Free Hyatt Platinum Status and Fast Track to Diamond

Hyatt is offering instant platinum status (valid for 180 days) and a fast-track to retaining Platinum and achieving Diamond.

The key benefits of Platinum status are avoiding the worst room in the house, free internet, and a 15% bonus on points earning.

The offer is valid through December 30. New members receive their status instantly via the online link, current members need to call to register for the offer.

The elite status fast track component of the offer is 5 nights during the 180 day trial to requalify through February 2012, or 15 nights to achieve Diamond status until then.

Hyatt Diamond, in my estimation, is the best top tier of any major program at the moment (Intercontinental Royal Ambassador doesn’t count for the comparison). Hyatt matched Starwood on award redemption, so Hyatt points are at least as valuable as Starwood points for hotel stays. Diamonds get free internet and lounge access or breakfast, Starwood Platinums only get these at Westin, Sheraton, and Le Meridien properties (usually) that have lounges. Starwood Platinums may get more suites at checkin, but Hyatt Diamonds get 4 confirmed-at-booking suite upgrades per year.

(Via Loyalty Traveler and Musings fo the Global Traveller.)

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  1. If only the Hyatt website weren’t such a colossal disaster. See the FT forum for details; Hyatt makes the UA website look utterly competent by comparison.

  2. Does anyone know if you have to actually stay at the Hyatt to use the complimentary lounge internet access provided by the platinum status?

    I’ll be doing some traveling, and it would be nice to pop into a nearby Hyatt, instead of an internet cafe to write a few emails home every once in a while.

  3. Thanks Gary for posting this timely offer. I attend an annual conference that almost exclusively uses Hyatts.

    What difference does it make?

    This morning, about 7:45, I asked the concierge at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque if she could help me find a Scrabble board because a friend who is arriving today and I had hope to renew our friendly rivalry.

    When I returned from my morning meeting at noon, there was a brand new Scrabble board in my room, with a gracious note from the hotel’s VIP Ambassador.

    Has Hyatt made inroads to becoming my preferred hotel? You bet they have!

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