As many of the faithful PTMoney readers know, the 2012 Financial Blogger Conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Denver. I have yet to enjoy the pleasure of a Hyatt Hotel but this years conference will allow me my first opportunity.
Hyatt hotels are located all around the world and in an effort to have more travelers enjoy their perks, Chase and Hyatt have re-launched the Hyatt Credit Card. This card offers a variety of good perks, including the opportunity to earn three free nights at Hyatt Hotels the very first year.
Hyatt Credit Card Free Stay Bonus
Every new Hyatt Credit Card member will receive two free nights at any Hyatt location worldwide after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months from account opening with the Hyatt Credit Card. An additional nights stay (category 1-4 Hyatt locations only) is awarded on the first anniversary of your membership bringing the bounty for the first year to three free nights. Of course, the amount of money you can save depends on which locations you visit but with even standard Hyatt hotels run upwards of $199 a night (meaning a $600 savings year one).
Hyatt Credit Card owners also receive a nice set of perks when you stay at Hyatt Hotels:
- A 15% point bonus on each stay
- Preferred room including rooms on higher floors or larger rooms
- Complimentary in-room Internet access
- Extend your stay until 2:00 p.m. with a late checkout request
- Expedited check-in at a dedicated area for elite members
The rewards program on the Hyatt Credit Card offers three Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent with your Hyatt Card at all Hyatt properties, 2 Hyatt Gold Passport points for every $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline and at car rental agencies, and 1 Hyatt Gold Passport point for every$1 spent elsewhere. There are no limits to the points you can earn. No foreign transaction fees are charged with this card and there is an annual fee of $75. That fee is standard amongst hotel rewards credit cards but a definite negative on the list of things to consider before applying.
Does the Hyatt Card Belong in Your Wallet?
The answer to this questions depends on how often you’re on the road. The Hyatt Credit Card is great for people in need of frequent hotel stays, like someone whose business takes them on the road or for the world traveler. Triple point rewards and good Hyatt perks do their job in making you want to stay at Hyatt locations but if that’s not your thing, this card card shouldn’t be either.