I completed my Hyatt Diamond Challenge (also known as the Elite Tier Offer) earlier this year. At that time, after enrolling in the Offer you had 60 days to stay 12 nights at Hyatt properties to gain Diamond status through February 2016. It seems that there may be a Hyatt Diamond Challenge update on the horizon, as early as tomorrow (June 1, 2015).
The rumor at FlyerTalk is that starting June 1, 2015, the new Elite Tier Offer will give Diamond status through February 2017. The same requirements would apply; 6 nights to gain Platinum status and 12 nights to gain Diamond. You will still get 1,000 bonus points for each night you stay for the first 6 nights.
Of note, the 20% back on points promotion is still good (assuming you signed up) through July 31, 2015, so using points + cash is still a good option to get status as points + cash nights are eligible.
I have reached out to Hyatt for confirmation on the Elite Tier Offer and will update this page with any confirmation of the Hyatt Diamond Challenge update I receive.
Update: According to Hyatt (via Twitter), the Elite Tier Offer is good for Diamond status through February 2017 after staying 12 nights in 60 days. The Offer is valid through April 30, 2016, so no need to rush out to sign up. Call Hyatt Gold Passport a 1-800-228-3360 and ask to enroll in the “Elite Tier Offer”. It seems you no longer need a hotel to sponsor you for the Challenge.
Read more for the confirmation from Hyatt.
Here is the tweet:
@single_flyer We can enroll people in the Elitre Tier challenge, yes. However since you’re already Diamond you would not qualify. ^MB
— Hyatt Concierge (@HyattConcierge) June 1, 2015
I also followed up with an email to Hyatt Gold Passport. Here is the response I received regarding the Hyatt Diamond Challenge update:
Dear Mr. XXX,
Thank you for contacting Hyatt Gold Passport; I appreciate the opportunity to assist you.
To qualify for this offer, new members must enroll and current members must register between June 1, 2015 and April 30,2016.
member will receive a trial Platinum membership for 60 days. To maintain Platinum membership through February 2017, member must complete six (6) eligible nights at any participating Hyatt worldwide within 60 days of enrollment. If member completes twelve (12) eligible nights at any participating Hyatt worldwide within 60 days, member will receive Diamond membership through February 2017.
Member will also receive 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points on their first six (6) eligible nights within 60 days. Maximum 6,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points may be earned. Platinum 15% point bonus will be awarded for all eligible stays during the 60-day trial membership period when member chooses points for their stay. If member completes the night requirements, they will receive a new membership card valid through February 2017, within 3-4 weeks of qualifying. Membership benefits will be available when member provides their Hyatt Gold Passport number at time of reservation and check-in.
Limit one Elite Tier offer per member. Hyatt Gold Passport will track all eligible nights in which a Hyatt Gold Passport account number is provided. An eligible night is defined as a single night at any participating Hyatt in which an eligible rate is paid. Eligible nights at M life resorts will not count toward promotion. An eligible rate is defined in the complete Hyatt Gold Passport terms and conditions.
Hyatt Gold Passport reserves the right to alter or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.
This promotion is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program, available at goldpassport.com. 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 Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates. ©2015 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
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