Before I announce the winner — or, at least, strong contender — of the Overpackaging of Hotel Amenities Award, let us look at the following photographs along with their captions…
If you have not had success linking your M Life and Hyatt Gold Passport frequent flier accounts via the Internet recently, you are not alone.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been attempting to link my accounts via the official Internet web sites of both the Hyatt Gold Passport and M Life frequent guest loyalty programs; but with no success…
You can earn up to 3,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program points for every three nights through December 31, 2014 at 13 participating hotel properties in Las Vegas with the Make Vegas Yours promotion — and the three nights do not need to be consecutive nights. Also — other than the length of time in which the promotion is active — there is no limit to the number of Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program points you can earn during this promotion.
However, you must…
Yes, you read that correctly!
Although one obviously may not earn credit towards elite status in the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program, FlyerTalk member Rebelyell figured out and explains that — oddly enough — one of the best ways to earn Hilton HHonors points right now is to log five or six stays at a Hyatt hotel property.
Please read the Hyatt: 10,000 HHonors points per stay thread for further details on how this is actually possible.
…or, at least, the Announcement: Gold Passport Hotel Award Category Upgrades starting on June 4, 2010 is being perceived as a Gold Passport point devaluation by many FlyerTalk members.
While not as bad as the Hilton HHonors point devaluation that occurred earlier this year, there are FlyerTalk members who vow that the Consequence of Hyatt Devaluation: Commitments to Take our Business Elsewhere will certainly happen, although not all FlyerTalk members believe that the devaluation is all that drastic enough to warrant that action.
Indeed, the news is not all bad: among other things, 65 Hyatt Gold Passport properties will move to a lower category requiring fewer points and 89 Hyatt Gold Passport properties will move to a higher category. Gold Passport members who hold existing award reservations for stays subsequent to June 4 will receive a refund for the point difference if the hotel moves to a lower category. Award reservations made by June 4 will be allowed to be modified under the terms of the original award chart by September 2.
The Big Welcome Back: Earn Free Nights or 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points After Every Two Eligible Stays
Beginning on March 26, 2010 and ending on June 30, 2010, the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program is at it again with what appears to be a generous promotion.
Register to receive either free nights or 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after every time you complete two eligible stays at any participating Hyatt hotel or resort, Andaz™, Hyatt Place™, Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ or Hyatt Vacation Club™ Resort worldwide. There is no limit to the number of eligible stays taken during the promotion period to earn either free nights or points.
Thanks originally to an Internet job posting by Hyatt Hotels, speculation abounded regarding a possible credit card affiliated with the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest program.
Well, it is now Official – Hyatt to offer Chase Visa Card.
While there are certainly potential benefits to a Hyatt Gold Passport credit card, FlyerTalk members posting in the Hyatt Gold Passport Credit Card & 2500 Survey discussion thread are not exactly pleased. One reason is the possibility of the potential devaluation of Hyatt Gold Passport points.
As for the survey, select FlyerTalk members have been receiving e-mail messages from Hyatt soliciting their opinion and rewarded with Hyatt Gold Passport points as a result, and other FlyerTalk members who did not receive the survey are disappointed.
New Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program members, as well as existing members, can take advantage of the offer of attaining Hyatt Instant Platinum & Fasttrack to Diamond – through 12/31/10.
Once registered, the Gold Passport member keeps Platinum status for 180 days and, with fifteen nights within those 180 days, will earn Diamond status and keep it until February 2012. If one can only stay five nights within those 180 days, one keeps Platinum status until February 2012.
Of course, there are rules and restrictions, but it is certainly an offer worth considering.
When FlyerTalk member sophiegirl wanted to get rid of the ladybugs in her room, she was told that it was against the law in the state of North Carolina to kill ladybugs.
Does this mean that sophiegirl would be classified as a murderer if she decided to kill off the ladybugs herself, thereby potentially officially being disciplined by law?
Find out more information as well as the details about this bizarre story in the FlyerTalk thread titled Against the law to kill ladybugs in NC? Who knew…problem at HP South Stream CLT.