July 20, 2018

Top Hyatt Gold Passport Benefits

Note: the Gold passport program has been replaced with the World of Hyatt program.

 

Hyatt Gold Passport is the loyalty program for Hyatt hotels.  Hyatt hotels include six major full service brands: Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric and Hyatt as well as two limited service brands: Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, and two all inclusive resort brands: Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.  Hyatt currently has 599 hotels (159,336 rooms) globally which is a significantly smaller footprint than Hilton which has  4,610 (758,502 rooms) and Marriott which operates 4,424 hotels (759,330 rooms).

Major Hyatt Brands
Major Hyatt Brands

Tiers

So why pay attention to a loyalty program that has such a small footprint?  The answer is that due to its smaller footprint, Hyatt has to really stand out compared to the other major hotel loyalty programs in order remain competitive.  As a result, Hyatt’s loyalty program has some of the best member benefits in the industry.

Hyatt-Gold-Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport has three membership levels:

Gold Member

Base level membership available to everyone
– 5 points per eligible dollar spent at Hyatt properties
– Earn credits with Travel Partners or Mlife Tier Credits for Hyatt stays

Platinum Member

Requires 5 stays or 15 eligible nights in a calendar year
– 15% bonus on eligible spend at Hyatt properties
– Complimentary premium internet access (daily complimentary standard in-room or premium internet access where available)
– Access to preferred room including rooms on higher floors or larger rooms, based on availability upon arrival (excludes Regency Club and Grand Club rooms and suites; not available at Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Hyatt Residence Club).
– Expedite check-in at a dedicated area for elite members (not available at Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, or Hyatt Residence Club)
– Guaranteed 72 hour room availability (not valid during extraordinary room demand)
– 2 pm late check-out request (subject to availability)
– Book reservations through an exclusive Platinum line

Diamond Member

Requires 25 eligible stays or 50 eligible nights in a calendar year
– 30% point bonus on eligible spend at Hyatt properties
– Receive the best room available upon arrival, excluding suites (not available at Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, or Hyatt Residence Club)
– Access to the Regency Club or Grand Club lounge featuring complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.  Enjoy daily complimentary full breakfast in hotels without a club lounge (2,3)
– Suite upgrades at the time of reservation four times annually on eligible paid nights (4)
– Receive a special welcome point bonus or food and beverage amenity during each stay (5)
– Receive a nightly room refresh (excludes Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Hyatt Residence Club)
– Complimentary premium internet access where available (daily complimentary standard in-room or premium internet access where available)
– Expedite check-in at a dedicated area for elite members (not available at Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, or Hyatt Residence Club)
– Ensure a room is always available with a 48 hour room guarantee (guaranteed valid for one standard guestroom when paying the hotel’s Standard Rate; excludes Hyatt resorts, Hyatt Zilara, Ziva, and Hyatt Residence Club, or during extraordinary room demand)
– 4 pm late check-out request (subject to availability; not available at Hyatt Residence Club)
– Book reservations through an exclusive Diamond line
– 2 complimentary one-time use United Club passes annually (valid for one person for one visit until the expiration date; excludes United Arrivals Lounge, Global First Lounge, or Star Alliance lounges)
– With guest of honor, share your Diamond benefits with friends and family when you redeem points for a free night for them.

Similar to other programs, the benefits tend to be most valuable at the top tiers.  In Hyatt’s case, Diamond benefits are significantly more valuable than the basic and Platinum levels.

Notable Diamond Exclusions

Suite upgrade awards are not valid at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, Park Hyatt Sydney, Andaz Tokyo, Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Hyatt Regency Wichita, Hyatt Paris Madeleine, Hyatt Herald Square, Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa, Hyatt Manila City of Dreams, Hyatt Santa Barbara, Hyatt Residence Club resorts, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels and M life resorts.

 

 

About First Class Travel Guide 128 Articles
Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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