Hyatt Diamond Challenge Now Open to Everyone (Free Breakfast & Upgrades!)

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The original version of the Hyatt Diamond Challenge was discontinued in November 2014.  It was replaced with a new version that was only open to folks selected by Hyatt.

But now according to The Trip Sherpa, the Hyatt Diamond Challenge is open to everyone!

Hyatt Diamond Challenge Now Open To Everyone Free Breakfast Upgrades

With Hyatt Diamond Status You Get Lots of Extra Perks Like Free Breakfast and Evening Appetizers at Hotels Like the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok!

I’ll explain the benefits of Hyatt Diamond status and how the challenge works!

What’s Hyatt Diamond Status?

Link:   Hyatt Diamond Elite Status

With Hyatt Diamond status you get:

  • 30% bonus on points earned for stays
  • Best room available on arrival (excluding suites)
  • Free premium internet
  • Lounge access with free breakfast and evening appetizers (free full breakfast at Hyatt hotels without lounges)
  • 4 suite upgrades (up to 7 consecutive nights each) per year
  • Late check-out at 4:00 pm upon request
  • 2 one-time use United Airlines lounge club passes each year
Hyatt Diamond Challenge Now Open To Everyone Free Breakfast Upgrades

We Had Free Breakfast at the Hyatt Paris Vendome, Thanks to Hyatt Diamond Status

And we used 1 of our suite upgrades for a spacious room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Hyatt Diamond Challenge Now Open To Everyone Free Breakfast Upgrades

This Room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Usually Costs ~$1,468 per Night

Plus, when you book a Hyatt award night for friends and family, they get to enjoy your Diamond status perks.

How Do You Complete the Hyatt Diamond Challenge?

To enroll in the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, call Hyatt at 800-228-3360.

You’ll then have 60 days to stay 12 nights at Hyatt hotels to earn Hyatt Diamond status through February 2017.  That’s much better than the 25 stays or 50 nights you’d need if you didn’t take the Challenge.

Points + Cash stays count towards Diamond status and it’s easy to earn lots of Hyatt points.  So you can save money on your 12 nights.

With the old Hyatt Diamond Challenge you received Diamond status while you were working towards your 12 nights.  But now you only get Hyatt Platinum status:

  • 15% bonus points when you stay at Hyatt
  • Preferred room (higher floor or larger room)
  • Free premium internet
  • Late check-out at 2:00 pm upon request
Hyatt Diamond Challenge Now Open To Everyone Free Breakfast Upgrades

You Can Still Sleep in With Hyatt Platinum Status

And if you only complete 6 nights of the challenge you get to keep the Platinum status.  You’ll also earn 1,000 Hyatt bonus points for your 1st 6 nights.

Note:   You get Platinum status for free if you have the Chase Hyatt card.  So cardholders should only do the challenge if they know they’ll stay 12 Hyatt nights in 60 days to earn Diamond status.

Bottom Line

The new Hyatt Diamond Status Challenge is now open to everyone.  To sign-up call Hyatt at 800-228-3360.

Once you complete 12 nights at Hyatt hotels (paid or Points + Cash), you’ll earn Diamond Status through February 2017!

Hyatt Diamond status is 1 of the best hotel perks available!  I love having free full breakfasts and 4 suite upgrades each year.  So if you stay at Hyatt hotels frequently, this is a terrific deal!

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12 responses to “Hyatt Diamond Challenge Now Open to Everyone (Free Breakfast & Upgrades!)

  1. Isn’t this essentially the same challenge that you said “isn’t so great” back in January?

  2. Let’s say I just stayed 3 nights last week and I call today to do the challenge. Will those 3 nights count toward the requirement, or is it only from the day I called and forward?

  3. Do award stays count towards the challenge nights or only paid stays?

  4. If I did the Diamond Challenge in 2013 and it expired in Feb 2015, am I eligible to do another challenge under this new program?

  5. The T&C’s state it must be a eligible night is defined as a single night at any participating Hyatt in which an eligible rate is paid. How can I find out what is an eligible rate or participating hotel? Does Hyatt Zilara Cancun participate? If so I’m 70% there!

  6. Does anyone know if the Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrade can be combined with the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free?

  7. Can Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrades be use in conjunction with the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free?

  8. Will this work for Govt rate stays?

  9. Do you ask for a specific suite upgrade – for instance, do you ask for the nicest suite available at that hotel – or does the hotel just pick for you? I am a diamond member and have used some suite upgrades but the suites we end up with aren’t ever as nice as the ones you show in your vacation pictures. Just wondered what your trick is to get those really nice suites. 🙂

  10. Hyatt Place Tijuana, $100/night. You can bring that down to $75/night with the Prestige 4th night free. 4 days TJ, 1 day San Diego, repeat.

  11. @Rico – if MLife paid stays are once again eligible nights toward the challenge, then a stay at the Excalibur would be cheaper. Some nights can be booked in advance at $29 a night + $22 resort fee. Still that’s around $650 to earn Diamond. May be a worthy mattress run if you stay at Hyatts but not enough to earn status or you have some upcoming aspirational stays where you can use the suite upgrades.

  12. I called HGP, and they said MGM Mirage properties do not qualify. Must be a Hyatt (according to the CSR).