How do you get Hyatt Platinum status, and what does it get you?

There are three levels of Hyatt Gold Passport membership. If joining for the first time, you’ll be given their introductory Gold status (unless doing a status match or challenge) which earns five points per dollar spent.

Platinum status is earned after either 5 eligible stays or 15 eligible nights per year. In addition to 5 points per dollar you’ll get an extra 15% point bonus on eligible spend, plus free in-room Internet and guaranteed room availability at the 72 hour window. You are also eligible for a late check-out of 2pm and get 20% off the daily rate with My Elite Rate on any standard room type.

Diamond status is earned after reaching either 25 eligible stays or 50 eligible nights per year. In addition to the other benefits, you also get four complimentary suite upgrades annually, a 30% point bonus on eligible spend and 4pm late check-outs.

Even if you were able to find super cheap rates of around $60 per night at a Hyatt property, you’d have to spend an average $300 at the low end and have 5 separate stays to get Platinum status.

The Frequent Traveler University is coming to Washington DC December 5-7, 2014 and the cost for the entire event and expo is $149. Everyone who registers will automatically get free Hyatt Platinum status good through February 2016, which is a great deal. The event promises to be a great opportunity to learn more tips and tricks about miles and points from a plethora of industry experts but even if you aren’t able to go, the status is still yours just for signing up!

For more info about the Frequent Traveler University or to register click here.

For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

As a separate promotion regardless of what status you have, Hyatt is offering 1,000 Gold Passport bonus points for each booking/stay that is made with their mobile app between October 1 and December 31, 2014 and completed during the same period.

Here’s a link to the app.

There is no maximum number of times you can earn the 1,000 bonus points, but M Life properties are excluded from the promotion.

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Terms & Conditions:

To earn 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points under this offer, you must book a new stay on an Eligible Rate through the Hyatt App or the Hyatt Mobile Site. Both reservation and stay must be made and completed from October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 at any Hyatt hotel, excluding M life resorts. Eligible Rate is defined in the Hyatt Gold Passport terms and conditions. All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance.

Hyatt Gold Passport membership at time of stay is required and members must provide their membership number and be a registered guest of the room. Membership is free and enrollment is available at goldpassport.com or at a participating hotel. Only one 1,000 point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of how many rooms are booked. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of Hyatt Gold Passport. Please allow 2-3 weeks after stay is completed for points to be credited to account.