Please note this site has financial relationships with American Express and this post may contain affiliate links. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here to learn more about my partners.
Today Hyatt confirmed for me that they indeed have the best top tier elite breakfast benefit out there. One of the big reasons that I don’t want to lose my Hyatt Diamond status is the breakfast benefit that applies to both paid and award stays. When traveling with my family, breakfast expenses can add up, so I love that I have no out of pocket expenses for breakfast when we travel to Hyatt Hotels. I’ve always known that the breakfast benefit will apply to everyone registered in the room, but it is nice to see the policy spelled out in plain English.
The Hyatt rep on Flyertalk posted today the following clarification on the breakfast benefit:
We’ve heard rumblings that there’s some confusion about the breakfast benefit for Diamond members when Regency Club/Grand Club access is not available. To provide clarity, we’ve come up with a standard definition so Diamond members know exactly what to expect when staying with us.
When Regency Club/Grand Club access is unavailable or when a Hyatt does not have a Regency Club/Grand Club, members receive complimentary daily full breakfast inclusive of one entrée (or standard breakfast buffet), juice and coffee (tax, gratuity and service charges included) for each registered guest in the room, maximum four people.
This is much more generous that some other chain’s breakfast benefits for their top tier elite guests (ahem, Starwood). Hyatt Diamond guests can order any entree they want, and aren’t limited to just two guests. This is a very family friendly policy that really makes it easy for us to stay pretty loyal to Hyatt for many of our family vacations. I also like that they clarified that the gratuity and service charges are included. I have seen this handled different ways at different properties. I will continue to add a tip to the bill, but it’s good to know that in theory that it will be covered. Some properties allow the Diamond breakfast to be ordered via room service, and some say you need to eat in the restaurant. This clarification does not seem to address that issue, so perhaps that is still up to each property. Either way, this is a very valuable benefit to family travelers – especially when their travels take them to places around the world where food can be a bit pricey. Thumbs up to Hyatt on this one.