Hyatt has a pretty straightforward (well, sort of) lifetime status program. If you earn a million base points and have been a Gold Passport member for 10 years (even if you’re never elite) you get Diamond status for life. You earn five base points per dollar spent at Hyatts, so that basically means you get Diamond status after spending $200,000 at Hyatt hotels. For most of us that’s a pretty high threshold, though I guess it’s kind of nice if you’re an uber high roller, as I’m sure there are people that achieve the status in a year.
The strange thing is that up until now there has been no way to track your lifetime progress. Hyatt’s website has always shown total lifetime points earned, but that’s simply a calculation of all the points you’ve ever earned, be they points from credit card spend, Diamond welcome amenity points, elite bonus points, points from promotions, etc. So that’s not really a very useful number to know, unless you’re just curious. That being said, Gold Passport customer service has always had access to base lifetime points, so you just had to call them to find out where you stand.
Well, it looks like Hyatt has added lifetime base points to email summaries now, so it’s nice to know where you stand without calling.
In my case I doubt I’ll ever reach lifetime Diamond unless I win the lottery and decide to move to the Park Hyatt Sydney. I’ll likely achieve lifetime Starwood Platinum status first, which requires 10 years as a Platinum member and 500 nights at Starwood hotels. Figuring an average of $100 per night, that’s “only” $50,000 of spend, vs. $200,000 with Hyatt.
Still, I’m sure many high rollers prefer the Hyatt system, because it doesn’t require having status for 10 years.
Anyone here a lifetime Hyatt Diamond member?