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Via View From the Wing, you can enroll in the Hyatt Diamond Status Challenge from January 1, 2015, through May 31, 2015.
But there are new changes to the Hyatt Diamond Challenge.
Hyatt Diamond Elite Status
Link: Hyatt Diamond benefits
When you stay 25 times or 50 nights at Hyatt in a calendar year, you get Hyatt Diamond elite status:
- Free continental breakfast (full breakfast in hotels without a club lounge)
- Free internet (free premium internet in February 2015)
- 4 suite upgrades each year
- Free upgrades
- Late check-out (4:00 pm)
Folks used to sign-up for the Hyatt Diamond Challenge because you got Diamond status during the challenge. So you could save ~$45 a day (breakfast and internet).
And you got 4 Diamond Suite upgrades (even if you didn’t complete the challenge).
Note: A “stay” is any number of consecutive nights at the same hotel. Your stay ends when you check-out. The next time you check-in to the hotel, that will be your 2nd stay. A “night” is 1 night or 24-hour period.
Hyatt Diamond Challenge 2015
You can earn Hyatt Diamond elite status by enrolling in the Hyatt Diamond Status Challenge and staying 12 nights in 60 days from January 1, 2015, to May 31, 2015.
So you can stay at 12 different Hyatt hotels or you can stay at the same Hyatt hotel for 12 nights. The 12 nights do NOT have to be consecutive.
Starting January 1, 2015, through May 31, 2015, you can request a Hyatt Diamond Challenge by emailing Hyatt Gold Passport at [email protected]. Or you can call Hyatt at 800-304-9288.
Status & Bonus Points
The previous Hyatt Diamond Challenge required you to have elite status with another hotel. Now you do NOT need to have elite status to enroll in the Hyatt Diamond Challenge.
1. Platinum Status
You get Platinum elite status when you sign-up for the Hyatt Diamond Challenge. But you can get Platinum status if you have the Hyatt card. So folks who have the Hyatt card could cancel it before their annual fee is due and still have Platinum status through the challenge.
Although, I think the $75 annual fee is worth paying for the free card anniversary night in a Category 1 to 4 Hyatt hotel.
And if you only stay 6 nights instead of the full 12 nights for the Diamond challenge, you get to keep Platinum status through February 2016.
2. 1,000 Bonus Points
You get 1,000 bonus Hyatt points for each of the first 6 nights. So you’ll get 6,000 bonus Hyatt points.
Is It Worth It?
Because everyone gets free Wi-Fi at all Hyatts starting February 2015, to some folks Hyatt Platinum status isn’t worth as much anymore. But as a Platinum you still get late check-out and faster internet!
If you’re planning to stay at Hyatt hotels through February 2016, it might be worth it to enroll in the challenge to get the benefits. IF you can stay 12 nights within 60 days.
You can enroll in the Hyatt Diamond Challenge from January 1, 2015, through May 31, 2015.
The Hyatt Diamond Challenge lets you fast track to Diamond status by staying 12 nights in 60 days instead of 25 times or 50 nights in a calendar year.
You get Platinum status while you complete the challenge and 1,000 bonus Hyatt points for the 1st 6 nights you stay.
You can request a challenge by calling Hyatt at 800-304-9288 or emailing [email protected].
This is a good deal for folks who have Hyatt stays through February 2016. But if you don’t plan on staying at Hyatt, it doesn’t make sense to do the challenge.