Hyatt Gold Passport: instant Platinum status, Diamond fast track

By Chris C., June 17 2015
Hyatt Gold Passport: instant Platinum status, Diamond fast track

Members of Hyatt Gold Passport can boost themselves to Platinum status instantaneously and then take the speedy route to a top-tier Diamond card under the chain’s latest promotion.

It’s done by emailing [email protected] or calling Hyatt on 131 234 and requesting the ‘Elite Tier Offer’ by name.

(If you’re not already an HGP member, head to the Hyatt website and join the program for free before making contact.)

You’ll then be upgraded to Platinum status for 60 days, granting immediate benefits including priority check-in and late check-out, free hotel room upgrades, free in-room Internet access, a dedicated customer service line and 15% more Gold Passport points on your stays.

Spend just six nights in any of Hyatt’s hotels during that 60-day period and Platinum status is then yours to keep until February 2017, bypassing the usual requirement of 15 nights or five stays in one membership year.

Moving from Hyatt Platinum to Diamond

Doubling the requirement for Platinum, spend 12 nights with Hyatt during that same 60-day window and you’ll be promptly elevated to Diamond status – also through February 2017 – normally only offered after 50 nights or 25 stays in a year.

The Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond welcome kit. Bart Lapers
The Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond welcome kit
Bart Lapers

At the top of the pecking order, Hyatt Diamond guests pocket 30% more Gold Passport points over base-level members, receive four free confirmed suite upgrades each year and enjoy year-round room upgrades to the best room below a suite on all other stays (as available).

Also on the list: guaranteed access to Hyatt’s Club lounges and free breakfast regardless of the room type booked or received, two single-use United Club airport lounge passes and a ‘bonus amenity’ during every Hyatt stay.

A Hyatt spokesperson confirmed the deal to Australian Business Traveller, highlighting also that this isn’t a ‘status match’, rather, a promotion available at the request of any Hyatt Gold Passport member, even if they don’t have a shiny hotel loyalty card with another chain.

Current Platinum-grade members can also register for the Diamond fast track, and if eligible will be elevated to the higher tier after completing the same 12 nights during their promotion window.

Gold Passport cardholders can opt-in for the deal between now and April 30 2016, remembering that the 60-day countdown begins from the date of registration.

Also read: Carting around too much cabin baggage? Leave it at Hyatt!

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Aug 2012

Total posts 22

Hyatt; you're testing the friendship. We've had some good times together, (83 of them last year), but this is very frustrating. I understand the logic in status-matching. It makes sense to extend an invite to tiered guests of a competing chain an opportunity to switch, but opening up Diamond to any Joe Schmo that can rustle up twelve nights in two months is debasing the status in a profound way. I'm considering jumping ship, but not sure where to go. Any advice on this would be appreciated. Anyway, just my two cents! Happy Hump-Day everyone! 

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Mar 2014

Total posts 569

With 83 days, you're open to many programs elite status. I personally think Hyatt are in a league of their own with IHG second. But that's not factoring your travel patterns, the properties in the places you go and the partnerships with your airline of choice.

It's like when you hold stocks in a company and they go for a capital raising. It's frustrating for the immediate impact on your stake, but it could lead to greater things down the track. You'll still rank higher than old mate capitalising on the promotion, so you'll score an upgrade before him and it'll be a better room. More loyalty makes for a more profitable hotel, which makes for a better service.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 May 2012

Total posts 580

This is less generous than their previous status promotions, which awarded Diamond status (along with four Suite Upgrade awards) from Day 1 of the challenge.

The number of nights in the 90 day period (same as before) remains at 12 nights.

I also believe that once you've taken part in a status challenge, you're barred from repeating it in the future.

Ultimately, this probably strengthens their business as it drives customers to stay with them. Offering Platinum benefits rather than Diamond benefits from the start is definitely an improvement though.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Dec 2015

Total posts 1

Contacted Hyatt to enrol December 2015 and was told the promotion ended July 2015. 

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