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add globalist guest at checkin and get benefits

Old Feb 11, 20, 6:44 pm
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add globalist guest at checkin and get benefits

My wife (Discoverist) is planning work travel and to stay at a Hyatt in Seattle. Can she add me to the reservation at checkin time ? Also, I'm a globalist, when we checkin, can the globalist benefits be applied to the room ?

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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by computerguy View Post
My wife (Discoverist) is planning work travel and to stay at a Hyatt in Seattle. Can she add me to the reservation at checkin time ? Also, I'm a globalist, when we checkin, can the globalist benefits be applied to the room ?

Thanks!
IMO, no. Benefits go to the person getting the credit. Itís a tough situation, if possible book and pay with her corporate card but book through your WOH account so your name is the main on the reservation.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:19 pm
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I've done what you've described many times without issue. Spouse uses CC free night and as long as we checkin together, we get the Glob benefits like lounge access. But make sure you call Hyatt (888-994-9288) and update the reservation to include your name/member number.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
I've done what you've described many times without issue. Spouse uses CC free night and as long as we checkin together, we get the Glob benefits like lounge access. But make sure you call Hyatt (888-994-9288) and update the reservation to include your name/member number.
Hmm...

Can I ask why your spouse wouldnít just book the reservation under your name/member number in effect giving you the CC Free Night? Thatís within the program limits and easy to do. I just canít see why Hyatt would grant benefits to someoneís guest (in effect), spouse or not.

Maybe they did just end up transferring the reservation to your name when calling in? Just thinking out loud about how thatíd go down.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:44 pm
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We have done this a couple of times with my wife traveling for work. At least with us, they put me as the primary guest at check-in, and the primary guest's benefits are applied. At checkout, they switched my wife back to the primary guest so that they could print the folio with her name.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by HoustonConsultant View Post
We have done this a couple of times with my wife traveling for work. At least with us, they put me as the primary guest at check-in, and the primary guest's benefits are applied. At checkout, they switched my wife back to the primary guest so that they could print the folio with her name.
wow! thank you so much for the reply, will definitely try this.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 3:51 am
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Originally Posted by HoustonConsultant View Post
We have done this a couple of times with my wife traveling for work. At least with us, they put me as the primary guest at check-in, and the primary guest's benefits are applied. At checkout, they switched my wife back to the primary guest so that they could print the folio with her name.
Sounds like a decent hotel with well-trained, proactive staff. In other words, not a HP...
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Old Feb 12, 20, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Sounds like a decent hotel with well-trained, proactive staff. In other words, not a HP...
In fairness to HPs, the only Globalist benefit they need to worry too much about is late checkout.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by joe_miami View Post
In fairness to HPs, the only Globalist benefit they need to worry too much about is late checkout.
Now 9am check-in as well, although you can handle that online before arrival.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
Hmm...
Can I ask why your spouse wouldnít just book the reservation under your name/member number in effect giving you the CC Free Night?
Because that's a no-go when booking via corporate travel desks. Mismatch of name/member number can also cause booking to fail.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
Hmm...

Can I ask why your spouse wouldnít just book the reservation under your name/member number in effect giving you the CC Free Night? Thatís within the program limits and easy to do. I just canít see why Hyatt would grant benefits to someoneís guest (in effect), spouse or not.

Maybe they did just end up transferring the reservation to your name when calling in? Just thinking out loud about how thatíd go down.
The certificates (free nights) are non-transferable. It's not like using points.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
The certificates (free nights) are non-transferable. It's not like using points.
I think in this situation, you can still use the FN with spouse's name and OP's benefits. But the night credit goes to spouse, or the person who paid for the room.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Matt4200 View Post
Hmm...

Can I ask why your spouse wouldnít just book the reservation under your name/member number in effect giving you the CC Free Night? Thatís within the program limits and easy to do. I just canít see why Hyatt would grant benefits to someoneís guest (in effect), spouse or not.

Maybe they did just end up transferring the reservation to your name when calling in? Just thinking out loud about how thatíd go down.
Yes you have to call in and add your name and member number to the reservation. The you will actually see that reservation in your reservation list.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
I think in this situation, you can still use the FN with spouse's name and OP's benefits. But the night credit goes to spouse, or the person who paid for the room.
You can try but eventually it's up to the property if Globalist benefits are extended because the second guests status.
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