How Hyatt Privé Upgrades Can Be Better Than Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrades

How Hyatt Prive Upgrades Can Be Better Than Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrades

Hyatt Privé Upgrade Or Globalist Suite Upgrade? A number of TravelSort Clients are also Hyatt Globalists, so we book eligible Hyatt luxury hotels and resorts for them with both Hyatt Privé benefits and their Globalist number, for their complimentary Club Lounge access, 30 percent bonus Hyatt points earned per dollar, and other benefits. Interestingly, however, with the way Hyatt Privé upgrades work and with Hyatt limiting Globalist suite upgrade awards to standard suites, it can be better to leverage Hyatt Privé upgrades over what a Globalist is eligible for with Hyatt Globalist suite upgrades.

Hyatt Privé Confirmed Suite Upgrade at Booking vs. Based on Availability at Check-In for Globalists

Hyatt Globalists enjoy an upgraded room at check-in, based on availability, up to Standard Suites. With Hyatt Privé, however, a 1-category upgrade can be confirmed within 24 hours of TravelSort making the request. While sometimes, during peak periods, the upgrade will not be able to be confirmed at booking, and will be based on availability at time of check-in, most of the Hyatt Prive bookings we've made for clients upgrades have been confirmed when making the booking or within 24 hours.

Standard Suite Limitation for Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrades

Hyatt Globalists are limited to Standard Suites for their complimentary upgrade, whether a space-available upgrade at check-in due to status, or when using one of their 4 suite upgrade awards where a suite can be confirmed at time of booking.

Contrast this with Hyatt Privé upgrades, which in some cases can be confirmed even within premium suite categories.

For example, at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, where there are no Globalist suite upgrades because the suites are all specialty suites, not standard suites. But as Hyatt Privé advisors, we were able to negotiate a confirmed suite upgrade from their reserved Two Bedroom Suite to the next higher category Two Bedroom Suite, in addition to an early booking discount which was still combinable with Hyatt Privé benefits.

In another example, a client who is a Hyatt Globalist inquired about a stay at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City. With the client's Globalist Suite upgrade, the upgrade would be to the Andaz Suite, a Standard Suite. The suites range in size, but for the client's dates, only smaller Andaz Suites of ~476 square feet, with no separation between the sleeping and living areas, were available. If the client wanted the 2BR Suite, it would cost an additional $550 in addition to the price of an entry level room, at a total cost of ~$800 + tax per night

Instead, with Hyatt Privé, it was possible to reserve the suite category below the 2BR Andaz Suite, the 1BR Terrace Suite, for $695 + tax per night, and confirm an upgrade to the 2BR Andaz Suite (normally $1045 + tax per night), a savings of $350 + tax per night and also saving the client the use of the suite upgrade.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Suite


Hotels Have Discretion to Further Upgrade on Arrival, Especially for Special Occasions

The Hyatt Privé upgrade is a 1 category upgrade, and is room to room or suite to suite. But sometimes, especially for a client's special occasion, and if there is availability, a hotel may upgrade further on arrival. For example, during one of our stays at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC, we reserved a Park Suite and confirmed a Hyatt Privé upgrade to a Park Executive Suite (940 sq. ft). The hotel generously further upgraded us to a corner Georgetown Suite (1022 square feet) as we were celebrating a special occasion, which we greatly appreciated.

Naturally Hyatt Globalists may also be further upgraded, but this illustrates that in addition to being able to confirm a 1 category upgrade with Hyatt Privé, it's possible for those who are not top tier elites (I am not a Hyatt Globalist) to potentially receive a further upgrade at check-in, depending on the hotel's occupancy, and at the hotel's discretion.

What has your experience been with Hyatt Privé upgrades?

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