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Hyatt Gold Passport has launched a new Platinum & Diamond status match program after running one disastrous one via Twitter in November (read more here, here, and here).

Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum & Diamond Status Match January 1 - February 29 2016

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum members with minimum of 20 nights in 2015 or 2016 will receive Diamond status through February 2017. SPG Gold, Hilton HHonors Silver/Gold/Diamond and Marriott Silver/Gold/Platinum members are eligible for Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum status. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt made an announcement late last month (access here) that it had detected malware on some of its hotels and is investigating the breach.

UPDATE Hyatt Gold Passport Hacked

Hyatt made an update yesterday where it acknowledged that half of the properties were affected including many international properties. With Hyatt the malware had infected even some of the front desk systems used to pay for the stays. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt Gold Passport made a surprise Twitter move on Thursday when they announced that straight status matches are back (read more here) and you only need to have a status with competing chain and ONE stay.

UPDATE Hyatt Gold Passport Status Match Update

Hyatt Gold Passport discontinued status fast tracks earlier this year with a promise that it would be back at some later date. Hyatt used to offer straight matches to their program, but later changed that to require x number of stays within certain period of time. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt Gold Passport announced Points + Cash awards back in 2013 (read more here) and made them available in early 2014 (read more here).

Hyatt Gold Passport Points + Cash Now Available Online

Unlike with SPG, IHG or Club Carlson that have all allowed booking their version of this online, Hyatt has required you to call Gold Passport customer service to find out the availability and to book them. This has now changed, however. [click to continue…]