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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 Jan 9, 14, 6:22 pm
  #1051  
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Originally Posted by ZBigFam View Post
No I don't think that's possible.
But this property has quite a few suites of various configurations so contact the property directly to see what the cost would be for the different suites that they might be willing to confirm you into.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
WHen I asked Hyatt for info on the trial rules, they said nothing about proof of recent Hilton stays. They just asked me when I wanted to start the trial.
Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
The e-mail you get when applying clearly shows you need to supply both proof of status in a number of programs and proof of at least one stay in the last 12 months..... If you cannot even meet that you are not challenge material .
Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
I re-read my email and you are correct. You need at least 1 night stay in order to qualify for the trial.
Um, doss1, I think you had it right the first time.

I am a current poster child for OP's question.

I became Hilton Honors Gold via a stray conversation with an Amex Platinum rep.

I have not stayed in a HIlton Honors property in a coon's age.

I do have -- for real ! -- a Waldorf-Astoria (hence HH) stay booked.

When I took the screen shot of my HH Gold status, the upcoming stay was on the page. I went into the Paint utility and circled it in red.

Sent this modified screen shot to Hyatt GP. Got a quick reply that I was eligible. We agreed on a start date and I am currently doing the Diamond Trial.

I don't think that the upcoming stay really mattered. There was certainly no past stay.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kenbo View Post
I thought GH SEA was one of the better properties for getting upgraded to a suite since the club floors are all suites. I haven't been Diamond for about a year now so maybe it's changed?
i like about 10 blocks from this hotel. yes, they try to upgrade diamonds to suites when they're available. great people there too.
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Old Jan 10, 14, 12:07 am
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i am thinking of getting my wife to get matched to hyatt (she's hilton) - Does anyone know if she can request a start date ? She has about 10 nights booked already over 60 days exactly.. Would like to pick up all of these on the challenge if possible.. has anyone attempted this? or should i just send the email the day before her first stay? anyone?
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Old Jan 10, 14, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by Biggie Fries View Post
Um, doss1, I think you had it right the first time.

I am a current poster child for OP's question.

I became Hilton Honors Gold via a stray conversation with an Amex Platinum rep.

I have not stayed in a HIlton Honors property in a coon's age.

I do have -- for real ! -- a Waldorf-Astoria (hence HH) stay booked.

When I took the screen shot of my HH Gold status, the upcoming stay was on the page. I went into the Paint utility and circled it in red.

Sent this modified screen shot to Hyatt GP. Got a quick reply that I was eligible. We agreed on a start date and I am currently doing the Diamond Trial.

I don't think that the upcoming stay really mattered. There was certainly no past stay.
Ok, humm..interesting. You're not the first person to say this, though. I do see the following in my trial eligibility email: "Please note, the competitor statement must indicate your name, tier status and at least one stay in the last 12 months."

I wonder why they let you use the upcoming stay as criteria for eligibility because one could just easily cancel that.
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Old Jan 10, 14, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by footastic View Post
i am thinking of getting my wife to get matched to hyatt (she's hilton) - Does anyone know if she can request a start date ? She has about 10 nights booked already over 60 days exactly.. Would like to pick up all of these on the challenge if possible.. has anyone attempted this? or should i just send the email the day before her first stay? anyone?
You can request that the challenge start on a particular date after GP has reviewed your information for the challenge.
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Old Jan 10, 14, 10:22 am
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I'm not so sure that they did use it ... The reg that you cite may just be something that they enforce ... when they enforce it.

You are absolutely right that I could cancel the forthcoming reservation, but then isn't that precisely what Hyatt wants? For us to move our future stays -- the past is the past -- to their properties? I certainly have more incentive to do so as a (Trial) Diamond than I would have otherwise.
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Old Jan 10, 14, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by peteropny View Post
You can request that the challenge start on a particular date after GP has reviewed your information for the challenge.
sweet thank you!!
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Old Jan 10, 14, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by peteropny View Post
You can request that the challenge start on a particular date after GP has reviewed your information for the challenge.
I'm assuming that this means request a date within the current trial period (ie before April 30)? Or could I contact them around 4/30 and request my trial start 6/1?
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Old Jan 11, 14, 12:48 am
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Hey all, tried my best to search through posts to see if anyone had an answer but couldn't seem to find one... let me know if this is the wrong forum for this too!

If I were to status challenge to Hyatt Diamond and then open the Hyatt card... do those 2 nights no longer get upgraded to a suite automatically?

I'm actually planning out my honeymoon for this Fall to Kauai and was thinking of doing it for both the SO and myself to get 4 nights.

If Diamond no longer gets you two suite nights, would it make sense to just challenge anyways and use a suite upgrade on a paid stay? (Aiming for Grand Hyatt Kauai).

Thanks!
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Old Jan 11, 14, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by kentlee View Post
Hey all, tried my best to search through posts to see if anyone had an answer but couldn't seem to find one... let me know if this is the wrong forum for this too!

If I were to status challenge to Hyatt Diamond and then open the Hyatt card... do those 2 nights no longer get upgraded to a suite automatically?
You can find that info here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...hase-wiki.html

There is currently no credit card offer that includes two nights in a suite for Diamond members.
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Old Jan 11, 14, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by kentlee View Post
If I were to status challenge to Hyatt Diamond and then open the Hyatt card... do those 2 nights no longer get upgraded to a suite automatically?
That's been gone for at least a few months.

If Diamond no longer gets you two suite nights, would it make sense to just challenge anyways and use a suite upgrade on a paid stay? (Aiming for Grand Hyatt Kauai).
Do note that suite upgrades at that hotel are only to the Garden Suites (essentially ocean facing, but on the ground floor), which limits both their appeal and their availability. Yes you could use the suite upgrade if your paid stay qualifies. I'm not an expert, perhaps someone will correct me if wrong.
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Old Jan 11, 14, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by kentlee View Post
Hey all, tried my best to search through posts to see if anyone had an answer but couldn't seem to find one... let me know if this is the wrong forum for this too!

If I were to status challenge to Hyatt Diamond and then open the Hyatt card... do those 2 nights no longer get upgraded to a suite automatically?

I'm actually planning out my honeymoon for this Fall to Kauai and was thinking of doing it for both the SO and myself to get 4 nights.

If Diamond no longer gets you two suite nights, would it make sense to just challenge anyways and use a suite upgrade on a paid stay? (Aiming for Grand Hyatt Kauai).

Thanks!
You can certainly utilize suite upgrades on reservations used to qualify for Challenge. If GHK is the only motivating factor, I would check on availability before going down this road. The suites are very limited in numbers. It may make sense for you to utilize suite upgrades at other hotels like HR Maui or Andaz Maui (so far so good). HR Waikiki is very limited in numbers as well.
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Old Jan 14, 14, 6:49 pm
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Based on the official post above (sticky), I see that the current Diamond Trial promotion ends April 30, 2014. I was actually planning to start the trial on April 19, 2014 and try to do the 60 days challenge, but it looks like I will only be able to do this for about 10 days since the trial promo ends on April 30?!
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Old Jan 14, 14, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
Based on the official post above (sticky), I see that the current Diamond Trial promotion ends April 30, 2014. I was actually planning to start the trial on April 19, 2014 and try to do the 60 days challenge, but it looks like I will only be able to do this for about 10 days since the trial promo ends on April 30?!
April 30 is the deadline for entering the promotion, not the day that it ends.
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