Well I have been learning a lot through other blogs like Million Mile Secrets and one thing that worked for me was getting hotel status. My husband has traveled for work and stayed a lot in Hiltons, thereby obtaining diamond member status. We learned that if you send an email to Hyatt requesting that they match the top tier status, you will probably get it! Within a week or so of Brian emailing Hyatt we received diamond elite status.
This can be a really valuable thing – getting perks like late check-out, free upgrades, free breakfasts and more. Definitely worth an email to the loyalty program of the hotel you want. They ask for proof of a stay in their hotel this year but Brian accidentally sent the wrong stay and they still gave him status. Not sure if they looked up his account or not but he got top tier at Hyatt. Next we are trying for Starwood elite!
Let me know if it works for you. Act quickly, for a limited time.