Tomorrow is the start of the global Hyatt Gold Passport promotion for 3,000 points every three nights. There is a maximum 45,000 bonus points for this offer which should be no limitation to earning bonus points for the vast number of members who will not even come close to 45 nights in paid Hyatt stays over the next three months.
Hyatt Gold Passport members need to register for this offer by April 30, 2013. New members enrolling in Hyatt Gold Passport from March 1 to April 30 will be automatically enrolled in promotion.
Since this promotion is based on nights, some members might find this a good bonus to earn while completing a Hyatt Diamond elite status challenge. Call Hyatt Gold Passport and request a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond elite status match. These are often approved for members who hold Marriott Gold or Platinum, HHonors Gold or Diamond or SPG Platinum.
The Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond elite challenge in 2012 required 12 nights in 90 days. The best aspect is you get upgraded to Diamond elite for those 90 days.
Generally this is a one time offer so do not waste it. I had a status match to Hyatt Diamond in 2003 and then never used it since I was focused on Starwood Hotels and Hilton HHonors. In 2008 I truly discovered the joy of Hyatt Hotels as a Diamond member.
Hyatt More Possibilities is not a bonus offer I find compelling, but Hyatt Gold Passport does not really need to entice guests with a spectacular promotion bonus in light of the hotel award reassignments by Hilton, Marriott and Starwood announced over the past two weeks.
Hyatt Gold Passport points hold their value across the board with only seven hotels out of 500 worldwide rising in hotel award category on February 7, 2013. Slightly more than 1% of Hyatt hotels rising in award category is a blessing. And 10 hotels went down in award category February 7.
Compare Hyatt Gold Passport to other loyalty program hotel award category changes announced this month:
- Starwood raises about 20% of its hotels (218 hotels go up March 5),
- Marriott raises about 36% of its hotels (about 1,300 hotels go up May 16),
- Hilton HHonors goes to ten categories on March 28 with seasonal award rates and many hotels doubling in award price for some dates.