Suggestion to GP Concierge: Allow us to donate us our suite upgrades

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  1. leeivan86
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    In the spirit of giving and a suggestion here for the gold passport program to allow us Diamonds to donate our unused suite upgrades to those whom might require it more than us. Hate to see it go to waste when I wouldn't be utilizing it at all and usually do not need to.
     
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I'd much rather they were applicable to award stays.

    Being able to donate (sell?) them to someone who will use them decreases the breakage and thus presumably the cost to Hyatt. Admittedly the same would be true if they were allowed for award stays, but -- call me selfish -- I'd benefit from that, instead of someone else.
     
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    AGREED, this would cause me to drop at least one other hotel program.

    Can't one give the upgrades to others already? I thought I recall seeing in CC on the other board folks willing to give them away.
     
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    They're doing a workaround against the T&Cs much like transferring FFN awards - I'm not going to post how since I don't agree with the tactics.
     
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    If you did not allow us to give them to somebody else, it would be nice to use them on award stays. I'd love to use one at the Park Hyatt Vendome ^
     
  6. leeivan86
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    It would be nice if it would be usable on award stays but sadly i do not see that happening soon unless GP happens to be in a generous mood. It would be nice if there is something similar such as the AA partnership with the make-a-wish foundation where people can donate their evips.
     
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    I think this would be a great idea...especially to charities or groups running auctions who need a room to help set up and host its people. Would be good PR for the hotel......
     
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    This would be nice true :) especially for those of us who qualify on their own dime. But regardless of how you qualify as Diamond, just having the capability to use a suite upgrade on an award stay would be......suite! ;) [​IMG]
     
  9. leeivan86
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    Jeff Zidell, Head of GP will be attending the Star Mega DO Launch Party in NYC next month. If i make it there, I would try to put forward my suggestion when I see him. If I don't, could someone here who will be attending the bring up the ideas we have discuss here such as donations to foundations or even be used on award stays :)
     
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    Everything except making them transferrable and therefore eBay-able would be worth considering, IMO. Anything that hurts Hyatt, and in addition our own Diamond suite availability, would not be an enhancement. Nor would anything that monetizes the benefit by allowing it to be exchanged for currency of some sort. But, OTOH, the suite upgrade benefit in general, along with the enhancement of being able to use current year upgrades for future stays is such a wonderful thing -- please convey that above all else!
     
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    It will be interesting to see his take on the many issues people will bring up to him.
     
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    SO so true. I dont see why they cant be applicable to award stays at all
     
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    Please let him know how much we love FFN and are waiting for their return.[​IMG]
     
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    Oh my, that will come as a shocking revelation to him :)
     
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