Greetings MilePoint members,
We are looking forward for our members having different ways to redeem awards. Diamond suite upgrades will be available for the MyElite rate; however, it would not be available for the Points + Cash rate as it is considered an award stay. The MyElite rate & Points + Cash will be valid for stay/night credit at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts excluding all inclusive properties, Hyatt Residence Club, and Mlife properties. The MyElite rate and the Points + Cash option will count towards the Diamond trial offers. Cancellation policies will still apply, and as long as you cancel outside of the policy, all points will be returned. If you cancel inside the policy, the points will be returned but you would be charged per the cancellation policy of the hotel.
Gold Passport Concierge Team
Two answers about respond to questions asked in the comments here and that I got by email from readers.
- Cash and points awards do count towards elite status, but in other ways are considered an award stay — so you cannot upgrade them with Diamond confirmed suite upgrades.
- Since cash and points will count for elite status, you can use cash and points rates towards a Diamond trial (challenge) offer where Hyatt gives you temporary Diamond status and an accelerated qualification criteria based on your status with another hotel chain. This was something of a question, because Hyatt excludes MGM M Life stays in Las Vegas from the Diamond trial offer, so it was unclear whether they could exclude these too — but they do not.
As long as there’s reasonable availability for cash and points — which we won’t know until it’s rolled out January 7 — I anticipate I will be using this new benefit quite a lot.