Update: Marriott has matched Hyatt’s elite extension policy for members who had an account address in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan as of 2/1/20.
Originally posted on 2/19:
Related: The World of Hyatt credit card is an excellent card and comes with 50,000 points in addition to annual free nights, elite status, and promotions. You can read more about the World of Hyatt card here.
Hyatt has announced that they will extend the current status for members based in the Asia Pacific region. If your status currently expires on 2/28/21, it will be valid through 2/28/22.
Suite night and free nights awards that expire in 2020 will be extended through 12/31/21.
Hyatt is also evaluating extensions for members who make frequent stays in the Asia Pacific region.
I think other airlines and hotel chains will likely join this bandwagon, but kudos to Hyatt for acting quickly to make this announcement!
Hyatt sure seems to be the only hotel chain that still “gets it” when it comes to loyalty.