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Mattress run for elite status?
I would like to get Platinum SPG (for a ski trip next winter) or Diamond Hyatt (for my upcoming christmas vacation. Currently, I’m Hilton gold (not sure why – was diamond in 2014), SPG Gold (Amex Platinum Card and 30k spend on SPG Amex), and Hyatt Platinum (Hyatt Visa and matched to platinum (not diamond) last fall when Hyatt had the status match bonanza – 24 hours too late to the game). The new Hyatt promotion has me thinking I should mattress run for Diamond, figuring it will cost me about $1200 and 40k points (net after promotion points). However, is Hyatt still status matching SPG Platinums? If so, does it make sense to mattress run with SPG and then status match to Hyatt? I think I can get to SPG Platinum the traditional way by strictly booking point stays??? And SPG has a “fast track to Platinum” but they need to be booked solely as revenue nights??? If I go with SPG, I guess I can take my time with my only risk being Hyatt taking away their status match program. What are your thoughts? Between vacations and minimal business trips, I only spend about 20 nights a year in hotels. Should I just forget it altogether, or is this a good time with the status matches (especially with the most recent Hilton status match too).
Your question seems to have gone unanswered, this response will give the question a bump hopefully to be answered 🙂
Hi Larry! I feel like I answered something similar recently, but what are you looking to get out of status? With only 20 nights per year, you might be better off as a free agent…
[USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER], you’re right, this is a duplicate, probably just missed out on being merged.