World of Hyatt extending elite status, benefits for some members due to coronavirus

Feb 19, 2020

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In a serious good-guy move, World of Hyatt has announced tier extensions to some members impacted by the spread of COVID-19 virus, also known as the new coronavirus. Those members residing in the Asia Pacific region will see an automatic extension of Hyatt elite status to February 2022 from February 2021. Other benefits such as Suite Upgrade Awards, Club Access Awards and Free Night Awards are also included, with a new expiration date of 31 December 2021 from 31 December 2020.

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In a press release on 19 February, Amy Weinberg, Senior Vice President of World of Hyatt said, “Now more than ever, it’s a priority for us to stay close to our World of Hyatt members, understand how their lives are impacted and help. Extending the expiration of elite tier status and benefits for our members is one of the ways we can care for our most loyal guests, so they have one less thing to worry about during this incredibly difficult time”.

Those who qualify for this extension should see it reflected automatically in their accounts by 21 March 2020 and will receive information regarding the updates through email, My Hyatt Concierge, and WeChat communications, among others.

While there has been no similar announcement for members residing outside Asia Pacific countries who have been impacted by the virus, Hyatt has stated that they’re assessing the elite status and membership benefits of those who frequently travel to the region.

To learn more about visiting Asia and COVID-19, check out our post on travelling and the coronavirus.

Featured photo courtesy of Hyatt.

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