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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 Nov 11, 13, 1:05 pm
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@Ancien Maestro -- good info!

@kmcbrid2 -- I've got a detailed post you might want to reference with timeline on how quick Hyatt responds, what to say in the email etc... it might be useful to you: http://www.weekendblitz.com/hyatt-di...tus-challenge/
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Old Nov 11, 13, 8:34 pm
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Thanks Maestro! Very useful stuff indeed.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 10:11 pm
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that really is unbelievable, not even a polite response? (I am not really questioning you, but it is SO unbelievable.)
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Old Nov 16, 13, 12:28 am
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Just got a Diamond status match sounds great.

I had my 2 nights anywhere in the world from the Chase CC sign up last year. Haven't used them and booked 2 nights at the Park Hyatt Dubai. Wanted to get the club lounge and breakfast ect. so with the rules just changing a couple days before for the 3k points for club level per stay to per night I looked into a status match. In 2 days I got it confirmed based on SPG Plat and didn't expect a couple things:

1. I get the 4 suite upgrade certs during my trial period.
2. If I qualify 12 nights in 60 days I get status until Feb 2015.
3. 1k points per night for first 6 nights.

I am excited as I will use one cert for the suite at Park Hyatt Dubai with club/breakfast etc. (I don't think I can use them on free nights can I?) This may motivate me to just book the cheapest Hyatt I can find in Chicago area during xmas for 12 days and allow family to use it.

I have 3 more nights this year to hit 75 nights with SPG which I want also. Hmmmmm decisions, decisions....

Overall I like Hyatt but bad news with the recent changes to the program and I don't have enough nights to spread between the two programs really.

Will they allow a status match 1x per year? Or is it once a lifetime?

Thanks.

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Old Nov 16, 13, 12:47 am
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Park Hyatt Dubai does not have a club lounge.

I don't think any reasonable/viable program offers status match every year. If you find such programs please let me know although I think they will die soon as a result. Giving out free nights, status comps, credit cards are key reasons for Hyatt's devaluation this week, many believe.
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Old Nov 16, 13, 1:22 am
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Once per lifetime. Whether that means account lifetime or personal lifetime is a little ambiguous I think, but it is intended to be personal lifetime.

Lots more info for you here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...n-11-10-a.html
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Old Nov 16, 13, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by IncyWincy View Post
Park Hyatt Dubai does not have a club lounge.

I don't think any reasonable/viable program offers status match every year. If you find such programs please let me know although I think they will die soon as a result. Giving out free nights, status comps, credit cards are key reasons for Hyatt's devaluation this week, many believe.
You can do SPG plat challenge every year. So you are welcome for letting you know.

You are right about the PHD not having a CLUB lounge. The phone attendant said they had a lounge and in fact they do. It is a dining restaurant called The Lounge, but it isn't for diamond members or club floor members. So I guess I was half mislead.
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Old Nov 16, 13, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by schley View Post
You can do SPG plat challenge every year. So you are welcome for letting you know.
Not quite - you can't do a SPG Plat challenge if you've ever been SPG Plat before (whether earned or through a challenge), which means that you can't do the scenario that IncyWincy was talking about, which I believe was repeating challenges every year to always maintain the top-tier status at the reduced challenge criteria.

You can always repeat the SPG Plat challenges until you're successful, but once you achieve Plat, that account will no longer accept Plat challenges. So, in fact it's once per lifetime (or at least once per lifetime of SPG account).
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Old Nov 16, 13, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by SFOPhD View Post
Once per lifetime. Whether that means account lifetime or personal lifetime is a little ambiguous I think, but it is intended to be personal lifetime.

Lots more info for you here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...n-11-10-a.html
There are reports of HP members conducting Diamond Challenges more than once. The T&C is one offer trial per member, but since expiry dates are rolling, a new offer rolls out with a new expiry date generally. Two offers per year currently.

No mention of once per lifetime.
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Old Nov 16, 13, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by Ancien Maestro View Post
There are reports of HP members conducting Diamond Challenges more than once. The T&C is one offer trial per member, but since expiry dates are rolling, a new offer rolls out with a new expiry date generally. Two offers per year currently.

No mention of once per lifetime.
It is impossible to know what they intended to mean by "one trial per member per offer". But I'ver never seen a communication from HGP that would even barely pass 6th grade English, which is about average for North America.
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Old Nov 16, 13, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by stargold View Post
Not quite - you can't do a SPG Plat challenge if you've ever been SPG Plat before (whether earned or through a challenge), which means that you can't do the scenario that IncyWincy was talking about, which I believe was repeating challenges every year to always maintain the top-tier status at the reduced challenge criteria.

You can always repeat the SPG Plat challenges until you're successful, but once you achieve Plat, that account will no longer accept Plat challenges. So, in fact it's once per lifetime (or at least once per lifetime of SPG account).
This is not actually correct. If you were at one time platinum 5 or more years ago I believe (without challenge) you could continually challenge until you are successful. If you have been successful via a challenge then you can't repeat. Thus you could do it every year. When you are successful you will have your status for a year or even up to 21 months I believe if done in June of a year and expires Feb 2 years later. I was never insinuating you could be plat one year let it expire 21 months later then the next month do the challenge again.

2 colleagues who were plat 5-6 years ago did the challenge last year and both were successful and gained platinum again. I believe you can't be platinum for the last 5 years and haven't done a successful challenge previously.
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Old Nov 16, 13, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by MisterSelfish View Post
Apologies for the newbish question, but I'm a bit confused on a few of the timing issues at hand here:

1) Is it possible to request the Diamond Challenge start on a specific date, or do you have to email the request in on that exact date? Mrs. Selfish and I have a series of Hyatt stays starting on Dec 1 and I'd prefer to have the challenge start then, naturally.
I do have the same doubt, is it possible to choose a specific date? You should be able to request the start/end(60 days later)period, right?
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Old Nov 16, 13, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ironfire View Post
I do have the same doubt, is it possible to choose a specific date? You should be able to request the start/end(60 days later)period, right?
Yes, I requested a specific date, but it was only 10 days or so after it would have started anyway, so I don't know how far in advance you could do it. I had a couple of reservations that would be just outside of the 60 day period and wanted to make sure that they would be included so that I was sure to complete the challenge.
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Old Nov 22, 13, 10:25 am
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Old Nov 22, 13, 1:44 pm
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Go play somewhere else please...
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