Hyatt Platinum Benefits

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  1. healinginfluence

    healinginfluence Silver Member

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    I will preface this by saying that I am not a frequent traveler by the standards of this forum. But I like Hyatt and have Platinum status by virtue of the Chase Hyatt credit card. Earlier this month I stayed twice at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine, which I think is a lovely property. The property gives all its guests free WiFi, which is great. My Hyatt Platinum benefit was one hot beverage -- essentially a cup of coffee. I am curious about whether this is typical for Platinum. I think a cup of coffee is kind of stingy.
     
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    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    The cup of coffee was actually more than one is supposed to get as a GP Platinum:

    HYATT GOLD PASSPORT MEMBERSHIP
    Key Benefits:

    • Five points per eligible dollar spent
    • Free nights with no blackout dates - you're welcome to any available standard room
    • Points to miles conversion with over 30 participating Travel Partners
    PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP
    After 5 eligible stays or 15 eligible nights

    Key Benefits:
    • 15% point bonus on eligible spend
    • Complimentary in-room Internet access
    • Guaranteed 72-hour room availability
    See? No hot beverage...The hot coffee was the property's own largesse.;)
     
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    Thank you. I stand corrected.
     
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    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    Your initial impression was actually correct. In the larger scheme of things, to just get a cup of coffee as a second tier elite is very stingy...
     
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  5. Terry Yap

    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    actually, the full list of Platinum benefits are quite extensive, i've been upgraded to better rooms because of the membership (obtained via MP ;)),but that's subject to availability :

    PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP
    After 5 qualifying stays or 15 eligible nights in a calendar year, you will enjoy automatic upgrades to Platinum membership that lets you experience a premium level of benefits and rewards.

    • Achieve rewards faster with a 15% point bonus when choosing points

    • Enjoy a preferred room including rooms on higher floors or larger rooms, based on availability upon arrival1

    • Receive the confirmed bed type at check-in2

    • Stay connected with complimentary in-room Internet access3

    • Expedite check-in at a dedicated area for elite members4

    • Ensure a room is always available with our 72-hour guarantee5

    • Extend your stay until 2:00 p.m. with a late check out request6
    • Book reservations through an exclusive Platinum line

    And, enjoy 20% off the daily rate with My Elite Rate on any standard room in 2014 (subject to availability).


    Learn more about your membership benefits at Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™.
     
  6. NYCUA1K

    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    "Extensive" is misleading in this case since the list is padded with standard, largely meaningless perks. Note that the list still does not include hot beverages! When it is amended to include "Guaranteed lounge access/breakfast for members and one guest", it might qualify as "extensive" and become more competitive with HHonors or Marriott Rewards 2nd tier elites...
     
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    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    true, i actually meant more 'extensive' list, relatively to your initial list of benefits:), and not relative to other hotel programmes.
     
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    Fair enough. The shorter list I provided is Hyatt's own overview of GP membership benefits. I simply wanted to show that the hot beverage that the OP got was extra-benefit...;)
     
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    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    true, that hot beverage seems a tad stingy even as an extra benefit (welcome amenity?);)
     
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    When the other programs offer free breakfast to their 2nd tier elites, a cup of coffee is not only "a tad stingy", it is laughable...
     
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