I have just been off the phone with GP. I called because I wanted to make a change to a GP reservation, and when I got transferred to a GP CSR the first thing she said is "Mr. awpeters! I can't register your for that promotion until Sep 4"|
To which I responded "oh, is that the great 10K, or whatever" (admittedly, I have been out of the loop for about a week) and she said "oh, well I can register you for THAT now!"
So I asked: well, then what promo is coming out Sept 4? And she responded: "Well, YOU guys are going to know about it before WE do, but its supposed to be something similar to the BWB"
So i said: "oh, faster free nights!?"
she said "yeah, i guess so!"
I then asked: "why would they tell US before GP CSRs"
she said: "Well, they're going to roll it out with our preferred diamond members first.. then, about a week later they'll send it to our platinum members" (this didn't really answer my question).
I pressed her on it a bit, but she really didn't seem to know much more. This had me very excited about an FFN, except I didn't think they would roll out a promo like that to diamonds, then platinums, then everyone else. It didn't seem typical of hyatt. Then I realized perhaps they would roll out a Credit Card like that? That would make more sense.
But, to follow up, I asked "will this *new* promo be stackable with the great 10K promo?"
She said: "you sure bet it will!"
So that again led me to believe this wasn't the credit card after all (I don't really see a credit card as a promo, nor as something stackable like other hyatt promos).
Anyway, no decisive answer, but it sounds like there certainly is potential for something like a FFN and we should be watching for Sept 4. !!
I guess we'll see.... perhaps this just feeds the "rampant speculation" fire.