Oct252012

Earn Hyatt points for restaurant and spa as non-guest

Hyatt Gold Passport introduced a new benefit in April 2012 allowing Gold Passport members to earn points for money spent at Hyatt operated restaurants and spa even when not a registered guest staying at the hotel.

A registered guest of the hotel can generally post all restaurant and spa charges directly to the room folio to earn points. The new feature here allows a Hyatt Gold Passport member not staying at the hotel the opportunity to earn points for restaurant and spa spend.

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Restaurant and Spa Points as a Non-Guest FAQ

Here are the most relevant Hyatt FAQ regarding the restaurant program when you are not a guest at the hotel and you want to earn Hyatt Gold Passport points for restaurant, bar and spa spend.

Do I have to carry my HGP card to earn points in outlets?

No, a valid photo ID is required. If member does not know account number, Hyatt Associates at participating outlets can look up the Hyatt Gold Passport account number with name and email address or mailing address.

 

Do I need photo ID?

Yes, member is required to show photo identification to earn or redeem points in outlets (as they are when checking into a property).

 

How can I earn points for F&B and Spa when not staying at the hotel?

If member is a Hyatt Gold Passport (HGP) member and visit participating restaurants or spas, member will provide HGP account number to the Hyatt Associate at the outlet at time of payment to process the earned points (5 HGP points per $1USD) on eligible charges.

 

What is eligible for earning at restaurants and spas?

Eligible changes vary on a hotel-by-hotel basis, but generally include spa and salon services, spa and salon retail items, and food and beverage expenditures (except at outlets not operated by the hotel). Points will not be awarded on tips, service charges, taxes, gratuities and alcoholic beverage purchases in certain jurisdictions. (Alcohol excluded where prohibited by law). Other exclusions may apply.

 

Will any points count towards lifetime tier?

Points earned on eligible restaurant and spa charges (5 HGP points per $1USD) will count as base and therefore count toward earning Lifetime Diamond status. Any bonus points earned will not.

 

Do I receive my Platinum or Diamond tier bonus points on the base spend?

Yes, tier bonuses will be earned on eligible charges on visits to the restaurants and spas.

 

How will I know that I’ve received points for my meal or spa visit?

Member’s restaurant or spa receipt will display the HGP account number and eligible spend for point-earning. Member can also view activity on goldpassport.com, the outlet name will display along with the appropriate earned points.

Will any type of payment be eligible for guests to earn points in restaurants and spa?

Eligible forms of payment include cash, check, or major credit cards or debit/bank cards. Ineligible payment methods may include but are not limited to hotel House Accounts, charges settled by a company or organization, Hyatt Gold Passport dining and spa awards, room charges, Hyatt-branded gift cards, Hyatt gift cheques, or hotel-specific gift card/certificates.

Hyatt FAQ

 

Six Months Into Hyatt Non-Guest Dining Program

The number of participating Hyatt hotels in the program has grown rapidly in the past six months. My initial survey April 4, 2012 showed low participation of hotels in the program with about 36 hotels listed worldwide.

Today there are 94 hotels in the USA, 4 hotels in Canada and 12 other international hotels participating in the restaurant dining benefit to earn points for spend as a non-guest of the hotel. This is about 75% of the full-service Hyatt Hotels in North America, but still only about 10% of international Hyatt properties.

About 40% of international hotels count the spa services spend for earning points.

Only 16 international hotels outside the USA at this date offer non-guest earning of Hyatt Gold Passport points through the restaurant dining benefit:

Hyatt Hotels participating in Hyatt Gold Passport points for dining as a non-guest

Australia

Canada

People’s Republic of China

Qatar

Singapore

South Korea

Thailand

 

United States

  1. Phoenix, Arizona – Hyatt Regency Phoenix
  2. Scottsdale, Arizona – Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
  3. Carlsbad, California – Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
  4. Huntington Beach, California – Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
  5. Irvine, California – Hyatt Regency Irvine
  6. Long Beach, California – Hyatt Regency Long Beach
  7. Los Angeles, California – Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
  8. Monterey, California – Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
  9. Newport Beach, California – Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
  10. Palm Springs, California – Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs
  11. San Diego, California – Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina – San Diego
  12. San Diego, California – Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  13. San Diego, California – Andaz San Diego
  14. San Diego, California – Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
  15. San Francisco, California – Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf
  16. San Francisco, California – Hyatt Regency San Francisco
  17. San Francisco, California – Grand Hyatt San Francisco
  18. Santa Barbara, California – Hyatt Santa Barbara
  19. Santa Clara, California – Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
  20. Santa Rosa, California – Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa
  21. West Hollywood, California – Andaz West Hollywood
  22. Westlake Village, California – Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks
  23. Denver, Colorado – Grand Hyatt Denver
  24. Denver, Colorado – Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
  25. Denver, Colorado – Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  26. Old Greenwich, Connecticut – Hyatt Regency Greenwich
  27. Washington, District of Columbia – Hyatt Regency Washington D.C.
  28. Washington, District of Columbia – Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
  29. Washington, District of Columbia – Grand Hyatt Washington
  30. Bonita Springs, Florida – Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
  31. Clearwater, Florida – Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
  32. Coral Gables, Florida – Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
  33. Jacksonville, Florida – Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
  34. Key West, Florida – Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa
  35. Miami, Florida – Hyatt Regency Miami
  36. Miami, Florida – Hyatt Miami at The Blue
  37. Orlando, Florida – Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
  38. Sarasota, Florida – Hyatt Regency Sarasota
  39. Tampa, Florida – Hyatt Regency Tampa
  40. Tampa, Florida – Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
  41. Atlanta, Georgia – Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
  42. Atlanta, Georgia – Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  43. Marietta, Georgia – Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest
  44. Savannah, Georgia – Hyatt Regency Savannah
  45. Honolulu, Hawaii – Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
  46. Koloa, Hawaii – Grand Hyatt Kauai
  47. Chicago, Illinois – Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
  48. Chicago, Illinois – Park Hyatt Chicago
  49. Lisle, Illinois – Hyatt Lisle
  50. Schaumburg, Illinois – Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
  51. Lexington, Kentucky – Hyatt Regency Lexington
  52. Louisville, Kentucky – Hyatt Regency Louisville
  53. Baltimore, Maryland – Hyatt Regency Baltimore
  54. Bethesda, Maryland – Hyatt Regency Bethesda
  55. Cambridge, Maryland – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
  56. Boston, Massachusetts – Hyatt Harborside – Boston
  57. Cambridge, Massachusetts – Hyatt Regency Cambridge
  58. Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
  59. St. Louis, Missouri – Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
  60. Incline Village, Nevada – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
  61. Jersey City, New Jersey – Hyatt Regency Jersey City
  62. Morristown, New Jersey – Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza
  63. New Brunswick, New Jersey – Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
  64. Princeton, New Jersey – Hyatt Regency Princeton
  65. Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico – Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
  66. Buffalo, New York – Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center
  67. Hauppauge, New York – Hyatt Regency Long Island
  68. New York, New York – Andaz 5th Avenue
  69. New York, New York – Andaz Wall Street
  70. New York, New York – Grand Hyatt New York
  71. Rochester, New York – Hyatt Regency Rochester
  72. Cleveland, Ohio – Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
  73. Columbus, Ohio – Hyatt Regency Columbus
  74. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
  75. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Hyatt at the Bellevue
  76. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
  77. Greenville, South Carolina – Hyatt Regency Greenville
  78. Austin, Texas – Hyatt Regency Austin
  79. Dallas, Texas – Hyatt Regency Dallas
  80. DFW Airport, Texas – Hyatt Regency DFW
  81. DFW Airport, Texas – Grand Hyatt DFW
  82. Houston, Texas – Hyatt Regency Houston
  83. Lost Pines, Texas – Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
  84. Richardson, Texas – Hyatt Regency North Dallas
  85. San Antonio, Texas – Hyatt Regency San Antonio
  86. San Antonio, Texas – Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  87. Park City, Utah – Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City
  88. Arlington, Virginia – Hyatt Arlington
  89. Fairfax, Virginia – Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes
  90. Herndon, Virginia – Hyatt Dulles
  91. Reston, Virginia – Hyatt Regency Reston
  92. Bellevue, Washington – Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside
  93. Seattle, Washington – Hyatt at Olive 8
  94. Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

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