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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 22, 14, 8:58 am
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The basics of the challenge are simple.....

You apply, provide the required documentation, and accept your participation in the challenge (normally that's the date your challenge starts, if you would like to start on a specific date you need to be clear about that).

From the start date your status is reflected as Diamond and you get the 4 Diamond upgrades (might take a day or two for them to appear in your account). When the upgrades are in your account you can use them on an existing or any new reservations, but they will only work when suites are available and on paid stays (fully or partially paid like with the C&P option). If you are still Diamond on March 1st you will get another 4 upgrades, the unused ones you got before will disappear. If you meet the 12 nights in 60 days then your Diamond status will be extended to Feb 2015, otherwise it will end at the end of the month after 60 days.

So for your stay it seems best to accept the challenge as soon as possible so you will be able to use the Diamond upgrades. But don't start before your last intended stay minus 60 days if you don't intend to actually reach the 12 nights in 60 days.

But the suite availability needs to be there in the first place for your stays, don't just assume that by having a suite upgrade you will be able to get a suite. They only work for "basic" suite types (depending on the property).
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Old Jan 22, 14, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post

And offcourse the suite availability needs to be there in the first place for your stays.
Just want to add that it's suite UPGRADE availability - just because an entry suite is available for revenue doesn't mean it's available for upgrades.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 9:20 am
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Thank you very much for the help RTW1 and Peter
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Old Jan 22, 14, 9:36 am
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A tip to add.. When you receive the suite upgrades, you may apply the DSUs to reservations after the expiry date. No changes allowed otherwise you relinquish the suite upgrades. New DSUs you receive after March 1, reservations made prior to expiry, changes may be accommodated.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by Ancien Maestro View Post
A tip to add.. When you receive the suite upgrades, you may apply the DSUs to reservations after the expiry date. No changes allowed otherwise you relinquish the suite upgrades. New DSUs you receive after March 1, reservations made prior to expiry, changes may be accommodated.
I have 4 award cert that expire on Feb 28th. Are you saying I can use them for a reservation that I have already booked in August?
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Old Jan 22, 14, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by zh View Post
I have 4 award cert that expire on Feb 28th. Are you saying I can use them for a reservation that I have already booked in August?
You can apply suite upgrade certificates (I'm not sure about free night awards from the credit card) before they expire to reservations made for after they expire.

However, you will not be allowed to change the reservation or you will lose the certificates.

FWIW - I WAS able to change without losing them. I didn't ask, and customer service didn't volunteer. However, I was only shortening my stay, not changing it.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Ancien Maestro View Post
A tip to add.. When you receive the suite upgrades, you may apply the DSUs to reservations after the expiry date. No changes allowed otherwise you relinquish the suite upgrades. New DSUs you receive after March 1, reservations made prior to expiry, changes may be accommodated.
right now my plan is the following
4 nights Park Hyatt Goa (first March 4th)
2 nights Grand Hyatt Bombay
6+x nights Hyatt Regency Cancun (last stay around April 4th)

So Ill book all the rooms by the end of next week and let them start my challenge around February 8th. After that Ill burn the 3-4 upgrade certificates BEFORE March 1st. I will not make any changes with the bookings and I will get 4 new suite upgrades for the time from March 2014 until end of February 2015, does this make sense? Just checking that I got it all right.
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Old Jan 22, 14, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by pokergrinder View Post
right now my plan is the following
4 nights Park Hyatt Goa (first March 4th)
2 nights Grand Hyatt Bombay
6+x nights Hyatt Regency Cancun (last stay around April 4th)

So Ill book all the rooms by the end of next week and let them start my challenge around February 8th. After that Ill burn the 3-4 upgrade certificates BEFORE March 1st. I will not make any changes with the bookings and I will get 4 new suite upgrades for the time from March 2014 until end of February 2015, does this make sense? Just checking that I got it all right.
Correct.

Max 7 nights per DSU, so if you 6+x nights at Hyatt Regency Cancun exceeds 7 nights, then you'll have to redeem an additional DSU. Looks like you have 3 reservations utilizing 3 DSUs prior to March 1st, so if you need one more DSU, then you've got it.. prior to expiry.

I would try and apply that 4th DSU to a future reservation, which can be made up to approximately a year ahead.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 11:12 am
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With the Chase Hyatt credit card, one gets 10 night credits after spending $40k on the card.

Do the 10 night credits from the credit card count toward the 12 nights of the Diamond challenge?
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Old Jan 23, 14, 11:20 am
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No, those 12 nights need to be accomplished by actually staying.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
No, those 12 nights need to be accomplished by actually staying.
Bummer It did sound too good to be true.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 11:28 am
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They count towards the regular Diamond qualification.... for those without access to the credit card, that seems quite a decent offer.
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Old Jan 23, 14, 12:56 pm
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I'm getting conflicting information regarding suite UG on the challenge. Do you receive the suite UG before completing the challenge or strictly after you complete the 12 nights? Thanks
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Old Jan 23, 14, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
You can apply suite upgrade certificates (I'm not sure about free night awards from the credit card) before they expire to reservations made for after they expire.

However, you will not be allowed to change the reservation or you will lose the certificates.

FWIW - I WAS able to change without losing them. I didn't ask, and customer service didn't volunteer. However, I was only shortening my stay, not changing it.
HI Mary - I was able to get one certificate applied to a booking in August and waiting to hear back about 2 other bookings. So far, a savings of 450 euros.

thanks!
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Old Jan 23, 14, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Bacopa View Post
I'm getting conflicting information regarding suite UG on the challenge. Do you receive the suite UG before completing the challenge or strictly after you complete the 12 nights? Thanks
You receive DSUs when your Challenge is enacted. You can use the DSUs on reservations during your Diamond Challenge.
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