Hyatt Guest of Honor Bookings


Hyatt Globalist is Hyatt’s highest elite status and one that offers great benefits. Previous to 2024, having a family member or friend with Globalist status was a bonus due to the Hyatt Guest of Honor Booking. These guest of honor bookings could be made by someone with Globalist status on your behalf and you could then enjoy the benefits of Globalist status during your stay. These benefits include:

  • Room upgrade at check-in including standard suites, as available
  • 4:00 pm late check-out guaranteed at most hotels (as available at resorts)
  • Club Access or Breakfast
  • No resort fees
  • No parking fees

They are now a Milestone Award when a person stays 40 nights or earns 65,000 base points. They will get one Guest of Honor Booking.  At 60 nights or 100,000 base points, they will earn 2 more Guest of Honor Bookings.  As a person stays 70, 80, and 90 nights, they will get another Guest of Honor Booking as a Milestone Award. If you have a family member chasing Globalist Status, let them know that you would love to have them book a room for you as they earn these bookings. The member will get one elite night credit once you complete your stay.


Procedure for Booking

Recently, Alex, Jess, and I met for a short retreat in Huntington Beach. Because Jess had a Guest o Honor Booking, she used it for our second room in Alex’s name. We transferred the necessary Hyatt Points to her via this form. She then called Hyatt and booked the room for us, thus giving us Globalist Status during our stay.


hotel room with two queen beds

We thoroughly enjoyed our Guest of Honor booking at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington, California


Guest of Honor Facts

  • Only available with award stays using points or an annual night certificate
  • Elite night credits go to the person who has the award, not the person staying
  • Suite upgrades cannot be applied to a Guest of Honor Booking but, if a suite is available, the guest may receive one
  • Guest of Honor bookings are not allowed on paid stays
  • You can only take part in a point combining request activity once every 30 days (this includes gifting or receiving points)


My Experience with Globalist Status

It was such a treat to experience life as a “Globalist” on this trip. The breakfasts we ordered were beyond amazing. And we paid nothing for them, to even a tip! We were upgraded to an ocean view room and they even apologized they didn’t have any suites available during our stay. Besides the breakfasts, they gave each room a $25 Market voucher to use for incidentals or treats. This was probably particular to this hotel. All in all, this is a hotel status I want for myself especially since I want to stay in Hyatt’s over and over again due to their outsized value.

Bottom Line

I am currently earning my own Globalist Status with their fast-track challenge. In the meantime, it was nice to get a Guest of Honor Booking to try out the benefits. If you know someone with Hyatt Globalist Status, ask them to do a Guest of Honor Booking in your name – it is a great way to see if Globalist Status is something you’d like to pursue!

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

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