Hyatt has made some very interesting instant Gold Passport Platinum and Diamond fast track offers for new or existing accounts targeted at Microsoft employees, but seem to be open for all.
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The offer also includes a fast track offer to Diamond status that requires 20 stays or 40 nights (usually 25 stays or 50 nights) that is applicable for current Diamond members as well.
You can access Hyatt’s web page for this offer here.
EDIT: You must access this link from a regular PC. Using mobile devices or tablets may cause Hyatt to redirect you to their mobile site.
The Platinum status is valid until February, 2015, but can be extended by having 4 stays or ten nights before the end of 2014.
If you are current Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member and sign up for this offer, you can re-qualify by having 20 stays or 40 nights.
Here are the Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum benefits:
1. Excludes Regency Club® and Grand Club® rooms and suites. Not available at Hyatt Place properties, Hyatt House properties, and Hyatt Residence Club resorts. 2. Request must be made at the time of reservation; not available at Hyatt Residence Club resorts. 3. Daily complimentary Standard in-room internet access will be provided during all stays. Internet access may be wired or wireless and varies by property. If the hotel offers wired and wireless internet services, it is at the hotel’s discretion which Internet service to provide. Upgrades to premium service may be available for an additional fee. 4. Not available at Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ properties or Hyatt Residence Club resorts. 5. Guarantee not valid at Hyatt resorts, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva properties , Hyatt Residence Club resorts, or during extraordinary room demand. 6. Subject to availability at Hyatt resorts and casinos. Not available at Hyatt Residence Club resorts. These benefits are subject to the complete Hyatt Gold Passport Program Terms and Conditions.
The main Platinum benefits are the complimentary internet access and the use of “My Elite” discount rate that you can read more here.
I signed up a family member’s account that had not set a foot to Hyatt’s properties for a while and the Platinum status kicked in after few hours/overnight.
This is certainly interesting offer that Hyatt has extended to Microsoft employees to drive more business. It certainly could help those Diamond members that have difficulty re-qualifying by lowering the requirement.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Stay at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts, and participating M life resorts, between January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, and each stay will count toward tier qualification for Platinum and/or Diamond status. You must complete a total of 4 eligible stays or 10 eligible nights within the promotion period to receive Platinum tier status. You must complete a total of 20 eligible stays or 40 eligible nights within the promotion period to receive Diamond tier status. Hyatt Gold Passport will track all the eligible nights and eligible stays in which you provide your Hyatt Gold Passport account number and pay an eligible rate. An “Eligible Rate” is any hotel published room rate, including, but not limited to rates found on hyatt.com or any Hyatt Gold Passport Hotel Partner website, the Hyatt Daily Rate, volume, AAA and senior citizen rates, etc. “Ineligible Rates” are discounted rates, including, but not limited to, any free night stays, Internet wholesale rates (such as priceline.com, hotels.com, etc.), traditional wholesale rates (such as GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, etc.), airline crew rates, airline employee rates, travel agency employee rates, Club at the Hyatt discount certificate stays, Hyatt Vacation Club stays, Hyatt employee or employee family discount rates, airline interrupted-trip vouchers or contracted rooms (a contract room is a room that has been reserved pursuant to a written and executed agreement between a hotel and a corporation, government agency or individual for a negotiated room rate in exchange for an agreed upon number of rooms to be rented for an extended period of time). A stay is defined as one or more consecutive eligible nights at any one Hyatt. Back-to-back stays at a single Hyatt are considered one stay. Award stays and complimentary stays do not qualify. Standard point and mileage earnings will apply. Guest must register for this promotion and be an eligible employee of Microsoft. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program. Complete terms and conditions are available at www.goldpassport.com or by calling 1-800-51-HYATT in the US or Canada or 1-402-592-6433 outside the US and Canada. Hyatt Gold Passport has the right to terminate the program rules, conditions, benefits, awards or award levels pertaining to the program, in whole or in part at any time, as its sole discretion, with or without notice, even though changes may affect the value of the points, awards or earning ability already accumulated.