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Hyatt’s Diamond Suite Upgrades are arguably the most rewarding hotel elite status perk. Four times per year, Gold Passport Diamond members can upgrade a base room to a suite at booking — and each certificate covers up to seven consecutive nights.
This includes anyone that recently participated in Hyatt’s Diamond status match — either via Twitter or by contacting a Hyatt sales rep. If you’ve already completed the match, you should have four upgrades to use by Monday, February 29, with another four arriving shortly after that. You can even use these upgrades with the Citi Prestige card’s 4th Night Free benefit, as I recently did at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap.
Unfortunately this program will be getting a bit more restrictive beginning next month, but if you have upgrades left from 2015, you can apply them to any future stay — you’ll just need to do so by Monday.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards