Hyatt is my preferred hotel chain. Their loyalty program is very well balanced, their points are actually worth something, and they have excellent service and hotel quality. Their top-tier Diamond status requires 50 nights/25 stays to maintain status. However, to attract new customers, they’ve ran intermittently some form of Diamond Challenge, allowing you to attain top-tier status without need to stay 50 nights first.
I actually got Diamond status last year through this challenge, although the terms were slightly different. Most of BoardingArea is reporting that today will be the last day for a while to be able to sign up for the challenge, so if you were planning to go for Hyatt Diamond, today will be the last day.
Personally, I’m really glad I started staying at Hyatt properties, as I’ve had fantastic experiences at many of their properties around the world, including really great upgrades at many North American and international properties.
Staying at luxury hotels have for me are as important as flying in premium classes, as for me it’s an important part of the travel experience (I know that many of you will disagree).
These are the terms of the Elite Tier Offer:
- There is not a Diamond Trial period. Members have to complete the 12-night requirement before receiving Diamond status.
- No competitive tier statement is required to qualify for Diamond fast track offer.
- New and current base members can register to earn trial Platinum status and if they achieve 6 nights during their 60 day promotional period they will earn Platinum until 2/2017. The member will also be automatically registered to receive Diamond status through 2/2017 if they complete another 6 nights, for a total of 12 nights, during their 60 day promotional period.
- Platinum members can be registered to receive Diamond status until 2/2017 if they complete 12 nights in 60 days.
- Offer registration valid June 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016.
Generally this challenge is once in a lifetime, although there are reports of people simply signing up for multiple accounts. Furthermore, points + cash redemptions are qualifying, while MLife stays are not. This may affect how much you are spending on Hyatts to complete the challenge.
Acquiring Hyatt Points in Canada
Hyatt points are quite difficult to earn in Canada because there is no way to earn Hyatt points either through a transferrable currency or co-branded card. I do have to conserve my points, so cash + points have been a large percentage of my redemptions. As well, I do a fair amount of Fine Hotels and Resorts reservations through my American Express Platinum Card.
A significant amount of my points comes from points purchases, especially via Daily Getaways when it was a great deal. As you can transfer Hyatt points between any accounts, I’ve also been very lucky to have friends who have lots of Hyatt points that I can tap into.
Will you be completing the Hyatt Diamond Challenge?