#LiveAt5 Giveaway: Win 30000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points

Time flies! Like I mentioned earlier this week, we turned 5 years old. Over the 1650 posts written till then, I’m incredibly proud of the community we’ve built together, you and me, of people who have a taste in travel, and power that desire to travel well with all the instruments at your disposal.

I’d like to thank you for your support to us over a period of time. And feed your desire to travel some more. Or both. To this effect, we’re going to be running 5 weeks of contests, with 5 lovely prizes from our partners for all of you. Contests will start on Sunday 0000 India time, and close on 0000 India time on the coming Sunday. On Sunday, we will announce the results of the giveaway. And then we announce the next prize as well!

Week 1: 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points

It is no secret for the readers of this blog that Hyatt Gold Passport is our favourite loyalty program. With over 620 hotels in the Hyatt fold around the world, the Hyatt group has some very pretty and luxurious properties around the world. Here are the 5 I love the most from the ones I’ve visited so far.


Park Hyatt Goa


Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa


Andaz West Hollywood, Los Angeles


Park Hyatt Washington D.C.


Park Hyatt Hyderabad

Of course, the Hyatt Gold Passport is an incredibly generous one with the nice earning potential of 5 points per USD at base level, 4 confirmable suite upgrades per annum for Diamond members, a stellar set of properties around the globe and some genuinely warm and friendly people, some of whom have even become friends. I love the Cash & Points redemptions now a days, where one could pay a bit of cash and then apply suite upgrades as well, such as our last experience in Kathmandu.

To celebrate the 5 years of LiveFromALounge, Hyatt Gold Passport extended us the opportunity to offer 30,000 points to one of our readers. Here is what 30,000 points could do for you:

In it to win it?

Hyatt Gold Passport will credit these 30,000 Gold Passport Points to one of you who is chosen as a winner. Stays using these points are inclusive of taxes when you make a full redemption, and taxes are only charged on the cash portion when you stay with Cash & Points.

There are five ways you could enter to win, with each method scoring you one entry. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to be eligible for the contest:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post, answering the question, “How would you use 30K Hyatt Gold Passport points if you won them?
  • Follow @livefromalounge on Twitter
  • Follow @firstclasswife on Twitter
  • Tweet about where do you want to go with the giveaway, and mention @livefromalounge, @firstclasswife in the contest along with #Liveat5
  • Visit LiveFromALounge on Facebook, and like or comment on the giveaway post

You definitely have to comment on this post, but all the other options are optional and give you more chances to win the contest.

All the entries need to come in through the RaffleCopter widget shown below: image

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the T&C you need to keep in mind:

  • Open to LiveFromALounge readers, no geographic restrictions.
  • Giveaway ends Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 0000 India Time.
  • Winner will be selected randomly and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • You must have a valid Hyatt Gold Passport account to be able to receive the points in your account.
  • All the other costs with respect to the stay(s) made by the winner on these points will be covered by yourself.
  • Hyatt Gold Passport points may be redeemed for two nights at any Hyatt hotel in India.
  • Hyatt Gold Passport Points will be accrued to the winning Hyatt Gold Passport member within 4-6 weeks of the contest results being announced. The same can be redeemed by getting in touch with Hyatt Gold Passport representative in India.
  • Terms & conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport programme to be followed for both accrual and redemption
  • The points will have no monetary value and cannot be exchanged or refunded for cash.
  • Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information on this form, you are sharing it with me and this information won’t be sold to a third party.
  • Decision of the Editorial staff of LiveFromALounge is final, so please take it in the right spirit

Thanks to Hyatt Gold Passport for sponsoring the giveaway, and thank you all for reading. Keep participating and coming back for some more cool prizes to be won.

Best of Luck!

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About Ajay

Ajay Awtaney is the Founder and Editor of Live From A Lounge (LFAL), a pioneering digital platform renowned for publishing news and views about aviation, hotels, passenger experience, loyalty programs, travel trends and frequent travel tips for the Global Indian. He is considered the Indian authority on business travel, luxury travel, frequent flyer miles, loyalty credit cards and travel for Indians around the globe. Ajay is a frequent contributor and commentator on the media as well, including ET Now, BBC, CNBC TV18, NDTV, Conde Nast Traveller and many other outlets.

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  1. I would redeem it for Hyatt Zilara Cancun and Visit Tulum Beach which I missed last time.

  2. I would like to spend a few days at the Park Hyatt Goa with my family! Having stayed at this property a couple of times in the past, I think that it’s one of the best properties that they have in their portfolio. Considering the fact that I have my daughter’s 1st birthday this year, my son’s 5th birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary, this would be the best opportunity to celebrate all milestones together.

    Wouldn’t this be the best way to utilise 30K Hyatt Gold Passport points if I were win them?

  3. Would live to discover good life with my wife in the green landscapes and grey sky in the luxury of Park Hyatt, Goa!

  4. Would love to use it for Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill this winter.

  5. Hey Ajay & Shirpa,

    I am getting married in December and planning to go to Maldives. Booking is just around the corner and no better time for this giveaway. I would love to take my beloved to-be wife to Park Hyatt Maldives and show her the best amongst the best – just like you took Shirpa on an extravagant honeymoon 😉


  6. I would use the 30k points to book hyatt property in maldives and take a new cruise starting in jan to reach their with my wife from Mumbai with Costa cruise.

  7. If I won 30,000 gold points i’d stay a couple days at Hyatt Zilara in Cancun.

  8. If I got 30K hyatt points in early next year would book the new cruise to Maldives for mom and dad , post that would book Park Hyatt Maldives 🙂

  9. I would love to use the points. They are headed to Boston and rates are through the roof, but award stays are available to 15K a night. Hoping for a win.

  10. Will use the 30000 points to celebrate my wedding at the Park Hyatt Goa, just the way you did!

  11. Maldives is very tempting, but a couple of nights at Coconut Point would be a nice weekend getaway.

  12. I would use the points to stay at the Sydney Park Hyatt on our trip in December. Thanks.

  13. Me and my partner are getting married in September after being engaged for four years and we are using our Hyatt Points for a trip to Sydney Australia after a stop in L.A. and a stay at the Andaz West Hollywood!

  14. Stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui and would hope for an upgrade to an oceanview with platinum status with the credit card. Our family of 4 loved the property, pools, slides, and views.

  15. I will take my wife on another well deserved babymoon before we celebrate the birth of our first child

  16. I would use the points to stay at the Park Hyatt Mendoza – close to the region’s renowned vineyards and wineries, while just 90 minutes from Aconcagua Mountain and many major Argentinean ski resorts

  17. I would use the points to stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives – one of the jewels of the Park Hyatt brand and located on a private island with many private plunge pools!

  18. I would use the points to stay at the Park Hyatt Mallorca which is the new mountainside resort by the ocean and flaunts the Balearic Island’s (from the crowds found in capital city Palma) physical beauty and local food. The property itself is not on the coastline, but tucked a little more inland on the gentle slope of a mountain!

  19. I have a trip with my wife in November to Paris, I’d use these points and use the points + cash option to stay 2 nights at the Part Hyatt Paris Vendome, and use my suite upgrades to sweeten this deal!

  20. Happy Anniversary! If I won 30 000 Hyatt points I would use it for my stay in Hyatt Dushanbe which is a fantastic property for only 8 000 points a night!

  21. I would use it for my 1st anniversary for 2 nights at the Hyatt Place, Charleston and have 6,000 points left to use for a category 1 like the Greeneville Hyatt Place and the last 1,000 points would put towards my next trip.

  22. Currently saving for a Cancun Zilara stay, 30,000 points would add another night!

  23. I am currently saving towrads a vacation at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. Combined with my free night certs and current points total, those points would go towards extending that vacation to over a week.

  24. I fell into the pool, and sprained my ankle when visiting Grand Hyatt Bali, so I wasn’t able to enjoy my trip. I would like to go back.

  25. Gotta be a Park Hyatt – probably the one in Tokyo although Sydney would be an option should i manage to get there

  26. I would wait out award redemptions opening up at the new Park Hyatt in St Kitts and use them toward one of several nights there.

  27. I would use at Hyatt Place in Nashville TN. It’s a great location in a fun city. The point redemption value is excellent too!

  28. Saving every penny for a birthday gift for myself and my sister this fall! This would help with a hotel in Hawaii!!

  29. Would love to go on a family vacation to Hyderabad and stay at the fabulous Park Hyatt Hyderabad.

  30. A couple of nights in my favourite Hyatt property in India, the Park Hyatt, Goa.

  31. Park Hyatt Tokyo for me – but I’ll be having my breakfast @ Tsukiji fish market each morn.

  32. Just spent a night at the Andaz Toranomon in Tokyo with an awesome view of Tokyo Tower. I would definitely do it again.

  33. A couple of days of doing nothing, lazing around with the mobile switched off and with family around. And who pays for this surreal moment? The 30000 points 🙂 Thank you

  34. Congrats on the milestone! I’d use 30,000 Hyatt points toward a stay at one of Hyatt’s all inclusive resorts for my 11 year anniversary next May.

  35. Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos! I’ve stayed at Hyatt Zilara Cancun and Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, so Cabos is next!

  36. Congratulations & thanks. I’d use the 30,000 Hyatt points toward a stasy at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

  37. Two nights at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek for some family ski in-ski out fun sounds perfect!

  38. so many options but we are combining my 50th B/day in Oct to London to see my favorite football/soccer team play and our wedding anniversary 11/11/ ..yep that was so hubby would not forget …..so they would be put to great use somewhere in London, Ireland or Iceland, thanks

  39. I would use the points to help out with our European vacation this coming November. We are going to try and stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich and Mallorca.

  40. I would take these 30,000 points and add another 20,000 of my own to redeem for 2 free nights at the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Jamaica for my parents. They’ve never been to an all-inclusive their entire life so it would be a wonderful gift to them along with the bonus of travelling and spending quality time with their two grandchildren!

  41. I haven’t had a chance to stay at many Hyatt’s so I’d use the points to experience a few of the hotels to see if I need to switch my loyalty.

  42. The Park Hyatt will be the star property to enjoy at with our daughter’s anniversary.

  43. My wife and I have started new job, mortgage approved by bank and planning a baby. Lot to celebrate!!!

  44. Will take my 5 year old girl for a birthday celebration holiday to Park Hyatt Goa

  45. Definitely Park Hyatt Maldives either with my parents or girlfriend or alone 🙂

  46. Park Hyatt Goa for a surprise Holiday for my wife. Its the same hotel where we took our first vacation together, incidentally, about 5 years ago 🙂

  47. I’m thinking about going to the Flyertalk Seoul DO in April, so I would spend 30,000 points on two nights at Grand Hyatt Seoul.

  48. Hi Ajay,
    Since I became a frequent flyer, this blog has helped me to take decisions a lot time. Keep writing!

    I was partially able to take advantage of Hyatt’s stay more play more promo and if I get 30K more, I’ll use it on my planned Euro trip, with Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome on top of my list.

  49. Gift my parents a Hyatt Maldives vacationas they really like that style of properties.

  50. Would love to take my wife and our 5 month old son on a vacation to Goa at the Park Hyatt Goa which has been on my ‘must visit list’ since I saw your reviews of the property. Wife especially deserves a break after all the sleepless nights she has been through and the tiredness during and after pregnancy!

  51. Wow, i would like to use them for our upcoming trip to bombay during ganpati with my wife 🙂

  52. Park Hyatt Goa – Will love to treat the family again – specially with a addition of little one.

  53. Park Hyatt Maldives. Best Hyatt in the world, would definitely go back again if possible.

  54. I would use the Hyatt Gold Passport Points to book relaxing stay for my parents who’ve never experienced 5 star luxury, as they always felt we cannot afford the cost when we have other essential expenses. Having stayed at a few luxury properties on work, I wish to give them a pampering, luxurious experience.

  55. Park Hyatt Maldives would be my place to use them !!!. Thanks to both you and Hyatt for running the giveaway.

  56. Harborside Boston and SFO airport in Burlingame
    Great for early morning departures!

  57. I will love to use the Hyaat Gold Passport Points, at Park Hyaat Goa, for a nice vacation with my wife, daughter and my mother. Second Hyaat property would be Andaz Delhi which is scheduled to open in October.

  58. I will definitely treat my wife to Hyatt Maldives or transfer points to Hyatt International account where I can stay in the best Hyatt I know – Hyatt Sydney.

  59. I would definitely go to Goa, as this has been in plan for a while now, and what could make it more awesome than to stay at the Hyatt 🙂

  60. The Maldives or Sydney would be wonderful locations that I would want to use the 30K Hyatt points.

  61. Since redemptions to be made at India properties of Hyatt, so my choice will anytime be Park Hyatt Goa (with my family) for 2 nights!

  62. Currently looking for Maldives holiday for our anniversary. So it will be Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa!!

  63. I would have loved to use these points for an all inclusive stay at the Hyatt Zilara, Cancun . But then the T&C says, these have to be redeemed on Indian properties, where 2 nights @ Park Hyatt Goa (for a total of 30,000 points) becomes my obvious choice.

  64. Well for a family of 4, 30000 points is going to get me started, but not enough for a full holiday, so will probably use points plus cash for a stay at Maldives or Goa!!

  65. Given that an ideal Goa trip for me would be a combination of partying in North Goa, and time out for food and relaxation in South Goa, i would use these points to spend time in both parts of Goa. Hyatt Place in Candolim should serve as an ideal launchpad to venture out for poker sessions and club nights, while Park Hyatt would let me sit back and enjoy the sun-kissed beaches of Goa

  66. I would take my wife and my infant to Park Hyatt Goa, one of the best properties I have stayed. Would have tried Maldives but for the fact that young children are restricted on the water bungalows/villas as my friends have told me.

  67. The Andaz Papagayo where I would extend my stay beyond the free anniversary night certificate.

  68. i cycled through india for one year. yes, on a bike. the only city i didn’t go to was mumbai. and that’s where i’d use the 30k!

  69. I would take my wife to New York’s Park Hyatt for a well-deserved weekend away!

  70. Congratulations on 5 years. I’d use the points at the Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua in Bali.

  71. I would love to use of the of the of the Hyatt Regency Danang or the Andaz Tokyo

  72. I got married last November in Sri Lanka and am saving points for my first anniversary – hopefully at the Hyatt in the Maldives. Points accrued though this contest would definitely help in that regard.

  73. Congrats on your milestone. I’d like to use those points towards Maldives I have a little over 100k so far…this would help out!!

  74. Happy anniversary. I would use the points for a cash and points rate on a family vacation. Thanks!

  75. Happy 5th Anniversary! I would love to treat my husband to a stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney if I won LiveAt5.

  76. If I won, I’d immediately book a trip to Aruba. The Hyatt there is my favorite!

  77. Hyatt Times Square New York for me and the family!

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  78. I’d save it up and use it for my honeymoon at any of the Park Hyatt’s my better half would want to go to!

  79. Either Park Hyatt Sydney or Maldives. Both of these hotels are top of my wish list! Interested in Hyatt Kathmandu if I ever return for a visit. Can’t go wrong with any Hyatt choice really.

  80. Either Park Hyatt Sydney or Maldives. These two are definitely on my hit list ;). Interested in the Hyatt Kathmandu also!

  81. I’d use the points to surprise my love with a trip to Hong Kong; there’s nothing like going on an adventure with the person you love.

  82. Congratulations to both of you for the 5th anniversary for this informative blog. I would like to spend those points to take my family to PH Maldives.

  83. For a water baby that I’m, It has to be Maldives! While 2 days can’t be our duration but it’ll definitely be added to our total stay length!!

  84. We’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka via Turkish Air, which stops in Male before going to Colombo. 30k Hyatt Gold Passport points will definitely help in booking a couple of nights at the Park Hyatt Maldives.

  85. Those pictures you have of the Park Hyatt Goa are spectacular. I would love to visit GOa some day and would definitely use it there.

  86. Dear Ajay Congratulations on completion of 5 years of journey and wishing you many more exciting years ahead 🙂
    Thanks for Giveaway
    I am kind of taking very much needed break from routine… Planning at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa… Wonderful Place 😉


  87. the 30k would be awsome for point+cash at park Hyatt @Tokyo.. the most eligant of hyatts. And congratulations to you and Shipra on this milestone, its no less than raising a baby!!!

  88. OH I’m going to Japan, so would love to use it in Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa.

    Thank you !

  89. I would definitely use them towards our 30th anniversary trip in Maui (Hyatt Kaanapali or Andaz Maui)!

  90. I would stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo and enjoy the phenomenal view of Tokyo from the New York Grill!

  91. It would be nice to return to the Philippines again.
    30K would be put to use for a stay at the Hyatt Manila City of Dreams.

  92. My husband and I are taking my dream trip to Australia in October – a Hyatt stay in Sydney would be the perfect icing on the cake!

  93. My wife will be celebrating her 30th birthday this December and we are off to Dubai (her bday is on the 31st!). What better way to celebrate it than staying at the Grand Hyatt Dubai 🙂

  94. I would return to the Andaz Maui Wailea Resort where I had the best breakfast in my life! It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip on a magical island.

  95. I would love to visit the PH Bangkok, but seems I need to go other places before 🙂
    The Andaz Tokyo seems to be a good alternative. Or – my favorite German Hyatt – the PH in Hamburg <3

  96. Hi Ajay,

    I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and here goes my first comment!

    I would use the 30000 HGP points to stay in Hotel du Louvre (Category 5). A standard room here typically costs 20000 HGP points per night. So I would be staying there 2 nights in Cash + Points.

    I’ve been to the Louvre before and I did see the Hotel du Louvre right across the Louvre. However I did not know it belonged to Hyatt. Thanks to your giveaway, a little bit of digging and I was pleasantly surprised 🙂

    I visited the Louvre and Paris while on a backpacking trip with a friend of mine in 2014. This trip was planned by us much earlier primarily to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights – but a few weeks before the trip, I met my wife and we started going out.

    Me and my friend spent 4 days in paris going around Versailles, Paris city, Disneyland. We spent an entire day at Louvre ending it with a nice dinner at a restaurant called Le Musset by the Louvre.

    I am planning on revisiting these places with my wife this year again and I plan on including Hotel du Louvre into our itinerary.


  97. I would love to go to the Park Hyatt Tokyo with the 30000 points. (Probably would use cash+points).

  98. I will use it for a stay on my 14th togetherness anniversary and 1st marriageanniversary

  99. I would love to go to Park Hyatt Sydney with my wife if I had 30,000 Hyatt points!

  100. I’d like to take a trip to the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki or the Andaaz in Maui.

  101. I would take my wife to one of those once in a lifetime experience at Park Hyatt St. Kitts for a 2 night $300cash+15,000 points offer stay. And then I promise to share my Hyatt experience of course … ;-p

  102. Would be really cool to get these points, will help me part fund my 5th Anniversary getaway to Maldives 🙂

  103. I am getting married on 01.01.2017 and my fiancée wants to visit Goa soon after for a short get away. I would book the grand hyatt bambolim or hyatt place in candolim as it’s been quite some time these properties are on our wish list

  104. The Andaz Maui is my favorite property and the 30k points would cover one night or 2 with cash + points. (Plus a little left over)

  105. Winning would make a dream trip I want to do soon even better – visiting Angkor Wat. We’d spend all day at the temple complex and stay in luxury at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap! Perfect!

  106. I’ve been an avid reader of your blog since college, which means I’ve lived vicariously through your journeys for quite a while, before being inspired to go on adventures on my own. It’s been a helluva ride. I’d love to win and use these points for a stay at Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow .. Матушка Россия <3

    if i club it with my existing points to get a 5 night stay at
    the heart of london plus use my suite upgrade so that i can
    use its lounge. THE CHURCHILL waits 4 me at portman square….

  108. I have an upcoming trip to Morocco this October. Staying at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca on points would be great!

  109. In 2014 me & my wife celebrated our Anniversary in Grand Hyatt Goa. What a beautiful property. The swimming pool was a stunning one.

    It’s been 3 years now and we are planning for baby moon in December. I will definitely use these points for Maldives Hyatt as it would be the ideal destination for both of us.

  110. I would use it for 2 nights at the park Hyatt busan or the park Hyatt Bangkok if it would ever open :p

  111. I’ll use the 30K along with 20K transferred Chase UR to get four cash+points nights at Park Hyatt Vienna for our first anniversary honeymoon so that we get 4 diamond qualifying nights!!

  112. I’ll be going to San Francisco and Dubai this year and could see them helping me save money at either….my fingers are crossed…I really need to save as much as possible!!

  113. These points would allow my wife and I to try Hyatt’s best. Thanks for the opportunity.

  114. I’ve definitely been eyeing the PH Maldives for a while. This would go a long way to making it happen!

  115. Christmas in NYC on points with Hyatt, oh yes! Thanks for offering the contest.

  116. I’m planning for Maldives for my honeymoon. I would use the points towards Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

  117. I would use 30k points and points and cash awards to stay at the Park Hyatt Bangkok. I have stayed at the Grand Hyatt Erawan many times and live it – really want to try the new Park Hyatt though!

  118. 30K Hyatt points give me great vacations when I visit Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan the upcoming vacation.

  119. I’m probably unlike a lot of readers and would mainly use them on Hyatt Placr hotels in the US.

  120. I will try out every Hyatt I possibly can with those points.Otherwise, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.

  121. Lovely prize. Thank you Hyatt for sponsoring this.
    I’d use it toward a few nights at the Hyatt Tokyo.

  122. Thanks! I have a stay booked at the Grand Hyatt Berlin this year so the points would be great!

  123. Would love to use the points for upcoming trip to PH Dubai. Happy anniversary!

  124. I will go for Cash+Points and the points mainly to upgrade my suites. 2 nights at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu and 2 Nights at Park Hyatt Maldives. Hope i win this and my honeymoon stays are covered by these points. I can see another first class couple is going to born with your guidance 🙂

  125. I would love to take a trip to Maldives, although a trip to California is more likely in the near term. Fingers crossed

  126. I would catch up with my friend in Hyderabad and get him to take me to all those great restaurants he’s been bragging about.

  127. Maldives looked awesome in the review. I would surprise the wife with a vacation to the Maldives. 🙂

  128. With 30K points, I’d be able to take the whole family on a much-needed staycation at the new-ish Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

  129. Congratulations on 5 years! And here’s to many more – what a fantastic giveaway to mark the occasion. I would definitely check out the Hyatt Regency in London. I’ve only been to London on one other occasion and sadly this was for 3 days (not enough time) and in a really awful hotel. I just received my Hyatt Chase card in the mail last week between the points I’ll earn with the card plus 30,000, I’d be able to book several nights with Points + Cash to maximize the time!

  130. Without doubt, I would use the 30k Hyatt Gold Points to gift my parents a vacation to maldives..

  131. Would definitely use the 30,000 Hyatt points for a night at the Park Hyatt New York on an overnight mileage run to NYC!

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