Hyatt Gold Passport members earn points for money spent on a Hyatt property, credits with travel partners, points for frequent flier miles, bonus points for discounted car rentals at Avis and membership upgrades for more benefits, as of 2015. The Hyatt Gold Passport membership is free to people who apply.
Gold members receive five points for each dollar of Hyatt purchases. Members redeem these points for many rewards at Hyatt locations, including free stays with no blackout restrictions, room upgrades, dining, spa services and in-room movies. Members also use them for parking, transportation and other services at participating Hyatt properties. Members redeem their points during checkout. Members use them alone or in combination with cash.
Members' purchases at certain approved partners and travel miles with many airlines are convertible to Hyatt points. Members can redeem 6,000 points for a day’s rental of an intermediate-size car at Avis.
Gold members with five qualifying stays or 15 eligible nights during a calendar year at Hyatt qualify for an automatic upgrade to Platinum membership. This lets members accrue points faster with bonuses and receive preferred rooms, Internet upgrades, expedited check-ins and later checkout times.
More stays at Hyatt elevates members to the Diamond level that provides even more points, discounts and perks, including access to exclusive Regency or Grand Club lounges.