Last year I completed the Hyatt Diamond Challenge, and have been thoroughly enjoying my Hyatt Diamond benefits ever since. This year, I’ve been slowly working on Hyatt Diamond requalification… and by slowly, I mean that I should really pick things up if requalification is going to happen.
Let’s look at the paid and points and cash stays I’ve already had this year:
One night at each of
- Grand Hyatt Singapore
- Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh
- Hyatt Place New York/Midtown
- Hyatt House Denver Airport
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Hyatt Place Phoenix
- Hyatt Place PHX Airport
- Hyatt Place Detroit/Auburn Hills
Two nights at
- Hyatt Regency Osaka
Nine stays, 10 nights so far this year. I need 25 stays or 50 nights to requalify, and based on my stay pattern so far this year, I will most likely be requalifying on stays… if I do at all.
As of now, it looks like I have a good number of Hyatt stays coming up for the rest of the year.
- 3 separate stays in LA
- 1 stay in Jamaica
- 2 potential stays in New York
- 2 potential stays in India
- 1 potential stay in Honduras
So, I have four stays that are pretty much certain, and another five that are less so. With the four certain ones, that brings my stay count to 13, and with the 5 less certain ones up to 18. Even if all of the potential stays work out I am still looking at being seven stays short for the year.
I am lucky that I live in Michigan where we have an abundance of category 1 Hyatt Places, so I could easily mattress run seven stays. The cost to mattress run seven stays at category 1 hotels would be 17,500 Hyatt points + ~$385 (including taxes). Considering the benefits of Hyatt Diamond status, for that cost I would likely do it. I value the four suite upgrades at $100-$200 each ($100 per night), and the breakfast and lounge access at about $50 per night.
Have you ever gone mattress running for status? What is your threshold for it being worth it?