Feb212010

Hyatt Gold Passport Instant Platinum elite and 15 Night Diamond Qualification

Receive instant Platinum elite for 180 days with only a 5 night requirement to maintain Platinum elite membership through February 2012. Diamond elite through February 2012 can be earned with 15 nights within 180 days of enrollment.

Register online or call Hyatt Gold Passport Customer Service 1-800-228-3360 to register.

Platinum elite normally requires 5 hotel stays or 15 nights in a calendar year. While a guest can become Platinum elite in regular circumstances by staying at Hyatt brand hotels 5 times for one night stays, the advantage of this promotion is the instant upgrade to Platinum gives the ability to earn 15% bonus points, receive complimentary internet, and perhaps score a complimentary upgrade.

Hyatt Highlands Inn view of Pacific Ocean at dusk

The 5 nights requirement allows a guest to maintain Platinum elite with just a single 5-night hotel stay. One vacation or business week at a Hyatt Hotel can keep you elite for the next two years.

Point Lobos Suite at Hyatt Highlands Inn, Carmel, California

 

Diamond elite is even a better deal because it is based on nights rather than stays. Hyatt’s recently ended Stays Count Double promotion (October 1, 2009 – Jan 31, 2010) required 13 hotel stays to reach the 25 qualification stays for Diamond. Even at the minimum this required 13 hotel nights with one-night stays .

This current elite fast-track allows a member to earn and maintain Diamond elite status in 15 nights within 180 days of promotion enrollment. A person signing up in the first week of March 2010 has 180 days, meaning you have until about the end of August 2010 to stay 15 nights. Regular qualification requires 50 nights in a calendar year so this offer is a reduced qualification fast-track to Diamond elite.

Point Lobos Suite at Hyatt Highlands Inn, Carmel Highlands

Even for the leisure traveler that is easily done in two vacation weeks and some weekend getaways. Qualify for Diamond in the next six months and your status will be valid through February 2012. The benefits of Diamond include a hotel welcome amenity (movie or drink credit, bonus points, wine…), Regency Club access, 30% bonus points, room upgrades, and complimentary breakfast.

Similar 2009 elite promotions from Hyatt Gold Passport upgraded many members instantly to Diamond who asked directly for Diamond elite. For this reason a phone call to Hyatt Gold Passport Customer Service 1-800-228-3360 may be the better way to sign up for this offer.

The photos in this post are from my upgraded room stay last week in the Point Lobos Suite at the Hyatt Highlands Inn, Carmel Highlands, California. I am a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member.

View of Point Lobos from outside Point Lobos Suite, Hyatt Highlands Inn

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Thanks for posting this offer. Seems like a great way to become Diamond for this Platinum member (considering I have already seven nights booked in Waikiki for later this year).

    From the Terms and Conditions: “To participate in this promotion, new members or current members must enroll / register by calling Gold Passport Customer Service at (800) 228-3360 between November 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.”

    So unless I am missing something, instead of calling right away, it’s probably desirable to wait until shortly before the first stay, to maximize the 180 day period.

  2. Hi Ric, thanks for your post, i would never have found out about this promotion if it wasn’t for you. Could i ask you if i am a plat member at the moment, could i really just call up the Gold Passport line and ask for an instant upgrade to Diamond? Do they do this for a lot of people?

  3. You can ask. I don’t know if Hyatt will do it this time around. Having status with another program certainly makes a Diamond match more likely.

    But if you really think you will make 15 nights in 180 days you might want to try for Diamond.

  4. Hey Ric,

    Thanks for the heads up on this offer! As a result, I became a brand new member online, and thanks to your tip, was awarded Diamond Status just for phoning and asking directly. Way nice!!

  5. All true! I only found out about it because I happened to call in. I NEVER do that. Now, I give them a call to check my progress and ASK about promotions. It is all on the site, but you cannot ask probative questions of the site. I was upgraded to an Imperial Suite in Houston last week simply because the room they selected for me was not on a high floor, and there was nothing on the Regency Club level. The suite was almost as big as a couple of my investment houses.

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