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Membership Levels

The World of Hyatt program has four levels of membership: Member, Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist. The more often you stay with Hyatt, the quicker you'll climb the membership ladder. All membership levels allow you to redeem points for a free night in any available standard room.

Member

Benefits include:

  • Ability to earn and use points
  • Free nights
  • Free amenities
  • Member discounts

When you sign up for the World of Hyatt program, you are automatically granted Member status. Registration is free. Members receive five base points for every eligible dollar spent at participating Hyatt properties. Basic membership also comes with free Sapphire status in the M life Rewards program, waived resort fees on free night awards, complimentary standard internet access, access to a members-only reservation line and discounted room rates. And if you stay at five different Hyatt brands within one calendar year, you will earn a free night award at a Hyatt hotel (category restrictions apply). You can redeem your points for free nights, room upgrades, meals and spa sessions at participating Hyatt properties and at 12 M life Rewards resorts. Your accrued points will not expire so long as you stay at a Hyatt-affiliated property at least once every two years.

Discoverist

Benefits include:

  • Ability to earn and use points
  • Free nights
  • Free room upgrades
  • Priority check-in/out
  • Free amenities
  • Member discounts

You will achieve Discoverist membership status once you have accumulated 10 qualifying nights or 25,000 base points with Hyatt in a calendar year. In addition to the benefits provided by the basic membership tier, you'll receive expedited check-in at a dedicated area for elite members, as well as the option of a 2 p.m. checkout time. Discoverist members are also given a 10 percent points bonus on top of accumulated World of Hyatt points, plus complimentary bottled water and premium internet access, preferred room upgrades upon arrival (when available) and free Pearl status in the M life Rewards program. To maintain Discoverist status, you must meet minimum night or base points requirements annually.

Explorist

Benefits include:

  • Ability to earn and use points
  • Free nights
  • Free room upgrades
  • Priority check-in/out
  • Free amenities
  • Member discounts

Explorist status is earned after accruing 30 qualifying nights or 50,000 base points within a calendar year. As an Explorist member, you will automatically receive an upgrade to the best room available (excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access), plus guaranteed room availability for reservations booked 72 hours in advance (blackout dates apply). Explorist members also earn complimentary Gold status in the M life Rewards program and are given four passes to Hyatt's Club lounges, where free continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres are served. What's more, Explorist members receive an extra 20 percent points bonus every stay and one free night award, which can be used at hotels that fall within the brand's first four categories. To keep your Explorist status, you must requalify each year.

Globalist

Benefits include:

  • Ability to earn and use points
  • Free nights
  • Free room upgrades
  • Priority check-in/out
  • Free amenities
  • Member discounts

After accumulating 60 qualifying nights or 100,000 base points in a calendar year, you will receive Globalist status – the highest membership tier in the World of Hyatt program. Qualifying for Globalist status grants you Explorist benefits, as well as extra perks like a 30 percent points bonus every stay, year-round lounge access, one free night award that can be used at any participating Hyatt property, complimentary parking when using a free night award, four suite upgrade awards, two free United Club passes and personalized My Hyatt Concierge services. Plus, Globalist members are offered an upgrade to the best room available (standard suites included), resort fees are waived on all eligible rates, and room availability on select dates is guaranteed for reservations made 48 hours in advance (blackout dates apply). You'll also enjoy a complimentary full breakfast daily at properties without a Club lounge, and your checkout time can be extended to 4 p.m. What's more, any guest you gift a free night award to will have access to Globalist in-hotel perks during their stay. Additional bonus points or suite upgrade awards are given if you earn 70 or more qualifying nights within a calendar year. Globalist status can be maintained by accruing 55 qualifying nights annually; members who have earned 1,000,000 base points over the course of their membership will receive Lifetime Globalist status.

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