One trick to get free perks like room upgrades and breakfast is to book a Hyatt Guest of Honor reservation.
Here’s how to get free suite upgrades, free breakfast, and more without having elite status at Hyatt hotels.
Hyatt Guest of Honor: Free Room Upgrades, Breakfast & More
Free room upgrades, breakfast, and more are a Hyatt Globalist perk. These and other freebies are yours when you stay 60 nights a year at Hyatt.
Did you know you could get those same benefits with 0 stays at Hyatt?
Yep, through the Hyatt Guest of Honor perk.
The Hyatt Guest of Honor benefit lets a Globalist gift their elite status and book a Hyatt hotel for someone else. It is the only Hyatt approved way to let someone borrow Globalist status.
Some Globalist gift status by making a second guest booking: by adding the person as a second guest to a reservation under the Globalist’s name. This is against Hyatt’s terms.
Instead of making a second guest booking, a Globalist can make a Hyatt Guest of Honor booking.
That person gets Globalist perks:
- Free suite upgrade
- Daily breakfast for two for free
- Waived resort fees
- Free premium in-room Wi-Fi
- Daily bottle of water
- Early check-in
- Late check-out (4 pm)
A Hyatt Guest of Honor booking is only available on an award booking. Aka a points stay. If you want to pay cash, you can’t book a Guest a Honor booking.
Pro-tip: Guest of Honor bookings aren’t permitted at Hyatt Residence Club resorts or M life hotels.
How to Make a Hyatt Guest of Honor Booking
To make a Guest of Honor booking, a Globalist has to call the Globalist line and give the reservation agent:
- Name of hotel
- Travel dates
- Name/s of the person/people staying in the room
Hyatt takes the points from the Globalist’s account. The Globalist gets the confirmation email.
Pro-tip: The reservation will not appear in the Globalist account. So the Globalist should forward it to the person on the reservation.
Transferring Points for Hyatt Guest of Honor Booking
The recipient transfers the points to the Globalist by submitting a points combining request form.
This is important!!
Submit a point combining request form vs gifting points.
There’s a 55,000 point a year limit on gifting points. But there’s no limit to how many points you can combine with someone.
Pro-tip: You can transfer or receive points every 30 days.
Who Benefits on a Hyatt Guest of Honor Booking
Does it benefit the Globalist? Nope. But it’s a nice thing to do to help someone celebrate a special occasion or because you’re a nice person.
The person on the reservation benefits. They enjoy Globalist perks without having to stay 60 nights. They get stay credit because award nights count towards elite status. Plus they earn points from any purchases made at the hotel.
Say goodbye to having to stay 60 nights a year to earn elite status. You can enjoy free perks like suite upgrades, breakfast, and more with the Hyatt Guest of Honor perk.
To take advantage of the Hyatt Guest of Honor benefit, a Globalist has to make a reservation for you.
A Hyatt Guest of Honor booking is an award booking so you’ll have to transfer the points to the Globalist.
Remember to use the combine points form vs gifting points to avoid the 55,000 point yearly limit.
Where have you used or been a recipient of the Hyatt Guest of Honor perk?
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