Last Sunday I posted about the unconfirmed reports that Hyatt would begin offering 1,000 Gold Passport points as a Diamond amenity option at all full service properties, and not just those in the US. I figured it’s worth mentioning that this has now been confirmed by Hyatt directly:
As a Diamond member you may have recently experienced something new with our Diamond welcome amenity.
What’s new? At Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt® Hyatt Regency® and Andaz® locations outside the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, Diamond members now have a choice of welcome amenity. Diamond members can choose either a food and beverage amenity (locally inspired amenity at Andaz hotels) or 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points.
What remains the same? At Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt and Hyatt Regency locations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, Diamond members can continue to select a food and beverage welcome amenity or 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points. And, at all Hyatt Place® and HYATT houseTM locations, Diamond members will continue to enjoy a choice of 500 bonus points or in-hotel selection (complimentary beverage at Hyatt Place or $5 credit in the Guest Market at HYATT house).
We sincerely hope you enjoy this new option, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Gold Passport Concierge
Interestingly checking in at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires on Friday I wasn’t proactively offered the points amenity, and they instead brought me a bottle of red wine and some fruit (some of y’all may know about my feelings towards red wine as a welcome amenity).
So it’s nice to have it confirmed that this is now an offering. I guess from now on I’ll be asking at check-in what the welcome amenity is, as there are still some cases where I’ll take it over 1,000 Gold Passport points (which I value at ~$16).