My Hyatt 50 Earned Me A (Semi) Surprise!

One of the reasons I like Hyatt is because they consistently deliver on their benefits.  While I’ve enjoyed being a Starwood Platinum over the years, I don’t always get what’s promised.  With Hyatt, I always get what’s promised, and sometimes a bit more.  Today, quite a bit more.  I had heard from some of my fellow travelers that Hyatt had rolled out a program rewarding some members of Gold Passport who had stayed at over 50 different properties.  Just for fun, I decided to tally up my list of properties.  Turns out as of a few weeks ago I was at 49.

I had no idea if the 50 stay bonus was a one-time thing or not.  I logged my 50th recently but had forgotten it was my 50th. So, I wasn’t thinking about the possibility of a bonus until I got this e-mail today.

Hyatt 50


Pretty cool!  A free night at any Hyatt in the world can be a pretty penny when you consider the rates at some of my favorite properties like Park Hyatt Tokyo and Park Hyatt Zurich.

Some of my fellow travel nuts were disappointed when they didn’t receive this bonus.  That’s definitely something I don’t comprehend.  It’s not like anyone was promised this bonus.  It’s also not the first time Hyatt went down this road.  A while back I remember them giving a big fat bonus to a bunch of Gold Passport member as part of a United Airline partnership.  I’m pretty sure I remember my friend Mommy Points being a part of that one.  I wasn’t one of the people selected for that promo despite being a big Hyatt and United customer, but the only thing I remember feeling is how cool that was for people that got the bonus.

I’m thrilled that Hyatt continues to roll out these surprise and delight moments.  It’s not the first one I received, and I certainly hope it won’t be the last.

I’m already on my way to my next 50 with more new properties later this month.  If you’re a Hyatt guy or gal, what does your list look like?  Here’s mine, for giggles:

  1. Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center
  2. Grand Hyatt Denver
  3. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
  4. Hyatt House Boulder/Broomfield
  5. Hyatt Place Denver Airport
  6. Hyatt House Denver Airport
  7. Andaz 5th Avenue
  8. Andaz Wall Street
  9. Grand Hyatt NYC
  10. Hyatt Regency Miami
  11. Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  12. Hyatt Regency San Antonio
  13. Hyatt Regency Austin
  14. Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
  15.  Park Hyatt Zurich
  16. Park Hyatt Chicago
  17. Hyatt Regency Chicago
  18. Park Hyatt Washington DC
  19. Hyatt Regency Houston
  20. Hyatt Regency SFO/Burlingame
  21. Hyatt House Miami Airport
  22. Grand Hyatt Seattle
  23. Hyatt Harborside at Boston Logan
  24. Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  25. Hyatt Regency DFW
  26. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  27. Hyatt Miami at the Blue
  28. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
  29. Hyatt Regency Greenwich
  30. Hyatt Regency O’Hare
  31. Andaz West Hollywood
  32. Hyatt Regency Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing
  33. Hyatt 48 Lex
  34. Park Hyatt Tokyo
  35. Hyatt Olive 8, Seattle
  36. Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead
  37. Hyatt Place BWI
  38. Hyatt Place Las Vegas
  39. Hyatt House Fishkill/Poughkeepsie
  40. Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
  41. Hyatt House Miami Airport
  42. Hyatt Place Nashville Airport
  43. Hyatt Regency Crystal City
  44. Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
  45. Hyatt Regency Long Beach
  46. Hyatt Place Richmond/Innsbrook
  47. Hyatt Place Richmond Airport
  48. Hyatt Montreal
  49. Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
  50. Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station


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  1. I have way more than 50 properties, but about a quarter of them are award stays. Do only revenue stays count?

    1. Erik, good question. I think award stays count because I see a few on my list that were only award stays. I did hear notionally that the criteria was focused on people who had achieved 50 fairly recently. As a data point, I had my first Hyatt stay in late 2010.

      1. Your post made me look at my unique property stays. Apparently I hit 50 in February at the Grand Doha. I’d say that was fairly recent. Bummer for me, great for you.

  2. I see you have Hyatt Regency Bellevue, WA on your list. I’m staying there right now. As a lowly Platinum I was upgraded to a suite tonight. It is really nice. I’m very happy with this stay so far. I hope I hit 50 Hyatt properties some day. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lanny, pretty awesome to get a suite as a Plat. I had a suite during one of my Bellevue stays but wasn’t there long enough to enjoy it. Hope you get more time to enjoy!

  3. Since you asked, and since I have the time, here is my list of 50, in ascending chronological order dating back from 1995:
    1) Grand San Francisco
    2) Grand Washington
    3) Grand San Diego (now the Manchester)
    4) Maui
    5) Kauai (before it was a Grand)
    6) Cambridge
    7) Cologne
    8) West Hollywood (before it was an Andaz)
    9) Chicago
    10) Tokyo
    11) La Jolla
    12) Phoenix
    13) Long Beach
    14) Arlington
    15) Crystal City
    16) Newport Beach
    17) Park Los Angeles
    18) Brussels (which is no longer a Hyatt)
    19) Park Hyatt Johannesburg (now it is just a Hyatt Regency)
    20) Grand Berlin
    21) Tamaya (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
    22) London The Churchill
    23) Washington
    24) Hyatt House Pleasant Hill
    25) Mission Bay (after it had just changed names from the “Islandia”)
    26) Dulles
    27) Park Washington
    28) Hyatt Place Colorado Springs
    29) Orange County
    30) Highlands Inn
    31) Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
    32) Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton
    33) Paris Vendome
    34) Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Garden Gods
    35) O’Hare
    36) Montreal
    37) Hyatt Place Denver Airport
    38) DFW Airport
    39) Bellevue
    40) Irvine
    41) Park Dubai (but credited as Grand Dubai by mistake)
    42) Santa Clara
    43) Hyatt House Miami Airport
    44) Hyatt Place San Jose
    45) San Francisco Airport
    46) Houston
    47) Andaz 5th Avenue
    48) Shanghai
    49) Park Shanghai
    50) Grand Doha

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