Hyatt Quick Qualify Elite Status Challenge
Good news on the hotel elite status challenge front! Despite the fact that Hyatt had gone cold over the last few years with allowing elite status challenges (or status matches), they have now come to their senses and launched a new promotion called “Hyatt Quick Qualify.” The basic premise is you can earn Gold Passport Platinum or Diamond status if you register and complete a set number of nights within 60 days. The elite level you get is based on how many nights your complete.
Hyatt Quick Qualify Elite Status Options
Depending on the number of eligible nights you stay within the 60 day period you earn the following elite status:
- Stay 6 eligible nights = Hyatt Platinum Status through Feb 2017
- Stay 12 eligible nights = Hyatt Diamond Status through Feb 2017
I have been told that you will also earn 1,000 bonus points per night for each night up to 6,000 points for you first 6 nights through this promotion.
Also, according to the folks at FlyerTalk you will get Hyatt Platinum status automatically upon signing up for the promotion. If you do not complete the 6 nights within 60 days you will lose Platinum status.
When Is The Offer Valid?
The offer is valid June 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016. However, I’m sure that Hyatt will end this offer early depending on how many people enroll. This is a highly attractive offer, especially since it is based on nights and not stays, so I can see many people completing the Diamond requirement in which case Hyatt may pull the promotion early to prevent their Diamond membership population from getting to large.
How Do I Register For The Hyatt Quick Qualify Offer?
To register you must call Hyatt Gold Passport at 1-800-228-3360. You must provide your Gold Passport number and ask to enroll in the Quick Qualify promotion.
Tips to Maximize This Promotion
- You can also combine this offer with the Hyatt Sweet Dreams…Sweet Rewards promotion where you can earn 5,000 bonus points after your first 5 stays and up to 50,000 bonus Gold Passport points if you stay 20 nights from June 1 – September 30, 2015.
- Since this promotion only allots you 60 days to complete the 6 or 12 nights, I would wait until 48 hours before your first stay to register. That will maximize the amount of time you have to complete the requirements while allotting some time for the registration to kick in prior to your first stay.
- You should forget about the Platinum status and target Diamond status instead. Hyatt Platinum status is more or less worthless. The only worthwhile benefit is free Internet, so I would shoot for Diamond if your travel schedule and wallet permits. It might be worth it to do a few mattress runs if you expect to fall a few nights short.
This is one of the best status challenge promotions I have seen in at least a year or so. The Marriott Elite Road to Platinum was the last great status challenge that I can remember. While Hyatt does not have a great footprint of hotels in the US. They do have probably the best elite status benefits and most rewarding redemption opportunities, so being an top tier elite member is extremely valuable and worth going out of your way to attain at reasonable cost. Two thumbs up for this promotion and I’m definitely considering it for my upcoming summer travel plans.