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My horrible experience transferring miles from HDFC Bank Diners Club

HDFC Bank Diners Club has some great promotions for travel and dining, which makes it a great card to hold in your wallet if you want to earn miles and points in India.

However, as I found out over the last quarter of 2015, they have an incredibly bureaucratic and clueless team to deal with the transfer, and the process is manual and very irritating. It took me over 2 months to get my points transferred from HDFC Bank’s point currency to the mileage programs I wanted them transferred in.

Do read through this before you decide to pick up these cards, and perhaps we can compare notes in the Comments section?

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Hyatt’s Diamond status outright available

Hyatt Gold Passport last night announced on Twitter the offer to give an outright status match to top-tier members of competing hotel chain’s loyalty programs. This helps you to Hyatt Diamond status till March 2017, along with 4 suite upgrades which can be confirmed at the time of reservation and some other nice perks.

Here is how to help yourself to the diamond status by making an application to Hyatt Gold Passport.

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Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad offering 3000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points bonus

The Hyatt chain has recently added a new property in India, this time, a Hyatt Regency in Ahmedabad. To celebrate the launch of the new property, the hotel is offering an opening offer, which provides you 3,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points during your stay, if you complete your stay till June 30, 2015.

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Hyderabad

I haven’t been around on the blog much, and when that happens, it means there are other things demanding a lot of my time. And amongst all that was going on, I really needed a quick break, so I decided to head to the Park Hyatt Hyderabad for a quick overnight trip last weekend, to check out the property as well as visit a city with great food. Given my schedule, I figured the best thing for me to do would be to arrive early in the morning and depart next afternoon giving me at least a full day in Hyderabad. As a Hyatt frequent guest, I really wanted to select a Hyatt property only, and I had heard lots…

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Hyatt Diamond benefits: now transferable from March 1, 2015

There are two very good reasons I try to stick with Hyatt Gold Passport as one of my primary hotel loyalty programs: The very well known 4 Diamond Suite Upgrade Certificates every year, which allow me to apply a certificate a revenue/cash+points booking on a published rate and get a confirmed suite for up to 7 nights Upgrade to the best room on arrival and complimentary club lounge access or full breakfast for up to 4 people There are of course other reasons as well, including a welcome amenity or bonus points at check in and usually good treatment by the hotels. Sometimes they do upgrade you to suites as well and pamper you. Over the past few days, however,…

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