[Ends Today] Enroll In A Hyatt Elite Status Challenge

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Originally posted on 3/28:

Airlines and hotels used to match competitor elite status, though in recent years that morphed into a status challenge, where you get elite status for a few months and have to prove your worth to keep the status.

Hyatt is very stingy on offering status matches and challenges, but through 4/1, any Bilt member can enroll in a Hyatt elite status challenge without needing any competitor elite status.

Bilt Rewards issues the no annual fee Bilt Mastercard, which offers points for rent payments if you make 4 additional transactions per statement period. They also offer 6 points per dollar on dining and 4 points per dollar on travel on the first day of every month. Those points can be transferred to a plethora of valuable partners, including American, Air Canada, Turkish, United, and Hyatt or they can be used at 1.25 cents each towards travel. Sadly, the card doesn’t offer a signup bonus.

But anyone can download the Bilt Rewards app and open up a Bilt Rewards account, even if you don’t want their Mastercard.

To activate status, click on the Hyatt offer from the app’s home page and link your Hyatt mileage number to enroll. You’ll get a confirmation email from Hyatt by 4/17. There is no need for a have a Bilt Mastercard to get status.

From 4/17-7/16 you’ll get Hyatt Explorist status. That gets you 20% bonus points, room upgrades excluding suites, 2pm checkout, free bottled water, and more.

If you stay for 10 nights in Hyatt hotels during that period, you’ll get to keep the Explorist status through 2/28/25.

If you stay for 20 nights in Hyatt hotels during that period, you’ll get Globalist status through 2/28/25. That gets you 30% bonus points, room upgrades including suites, 4pm checkout, waived resort fee, free parking on award stays, free breakfast, free lounge access, guest of honor elite status sharing on award nights, and more.

However it’s worth noting that you won’t receive Globalist confirmed suite upgrades or access to a Globalist concierge, as those are perks that are only awarded when you earn at least 50 or 60 elite qualifying nights in a calendar year. Essentially what is being offered here is “Globalist Lite” status, which is quite valuable, but is missing some of the best features of full Globalist status.

  • All Hyatt members are eligible for this, even if you’ve done a challenge in the past or currently have status.
  • Qualifying stays include nights at Hyatt, MGM, and SLH hotels, or Lindblad expeditions.
  • Both paid and award nights count for the status challenge.
  • Checkin for qualifying stays must occur no earlier than 4/17 and checkout must occur no later than 7/16.
  • Status will begin within a week of meeting the challenge requirements.
  • Only 1 room per hotel per night will qualify for the challenge.

It’s also worth noting that you can stack this with the current Hyatt promotion that awards 3,000 bonus points for every 2 nights in a Hyatt, starting with your 2nd stay. That promo runs through 5/26 and is also valid on paid and award stays. Award nights start at just 3.5K points, so it could be possible to earn Globalist status on the cheap by combining this promotion with the status challenge.

You can transfer points from Chase to Hyatt to book award stays.

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card has a 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus and 5 points per dollar on groceries for 12 months,, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus offering 20K points for spending $500 in 3 months and 5 points per dollar on groceries for 12 months, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

Will you try to obtain Globalist status with this challenge?

HT: Shaya E, via DDF

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37 Comments On "[Ends Today] Enroll In A Hyatt Elite Status Challenge"

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Bers

Does credit card spend count for the nights for this challenge?

JamesIV

Do nights earned from spend on the Hyatt card count towards the status challenge?

Joel

Sweet deal

Yissocher

Can I enroll and take advantage if I am currently a globalist?
And will it negatively affect my current status in any way?

Habib J

Will other hotels match status with this deal?

yaakov

meaning i am globalist now. will it make me explorist for 90 days? defintely dont want that.

mike

how can we search hotels that are 3.5k per night?

Mark

Awesome, should get explorist and I have an awards night at Baha Mar right in that window. How generous are they with the upgrades? Marriott never gave a hoot about my Gold status, never got upgrades from them unless I slipped the check in guy some $$.

Dov

would an existing reservation for that time frame be included? or it has to be a new one.

dave

i already have explorist, will this challenge bump me to globalist for the interim period before i stay the 20 days?

Joe

Stay for 10 nights, or stay for 10 PAID nights?

zeke

Would booking at 2 different hotels on the same night count as 2 nights?

Jamie

I downloaded the app. Linked hyatt. I don’t hold Bilts credit card. Can’t find the “Rent Day Tab”. I see a pay rent tab but the offer for hyatt isn’t there.

Dovid

Do I need a Hyatt cc to do this? If not where on the Hyatt app is this offer I couldn’t find it? Thanks

bg

If I have a reservation beginning on the 16th, will this help me in any way? Can I request an upgrade during my stay on the 17th? They won’t honor the status on the 16th, correct?

RWHR

How quickly does it update our status to globalist?

S

If completing 10 nights for the Explorist status (which I already have) will any Club Lounge Access Awards be awarded?

Michele

Do I have to check in or just the booking is enough?

Ly

I did not get any email yet but I see that I have the status already

MC

I did not get a confirmation email but it shows that I have the upgraded Explorist status now.

SD

Hyatt is telling me I need to complete 1 night stay as a member to begin the 90 day trial – is this accurate? (I registered for this) Ty.

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