If you like Hyatt, you’ll love this…
Start spreading the news, there’s a new World of Hyatt credit card out today from Chase, and it’s actually quite cool. Launched in New York, New York earlier this morning, the card offers truly compelling value for Hyatt fans, with unique spending category bonuses, shortcuts to elite status and tasty free night perks. Here’s why this card is a bit of a game changer for for your points…
The World of Hyatt card carries a $95 annual fee, but on each card year anniversary you receive a certificate for a free night in any category 1-4 Hyatt hotel. That more than pays the annual fee in itself, if you ask us. If you spend $15,000 in a year, you get a second free night certificate. Of course, you also earn World of Hyatt points for everything you buy, which can then help unlock countless more free nights as well, even at the highest end Hyatt Hotels. Try saying that five times fast!
9X Points On Hyatt Spending
The new World of Hyatt card is now the strongest Hyatt points earning card if you spend on actual Hyatt Hotel stays. While the previous card offered 3X points, the same as many other premium cards – the new card offers 4X points. No other card will give you as many Hyatt points for spending at Hyatt. When you add in the 5X points for every dollar you spend at Hyatt via the World of Hyatt loyalty program, you get a total of 9X for every buck. Spending $1,000 at Hyatt would instantly get you more than enough points for a free night at a great hotel.
Tasty indeed, eh? The World of Hyatt card from Chase offers 40,000 points after $3,000 in spending in the first three months – but to entice you to keep using the card, there’s an added 20,000 point bonus if you spend another $3,000 within the first six months. Essentially, just $1,000 a month in spending for six months would net 60,000 points, which can either be a lot of free nights in cozy mid range hotel nights, or a couple at the highest end of the luxury hotel spectrum
Really Cool Spending Bonus Categories
Did you know that fitness and wellness spending is one of the top 5 recurring credit card charges in the world? It’s true. Those gyms get you one way or another, don’t they? The Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card offers 2X points on dining and also on airfare booked through airlines, but it also offers 2X on wellness and gym memberships, including yoga classes, bootcamps and all that sort of stuff – and 2X on commuting, including ride sharing services like Uber. The card aims to be your go to for the day to day in your life, not just your travel – which is cool.
Everyone wants a free hotel breakfast, and with the new card you can actually spend your way to that supreme dream. The card offers automatic Discoverist status, plus 5 night credits which count towards your elite status each year, automatically. In addition, cardholders receive 2 night credits for every $5,000 they spend. If you’re a baller, $65,000 in spend would trigger World of Hyatt Explorist status and $138,000 in spending in a year would get you top tier Globalist status, without spending a single night in a hotel. Of course, once you have the status – you’d better stay often!