The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase is one of the only personal credit cards which let you earn points directly in Hyatt’s Gold Passport program, the other major one being the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which offers 1:1 transfer of points into Hyatt and several other programs.
Decent program, but Starwood still better for credit card earning
- A typical Hyatt hotel reward requires between 8,000 and 15,000 points per night — and can be valued at $250 or more — a decent return on your spending. However the Starwood Preferred Guest program and its American Express offer similar hotels for 3,000-10,000 points per night, about 50% more value for your points.
- If you travel internationally, this is a good secondary card to keep on file. It charges no fee on foreign transactions, compared to the 3% typically imposed by credit cards, and has an ‘EMV’ smart chip for foreign transactions built in.
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Great intro bonus — 2 nights at any Hyatt hotel any time
- With this card you get 2 free nights after spending $1,000 within 3 months valid at any Hyatt hotel that has standard rooms. The 2 free night introductory offer is quite lucrative — you can use it at anytime a standard room is available for even their most exclusive hotels like the Park Hyatt in Tokyo or Paris, which often go for $800 per night or more, even $1,000+. The only exception is Hyatt Vacation Club properties, as the rooms there are not ‘standard,’ they are studios and suites.
- But having access to all properties with standard hotel rooms makes this introductory bonus worth $800 or more if you use it properly. And you get the bonus after your first purchase, there are no minimum spending requirements. The free nights expire one year after they are issued, so plan your application and first purchase accordingly.
- Separately, you also get another free night certificate each year you pay your $75 annual fee. That certificate is good for Category 1-4 hotels, so it’s a bit more limited, but a nice benefit that can be worth a couple hundred dollars or more. Since the annual fee is charged upfront, you’re actually getting 3 nights worth of stays to start.
- It earns one point per dollar spent, plus 2 points for every $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies. There are also no foreign transaction fees and the card has an EMV smart chip built in. You also get complimentary Hyatt Platinum status, which offers 15% bonus points on each stay, the best available room within category booked, complimentary internet access, a special check-in line, and 2pm late checkout.
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Miles dont expireas long as card is open
50,000 bonus points
$0 introductory annual fee, then $95