I signed up for the Hyatt Diamond Challenge in August of 2013 and visited the Andaz Napa, the Park Hyatt Mendoza, and the Park Hyatt Palacio Duhua in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Diamond Challenge gives confirmed suite night awards for the entire duration of the stay as opposed to SPG which gave me 10 suite night stays. Anyhow, in 2014 since I did not complete the challenge, I had to speculatively book a suite award and decided to go for the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow for August 2014. When I decided to move to Mongolia, I had to change the reservation but was scared I would lose out on the suite upgrade.
Kindly enough, GoldPassport made the change. Then I was supposed to go in February but since I was moving from Mongolia I had to make another change. Again, they did it with no fuss.
Now I’m supposed to go in September but find myself wanting to change it to coincide with my trip to Iceland next summer. I hope Hyatt will let me change it once again but will be happy if they don’t. At least then I’ll actually go. Either way, they have been far generous.
So if you are participating in the new Hyatt Diamond Challenge and do qualify, in 2017 don’t forget to speculatively book some great suite stays.