In the past few days you should have received an email from Hyatt showing your current statement. Mercifully Hyatt doesn’t bombard you with emails but the ones that show your activity are important. They contain a nugget of information which isn’t shown anywhere on your online statement – the Lifetime Base Point balance.
This number is important as it indicates how close you are to Lifetime status – as you can see I am 85.4291% of the way to the 1,000,000 base points needed.
The other thing to check is whether you have any Suite Upgrade Awards left to use from 2014. These have a life until 28 February, but must simply be used by then. You can use them on stays you have booked for the following twelve months. Hence an upgrade expiring on 28 Feb 15 can be used on stays until Feb 16. Of course, if you then cancel the reservation you’ll lose the Suite Upgrade. I don’t often use mine on single night stays, but if they are there I recommend using them. My star upgrade this year came as a result of one of these – to effectively a villa at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.
Hyatt seems to have issued some exciting news this week and I’ll get to that tomorrow. In the meantime check that mailbox!