Updated on November 20, 2016
As I mentioned in my Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront review, I recently completed the Hyatt Diamond Challenge/Fast Track offer! Since I just finished it, I thought it would be a great time to share the details with others who might be interested!
It’s perfect timing considering my upcoming trip to the Park Hyatt Maldives at the end of September. But what is the challenge, and is it worth it?
First, let’s talk about what Hyatt Diamond Status even gets you (directly from Hyatt).
Achieve rewards even faster with a 30% point bonus when choosing points
Enjoy the best room available upon arrival, excluding suites
Receive exclusive access to the Regency Club or Grand Club lounge featuring complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy daily complimentary full breakfast in hotels without a club lounge
Treat yourself to a suite upgrade at the time of reservation four times annually on eligible paid nights
Receive a special welcome point bonus or food and beverage amenity during each stay
Receive a nightly room refresh
Stay connected with complimentary premium Internet access where available
Expedite check-in at a dedicated area for elite members
Ensure a room is always available with our 48-hour guarantee
Extend your stay until 4:00 p.m. with a late check out request
Book reservations through an exclusive Diamond line
Enjoy two complimentary one-time-use United Club passes annually
Now with Guest of Honor, share your Diamond benefits with friends and family when you redeem points for a free night for them in 2015.
With that out of the way, let’s move on to the promotion!
Here are some quick details: The Diamond Fast Track is available to complete through April 30th, 2016
Funny side story: My status actually said it expired on February 28th, 2016 for some reason. So I inquired to Hyatt and it seems the woman who registered me actually registered me for the old, closed promotion, that expired on May 31st – not the new program open to everyone that started June 1st. One quick call to the Hyatt Diamond Line and it was immediately corrected!
If you do qualify for Diamond status and complete the challenge, you will be entitled to 4 confirmed Diamond Suite Upgrades for 2015 and 4 more for 2016. Remember, these upgrades can only be used on paid and Points + Cash stays, not purely points.
So, now for the big question – is it worth it? Well, that depends on your situation (obviously).
There’s probably 3 big questions: Who pays for your trips, how often do you travel, and what are your habits when you do?
Jetsetter? Road warrior?
Like fancy hotels and awesome breakfasts?
It really all depends on YOU. But if you have a lot of nights in a 2 month period coming up, you should do your best to make it happen. With a year and a half until this status would expire, it’s very generous. Go for it!
Are you going for the challenge? Why or why not?