When the Hyatt Visa first came out, the offer was 2 free nights without minimum spend. Existing Platinum members got a couple of confirmed suite upgrades (valid on paid stays). Existing Diamond members got their 2 free nights in a suite.
They introduced a minimum spend requirement. But you could usually get a statement credit as well on the card if you went through the process of making a Hyatt reservation on their website. You’d be offered the card with statement credit.
You no longer need to go through the machinations of making a mock reservation to get the statement credit for the card. And they’ve improved the offer with 5000 points for adding an authorized user to the account.
- Two free nights after $1000 spend within 3 months
- $0 fee the first year, then $75
- $50 statement credit after first purchase
- 5000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for adding a no fee authorized user and making a purchase within 3 months
And as with Chase personal cards generally,
This bonus offer is available to you as long as you have not received a new cardmember bonus for the Hyatt Credit Card in the past 24 months.
So you get 2 free nights at any Hyatt, 5000 points, and even make $50 in the process. That’s a stellar offer at no fee the first year and just $1000 in minimum spend!
View from the Club Lounge at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
The Hyatt Visa is a good but not great card in my opinion. It has no foreign transaction fees. Earning is 3 points per dollar at Hyatt (still, for my domestic full service Hyatt stays I use my Starwood business Amex for the 5% OPEN rebate) and 2 points per dollar at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and at car rental agencies.
You get Platinum status for having the card and earn 2 stays and 5 nights towards elite status after $20,000 spend in a year and 2 more stays and 5 more nights after $40,000 spend in a year. That’s why I keep the card, since I try to earn Platinum with Starwood and Diamond with Hyatt — Hyatt has the best suite upgrade benefit (4 confirmed at booking suites up to 7 nights per year for Diamonds) and the best breakfast benefit (full restaurant breakfast for up to 4 registered guests when no club lounge is available).
Breakfast at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives
(HT: Frequent Miler and Hans M.)