Posted by William Charles on June 28, 2018

Published on June 28th, 2018 | by William Charles


Chase & Hyatt Launch New Co-Branded Credit Card – 60,000 Point Bonus!

Chase has launched a new co-branded credit card with Hyatt called ‘World Of Hyatt‘.

Card Basics

  • Sign up bonus of 60,000 points. Broken down as follows
    • 40,000 bonus points after $3,000 in spend within the first three months of account opening
    • An additional 20,000 points after you spend $6,000 total within the first six months of account opening
  • The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Hyatt Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Hyatt Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months.
  • Annual fee of $95
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 4x points per $1 spent on Hyatt hotels (they advertise this as 9x, but it’s 4x plus the 5x you normally get anyway)
    • 2x points per $1 spent on local transit and commuting (including taxis, mass transit, tolls and ride-share serivces)
    • 2x points per $1 spent on restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
    • 2x points per $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly from the airlines
    • 2x points per $1 spent on fitness clubs and gym memberships
    • 1x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive up to two free nights annually:
    • One free night at any category 1-4 Hyatt property every year after your card member anniversary
    • An additional free night at any category 1-4 Hyatt property if you spend $15,000 during your card member anniversary year
  • Status:
    • World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as the card is open
    • 5 qualifying night credits towards your next tier status every year
    • An additional 2 qualifying night credits towards your next tier every time you spend $5,000 on the card (no limit)

Our Verdict

The main question on everybodies mind is, does the Chase 5/24 rule apply to this card? Simple answer is I have no idea yet. The old card didn’t, so I’m hopeful that this is the case here as well. Looks like the old card is still available here, (card no longer showing) although of little interest due to the fact you’re not eligible for the bigger bonus on this new card if you’ve received a bonus on that card within the last 24 months or currently hold the card. The main differences between the two cards are:

  • Sign up bonus (60,000 vs 40,000 points)
  • Annual fee ($95 vs $75)
  • Earning rates (extra 1x point on Hyatt purchases and some other 2x categories)
  • Ability to earn a second free night annually
  • Ability to earn elite night credits
  • 5 free elite night credits annually

I’m not sure the old Hyatt card made a lot of sense keeping long term and I feel the same way about the new card. That being said if you value the free night certificate highly or spend a lot at Hyatt it might make sense for the elite night credits/free night certificates but overall I’d say the bigger sign up bonus is the main attraction. It will be interesting to see if they always offer points or if they will ever offer free night certificates instead.


Should I apply now?

I wouldn’t recommend applying yet, as usually you can get the same offer to appear with a $50 statement credit by doing a dummy booking when it comes to Hyatt cards. Currently the bonus when doing a dummy booking is just a $150 statement credit with 30,000 points.

Does the 5/24 rule apply?

It doesn’t currently apply, but will apply in the future.

Will they offer an upgrade offer from the old card to new card?

Yes, there is an upgrade bonus of 2,000 points.

Will the old card continue to be offered?

It’s still be advertised currently. Update: No longer showing.

I’ve had the old card for 24+ months, can I cancel & sign up for & get the bonus on this card?

Keep in mind the 24 month clock looks at when you last received the sign up bonus, not when you signed up for the card. If it has been 24 months since you received the sign up bonus on the Hyatt card you can cancel and then get the sign up bonus on this new card but you need to wait 30 days between cancelling and applying.


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will patiently wait for 5/24 data

even then…with all the chase shutdowns… might not be worth risking it.

Barrett Kearns
Barrett Kearns

My thoughts too. Playing things very conservatively. Might even lower a couple limits on my lesser used cards.

Why care about being shut-down if you don’t get any benefit from not being shut-down?

Chase is still one of the better ecosystems for passive earn, and is one of the larger lenders out there.

I am 7/24 and just got approved for 5K CL.

I am also well above 5/24. I just been approved for 18K Cl. I am very surprised. BOA denied me for Premier Rewards card back in May

Winston Smith

9x Points total on Hyatt stays and experiences – that is based on:
4 Bonus Points per $1 spent on the card at Hyatt hotels and resorts, including participating restaurants and spas
Plus 5 Base Points per eligible $1 spent as a World of Hyatt member

Is there a way for current Hyatt card members to upgrade to this card. The current one is terrible. One could spend it’s way to diamond and get the suite upgrade.

It says you will get 2k points to upgrade if approved.

They worded it 9 points total for Hyatt stays and experiences
4 Bonus Points per $1 spent with your card at Hyatt hotels, including participating restaurants and spasoffer details reference link*

PLUS, 5 Base Points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member

Golly, just spend $137,500 annually to get Globalist.

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Thank you for your request.

We need to review your request a little longer. We will let you know of our decision by U.S. mail. This could take up to 30 days.

Thank you for choosing The World Of Hyatt Credit Card.

I’m like 16/24 & Experian is frozen. Have the Chase Amazon, old IHG, biz Marriott, & a checking acct with them. Don’t care if they shut me down, player 2 has the good chase cards.

Also had this result… Ugh. Any idea if there is a number to call?

I was literally planning to apply for the old Hyatt card yesterday but didn’t get a chance to. Now I’m wondering if I should apply for the old one while it’s still available to lock in the lower annual fee? I mostly use points for Hyatt stays so the higher category spend bonus isn’t as important to me, I just like the free night. What would you do if you haven’t had either?

I am in a very similar dilemma. One question is whether the old card will be grandfathered.

In the same situation

The newer card is better even if you plan on keeping it open for a long time. I value the points at ~1.7c, but even if you use 1.0 cpp, the larger sign up bonus is worth an extra $200. That’ll pay for the $20 fee difference for 10 years.

hmmmm This might become my new everyday spending card(No bonus categories spend). If you spend $15,000 a year it would give me:

15,000 Hyatt points (great value)
“15,000” Hyatt points night certificate
“15,000” hyatt points night certificate just for having the card
8 Elite qualifying nights.

So it would be like 3 hyatt points per dollar. Not bad.

Ofc everyone’s situation is different, but I do have a hyatt cat 4 hotel that I go every year with my hyatt credit card and I love it.

Is this metal? Looks like it has a brushed metal finish

The Amazon Prime & Marriott cards are metal, so probably.

O M G !!! If it’s brushed metal, that will seal the deal. I’d risk a Chase shutdown for only a free night at a Hyatt Place just to get the brushed metal card! Hope it’s brushed nickel! /s

If you pay a mortgage on a positive net worth home how possibly can you bust out ?

Chase making shit up.

Credit Line -> VGC -> MO -> Mortgage payment.

There, you just converted secured debt into unsecured debt.

Yes. But they fear behind bust out is you will skip town/ country with no recourse for the bank. With a net positive house asset you would be a fool to bust out.

This card is much better than the old card which I currently have. Too bad I won’t be under 5/24 until 7 months.

Since I hold the old card mainly for the free night, the $95 AF vs $75 AF makes this meh, since its capped. Hope the old card is grandfathered.

With all the changes and upgrade/downgrades this past year and a half – Hilton from Citi to Amex, SPG/Marriott merger leading to card update and new premium cards, and now Hyatt is refreshing its card – it’s getting really hard to keep track of all the sign up bonuses and rules. :/ the ability to earn elite status through spend is appealing even though it’s not as easy as Hilton’s automatic diamond status with Aspire.

wait. do the new marriott cards have the same language? product is not available to either current cardmembers of any marriott Credit Card?

u da man stefan. always appreciate ur responses. but holy crap. i didnt look at the marriott language carefully. thought i could eventually apply, but i have an old marriott card so will not close. guess PC only then…

I am slightly over 5/24 and I was instantly approved.

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