World of Hyatt extends elite-status benefits for some members in response to coronavirus

Feb 19, 2020

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World of Hyatt has announced elite-tier status extensions to some members affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Members residing in the Asia-Pacific region will see an automatic extension of their Hyatt elite status from February 2021 to February 2022. Other benefits, such as suite-upgrade awards, club-access awards and free-night awards, have also been extended by a year from Dec. 31, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021.

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In a press release on Feb. 19, 2020, 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.”  

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

Although there has been no similar announcement for members residing outside Asia-Pacific countries affected 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 the coronavirus, check out our post on traveling and the coronavirus.

Featured photo courtesy of Hyatt.

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