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I’ve been a Hyatt Visa cardholder almost since the product first launched. I’m a top tier Hyatt frequent guest, and I keep the card because each year it gives me a free night that’s worth far more than the cost of the card.
Here are 5 things I love about the product:
- Signup Bonus: It’s 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide after $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. You also get 5000 bonus points for adding an authorized user to your account and making a purchase with the card in that same 3 month timeframe.
There are no restrictions on when you can use the nights (these aren’t ‘free weekend nights’) and there are no restrictions about how expensive a hotel you can use them at (no ‘category restrictions’). You can use the two nights at even the most expensive Park Hyatts in the world.
Park Hyatt Vendome, Paris
In fact if you and your travel companion each get the card, combine the free night signup bonus you’ll earn for a 4 night stay at the same hotel.
- Reports Are 5/24 Doesn’t Apply: Chase doesn’t appear to exclude customers who have had 5 or more new card applications within the past 24 months from being approved for the Hyatt Visa.
So it’s a Chase card that you can get, and it makes it one of the easiest Chase cards to get approved for.
If you’re at 5/24 or above, a card you can get is always a great way to get different cards later, since in many cases Chase may let you product change (often after a year, since they can’t increase your annual fee during the first year).
Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives
- Anniversary Free Night: The card‘s $75 annual fee is more than made worth it because you get a Category 1-4 free night each year on your card anniversary and that night is valid for a year.
View of the Petronas Towers from the Category 3 Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Unlike some chains were anniversary free nights are highly restricted, there’s only about a hundred hotels where these anniversary free night certificates aren’t valid.
- Discoverist Elite Status: Just for having the card you receive Discoverist status which gets you 2 p.m. late checkout and upgrades to the best room in category reserved such as a higher floor and better view.
- MGM Resorts Status, Too: Your Discoverist status from Hyatt matches to MGM M life Rewards Pearl status. That’s good for free self parking and buffet line passes as well when staying at properties like Bellagio, MGM Grand, and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.