Hyatt hotels is giving all its World of Hyatt loyalty programme members a one-year extension on the elite benefits they earn.
The hotel chain will be suspending the forfeiture of points through December 31, 2020. Ordinarily, members’ points will be forfeited upon 24 months of inactivity, but Hyatt will be waiving that policy till year-end.
As well, Hyatt will be extending status and benefits for all existing elite members without them having to re-qualify.
Whether their status is Discoverist, Explorist or Globalist as of March 31, 2020, it will be automatically updated to reflect the new expiration date of February 28, 2022.
All elite tier extensions should be reflected in members’ accounts no later than April 15, 2020, said Hyatt in a statement.
In addition, all unused Free Night, Suite Upgrade or Club Lounge Access awards with expiration dates between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be extended to December 31, 2021. This includes existing awards and awards that may be earned throughout this year with a 2020 expiration date.
The award extension will be generated by World of Hyatt, and members do not need to take action. Awards that expired between March 1 and March 31, 2020 will be replaced with new awards on April 20, 2020.
All other qualifying, unused awards will be updated by the 20th day of the month in which the award would have originally expired.