I’m blown away by this kind of service. I was comped to Diamond for asking for it. I sent them my status with another hotel program, (I can’t remember which)
Yes this was targeted, and no I can’t get you in, but I’ll call this a free ad for the Hyatt Rewards program and their top tier status.
Here is the letter I just got:
|DEAR RICHARD INGERSOLL,|
It has been a few months since you last stayed at Hyatt™ and enjoyed the privileges of your Hyatt Gold Passport™ Diamond membership. Because we value our relationship, we invite you to receive a free night award when you complete an eligible stay at one of our distinctive Hyatt locations worldwide through June 27, 2010. Once you have completed a stay, your free night award will be good through September 30, 2010.
Diamond Membership: the Elite Experience
Your elite membership entitles you to privileges reserved only for this level. Review the services and benefits you can continue to enjoy as a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member, including:
|•||Treat yourself to a suite upgrade at time of reservation four times annually on paid room nights|
|•||Enjoy the best room available including Regency Club™ or Grand Club™ rooms|
|•||Receive a special welcome point bonus or food and beverage amenity during each stay|
|•||Achieve rewards even faster with a 30% point bonus on each stay|
We look forward to welcoming you back soon. For reservations, please call our private Diamond Reservation and Account Information Line in the U.S. and Canada at 1-800-400-2261, contact your nearest Hyatt Worldwide Reservation Centre or visit goldpassport.com.
Hyatt Gold Passport
And the Award Chart Changes As Well
DEAR RICHARD INGERSOLL,
The Hyatt Gold Passport™ Award Chart will change on June 4, 2010. Rest assured, we will continue to make redemption as easy as possible with no blackout dates. If we have a standard room available at any location on any day of the year, you’re more than welcome to reserve it with your Hyatt Gold Passport points.
Likewise, we will continue to offer all the existing award categories at their current point levels. We will also introduce a new Category 6, which will require 22,000 points and include only 20 properties in cities such as New York, Paris, Moscow and Tokyo.
Further, we will redistribute our hotels across the six award categories. This shift will include 65 hotels moving to a lower category and 89 hotels moving to a higher category. For additional details, please visit goldpassport.com.
We appreciate your continued support of Hyatt Gold Passport and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95