Hi all, I'm a new Platinum via the Visa and am trying to wrap my head around the "how?" and the "is it worth it?" of going for Diamond in 2014. I'd appreciate any help you can give. I realize these may not be the right questions to ask (if there are better ones, please tell me) -- they're simply the ones that come to mind. Here's what I'm wondering... -- How do you go about putting a value on Diamond? How much is it worth (in total or on a per-visit basis once you have status)? How do I know if it's worth it or not for me? -- Assuming that work-paid trips will not get it done alone, what's the easiest, best, and/or most economical way to reach Diamond? -- Ignoring the nights I can get via spend on the Visa, does being a Platinum mean that the # of nights I need to reach Diamond is reduced by 5? In other words, on Jan 1st 2014 when I start the year as Platinum, does Hyatt treat it as if I've already stayed 5 nights (which is what it would take someone to hit Platinum without the Visa) toward Diamond? Some context on my situation: -- I can probably count on 3-4 stays and 10-12 nights paid for by work in 2014. -- I have a variety of HP and HH properties near me that run ~$100/night + tax, so I can make some headway via MRs, but doing ~20 of them to hit Diamond seems crazy expensive. -- I'm Hilton Gold via P2. No status on SPG or Marriott. Thanks, everyone. I appreciate any insight, suggestions, or pointing-out-of-the-obvious that you can offer.