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This year’s Hyatt Diamond Status Challenge was perhaps the most generous hotel elite status challenge I’ve seen. Hyatt Diamond Status is normally earned after 50 nights or 25 stays, but with the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, you only had to stay 12 nights within 60 days to earn status that lasts for over a year. You received all the perks of Hyatt Diamond status during your two month challenge period, including free full breakfast and internet access.
Hyatt also gave challengers four suite upgrades, which could be used during the challenge (or even for future stays if you failed to complete the challenge), so long as they were booked before the challenge ended. If you completed the challenge, you received another four suite upgrades for 2015, so by completing a challenge you could earn eight suite upgrade awards, each of which is good for up to a seven night stay.
TPG Content and Community Manager Ryan Gaines is currently finishing up his challenge that he started several weeks ago, and it looks like his timing was impeccable. There has been some buzz on Flyertalk about the Hyatt Diamond Challenge ending, so I reached out to Hyatt to ask about it and received the following response:
“We appreciate the overwhelming enthusiasm for Hyatt Diamond elite status. The Diamond trial promotion that began on May 1, 2014 has run its course and has been discontinued as of October 31. We very much appreciate all of our members who were able to take advantage of this promotion and have continued to stay with Hyatt throughout the year. We are currently evaluating the best path forward with these types of promotions. As always, we welcome your feedback.”
Unfortunately, the Hyatt Diamond Challenge is no longer being offered. If you’ve already begun a challenge, you should still have the same 60-day period to complete it. For those who missed out, hopefully we’ll see a new elite status challenge from Hyatt soon, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to make some changes to it.
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With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.