I am a Hyatt Diamond because two Thanksgivings ago their twitter team decided to give away presents. We were en route to our Hyatt credit card anniversary night stay at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. I tweeted from the cross-town taxi and I was Diamond by the time I checked in. Since then I have had two awards stays.
I enjoy Hyatts except that they are either (1) not where I need them and/or (2) at least $100 more than I am willing to pay.
I’ve paid no attention to WORLD O F HYATT.
Today I got the soft-landing email of my Explorist Status. It’s a long email. You got one, too. I scanned through and didn’t see the word ‘breakfast’ where it needed to be. Clicked over to the elite tier table and saw a whole lot more than did not involve me getting breakfast. It’s like that moment you are checking in and realize you booked a Courtyard by Marriott and are getting bupkis the next morning.
So ends my WORLD O F HYATT career.
Why is breakfast so important? Because the only time I stay at Hyatts is holidays with my wife. When we don’t have breakfast provided, there is either/or (usually both) that I end up paying for a $40 breakfast or getting harangued for being too cheap to pay for the $40 breakfast on our special stay.
The thing is she is darn tootin’ right. I know it. She knows it (duh!).
So the only marriage harmony solution is…Hilton Diamond status match! Here’s hoping my Best Western Diamond Select is forever!