Hyatt will be emailing members of World of Hyatt today with two changes they are making from 1 Jan 2018 to World of Hyatt.
No, they are not reducing qualification levels for Globalist. Shame.
Yes, they are going to start counting reward stays towards qualification – matching a number of other chains.
The other change, is that they are doubling the length of time that reward nights earned as part of status, stay live. A major annoyance is that currently when you earn a free night at 30 nights (Category 1-4) or 60 nights (Category 1-7) they expire after 90 days. This is doubling to 180 days. A small step forward.
So some progress, if not necessarily the reduction in nights for status nor reintroduction of requalification through stays, but perhaps that might happen.