Last night after landing from London I was rather thrilled when I opened my email inbox and had this email from Hyatt waiting for me:
Then the text of the email reads as follows:
Ben, do you remember your first recorded stay at Andaz Wall Street in 2010?
You’ve come a long way since then. In fact, with your recent stay, you’ve visited 50 different Hyatt hotels as a Hyatt Gold Passport member. That’s no small feat.
As a thank you, we’re thrilled to offer you one free night at any of our Hyatt locations worldwide. This award, valid for one year, is now in your Hyatt Gold Passport account. Please enjoy our gift to you.
We congratulate you on this exciting milestone and hope that with every mile you go, you’ll continue to discover new Hyatt destinations around the world.
When I checked my Gold Passport account, the free night was already in there:
The full terms & conditions for the free night are as follows:
Unique hotels visited measured from January 1995 to present. Member must have one (1) eligible stay within the past five (5) years to receive Milestone award. Free Night promotional awards are valid for one (1) year from date of issuance at any Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Hyatt Residence Club location worldwide. All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Free Night award is valid for standard room accommodations and is available when standard rooms are available at the Hyatt Daily Rate. Standard rooms are defined by each hotel. Award stay is subject to the reservation requirement of an individual hotel, such as length of stay. Award reservation is subject to the cancellation policy of an individual location. Member recognition is at the discretion of the Hyatt Gold Passport program. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, HYATT house, Hyatt Residence Club resorts, Hyatt Gold Passport and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2013 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
Hyatt Gold Passport, you run one classy operation! Now to be honest I’m kind of surprised I’ve only stayed at 50 unique properties, but when I thought more about it I realized just how many properties I’ve visited over and over, so those don’t help.
But what an awesome surprise — thanks Hyatt!