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Hyatt Tier (Status) Matching (Challenge) Information - 11/10(ended 10/31/14)

Hyatt Tier (Status) Matching (Challenge) Information - 11/10(ended 10/31/14)

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HYATT GOLD PASSPORT® DIAMOND TRIAL
Terms and Conditions

To qualify for this promotion, member must contact Hyatt Gold Passport Customer Service at 800.304.9288 or [email protected] between June 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014, reference Offer Code DMD14 and provide a statement with their account activity from a competitor. Upon enrollment, member will receive trial Diamond membership for 60 days. To maintain Diamond membership through February 2015, member must complete 12 eligible nights at any Hyatt worldwide within 60 days of enrollment. Member will also receive 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points on their first six (6) eligible nights within 60 days. Maximum 6,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points may be earned. Diamond 30% point bonus will be awarded for all eligible stays during the 60-day trial membership period when member chooses points for their stay. If member completes the stay requirements they will receive a new membership card, valid through February 2015, within 3-4 weeks of qualifying. Membership benefits will be available when member provides their Hyatt Gold Passport number at time of reservation and check-in.

Limit one trial tier offer per member. Hyatt Gold Passport will track all eligible nights in which a Hyatt Gold Passport account number is provided. An eligible night is defined as a single night at any Hyatt in which an eligible rate is paid. For the purposes of this Promotion, an “Eligible Rate” shall be defined as any hotel published room rate, including, but not limited to, rates found on hyatt.com, the Hyatt Daily Rate, Volume Account Rates, AAA and Senior Citizen rates. “Ineligible Rates” are discounted rates, including, but not limited to, any free night stays, Third Party Internet Rates (examples include priceline.com, hotels.com, Expedia, and Travelocity), traditional wholesale rates (examples include GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, etc.), airline crew rates, airline employee rates, travel agency employee rates, Club at the Hyatt discount certificate stays, Hyatt employee or employee family discount rates, airline interrupted-trip vouchers or contracted rooms (a contract room is a room that has been reserved pursuant to a written and executed agreement between a hotel and a corporation, government agency or individual for a negotiated room rate in exchange for an agreed upon number of rooms to be rented for an extended period of time). Back-to-back stays at a single Hyatt are considered one stay. Hyatt Gold Passport reserves the right to alter or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.

The following are all the competitors and required status to qualify for the Diamond Trial Offer.

Hilton Honors- Gold VIP and Diamond
Marriott- Gold and Platinum
Starwood- Platinum
Priority Club (now IHG Rewards Club)-Platinum
Fairmont Hotel (one FT has had success)

Please note, the competitor statement must indicate your name, tier status and at least one stay in the last 12 months. Please email statement of your membership activity with a competitor to us for processing.

This promotion is subject to the complete Terms and Conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program. For complete program terms and conditions, visit goldpassport.com. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, HYATT house®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates. ©2013 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

Important note on timeframe: You have 60 days from the start of the challenge to complete the 12 nights, regardless of what the expiration date is on the your account profile. You may still retain Diamond status until the end of the month in which your trial period ends.
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Old Oct 19, 13, 9:52 am
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for those not completing the 12 nights in 60 stays requirement, my experience is the gratis match continues for another 30d days. Meaning, the match gets you 90 of being treated like a diamond.
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Old Oct 21, 13, 11:09 pm
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I absolutely agree with you. Can't believe they stopped the once in a lifetime status match. I was waiting until just b4 applying for the Hyatt Chase card (I just got another Chase Card, the Ritz-Carlton), so I am not very likely to get a 3rd chase card any time soon, until my balances are at zero.

At any rate, I just can't believe this. Oh well, guess the answer is that one should grab while the grabbing is good. I did do a Marriott/Ritz Platinum Challenge right before they stopped doing instant status matches (8 stays in 4 months) and they have been getting all of my business, and instead of going to a bed and breakfast in Santo Domingo I will be going to the SDQ Renaissance whenever I can. They treat me very nicely, without it feeling phony.
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Old Oct 22, 13, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by rodsren View Post
I absolutely agree with you. Can't believe they stopped the once in a lifetime status match. I was waiting until just b4 applying for the Hyatt Chase card (I just got another Chase Card, the Ritz-Carlton), so I am not very likely to get a 3rd chase card any time soon, until my balances are at zero.

At any rate, I just can't believe this. Oh well, guess the answer is that one should grab while the grabbing is good. I did do a Marriott/Ritz Platinum Challenge right before they stopped doing instant status matches (8 stays in 4 months) and they have been getting all of my business, and instead of going to a bed and breakfast in Santo Domingo I will be going to the SDQ Renaissance whenever I can. They treat me very nicely, without it feeling phony.
Hang on, are you saying Hyatt are no longer offering the Diamond Challenge?
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Old Oct 22, 13, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by rodsren View Post
I absolutely agree with you. Can't believe they stopped the once in a lifetime status match. I was waiting until just b4 applying for the Hyatt Chase card (I just got another Chase Card, the Ritz-Carlton), so I am not very likely to get a 3rd chase card any time soon, until my balances are at zero.

At any rate, I just can't believe this. Oh well, guess the answer is that one should grab while the grabbing is good. I did do a Marriott/Ritz Platinum Challenge right before they stopped doing instant status matches (8 stays in 4 months) and they have been getting all of my business, and instead of going to a bed and breakfast in Santo Domingo I will be going to the SDQ Renaissance whenever I can. They treat me very nicely, without it feeling phony.
Reading terms and conditions of the Diamond Challenge, it reads only once per member per offer. I don't think once in a lifetime was ever the case, just misunderstood.

Originally Posted by lcag08 View Post
Hang on, are you saying Hyatt are no longer offering the Diamond Challenge?
Hyatt is still offering the Diamond Challenge.
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Old Oct 31, 13, 12:53 am
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I called GP last week to see if they would extend my challenge beyond 60 days as I have 6 nights booked during the following 2 weeks. Alas no dice (disappointing, but expected).

After much internal debate I decided to do a last minute 5 night mattress run to meet the 12 EQN challenge. For me the critical component was the fall bonus as my total cost is @$600 but I will receive a 15k fall bonus + roughly 4k stay points which is close to enough for a Cat 7 free night.

Hopefully Hyatt Diamond will not be as disappointing as Marriott Plat. So far no spectacular upgrades at checkin but I do take some comfort that the suite certs will deliver as promised. And lounge access will be a plus.

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Old Oct 31, 13, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
I called GP last week to see if they would extend my challenge beyond 60 days as I have 6 nights booked during the following 2 weeks. Alas no dice (disappointing, but expected).

After much internal debate I decided to do a last minute 5 night mattress run to meet the 12 EQN challenge. For me the critical component was the fall bonus as my total cost is @$600 but I will receive a 15k fall bonus + roughly 4k stay points which is close to enough for a Cat 7 free night.

Hopefully Hyatt Diamond will not be as disappointing as Marriott Plat. So far no spectacular upgrades at checkin but I do take some comfort that the suite certs will deliver as promised. And lounge access will be a plus.
Worth the mattress run for Diamond.

You received the suite upgrades when you signed up for the Challenge (on commencement of the Diamond Challenge). In bold above, sounds like you didn't know you had the suite upgrades to use? Its in your account right now to use.

I have similar experiences.. The upgrades aren't usually spectacular, but I always stay in a suite and don't expect an upgrade in suites. But I'm really happy with the Hyatt GP program overall.
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Old Nov 1, 13, 1:16 am
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I just created a wiki which should provide FT's the basic information for Diamond status challange. I have search the Hyatt forum and looks like this would be the best thread for it but I have not found information on the current offer. Can someone update the wiki with the current information or just respond to my post and I will update it?
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:21 am
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Hyatt Tier (Status) Matching (Challenge) Information - 11/10

I will very likely not renew Diamond (only at 9 stays) this year. I have done the challenge two years ago. I will end up this year as SPG Plat 75 as most of my travels were in non Hyatt locations.

Is my understanding correct that I would be able to do the challenge again ? In which case I won't bother with a desparate attempt to close the gap in 2013, and rather request the challenge in Q1 or Q2 when the diamond status has expired. Does this approach make sense ?
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:31 am
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They were offering the challenge this year, even to those who had participated before.... so who knows what they will do next year, but it's quite possible they will do so again.
Not much of an alternative, 16 stays in 2 months would be a bit excessive for most.
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
They were offering the challenge this year, even to those who had participated before.... so who knows what they will do next year, but it's quite possible they will do so again.
Not much of an alternative, 16 stays in 2 months would be a bit excessive for most.
16 stays!? It was only 12 nights when I did it last year...
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:36 am
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Hyatt Tier (Status) Matching (Challenge) Information - 11/10

I will end up at min 11 stays but could somewhat easily do 17. 25 would be a stretch from there indeed. I am wondering if doing 17 over 11 would buy any goodwill ?
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by banzani View Post
I will end up at min 11 stays but could somewhat easily do 17. 25 would be a stretch from there indeed. I am wondering if doing 17 over 11 would buy any goodwill ?
Anything is possible with direct negotiation, but I would think your chances slim.
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
16 stays!? It was only 12 nights when I did it last year...
I was referring to the 9 stays that the OP had this year so far.....
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
I was referring to the 9 stays that the OP had this year so far.....
Ah. I obviously confused that with the challenge.
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Old Nov 1, 13, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by banzani View Post
I will end up at min 11 stays but could somewhat easily do 17. 25 would be a stretch from there indeed. I am wondering if doing 17 over 11 would buy any goodwill ?
It's so far of from the 25 required I wouldn't even bother...
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