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.
Clearly I love points, with Hyatt Gold Passport points being one of my favorite kinds, so I was thrilled when I unexpectedly got 10,000 bonus Hyatt points yesterday. Here’s how…
A couple years ago reports popped up of Hyatt Gold Passport aficionados who had visited 50 unique Hyatt properties receiving a surprise free night to use at any Hyatt in the world as a gift for their “milestone stay”. I knew I had to be close to 50 unique properties, but didn’t think much of it, especially because there are plenty of Hyatt junkies who never received their milestone gift. It seems to be great gift that lives somewhere between a milestone they recognize across the board, and a “surprise and delight” bonus you may or may not get.
Well, apparently my 1st eligible hotel was the Hyatt Regency Dallas in 2009 and my 50th eligible hotel was the Hyatt Place Nashville in late December 2014. Forty-eight of the hotels were visited from 2011 – 2014 with the stays being a mix of paid, on points, and cash and points.
I didn’t receive the free night at any Hyatt like people were getting a while back for their milestone, but I did get 10,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points + another 500 points for playing a game on the promo site. I value that number of points at close to $200 given my redemption patterns, so that was a very nice gift from Hyatt.
From poking around this Flyertalk thread it seems that the standard recognition right now seems to be 5,000 points for 25 unique properties, 10,000 points for 50 unique properties, and a free night is now obtained at 75 unique properties. A quick count of my husband’s properties shows he is only a couple properties away from 25, so fingers crossed his account gets “surprised and delighted” for that milestone soon.
Even though I have already visited at least 50 Hyatt properties, I know I still am looking forward to trying out London Churchill, Park Hyatt Sydney, Hyatt Escala Lodge, Park Hyatt Milan, Park Hyatt Vienna, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Andaz Napa, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort , Hyatt Regency Aruba, and many more. I imagine it will be a little while before I get a chance to visit 25 more unique Hyatt properties to hit a total of 75, but it should eventually happen, so I sure hope they keep this unique recognition program around.
When I think back on my 50 Hyatt properties, the ones I remember the most were the awesome resorts like the Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hyatt Lost Pines, Andaz Maui, Park Hyatt Maldives, and some of the top notch urban hotels like the Andaz Fifth Avenue, Park Hyatt Zurich, Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, and Park Hyatt Tokyo. That said, we have certainly benefited from plenty of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties along the way, too. You can find reviews of many of the Hyatts we have visited here.
I’m beyond lucky to have had the ability (and points) to visit all of those properties, and more. They have enabled us to see various parts of the world in incredible comfort, and have lots of fun along the way.
If you are curious, below are the terms and conditions from the milestone site. Have you hit a Hyatt milestone and how did they help you celebrate?
The map features Hyatt hotels a member has visited. Closed or changed hotels may not be featured on the map. A complete list can be found under the “view hotels” section of this microsite.
Game – 500 Bonus Points
You must be a recipient of this recognition email and visit milestones microsite to participate. Offer valid through December 31, 2015. Hyatt Gold Passport member will receive 500 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points upon completion of game on microsite. Only one bonus may be earned per member, regardless of the number of times game is completed. Participation in this member recognition is at the discretion of Hyatt Gold Passport. Please allow one to two weeks for Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points to be credited to your account after completion of the game.
50 Unique Hotels – 10,000 Bonus Points
You must be a recipient of this recognition email and visit milestones microsite to participate. Hyatt Gold Passport member must have one (1) eligible stay within the past five (5) years – and complete eligible stays at a total of 50 unique hotels between January 1995 to present – to receive the 50 Unique Hotels Milestone award. Unique hotels visited measures eligible stays since January 1995, including Award Stays with at least $1USD in Eligible Spend.
Member must visit the microsite by December 31, 2015 to receive 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points. Only one bonus may be earned per member. Participation in this member recognition is at the discretion of Hyatt Gold Passport. Please allow one to two weeks for Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points to be credited to your account.
Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this promotion with a suitable substitute offer of equal value (if legally required) at any time due to actual circumstances. We endeavor to use our best efforts to provide advanced notice on the website. Please see the website for updates. This promotion is subject to the complete Terms and Conditions of Hyatt Gold Passport. For complete terms and conditions, visit goldpassport.com.
The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Gold Passport®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2014 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.