Chase launched the new World Of Hyatt Credit Card today. The card is offering 40,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 in 3 months plus another 20,000 bonus points for spending another $3,000 within 6 months. You’ll have between 66,000-84,000 Hyatt points after meeting those thresholds, 60,000 points from the sign up bonus and 6k-24k points from spending on the card depending on your spend category as explained below.
Comparison to previous signup bonuses:
The previous Chase Hyatt card offered 40K signup points, so this is a 50% increase from that offer. Before then the older card offered 2 free nights upon signup, but 60K points is far more valuable than that. The 2 free nights expired after just one year, but the 60K points will never expire as long as you have any activity in your Hyatt account every 24 months. Plus while 60K points can be used for 2 free nights at any Hyatt, it can also be used for a dozen free nights at cheaper Hyatt hotels or for other awards, like suite award nights or points+cash awards. Hyatt also allows points to be transferred to any Hyatt member for free!
There is a $95 annual fee. That’s $20 more than the old Hyatt card, but it comes with lots of new benefits.
You can receive the bonus on this card if you haven’t received a bonus on a Hyatt card in the past 24 months.
Current Hyatt card customers can upgrade to this card and get 2,000 points.
The Chase Hyatt card is not subject to 5/24 restrictions, so you can get approved for this card even if you have opened 5 or more consumer credit cards in the past 24 months.
Annual free nights:
This card comes with an annual anniversary night for category 1-4 Hyatt hotels. If you spend $15,000 in your 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 annual fee, for example you can use it at the category 4 Andaz Costa Rica Resort, where rooms can cost up to $650/night!
The free nights are valid for a year, but I have had success requesting 10K Hyatt points by calling Hyatt after they expire and asking for a credit for the expired night.
Elite status for all cardholders:
The card gives Discoverist status, which gives free premium internet, 10% bonus points at Hyatt hotels, free bottled water daily at Hyatt hotels, and 2PM late checkout.
A nice feature of the Hyatt program is that they waive resort fees on award nights.
You’ll earn 4 points per dollar at Hyatt, 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.
Elite qualifying benefits and additional free nights:
The card also gives 5 elite qualifying nights every year and you’ll earn an additional 2 nights towards elite status with every $5,000 that you spend.
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. After you reach Globalist you’ll only need 55 nights in subsequent years to re-qualify.
Let’s say that you use your 60K signup points for 5 nights in a Hyatt hotel, plus you earn 5 elite qualifying nights every year, so you’re already at 10 nights. If you spend $50,000 on the card you’ll earn another 20 elite qualifying nights. That will earn you Explorist status and at which point Hyatt also awards you with yet another category 1-4 night (in addition to the annual category 1-4 for having the card and the annual 1-4 night for spending $15,000 on the card). Explorists earn 20% bonus points at Hyatt hotels and get free club lounge access with breakfast on 4 stays per year.
Spend another $75,000 on the card to earn another 30 elite qualifying nights and you’ll earn top-tier Globalist status. Hyatt will then give you a free 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 you’ll get to choose between another 10,000 bonus points or a confirmed suite upgrade award.
Here is the Hyatt award chart and how many free nights you can earn with the card:
|Hotel Category||Standard Room Award||Suite Night Award||Points+Cash Standard Room Award||Cost of points saved with P+C Award|
As you can see, 60K points is enough for 2 free nights in a top-tier category 7 hotel like a Park Hyatt Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, or New York where paid rates can cost up to $1,500/night. View category 7 hotels here.
2 nights in a category 6 hotel like the Grand Hyatt Kauai, Andaz Maui, Park Hyatt Maldives, Park Hyatt Chicago, Park Hyatt Vienna, Andaz Tokyo, or Andaz 5th Ave will cost 50K points, where paid rates can cost up to $1,400/night. Or you can use just 12.5K points plus $150 for the best value cash + points award on the Hyatt award chart as the $150 essentially buys back 12.5K points at a cost of just 1.2 cents each. View category 6 hotels here.
3 nights in a category 5 hotel like the Hyatt Huntington Beach, Park Hyatt Aviara, Hyatt Regency Maui, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Bahamas, Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt Mallorca, Andaz Mayakoba, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, or the Park Hyatt Melbourne will cost 60K points, where paid rates can cost up to $800/night. View category 5 hotels here.
4 nights in a category 4 hotel like the Park Hyatt Toronto, Grand Hyatt Washington DC, Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, The Confidante Miami Beach, Grand Hyatt Seattle, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt Seoul, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, or the Grand Hyatt Taipei will cost 60K points, where paid rates can cost up to $700/night. View category 4 hotels here. These hotels are eligible for the anniversary free nights as well.
5 nights in category 3 hotels like the Hyatt Regency Toronto, Grand Hyatt Denver, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Hyatt Palm Springs, Hyatt House Los Angeles/El Segundo, Hyatt Place LaGuardia Airport, Hyatt Place Niagara Falls, Hyatt Place Long Island City / New York City, Hyatt House Austin/Downtown, Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Hyatt Regency Tokyo will cost 60K points, where paid rates can cost up to $500/night. View category 3 hotels here. These hotels are eligible for the anniversary free nights as well.
7 nights in category 2 hotels like the Hyatt Regency Montreal, Hyatt House Anchorage, Hyatt Regency Morristown, Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad, Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade, Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort, Hyatt House Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Park Hyatt Mendoza, Hyatt Regency Johannesburg will cost 56K points, where paid rates can cost up to $400/night. View category 2 hotels here. These hotels are eligible for the anniversary free nights as well.
12 nights in category 1 hotels like the Hyatt Place Cleveland/Legacy Village (the only hotel within walking distance of the local Jewish community), Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport, Hyatt Place Mt. Laurel, Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown, Park Hyatt Chennai, or the Hyatt Regency Bali will cost 60K points, where paid rates can cost up to $300/night. View category 1 hotels here. These hotels are eligible for the anniversary free nights as well.
The Park Hyatt Sydney and Sydney Opera House, as seen from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 2011:
Will you apply for the new Hyatt card?