Should You Upgrade Your Chase Hyatt Card To The New Chase World Of Hyatt Credit Card For 2,000 Points?

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From now through 9/30 you can upgrade your existing Chase Hyatt card to the new Chase World of Hyatt card and get 2,000 points after your purchase.

There is no credit check for the upgrade.

You can get 50,000 points for the World of Hyatt card if you don’t have a Chase Hyatt card open and haven’t received the bonus in the past 24 months.

The old Chase Hyatt Card has a $75 annual fee, while the new card has a $95 annual fee. It is worth the upgrade?

  • Both cards offer an annual anniversary night for category 1-4 Hyatt hotels without any spending required. However on the new World of Hyatt card if you spend $15,000 in a cardmembership year you can get an additional annual anniversary night for category 1-4 Hyatt hotels. The annual free night is worth well more than the full $95 annual fee, for example you can use it at the category 4 Andaz Costa Rica Resort, where rooms can cost up to $650/night!
  • Both cards offer Discoverist status, which gives free premium internet, 10% bonus points at Hyatt hotels, free bottled water daily at Hyatt hotels, and 2PM late checkout.
  • The new World of Hyatt card offers 5 elite qualifying nights every year, the old card didn’t offer any nights.
  • The new World of Hyatt card offers the ability to earn an additional 2 nights towards elite status with every $5,000 spent. The old card doesn’t offer this benefit. You’ll need a total of 30 nights (combined between paid stays, award stays, the 5 nights that come with the credit card, and additional credit card spending nights) to hit Explorist status and 60 nights to hit top-tier Globalist status. If you hit Explorist you’ll also get another free category 1-4 night. Explorists earn 20% bonus points at Hyatt hotels and get free club lounge access with breakfast on 4 stays per year. After you reach Globalist you’ll only need 55 nights in subsequent years to re-qualify. If you hit Globalist you’ll also get an unrestricted category 1-7 free night valid at any Hyatt in the world. You’ll also earn 4 confirmed suite upgrade certificates, valid on both paid stays and point stays, that you can use to upgrade base rooms to suites for up to 7 nights each at the time of booking. Globalists get free lounge access and many Hyatt hotels will also buy Globalists free kosher breakfast where available. I’ve taken advantage of free kosher breakfast in Buenos Aires, Cleveland, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sydney, and more. Globalists also get access to a personal Hyatt concierge for reservations and personalized service. Resort fees are waived for Globalists on paid and award stays and parking fees are waived on award stays as well. Globalists also get 2 free annual United Club passes and can share their Globalist benefits on award stays with their friends and family. For every 10 additional elite qualifying nights after hitting Globalist you’ll get to choose between another 10,000 bonus points or a confirmed suite upgrade award.
  • The new World of Hyatt card offers 4 points per dollar at Hyatt versus 3 on the old card.
  • The new World of Hyatt card offers 2 points per dollar on dining (including restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, etc)offer details reference link, airplane tickets, local transit and commuting (including mass tranist, Uber, Lyft, taxis, tolls, etc), and fitness/gym memberships. The old card offered 2 points per dollar on restaurants and airplane tickets.

The new Hyatt card benefits make this a valuable card for spending and benefits. And spending on this card became significantly more valuable, unlike the Starwood cards where spending is going to become significantly less valuable.

However if you just keep this card in your sock drawer and never spend on it, then it probably won’t be worth the upgrade.

Will you upgrade to the new Hyatt card or keep the old one?

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did you upgrade @Dan?


What does 5 elite qualifying nights every year mean?



Spending 50k gets you Globalist status, no ?


Try 150k spend to reach globalist and then 137,500 to retain it gong forward if my math serves me correct. Cheers!


Sorry deduct 7500 from both those spends since you get 5 qualifying nights for holding the card.


Can you upgrade and then downgrade back?


How did you get kosher food? What do need to do to get kosher food?


It’s 60,000 points for canceling, waiting 30 days and applying for the new card, right? And no 5/24? Any drawbacks to that approach?


Firstly you probably only need to wait a few days before applying again and not 30 days. Secondly, the 5/24 rule doesn’t apply to GETTING this card meaning you can get it even if you were already over, however, it will still go on your credit report to count towards 5/24 which may disqualify you from other cards.


Slightly off topic: any data points on what Hyatt will offer for expired sign-up nights (earned from the old Chase card 2 night signup bonus)? Have heard they offer points but can’t tell how much. Called and they said they can’t tell me any details until after the nights expire.


Can I keep my old card and still get the anniversary night for $75 per year?


I signed up for the old card about 10 months ago. Can I sign up for the new one now and carry both cards? Or can you only have one total hyatt card even though the two cards are slightly different. I’d like to have both with the free nights if possible…
Thanks Dan!


only 1 hyatt


Would I lose my annual free night if I were to cancel my card to apply for a new one? Or would it stay in my world of Hyatt account? If I reserve the night and then cancel, would I lose my reservation? Has anyone dealt with this?


In the real world I would not like to be called a globalist


If your hit explorist you get 3 free nights?

william j

not worth the upgrade, need more than 2000 pts.