Posted by William Charles on June 29, 2018
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Published on June 29th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Chase Hyatt & Chase World Of Hyatt Compared

Chase released a new Hyatt credit card yesterday simply called ‘World Of Hyatt‘. You can’t get the card if you currently have the ‘old’ Hyatt card (we will simply call it the Chase Hyatt or Hyatt card from now on). You can upgrade the Hyatt card to the World of Hyatt card and get a 2,000 points when you do so. One reader asked if I could do a side by side comparison of the two cards to make it easier to see the difference. Seems like a good idea to me, so here we are.

 World Of HyattHyatt
Annual Fee$95$75
Elite statusDiscoverist + 5 five elite night creditsDiscoverist
Elite status with spendTwo qualifying night credits per $5,000 (no cap)Explorist after $50,000 spend
Free night certificatesOne on card anniversay, another if you spend $15,000 in the previous cardmember yearOne on card anniversary
Hyatt earning rate4x3x
Local transit/commuting earning rate2x1x
Restaurants/cafes/coffee shops earning rate2x2x (restaurants only)
Airline tickets purchased directly & car rentals earning rate2x2x
Fitness clubs & gym memberships earning rate2x1x
Earning rate on all other purchases1x1x

I decided not to include the sign up bonuses as I haven’t been able to find a working link for the old Hyatt card. Upgrading or not upgrading will really depend on your own unique circumstances.



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Oliver
Oliver

Yeh I think the old Hyatt card is dead now…

T
T

Is it just me? The design of the card…is very…unm

AB
AB

Holding the old card is essentially paying $75 for a night.

Other than that, the extra $20 for the new card is worth it for anyone who stays in a Hyatt more than a few times a year.

sto0pyd
sto0pyd

The annual fee for my current Hyatt card is up for renewal so I tried calling to change the card to the new program. I figured that I can use the card for $15,000 a year and qualify for a second free night. Sadly 🙁 they are not allowing for this card to be changed over to the new card type without closing the current card and having to reapply.

Colonel Obvious
Colonel Obvious

I thought there was a 2,000 point offer to “upgrade”?

sto0pyd
sto0pyd

I called again and spoke to a different person. I was able to convert my current card and got the extra 2,000 points

sto0pyd
sto0pyd

I did the upgrade and requested for the new card to be rushed. I thought I was going to get a new shiny metal card. It turns out that the card just has a metallic look but is plastic 🙁

Richard Ra
Richard Ra

I always looked at hyatt being a keeper card with the $75 annual fee to get a hotel worth up to 15000 points. Trying to figure out why people are canceling and getting the new card with $95 assuming its a sock drawer card. For those who can easily spend 15k a year for an extra free night i can understand but for someone like me to just keep it for the annual free night+discoverist/pearl status with mgm for free parking/buffet pass. why would people want to obtain the new $95 hyatt instead of being grandfathered into the old $75 annual fee?

Clay
Clay

I would guess that the 60,000 point sign up bonus is the reason.

brian
brian

Of course! 60k points is worth 4 anniversary nights (and far more flexible)

oogabooga
oogabooga

I agree. I just applied for the old card and won’t be upgrading

George
George

what buffet pass from mgm? thanks

JohnFromATL
JohnFromATL

Not as exciting as you might think. There are different lines to get in the buffet – If you have at least Pearl with M Life you can go through the Pearl line while people without status have a longer line..

Steve
Steve

Buffet pass?

Richard
Richard

I’m sorry I forgot to type in expedited buffet line. It’s just a separate line for entry to buffets offered at MGM properties. I’ve used it several times to avoid long lines. Surprisingly I’ve had comp upgrades with pearl status at the new park MGM and MGM grand. Both rooms were redeemed via myvegas slots and were upgraded to petite suites. I just flashed my pearl card upon check in and asked for any comp upgrades. I got both rooms upgraded while my colleague got the basic rooms lol

David
David

How much effort is getting enough credits for a room on myvegas slots?

TC
TC

With the old Hyatt card, you can spend $50,000 on the card and get Explorists status.

Joe-SC1
Joe-SC1

Excellent point. With the new card, $50,000 spend gives you 25 elite night credits (including the five you get for holding the card), or five fewer than needed for Explorist status. On the other hand, the legacy card offers no path to Globalist at all. Decisions, decisions …

Richard
Richard

I spent nearly 6k on this card and my elite spend toward explorist didn’t budge at all. Should I be contacting hyatt for the elite credit?

Johnny K
Johnny K

getting both in 2 player mode is legit as well. curious how long they will keep both cards around

PoorChurner
PoorChurner

My old Hyatt card is getting me 2x on ice cream shops, cafe, tea house. Places that aren’t exactly restaurants.

Lrdx
Lrdx

You get restaurant bonus points with any Chase card there..

quasimodo
quasimodo

If I take an upgrade offer of 2,000 points or whatever, does that reset the counter on getting the 60,000 point bonus?

sdsearch
sdsearch

Is the free night certificate category cap with the new card the same as with the old card?

Jan
Jan

My renewal was April 2018 . I received my anniversary night and have certificate attached for October 2018 . If I cancel my old Hyatt card ( believe my 2 free nights was given April 2016) will I lose the anniversary night certificate? I’m thinking of applying for the new card b4 the 5/24 anticipated rule for the world Hyatt card

Bill
Bill

My wife and I each got the old hyatt card 4/2015

I am 8/24, last chase card from 1/2017
She is 7/24

We each closed the old cards Saturday 7/14

We each reapplied today 7/19

Instantaneous approval for both

It’s my understanding the free night certificates from the old cards aren’t in jeopardy due to canceling the original cards.

Miles Ahead
Miles Ahead

ok, 1 I am a fan of the brand to begin with, so let’s get that out of the way. the fact that I can spend 15k and get an additional night (plus a night for the 15k spend in and of itself, makes it a no brainer for the extra $20 annual fee. Oh yeah, and then there’s the opportunity to earn your way to Globalist. If they acquire NH brands as was announced today that they are bidding on it, that only adds to the appeal. If not NH (which would be a great fit) it shows that they are on the expansion path.

Miles Ahead
Miles Ahead

and if this deal goes through it will add significantly to the offshore portfolio of hotels and perhaps to wofh prgram offerings. Let’s hope! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-26/hyatt-hotels-has-expressed-interest-in-pursuing-nh-hotel-deal

Wany
Wany

I cancelled my old Hyatt card to get this card (and got approved). Now, I wonder if I can call Chase to resume my old Hyatt card to get two free annual nights by having both cards. Spending $15k to get a second free night on this card is not practical for me. But I am willing to spend $75 to get it by have another card.

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