changes to the World of Hyatt program starting on January 1, 2024. Hyatt will be updating the Milestone Rewards choices, as well as making changes to Guest of Honor bookings.

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Here’s what’s new for World of Hyatt Members in 2024:

  • More Milestones & Rewards: Members will be recognized more frequently and choose whether to use their award or gift eligible awards. Milestone Rewards will begin after 20 qualifying nights (or 35,000 Base Points) and continue for each 10 qualifying nights, up to 150 nights per calendar year. At almost every milestone, members can choose from three awards or decide to gift eligible awards to someone special: 
    • Earn points for future stays across the globe. 
    • Enhance their next stay with benefits like suite upgrades.  
    • Enjoy experiences designed to support and complement their wellbeing. 
  • New Milestone Rewards: Throughout their journey, members can earn new rewards: 
    • 2K Next Stay: Earn 2,000 Bonus Points on their next stay at a Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Caption by Hyatt or UrCove hotel. 
    • FIND Experience Credit: Choose between a $25-$300 FIND credit to use on any FIND experience around the globe, depending on the qualifying number of nights. 
    • Guest of Honor Award: Give someone they care about – including themselves – Globalist benefits on either award or paid stays, starting at 40 qualifying nights. 
    • Miraval Extra Night: Stay one night at a Miraval resort to receive a complimentary second night  
    • The Ultimate Free Night Award: Enjoy one free night in any participating Category 1-8 hotel, Category A-F all-inclusive resort or participating Miraval resort (earned at 150 qualifying nights). 
  • Guest of Honor: Guest of Honor, which historically enabled Globalists to share their valuable in-stay membership benefits, will become a new Milestone Reward, extending this unique benefit to more members.  
    • Members can give the Globalist experience to someone they care about (including themselves for non-Globalist members) on stays up to 7 nights.  
    • As a Milestone Reward, Guest of Honor can be earned up to 10 times/year, beginning at the 40 Qualifying Night / 65,000 Base Point milestone.  
    • Guest of Honor can now be enjoyed on both award and paid stays.

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For the most part these updates are positive with several new Milestone Rewards options being added.

For the Guest of Honor changes, currently this benefit is unlimited for Globalist members, so the main negative is now this will be limited, and you’ll earn Guest of Honor awards as Milestone Rewards.

What are your thoughts on the World of Hyatt changes to the Milestone Rewards as well as Guest of Honor updates? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. guest of honor right now is only eligible for award stays. Now it can be used for paid stays, which is better imo.

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