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Old Jan 27, 17, 3:05 pm
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pacific NW
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Originally Posted by iflyjetz View Post
Joseph, this post isn't aimed at you; just quoting it for subtopic reference.

I had a chance to think about this whole 'unaware Diamonds' thing.

I spent some time trying to find out how many Diamonds there are; the best I could find is this 2015 thread:

The Loyalty Lobby page that Hailstorm referenced isn't there anymore but one can find it by using the Wayback Machine.

Anyway, let's go with the 37,000 Diamond number in 2015. Now, let's remember Hyatt's disastrous status match from late 2016 that minted 30,000 new Diamonds (Hyatt's number) - pretty much doubling the number of Diamonds. WoW! that was a train wreck!

Anyway, back on track. How many of those ~67,000 Diamonds were aware in 2016? I'd say the 30,000 that were matched were aware and I'd guess that a decently large percentage (much larger percentage than with other hotel loyalty programs) of the other 37,000 Hyatt Diamonds are also aware.

I think it would be a fair statement that many many of those "status" match Diamonds are one off and the percentage of those seeking to qualify this year will be low. Most were just hackers and those hackers tend to muddle things for people that are seriously traveling for business seeking the best options for them.

As I have said I have decided to stay the course with Hyatt even though I HATE the name "Globalist" and continue to voice my opinion to Hyatt whenever the opportunity lends itself.

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