In mid-February, Hyatt Gold Passport announced a couple of new Diamond benefits.
The most exciting new benefit is called Guest Of Honor, whereby when a Diamond member makes a points booking for someone else, they’ll receive the full Diamond benefits.
This is exclusively available on free night redemptions, and not on revenue stays or Points + Cash stays.
Receive lounge access on Guest Of Honor bookings
The new benefit is described as follows:
Beginning March 1, members can extend their Diamond in-hotel benefits such as Regency Club or Grand Club access, free breakfast and late check out to family or friends when they transfer a free night stay using Hyatt Gold Passport points. By extending Diamond privileges to a members’ friends or family on an award stay, Hyatt is providing the warmest possible welcome and an extraordinary on-property experience.
As I explained at the time, I think this is a really cool perk — taking care of the people that matter to the people that are loyal to your program is a beautiful extension of loyalty.
This new benefit went live yesterday, so I figured I’d try making a booking using the benefit. Guest Of Honor bookings can’t be made online, so you have to phone up the Hyatt Diamond line to book.
Simply tell the representative you’d like to make a Guest Of Honor booking and they can assist. They’ll just need the name of the person you want to book for as well as a credit card to guarantee the reservation, and you’ll be good to go.
When you receive the email confirmation you’ll see that the Guest Of Honor “status” is confirmed under the preferences section.
Maybe I’m in the minority, but personally what I’m most excited about is being able to receive Diamond benefits for multiple rooms at a time. As it stands you only receive Diamond benefits for one room, but now a Diamond member can make a booking for themselves however they want, and then book a second room using points under the Guest Of Honor program, and receive benefits for both.
Your friends can enjoy complimentary breakfast when staying using points from a Diamond
Do you plan on using Hyatt’s Guest Of Honor benefit?