THIS HAS BEEN REVOKED BY HYATT UNLESS YOU WORK AT MICROSOFT
Hyatt is offering to upgrade you to Platinum status for free!
The offer states it's for Microsoft employees but as reported by Miles Points and Martinis, it seems anyone can sign up using this link:
The status change is not instant based on what people are saying. Many hotel programs offer a status match/challenge which is similar but here you don't need to provide proof of your status with a competing hotel chain.
The offer states you get platinum status until Feb 2015 which includes
- 15% point bonus
- in room internet access
- 2pm late checkout
- With only 4 stays or 10 nights, you will keep your platinum status through Feb 2016!
- Full list of benefits is here
After that, if you complete 20 stays / 40 nights, you'll be fast tracked to Diamond status also until Feb 2016 which includes
- 30% point bonus
- room upgrades (not including suites)
- club lounge access with free breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres
- suite upgrade certificates
- welcome bonuses
- 4pm late checkout
- Full list of benefits is here
Offer details are below:
Microsoft Strategic Sourcing GPG has partnered with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to create this exclusive, best-in-market Hyatt Gold Passport offer for MS employees.
Upgrade to Platinum Status
Register to enjoy the premium perks of Hyatt Gold Passport® Platinum membership through February 2015 when staying at Hyatt hotels worldwide. With this exclusive offer, you can experience the premium benefits of Platinum status including a 15% point bonus, complimentary in-room Internet access, 2 p.m. late check-out and more. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, every stay at Hyatt will be even more rewarding.
Additionally, with just 4 stays or 10 nights in 2014 you will maintain Platinum status through February 2016 – that’s 1 fewer stay or 5 fewer nights than normally required to achieve or maintain this elite status.
Fast Track to Diamond
Once you’ve achieved Platinum status, you will be registered to achieve Diamond status even faster. After only 20 stays or 40 nights in 2014, you will be upgraded to Diamond status through February 2016 – that’s 5 fewer stays or 10 fewer nights than normally required to achieve this elite status. You will enjoy elite benefits and rewards including a 30% point bonus, exclusive access to the Regency Club® or Grand Club® lounge, suite upgrade awards and more.
Already a Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum member?
Re-achieve your Platinum status through February 2016 with just 4 stays or 10 nights in 2014 and also be on your way to earning Diamond Status sooner, after only 20 stays or 40 nights in 2014 with the Microsoft Fast Track offer.
Already a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member?
Re-achieve your Diamond status through February 2016 with just 20 stays or 40 nights in 2014 with the Microsoft Fast Track to Diamond Status offer.
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Terms and Conditions:
Stay at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts, and participating M life resorts, between January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, and each stay will count toward tier qualification for Platinum and/or Diamond status. You must complete a total of 4 eligible stays or 10 eligible nights within the promotion period to receive Platinum tier status. You must complete a total of 20 eligible stays or 40 eligible nights within the promotion period to receive Diamond tier status. Hyatt Gold Passport will track all the eligible nights and eligible stays in which you provide your Hyatt Gold Passport account number and pay an eligible rate. An “Eligible Rate” is any hotel published room rate, including, but not limited to rates found on hyatt.com or any Hyatt Gold Passport Hotel Partner website, the Hyatt Daily Rate, volume, AAA and senior citizen rates, etc. “Ineligible Rates” are discounted rates, including, but not limited to, any free night stays, Internet wholesale rates (such as priceline.com, hotels.com, etc.), traditional wholesale rates (such as GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, etc.), airline crew rates, airline employee rates, travel agency employee rates, Club at the Hyatt discount certificate stays, Hyatt Vacation Club stays, Hyatt employee or employee family discount rates, airline interrupted-trip vouchers or contracted rooms (a contract room is a room that has been reserved pursuant to a written and executed agreement between a hotel and a corporation, government agency or individual for a negotiated room rate in exchange for an agreed upon number of rooms to be rented for an extended period of time). A stay is defined as one or more consecutive eligible nights at any one Hyatt. Back-to-back stays at a single Hyatt are considered one stay. Award stays and complimentary stays do not qualify. Standard point and mileage earnings will apply. Guest must register for this promotion and be an eligible employee of Microsoft. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program. Complete terms and conditions are available at www.goldpassport.com or by calling 1-800-51-HYATT in the US or Canada or 1-402-592-6433 outside the US and Canada. Hyatt Gold Passport has the right to terminate the program rules, conditions, benefits, awards or award levels pertaining to the program, in whole or in part at any time, as its sole discretion, with or without notice, even though changes may affect the value of the points, awards or earning ability already accumulated.
Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. 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 Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residence Club™ resort, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates. ©2014 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.