And the Winner is…

Hyatt wanted to highlight the benefits of the Gold Passport program.. which for general members became especially attractive a year and a half back when they lifted capacity controls on their hotels, if there’s a standard room available at a property you can have that room with your points. And which for elites became especially attractive as well, they were the first chain to introduce free internet (and for all elites, not just top tier). And they won a Frequent Traveler Award for “Best Elite Level” in both North America and Asia Pacific, as well as a Loyalty Leadership Award for introducing confirmed suite upgrades four times annually for their Diamond members, providing top tier elites the benefit they want most when they decide they most want it.

So they asked if I’d give away some points on the blog before the holiday, when many members are considering which program they want to focus on in the year to come.

And I was thrilled, because I love giving away points to my readers. And they offered enough for several free nights, or even two free nights at any Hyatt in the world.

The Official Entry Thread had 1,011 entries prior to the deadline.

I used to generate a number..

.. and commenter Harvey Mechanic is the lucky winner of 44,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.

Harvey, they’ll be in touch soon!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary, you had to go and ruin it by being all fair and using a random number, didn’t you? Now how I am supposed to rant and moan about how unfair it was that I didn’t win? Seriously, thanks to and you and Hyatt, and congrats to Harvey.

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