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Old Jan 19, 17, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by JackE View Post
One-level downgrade each year.
Not so fast... nothing has been stated what will happen next year....
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Old Jan 19, 17, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
Not so fast... nothing has been stated what will happen next year....
I thought the response to Markie's inquiry to Zidell confirmed that anyone not requalifying for their present tier would be downgraded just one tier. Did I misunderstand?
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Old Jan 19, 17, 11:25 pm
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Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
I thought the response to Markie's inquiry to Zidell confirmed that anyone not requalifying for their present tier would be downgraded just one tier. Did I misunderstand?
I should have been clearer... for 2017 yes, after that who knows....
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Old Jan 19, 17, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
I thought the response to Markie's inquiry to Zidell confirmed that anyone not requalifying for their present tier would be downgraded just one tier.
I've seen that stated in more than one place.

If so, it's incredibly generous.
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Old Jan 19, 17, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
If so, it's incredibly generous.
Especially since Explorer has so many benefits.....
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Old Jan 19, 17, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by YoungSoloTraveler View Post
might have to convince management and point to the new rules to force upgrade into suites
Let us know how that goes
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Old Jan 19, 17, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
Especially since Explorer has so many benefits.....
Not worth 30 nights, but free is free. There are a number of properties where I would absolutely make use of the club upgrades.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 12:40 am
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Sure, I would use them if they still provide a soft landing in 2018. But it's a far cry from being incredibly generous. From a program perspective I even find it to be incredibly stupid....

They now provide those that haven't qualified for Diamond under the old rules with some free benefits they wouldn't have had otherwise. And since if you cannot qualify under the old rules there's little chance you will qualify this year, so what's the point?

Should they do this again in 2018 it's even worse since they now also extend the free benefits to all those status matchers from last year, again what's the point? It's not like you haven't experienced club access when you were Diamond/Glob for the whole past year and those 4 club stays will suddenly convince you to go for 60 nights again....(without having club access for most of them that year).
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Old Jan 20, 17, 12:44 am
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From a program perspective I even find it to be incredibly stupid....
So what? I'll take the soft-landing and call it generous. Because it is.

You can call it whatever you like.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by RTW1 View Post
I should have been clearer... for 2017 yes, after that who knows....
See post #2556, which confirms a one-tier downgrade each year. At least, that's the promise from Zidell.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by JackE View Post
See post #2556, which confirms a one-tier downgrade each year. At least, that's the promise from Zidell.
For Diamonds who qualified in 2016, who will therefore be Globs for 2017, if they were to ignore Glob requalification in 2017 completely and just focus on spending points and demanding suite upgrades on every stay then, come 1 Jan 2018, kick off a 60 night mattress run, they'd be back to Glob for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019, and Explorist for 2020?

Assuming WoH doesn't get canned in the meantime, of course.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
So what? I'll take the soft-landing and call it generous. Because it is.

You can call it whatever you like.
The soft-landing has been Hyatt practice before, hasn't it?

Soft-landings by Hyatt competitors is nothing new to me.

That is why I don't see this as all that generous.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 6:23 am
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There is no soft landing now... that's why it contradicts with all the other savings.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by JackE View Post
See post #2556, which confirms a one-tier downgrade each year. At least, that's the promise from Zidell.
"As always" ?

Does that mean that in the past Diamonds who failed to requalify but had less than 5 stays or 15 nights were given Plat status is the subequent year?

If we take Zidell at his word, it is never more than a one tier downgrade no matter how little activity the member has.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by sfozrhfco View Post
With everybody singing, "It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, it's a small, small world."
The way things are looking it might be an increasingly small world indeed!
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