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Guest of Honor or Book as Globalist?

Old Sep 18, 19, 10:17 am
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Guest of Honor or Book as Globalist?

I'm taking my in-laws on a trip with us next year. I have two options: (1) book them as guests of honor or (2) book both rooms under my name (I'm a Globalist, they are not).

There seems to be a potential advantage of booking the rooms under my name because, in theory, I could use a suite upgrade for both rooms (not available with GoH). Potential downside is they could be denied free breakfast under the T&C.

Anyone have any experience with this or insights? Thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 10:19 am
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There are lots of reasons to make sure that any hotel reservation reflects the names of people who will actually be staying in the room. In some locations, this is also a legal requirement.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by Matt the Coffeeman View Post
I'm taking my in-laws on a trip with us next year. I have two options: (1) book them as guests of honor or (2) book both rooms under my name (I'm a Globalist, they are not).

There seems to be a potential advantage of booking the rooms under my name because, in theory, I could use a suite upgrade for both rooms (not available with GoH). Potential downside is they could be denied free breakfast under the T&C.

Anyone have any experience with this or insights? Thanks in advance.
Properties vary on their policy on extending Globalist benefits to additional rooms on the reservation that the globalist is not occupying. The most common (80%+) I've seen is that they'll extend to two additional (3 total) rooms as courtesy. Call the property's front desk or VIP manager and just ask them. They'll know.

Also, I've known several globalists using multiple suite upgrades at the same time. This isn't anything "sneaky" or wrong.

If they're not points people, I always prefer having it all in my name, as the points on incidentals get dumped into my account.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 10:59 am
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Interesting thought about the multiple suite upgrades. I always assumed it was impossible to use more than one for any one night.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Interesting thought about the multiple suite upgrades. I always assumed it was impossible to use more than one for any one night.
It's definitely not. I've had a couple reservations where I reserved 2 rooms (in my name) and applied TSU for both.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jameswes View Post
It's definitely not. I've had a couple reservations where I reserved 2 rooms (in my name) and applied TSU for both.
How about 'best room available' upgrades? I've generally found those to be one per Globalist.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
How about 'best room available' upgrades? I've generally found those to be one per Globalist.
Guest of Honor is as if the Guest is Globalist, so upgrade also applies.

As others have suggested, book Guest of Honor and call to apply TSU for both rooms.

I have also booked 2 rooms (cash rate) under my name and applied TSU to both, then when checking in change the 2nd room to friends traveling with us.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
How about 'best room available' upgrades? I've generally found those to be one per Globalist.
Generally speaking, I've found properties that are willing to extend globalist benefits like breakfast to multiple rooms will accommodate multiple upgrades/room blocking requests as well. I think a lot of it has to do with how you ask.

I've had several properties happily give me two suites for short stays on a two room reservations under my name. Granted, though, these are properties I frequent and have built relationships with the people at.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by CIT85 View Post
Guest of Honor is as if the Guest is Globalist, so upgrade also applies.

As others have suggested, book Guest of Honor and call to apply TSU for both rooms.

I have also booked 2 rooms (cash rate) under my name and applied TSU to both, then when checking in change the 2nd room to friends traveling with us.
Are you sure you can apply at TSU to a Guest of Honor reservation? I really thought that wasn't possible.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Are you sure you can apply at TSU to a Guest of Honor reservation? I really thought that wasn't possible.
+1, I've never heard of this. According to OMAT, this is not possible

Can you apply Globalist suite upgrades to Guest of Honor bookings?

Globalist members receive four confirmed suite upgrades per year, that can be used to confirm a suite upgrade for a stay of up to seven nights at the time of booking. You can’t apply one of these to a Guest of Honor booking, though the booking is still eligible for a space available suite upgrade at check-in.

https://onemileatatime.com/hyatt-guest-of-honor-faq/
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Old Sep 18, 19, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Are you sure you can apply at TSU to a Guest of Honor reservation? I really thought that wasn't possible.
correct. I've gotten uniform "no"s on this from my concierge and globalist line.

Haven't had need to do it, but as far as I know, you can do a points suite free night booking (e.g., 32K a night for Cat 5) with GoH, which might be useful for short stays if you want to guarantee the suite.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ClarkGriswold View Post
correct. I've gotten uniform "no"s on this from my concierge and globalist line.

Haven't had need to do it, but as far as I know, you can do a points suite free night booking (e.g., 32K a night for Cat 5) with GoH, which might be useful for short stays if you want to guarantee the suite.
Right - that's a good idea. Hadn't considered that angle. I still haven't done an upgrade to a suite via points, but it often seems like it could work well.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Are you sure you can apply at TSU to a Guest of Honor reservation? I really thought that wasn't possible.
As I stated, the reservations were in my name, not as Guest of Honor, and I was able to use TSU on both rooms. This made it possible since I was staying and we changed the names for the second room to my friends' during check in.

TSU is no transferable, thus cannot be used for GoH reservations. But TSU can be used if you book more than 1 room in your name and apply TSU to all the rooms. My original recommendation needs to be amended and not use GoH with TSU.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 1:17 pm
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It's rather simple... if you want to guarantee the TSU suite you book under your name. If you want to guarantee the benefits you book GoH.

Can't guarantee both...
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Old Sep 19, 19, 5:45 pm
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If the property in question has a lounge, you've just found a use for those #OtherwiseUselessToGlobalists Club Access Awards
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