Hyatt Offering Diamond Status Match via Twitter

The recent announcement of Starwood merging with Marriott has created an incredible opportunity for Hyatt to poach Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) elite members. Hyatt hasn’t wasted any time and is offering status matches to elite members of other hotel chains, including SPG, until February 2017. The only caveat is you must have stayed at least one night at the hotel chain where you have elite status, in the past year. The offer just came out in the last 24 hours so the only status matches I can confirm is Hyatt Diamond for SPG Platinum. Even if you’re a SPG Gold or Hilton Gold, I’d recommend messaging Hyatt to find out more. Follow the steps later in this article to match.

I know the Starwood merger with Marriott will take at least 12-18 months, but I’m already looking at alternatives, including Hyatt. Mrs. TT and I have plans to stay at an all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva property in Mexico this winter, so the status match will work out great. The annual four automatic Suite Night upgrades are too good to ignore.

 

Confirmed Status Matches:

Hyatt Diamond status for SPG Platinum

Hyatt Diamond or Platinum for SPG Gold (YMMV)

Hyatt Diamond for IHG Platinum

More to follow…

 

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How to Match:

  1. Send a direct message to @Hyattconcierge on Twitter, asking for a status match
  2. Hyatt will respond and have you email them a screenshot of your current elite status credentials
  3. Status match should be complete within 5-7 business days.

 

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One of the best parts of Diamond status are four annual Suite Upgrades!

 

Hyatt Diamond Benefits:

  • A 30% point bonus when choosing points.
  • An upgrade to the best room available upon arrival, excluding suites.
  • Access to the Regency Club or Grand Club lounge featuring complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, or full breakfast in hotels without a club lounge.
  • Confirm a suite upgrade at the time of reservation four times annually on eligible paid nights. (8 total before Feb ’17)
  • Receive a special welcome point bonus or food and beverage amenity during each stay.
  • Receive a nightly room refresh.
  • Receive complimentary premium internet access where available.
  • Expedited 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.
  • Two complimentary one-time-use United Club passes annually.

 

Bottom Line

If you have elite status, there is no reason not to status match with Hyatt. The Hyatt Gold Passport program is the next best alternative to SPG and the program is backed up by multiple credit cards including the Chase Hyatt, and the many Ultimate Rewards earning credit cards, including Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink. I’m impressed Hyatt is stepping up their game and I’ll be happy to try out more of their properties in 2016.

 

Do you plan to Diamond status match? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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