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Hyatt Hotels Gold Passport

Hyatt Hotels is rated as one of the best hotel chains for business travelers in the United States year after year. I can absolutely see why, with great offerings like private label wine, the Parlor Classics ice cream menu and e shave products. And they regularly have great promotions like “keep the flask with a drink purchase,” which gives you even more incentive to visit. Hyatt is definitely one of my favorite places to spend my nights away from home and the Gold Passport program is competitive with any other hotel program on the block.

Members receive frequent members-only promotions, which are a nice touch.

Earning Points

You’ll earn Gold Passport points or miles every time you stay at any Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites, or with hotel partners. If points are your goal, you’ll earn five Gold Passport points for every eligible dollar spent at Hyatt. To earn airline miles, present your airline mileage membership number at the time of check-in to receive 500 miles per stay.

Airline Partners

Aeromexico (1,000 Kilometers), Air Canada, Air China, (800 Kilometers), Air France / KLM, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Amtrak, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, (800 Points), Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Jet Airways, Korean Air, LAN Airlines S.A., (1,000 Kilometers), Lufthansa, Mexicana Airlines, (625 Miles), Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Qantas Airways, (600 or 1,000 Points), Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Southwest Airlines (0.5 credits), Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways (750 Miles).

Hotel Partners

AmeriSuites and Hawthorn Suites.

Car Rental Partners

Avis (300 bonus points per qualifying rental) and Sixt (300 bonus points per qualifying rental).

Redeem Points

You can redeem your points for stays with Hyatt hotels, with no blackout dates. You can also use your points for stays with AmeriSuites, Hawthorne Suites and the Hyatt Vacation Club. Rewards can be donated to charities such as the Make a Wish Foundation, which can score you some good karma. If you need a ride, you can redeem your points for car rentals at Avis or Sixt. Hyatt does not have an online store or offer experience rewards, which is the major drawback of the program.

Elite Members

Elite members get extra special deals from Hyatt, so it pays to stay there often.

Gold Members

Gold members have the option of using the private Reservation and Account Information Line in the U.S. and Canada. During your stay, you will receive a complementary newspaper and your choice of coffee or tea each morning. In addition, you’ll get free access to the various fitness centers. Upon request, you can check-out as late as 2:00 p.m. You can check in online as early as 1:00 p.m. ET on your arrival date and you can cash checks for up to $250 per stay. Finally, you’ll receive exclusive deals from Hyatt.

Platinum Members

In addition to the above, Platinum members will receive a bonus of a 15% point bonus (when you choose to earn points for your stay. You’re guaranteed to get the bed type you requested at the time of reservation, which is awesome (I’m not a happy girl if I don’t get my king-size). You’ll also receive a Platinum Extras Award after every third stay, which will provide you with a selection of benefits from which to choose. Web Check-In is available as early as 9:00 a.m. ET on the day of your arrival at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. and Canada.

Diamond Members

Diamond Members, of course, earn all of the benefits of Gold and Platinum members, with even more extras thrown in. As a Diamond Member, you’ll receive an upgrade to a Regency/Grand Club room, when available, with entry to a private lounge that includes complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. You’ll earn a 30% point bonus when you choose points for your stay. A special welcome amenity will await you with A choice of Food and Beverage or bonus points. Members have a 72 Hour Guaranteed Room Availability. You can cash checks of up to $500 per stay.