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.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases