Hyatt Gold Passport Strategy: Is It Worth It To Qualify A Last Time For Diamond Through 25 Stays In Just Two Months JAN-FEB 2017?

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A central issue and general concern for many of our readers has been the revamp of the Hyatt Gold Passport program effective March 1, 2017 and the high requirements for their new top tier Globalist.

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The new program ‘World of Hyatt’ requires 60 nights stayed each calendar year starting in 2017 to qualify for the Globalist tier (55 nights to requalify once you reach Globalist status, including current Diamond members transitioned to the Globalist tier in 2017)  while the option to qualify via stays has been eliminated entirely.

Top Hotel Promotions November 2016

Here’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage this month.

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Remember that it really makes a difference on the number of points, miles or free nights you earn IF you take advantage of these offers.

Invitation For Short Q&A With Hyatt Gold Passport’s Jeff Zidell – Check Your Email!

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Hyatt Gold Passport has sent invitations via email to a select group of members to participate in a (really short) Q&A session via Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) with their VP Jeff Zidell on November 16th.

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The invitation emails go out in batches (I have received mine about a day later than a friend) and I would assume they went to different demographics, not only Diamond members.

Hotel Promotions Update November 2016

Here’s a comprehensive look at the November 2016 promotions from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

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All the major programs have now announced their promotions until the end of 2016. Still waiting for Best Western and Wyndham to release their global point ones (both have airline promotions going on).

Hyatt Further Cheapens The Brand: Now With Offshore Call Centers In The Philippines!

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Hyatt’s constant race to the bottom continues and management doesn’t seem to fear any measure is too drastic to cut costs on the customers expense as you will notice when calling Hyatt Reservations.

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I had to ring Hyatt three times in the past 2 weeks and was a bit surprised when I didn’t get the usual U.S. call center anymore but instead agents with an accent that I instantly identified as coming from the Philippines.

Hyatt “Enhancing” Gold Passport – World Of Hyatt Unveiled On November 1, 2016

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Hyatt is apparently about to “enhance” its Gold Passport program on November 1, 2016, according to information gathered by Matthew Klint, who wrote about these coming changes on his blog post (access here). These changes are effective March 17, 2017.

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The major changes are these: Hyatt is introducing one more tier, qualification by stays is gone (only by nights), qualification by revenue (via base points) is introduced and select standard suites are available for “Globalist” (top tier) members based on availability at the time of check in.

LAST CALL: Hyatt Gold Passport Buy Points Up To 40% Bonus Until October 25, 2016

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Hyatt Gold Passport launched a campaign for buying up to 55,000 points and getting up to 40 % bonus earlier this months that ends on October 25, 2016.

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Hyatt Gold Passport has several promotions for buying points throughout the year but they usually max at 40% bonus.

United Airlines MileagePlus 25% Hotel Points To Miles Conversion Bonus October 12 – November 30, 2016

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United Airlines has brought back its hotel points to airline miles conversion bonus for transfers made between October 12 – November 30, 2016.

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United is offering 25% conversion bonus for combined transfers of 5,000 miles or more and has capped the bonus miles at 20,000.

Hyatt Gold Passport Las Vegas 20% Bonus October 19 – December 19, 2016

Hyatt Gold Passport has launched a new offer for stays at select MGM properties and their only Hyatt Place property in Las Vegas.

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Gold Passport members can earn a 20% bonus for their stays between October 19 – December 19, 2016, after registering for this offer.

Compensation Clinic: Hyatt Regency O’Hare – App Checkin Fail

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This week’s Compensation Clinic comes to us from Chicago and my recent one night stay at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare which was less than perfect due to some issues with the Hyatt iPhone app check-in process which was further magnified by communication issues between hotel staff.

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While I’ve used the app many times to book hotels, this was actually the first time I used the Hyatt app to actually check into a hotel.  The latest version of the app has been advertised heavily by Hyatt on hotel TV channels and through email since the new version came out in August so I figured I’d give it a try.

Hyatt Gold Passport Buy Points Up To 40% Bonus October 4 – 25, 2016

Hyatt Gold Passport has a new campaign for buying up to 55,000 points and getting up to 40 % bonus for purchases made between October 4 – 25, 2016.

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Hyatt Gold Passport has several promotions for buying points throughout the year but they usually max at 40% bonus.

Hotel Promotions Update October 2016

Here’s a comprehensive look at the October 2016 promotions from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

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All the major programs have now announced their promotions until the end of 2016. Still waiting for Best Western and Wyndham to release their global point ones (both have airline promotions going on).

Hyatt VISA $50 Credit for $500 Hyatt Regency Spend by 12/31

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Hyatt Gold Passport sent out an email today to existing Chase Hyatt VISA cardholders about a new promotion that offers a $50 statement credit after a total of $500 or more spend at US Hyatt Regency hotels between 9/26-12/31/2016.

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This promotion is valid for both new and existing reservations as long as the stays are within the promotion period and total qualifying spend at Hyatt Regency hotels on the Hyatt VISA card during this period is at least $500.

Hyatt Gold Passport Email Announcement For 500 Points Per Mobile App Booking Until November 30th 2016.

Hyatt Gold Passport has finally sent out an official email announcing the promotion to receive 500 extra points for each booking using the mobile application up until 30th November 2016.

hyatt-promoThe promotion has so far been announced by word of mouth between members and from some Hyatt Reservation agents through the hotline.

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