Friday, December 11, 2015

Hyatt - Diamond Status Match

A few weeks ago, Starwood announced it would be acquired by Marriott. While the transaction won't close until mid-2016, Starwood elites such as my parents were definitely not happy.

Hyatt (Starwood's most direct competitor) decided to capitalize on the opportunity and offer Starwood top tier Platinum elites the chance to status match to Hyatt's top tier Diamond status.

While my father loves Starwood hotels and the SPG program, he also recognizes that Hyatt's Diamond status benefits are arguably better than SPG's Platinum in several areas, including confirmed suite upgrades and complimentary true breakfast.

So we took Hyatt up on their offer to match us a few weeks ago via email and just yesterday, (right before our Costa Rica trip where we're staying 5 nights at Hyatt's Andaz Peninsula Papagayo), we received this great surprise email from Hyatt.

Now we get free breakfast for our entire stay! Looks like I won't have to cook for my parents anymore!

No comments:

Post a Comment