Is Hyatt giving away Diamond this year?

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  1. I sadly lost Hyatt Diamond this past year while burning off too many award nights.

    Is there any way to quickly recoup Diamond status rather than 25 mattress runs?
     
  2. Hyatt Gold Passport Concierge
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    Could you please start a conversation with us and send your Gold Passport number? We would appreciate it. Thanks

    Sincerely,

    Nick B.
     
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    so is that a yes?
     
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    No, we just wanted to understand the question a little bit further.

    Chrissi R.
     
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    :) ProActive == good ! :)
     
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  7. sealiz
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    OP: So you want Diamond status because you didn't stay at any Hyatt properties last year on paid nights?
     
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    If it works here, lets try at the other chains [​IMG]

     
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    Gotta love a firm taking initiative like this!
     
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    Very proactive! Alas, with 10 stays last year and only 5 of them registering correctly [​IMG], I'll just be a basic Hyatt nothing this year.

    Still - proactive is good!
     
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    So, you called Hyatt GP & had them correct the stay crediting?[​IMG]
    In my experience, they are very efficient and helpful in these matters when you call & bring it to their attention![​IMG]
     
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    They did re-credit the points, but alas - not the qualifying nights :( A bit of a shame as I've lost Plat this year.

    Still - there are other hotel programmes to work with....
     
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    I've always got Marriott to fall back on (Lifetime Platinum) but I find Hyatt to be one of the easiest programs to make top tier status (25 stays). They've always been top notch when it comes to customer service. If you start over with another high end chain its going to be much more difficult to reach top tier status.
     
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    If you get a Chase CO Presidential Plus Mastercard, you can have Hyatt GP Plat status![​IMG]
     
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    Interesting. Could you explain why it's more difficult on other programs? Most of my hotel experience is limited to Hyatt so I'd like to get a feel for other programs.

    I did reach Hyatt Diamond with the fast track promo though, so is that what you're referring to? I came over from Hilton and thought 16 stays for Gold was ridiculous. But doesn't SPG also have the same requirements as Hyatt for top tier?
     
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    And there's the minor problem - no Chase Card over in this merry little land... that an a distinct lack of cheap Hyatt's to stay at ;).

    I'm due to hit PC Plat soon anyway (thanks to another promotion). Hyatt Plat was useful for two things - Late Checkout and Free Internet...

    Oh well. 2 year of Platinum - I did well at the time!
     
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    Indeed it does, 25 stays or 50 nights. However, Hyatt's middle tier (Plat) only requires 5 stays or 15 nights, whereas SPG (Gold) requires 10 stays or 25 nights.
     
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    SPG Gold also can be obtained in a number of way such as Amex Plat. and Preferred status with all the gold perks minus bonus pts can be had with AAA membership so I'd argue "middle" tier for SPG is even easier.
     
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    Agreed. Amex SPG gives Preferred Plus as well.
     
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    Sorry kenbo,
    I should have been more specific. I say Hyatt is easier to reach top tier as they are only 25 nts/stays. Marriott is 75 nts for their top tier-Platinum, IHG Priority requires 50 nts for Platinum, Hilton requires 28 nts (how they got this number, I don't know:)) and SPG is the same as Hyatt at 25 nts/stays for Platinum
     
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    Actually, you need 25 stays or 50 nights for both SPG Plat and Hyatt Diamond. Having only 1 night stays is not normal and also, as there are a lot fewer Hyatt and SPG properties than IHG, Hilton and Marriott, I would say it's almost equally difficult to earn the status with SPG and Hyatt.
     
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    In my local area, it's cheaper/easier to do MRs (mattress runs) for Hyatt vs. SPG, -- so I choose to focus my re-qualification 'efforts' on Hyatt, as all my stays are paid by moi!
     
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    I agree that it's really easy to find a cheap Holiday Inn Express almost anywhere but when I'm traveling on business I'm usually in one place for the whole week and comfort-wise those do not cut it. I'd rather drive a little further and find a Hyatt Place, Courtyard or Four Points. It's all a matter of personal preferences
     
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    I agree -- for me, it's about deciding whether to requalify for Hyatt Diamond or SPG Plat![​IMG]
     
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    Actually for a lot of us, it is. My nights and stays numbers are usually fairly close to one another and I know a lot of other travelers who have similar scenarios depending on the type of work one does and why we fly.
     
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