I am GP Diamond and have re-qualified for next year. In the last couple weeks when I tried to book the Elite rate for stays in 2015 nothing shows up. Rumors are, it will be discontinued after December 31st, 2014. (like the small print says) Hyatt gives me a 20% discount of the BAR and I get the Diamond benefit. Ok, I get it, that is not good for Hyatt. Almost all of my stays are either points and cash or the Elite rate. Hardly ever do I book the normal rate. That is because almost all my stays are in either Asia or Europe where Hyatt properties are low in number and often HR's and up. Rates are to high for me, much higher compared than with the other intern. chains. (Hilton, Marriott, Accor, Starwood, etc) I have status with them as well and so lots of choices. Hyatt might look at my account and think, he is booking Elite rate too much and we are loosing money. What they can not see is the answer to: Would he stay with Hyatt if the Elite rate is not offered? I give the answer for myself: "most likely not and I would definitely not make Diamond again. So that starts a chain reaction...Think it through. I urge Hyatt to continue the Elite rate, It will be better for Hyatt in the long run.