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Old Jan 24, 17, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by lucke27 View Post
Can you please remind me ... Do points + cash rooms count as full stays for status in the old program and WOH? Also, after March 1, rewards stays have free parking and no resort fees, correct? Just finalizing two trips. Thanks!
Yes and yes.
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Old Jan 24, 17, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Productivity View Post

I'm sorry Jeff - you screwed up. You've lost me - loyalty is easy to squander and hard to get back. I'm not saying I'm going to SPG or any other chain, I'm a free agent now - I'll stay at Hyatt's when they make sense but I'm done with loyalty. I've got in the order of $30,000 worth of hotel stays booked/paid for this year already and precisely 0 of that is going to you - previously Hyatt would have taken probably 2/3 of that.
I'm confused. You already have 30000 in hotels booked and normally would have spent 2/3 of that in hyatt, but aren't going to now because of the new requirements for diamond? Even though supposedly you would have already booked 20000 in hyatt spend, earning you diamond again anyway?
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Old Jan 24, 17, 9:38 pm
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There have now been almost 2800 replies in this thread. There, as of now, has been no information to be added- just whining (mostly justified) and threats of switching to another chain. At least for me, every new post sends me an e-mail. I then have to read every post. Every ramification of this change has now been hashed out. No new posts are going to change anything. Hyatt sent out a survey about the changes to certain people and hopefully they are reviewing the responses. For me, I've read enough. As far as I've read so far, I'm not terribly affected by these changes so am neither for or against. I understand everyone's point of view, but it seems enough for me now. I'm unsubscribing from this read and will just check every few weeks.
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Old Jan 24, 17, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by JIMCHI View Post
There have now been almost 2800 replies in this thread. There, as of now, has been no information to be added- just whining (mostly justified) and threats of switching to another chain. At least for me, every new post sends me an e-mail. I then have to read every post.
I have to ask: Why on earth would you subscribe to a thread like this?
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Old Jan 24, 17, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
I have to ask: Why on earth would you subscribe to a thread like this?
And then add another post with no new information....lol
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Old Jan 24, 17, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by sfozrhfco View Post
And then add another post with no new information....lol
I was aware of that. I am subscribed to some threads. But I would never subscribe for a high volume thread like the one (my comment wasn't about the quality of the posts in this thread). I visit the forum regularly and see any updates. No need for email pings. The subscriptions are for low-volume threads where there is an occasional update.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 1:28 pm
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1-4 cert after 5 brands

Two questions:

1. Is this once in a life time or once a year?
2. Would award stays count for this purpose? Guess not but want to confirm.

Did a google search and also a search in this thread using 'five brands". All I found was one mention of it being once a lifetime. If that's indeed the case, it would really feel like an insult...
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Old Jan 25, 17, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by lancexfang View Post
Two questions:

1. Is this once in a life time or once a year?
2. Would award stays count for this purpose? Guess not but want to confirm.

Did a google search and also a search in this thread using 'five brands". All I found was one mention of it being once a lifetime. If that's indeed the case, it would really feel like an insult...
It's lifetime. From the T&Cs ...

"Qualifying stays for a 5-Brand Free Night Award are measured over the life of a Memberís Program membership, beginning on March 1, 2017."
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Old Jan 25, 17, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by edgewood49 View Post
I hope they get treated better than my son and his bride did last year at the Maui Andaz I had to go all the way to Chicago to get it taken care of, "My Hyatt Concierge " helped me greatly in that. Got a personal call from the GM.
I realize you'll be a Glob on March 1, but how did you get a My Hyatt Concierge assigned already? Or are you referring to an existing private line agent?
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Old Jan 25, 17, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by skj View Post
It's lifetime. From the T&Cs ...

"Qualifying stays for a 5-Brand Free Night Award are measured over the life of a Memberís Program membership, beginning on March 1, 2017."
We can only hope that eventually there will be a few more Hyatt brands so that hitting five more brands for an additional free night cert will be possible without doing the all inclusive brands.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by lancexfang View Post
Two questions:

1. Is this once in a life time or once a year?
2. Would award stays count for this purpose? Guess not but want to confirm.

Did a google search and also a search in this thread using 'five brands". All I found was one mention of it being once a lifetime. If that's indeed the case, it would really feel like an insult...

Yes, it is once-in-a-lifetime. Hopefully, the free bottle of water is not.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I realize you'll be a Glob on March 1, but how did you get a My Hyatt Concierge assigned already? Or are you referring to an existing private line agent?
I think some people were offered this some time ago on a trial basis.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Markie View Post
I think some people were offered this some time ago on a trial basis.
Yes, that was the case with me.

It's been a really nice feature of GP. Not sure if I'll have it in my last year of top tier after March 1.

Edit: I've researched this and found that Diamonds will, if they already have one, keep their Concierge for 2017. After that, they must requalify with 60 nights or the 100K base points each year.

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Old Jan 25, 17, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by antonius66 View Post
I'm confused. You already have 30000 in hotels booked and normally would have spent 2/3 of that in hyatt, but aren't going to now because of the new requirements for diamond? Even though supposedly you would have already booked 20000 in hyatt spend, earning you diamond again anyway?
I have already stated this is not strictly rational behaviour. My point is, this entire thing has been a debacle that has done reputational damage (to me at least) and I just don't really care about Hyatt anymore, to the point that I did a full re-evaluation of my hotel strategy.

While these changes are actually positive for me, the clumsy way they were introduced and the inability to adapt to feedback have given me a good enough look into Hyatt's corporate culture to suspect that long term loyalty is not worth it.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 6:42 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I realize you'll be a Glob on March 1, but how did you get a My Hyatt Concierge assigned already? Or are you referring to an existing private line agent?
have had one for a while now.
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