Diamond Status Challenge

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  1. TUMD

    TUMD Silver Member

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    I have read that there is a cut off in June that would basically give you another year of status if you complete the challenge but my questions is do you have to start the challenge in June or complete it in June? Also, do you have 60 days from the time you send the email with your info and it is approved or a date that you can select to begin?

    I am thinking about doing this challenge in the spring because I have several stays at Hyatts at the beginning of May.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  2. ballardFlyer

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    Start in June to get extra year. You start from date of acceptance not your date of choice.
     
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    If you Email your acceptance on the day you want it to start, then they'd be the same thing, eh?

    If you start the Challenge on June 1st or later, it will last until Feb 2016, if you complete the 12 nights. Otherwise it expires Feb 2015.
     
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    I did the challenge in September - wrote to them and they accepted. But I also told them that because of Jewish holidays, I would not be able to begin my travels until early October and would appreciate their making that my start date. They could not have been more pleasant and agreeable. It's been a pleasure. Good luck.
     
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  5. TUMD

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    So, I am not sure if I will end up completing my challenge (although it is already well worth it for our recent Paris trip) but I will have had at least 5 qualifying (paid) stays. My questions is, if the challenge ends will I be awarded Platinum since I have met the criteria AND if I DO complete it and have Diamond until Feb 2015 will I then still hold Platinum after that expires?
     
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  6. Tokyo Hyatt Fan

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    Assuming you really do mean "stays" and not "nights", then yes, you have earned Platinum status the hard way, and will get to keep it until at least February 2016.

    When did you start your challenge? Successful challenges that began in May are good for status through February 2016. In that case, it might be in your best interest to find a cheap Hyatt in your vicinity and put in a couple of unnecessary nights for the greater good.
     
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  7. Kalboz
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  8. TUMD

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    Thanks. I do mean "stays" as I had a couple earlier in the year before the challenge. I started it in April.
     
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  9. Exploreeeeee

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    Hi! does it matter if booked the stay before starting the the diamond challenge? (the stay would be within the challenge period)
     
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    To my knowledge it should not matter.
     
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  11. TUMD

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    Does not matter.
     
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  12. Kalboz
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    Signed up for the challenge to start on April 1st and completed it on the 26th for 12 nights. Total points for 12 nights (including the promo) was around 32K points (which I value ~ $600). Got the card Saturday which states the status will expire at the end of Feb 2015. Being so close to the deadline, will tweet Hyatt to see if they will extend until 2016.
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  13. mattsteg
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    Why not just use Hyatt more over the next 6 months? You have lots of time to qualify for next year's Diamond status. To be honest 2 months is 1/6 of the year - not super close and also the duration of the challenge itself.
     
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    I finished mine April 30th and also received the status till Feb. 2015. Please let us know what you hear back from GP. Thanks!
     
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    That's why I waited until May 2014 to register for the Diamond challenge. It was clear it was going to be awarded thru Feb 2016. Doing it in April would only get it thru Feb 2015.
     
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  16. Tokyo Hyatt Fan

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    Finished in April means that you started it in February? I think that's pushing it a bit...
     
  17. Ready2board

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    Does someone have an idea how many nights you should demonstrate towards Hyatt when doing the challenge?
    I do had a lot of nights at competitive programs in the past year, but not all the nights were with one chain.
    I just sent Hyatt the overview for the past 6 months and now waiting for a response..
     
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    Historically they have been more concerned with seeing an appropriate competitive elite status than with a high level of activity.
     
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  19. Kalboz
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    Our travel plans were for April :)
    Jeff Zidell, Hyatt program director, personally answered concerns regarding the challenge as reported by @gleff http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea...s-diamond-trials-toothpaste-returns-march-31/

    They did ask me for statements to show how many nights I spent in hotel room during the prior 12 months ... and I provided that information (printouts of my Hilton and Marriott stays from their websites) when I faxed my request.
     
  20. TheTourVan

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    We finish ours tomorrow night. They told me on the phone it would be through 2016, not 2015.
    I can say as a former top tier elite member with a number of different chains, this one has been actually enjoyable and Hyatt has gone out of their way to make me feel like I was wanted.
     
  21. Terry Yap

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    agree, the confirmed Diamond suite upgrades (for up to 7 nights per upgrade certificate) is really an awesome privilege for Diamond, and Hyatt really treats Diamond guests very well;)
     
  22. Ready2board

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    I know that when you do a Diamond challenge you get and additional 1000 points per stay for the first 6 nights.
    Can I also combine this Diamond offer with double points offer (2XPTS) Hyatt currently has in some US properties?
     
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    I believe so...
     

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