As a Hyatt Diamond you get a welcome amenity whenever you stay at a Hyatt property. For properties in the US, you have the choice between the amenity and points, so most points savvy people go with the points over the amenity. At “full service” hotels the amenity is 1,000 points, while at Hyatt Place/Summerfield Suites hotels the amenity is 500 points.
One frustration for many with these amenities is that they rarely post automatically, so you usually have to call Gold Passport customer service to have the points manually issued. Well, according to this FlyerTalk thread, Gold Passport is now offering a 50% bonus when the amenity doesn’t post automatically — that means at Hyatt Place hotels you get 750 points if the amenity doesn’t post automatically, while at full service Hyatt hotels you get 1,500 points if the amenity doesn’t post automatically.
Hey, kudos to Hyatt for this! Suddenly we’ll go from dreading when our points don’t post automatically to hoping they won’t post! 😀