As you’ve probably heard by now, few days ago, Hyatt unexpectedly offered a super generous match to Diamond status. Of course, as soon as I’ve read about it, I sent a DM via Twitter. Unfortunately, they would only match me to Platinum status, which I already happen to have via co-branded credit card. However, on Friday, I also emailed them at firstname.lastname@example.org and sent a screenshot that showed my IHG Platinum status. I actually sent out two emails, one for me and one for my husband. Never heard back…till now.
What do you know? My husband is now a proud Hyatt Diamond member (through February of 2017) all due to IHG Platinum status and a few award nights spent in that chain during 2015. Unfortunately, my IHG screenshot didn’t contain any info on stays (my oversight), so they requested more details. I haven’t heard back yet.
Of course, the 2-night Hyatt booking we have is in my name, and the certificates from credit card bonus are not transferrable. I sent this question to The Deal Mommy who is an expert on all things Hyatt. Interestingly, Hyatt Concierge responded to the tweet almost immediately:
Well, my husband is coming with me (he better!) So, I called Hyatt reservations number and asked the agent to add his number. She wasn’t sure if it would work since I’m using certificates from credit card bonus, but it went through. She said his Diamond benefits will apply during our stay. Woot! Free breakfast, possible upgrade, late checkout… And the best part is: I didn’t have to do mattress runs for any of it. I love this hobby! I have to give a shout out to Frequent Miler for his Quick Deals alert. Definitely subscribe if you haven’t already.
So, if you got a rock via Twitter, try emailing Hyatt, but do it soon. Send a request for you as well as your spouse if both of you happen to have elite status in another chain. What do you have to lose?
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.