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Old Nov 30, 16, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by ZBigFam View Post
I did a challenge and got Plat for 2 years (ends March 2018 plat all through 2016 and 2017). Do it, you won't look back.
But how did you do it, just called SPG? Or did you receive an email? Was some proof of Diamond, like a website screenshot required? Thx
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Old Nov 30, 16, 12:37 pm
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What is the annual fee on the Ritz card?

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There are easier ways to Gold on Marriott via credit card - $10K spend on the Ritz card ($75K for Platinum)
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Old Nov 30, 16, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
The website doesn't show, right? I mean, in account activity I only have patience to click on view more transactions so many times (old website used to just click to see all past activity, then one could look at only base points).

If the measurement is 1MM base points, last I looked about a year ago I think I was at like 800k+, something like 80%+ or what's required if I remember right (and in this year I haven't traveled to expensive Asia or PH locations, and become a more heavy HR and HH/HP mix customer), so I'd say not close enough to have that influence my decision?
Apparently you have to opt in to the monthly email statements to get the balance.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...nd-status.html
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Old Nov 30, 16, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
Apparently you have to opt in to the monthly email statements to get the balance.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...nd-status.html
I've already done that... but I don't have any statements on hand, and I'm not aware of how one can see that data without waiting for a next statement to arrive.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
I've already done that... but I don't have any statements on hand, and I'm not aware of how one can see that data without waiting for a next statement to arrive.
I re-opted-in for the newsletter and my first one arrived via email Nov 21st. If you're opted-in and not receiving it, I believe if you call GP customer service they can give you the number over the phone. If you have a Diamond Concierge, s/he can also give you the number.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by CopperSteve View Post
I re-opted-in for the newsletter and my first one arrived via email Nov 21st. If you're opted-in and not receiving it, I believe if you call GP customer service they can give you the number over the phone. If you have a Diamond Concierge, s/he can also give you the number.
I opted in many months ago. I receive the newsletter monthly. I don't have the recent one (it was tossed the day it arrived, after I read it). Thus, with the information not available on the website, I can't answer the question as to my lifetime balance, other than to say that it's around 80%+ of the requirement, not IMO every within reach (given my travel expectation for the rest of my work life), and thus not a variable in the decision to dump Hyatt (thanks WoH) and move to (maybe) SPG(Marriott).
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Old Nov 30, 16, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
I opted in many months ago. I receive the newsletter monthly. I don't have the recent one (it was tossed the day it arrived, after I read it). Thus, with the information not available on the website, I can't answer the question as to my lifetime balance, other than to say that it's around 80%+ of the requirement, not IMO every within reach (given my travel expectation for the rest of my work life), and thus not a variable in the decision to dump Hyatt (thanks WoH) and move to (maybe) SPG(Marriott).
Well, you could contact Hyatt GP customer support. I just did that an hour ago, via their website, and got the result very quickly.

"I would like to inform that currently you have 2,53,784 Lifetime base points in your Gold Passport account"


Quite far from the cool million.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by MD/DC Flyer View Post
There are easier ways to Gold on Marriott via credit card - $10K spend on the Ritz card ($75K for Platinum)
Yes. Amex Platinum is good toward Marriott Gold status regardless of amount spent on the card. Given authorized user cards, it's easy to get three people Marriott Gold for under $250/person. Courtesy of linking SPG to Marriott.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 8:18 am
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What do we think the chances are of Hyatt realizing in the next couple of months that they completely botched this and announcing "hey, just kidding, let's go back to HGP"? Near zero? Or might it happen in 2018 after most of the migrated Globalists refuse to requalify?
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Old Dec 2, 16, 8:31 am
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The problem here is that it is going to take them a while to figure out what is happening.

Like you, I'm a reasonably economical Diamond, although I do give them money and doubt that I am a problem to them (in the same way that I seem to be to AA as a <strike>penny-pinching</strike> rules- and price-savvy Executive Platinum). I won't make it to Globalist in 2017 for 2018, but I am a Diamond now and don't want to cut off my nose to spite my face, so I am booking plenty of Hyatts for 2017 to use the current benefits.

From Hyatt's perspective, don't I seem like someone who will be satisfied in 2018 forward by Experientialist (or whatever) benefits? Anyone who cooked up a system where folks who liked your brand and were in hotels 75+ nights a year but still couldn't make 60 nights with you even if they wanted to is the kind of a person who could drift for a year-plus imagining ambiguous evidence were in support of their illusion, not reality.

The reality is is that if there is a 2018, then without the Diamond benefits, I won't much stay in Hyatts.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by nineworldseries View Post
What do we think the chances are of Hyatt realizing in the next couple of months that they completely botched this and announcing "hey, just kidding, let's go back to HGP"? Near zero? Or might it happen in 2018 after most of the migrated Globalists refuse to requalify?

Id say as good as DL,AA,UA,VX , JB ditching a rev based RDM program and going back to miles flown = RDMs = its not gonna happen, if anything Hyatt will end up ahead by all of the frugals and 25 Stayers leaving

Now if we end up with a Global economy like it was back in '08 then anything can happen,but barring an economy going down the drain Hyatt will end up gaining by doing what it is and we will be the losers
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Old Dec 2, 16, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by Biggie Fries View Post
The problem here is that it is going to take them a while to figure out what is happening.
I agree with that. Not because the evidence isn't out there easy to figure out, but World of Hyatt-jacking has changed into some sort of lifestyle brand instead of a Hotel points program. That ridiculous AMA was so poorly handled, nobody at the corporate office has so much as glanced at the internet since
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Old Dec 2, 16, 10:21 am
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I would actually think that the HP/HH bookings should be down substantially for 2017. There are effectively no benefits there for Diamonds now, and the prices are generally higher.

So I'm keeping my high-end Hyatt stays, but dumping all of my cheap ones for even cheaper hotels. Frankly, I like Aloft much better. So I'll go back to those. Four Points? Harder call. But since I have no chance of elite status with Hyatt for 2018, I might as well move those over to SPG on the off chance.

If anyone should be screaming foul, it should be the HH/HP owners and operators.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
I would actually think that the HP/HH bookings should be down substantially for 2017. There are effectively no benefits there for Diamonds now, and the prices are generally higher.

So I'm keeping my high-end Hyatt stays, but dumping all of my cheap ones for even cheaper hotels. Frankly, I like Aloft much better. So I'll go back to those. Four Points? Harder call. But since I have no chance of elite status with Hyatt for 2018, I might as well move those over to SPG on the off chance.

If anyone should be screaming foul, it should be the HH/HP owners and operators.
It would have been so easy to include HP in the suite upgrade at check in benefit since increasingly the newer HPs do have some suites. For HH, I can understand not offering the benefit of an upgrade for extended stays, but there's no problem if it's limited to short reservations.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
If anyone should be screaming foul, it should be the HH/HP owners and operators.
I'm thinking they are the ones who demanded the change in the first place. All those suites and extra charges going to guests for free must have been a big detractor. So now the solution that Hyatt has rolled out might be akin to treating a broken ankle with amputation. They've killed the mid-level executive traveler who used to show up 15-35 times a year.
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