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Rundown of Hyatt Gold Passport for Canadians

Hyatt is a hotel chain that offers a variety of brands including: Park Hyatt, Andaz hotels, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt hotels, Hyatt Place, HYATT house and Hyatt Residence Club.

If you are a fan of Hyatt hotels, then I strongly suggest that you sign up (for free) for the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program to collect points. The member benefits are as follows:

Hyatt Gold Passport Membership

  • This is the basic membership
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent at Hyatt locations worldwide

Platinum Membership

  • Earn Platinum status after 5 qualifying stays or 15 eligible nights in a calendar year
  • Earn a 15% point bonus (on top of the basic membership of 5 points per $1) for every $1 spent
  • Receive upgrades to a preferred room including rooms on higher floors or larger rooms (based on availability upon arrival)
  • Receive the confirmed bed type at check-in
  • Complimentary in-room Internet access
  • Check-in at a dedicated area for elite members
  • 72-hour available room guarantee
  • Late check out upon request (until 2:00 p.m.)
  • Book reservations through an exclusive Platinum line

Diamond Membership

  • Earn Diamond status after 25 qualifying stays or 50 eligible nights in a calendar year
  • Earn a 30% point bonus (on top of the basic membership of 5 points per $1) for every $1 spent
  • Receive upgrades to the best room available, excluding suites (based on availability upon arrival)
  • Receive exclusive access to the Regency Club or Grand Club lounge featuring complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres
  • Receive daily complimentary full breakfast in hotels without a club lounge
  • Receive a suite upgrade at the time of reservation four times annually on eligible paid nights
  • Receive a special welcome point bonus or food and beverage amenity during each stay
  • Receive a nightly room refresh
  • Receive the confirmed bed type at check-in
  • Complimentary in-room Internet access
  • Check-in at a dedicated area for elite members
  • 48-hour available room guarantee
  • Late check out upon request (until 4:00 p.m.)
  • Book reservations through an exclusive Diamond line

Cash and Points

As you can see from the descriptions above, there is a lot of value to be had in Hyatt hotel elite status. Furthermore, when redeeming your points for a reward night, there are no blackout dates. You have the option of redeeming points fully or points + cash option. Below are the different categories of hotels:

  • Category 1: 5,000 points or 2,500 points + $50
  • Category 2: 8,000 points or 4,000 points + $55
  • Category 3: 12,000 points or 6,000 points + $75
  • Category 4: 15,000 points or 7,500 points + $100
  • Category 5: 20,000 points or 10,000 points + $125
  • Category 6: 25,000 points or 12,500 points + $150
  • Category 7: 30,000 points or 15,000 points + $300

When you purchase a room with the Points + Cash option, the stay will count towards elite status calculations; however, a full reward night will not count towards elite status.

List of Hyatt Hotels in Canada

In Canada, there are currently only 5 Hyatt hotels. Hopefully we will see more being built around the country.

Hyatt points never expire so long as there is activity once every 24 months, instead of the previous 12 months. You can also read more about our post on recent devaluations at Hyatt. Unfortunately, there are no Canadian credit cards associated with this hotel chain.

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