Link: Apply now for the World of Hyatt Business Card
Signing up for the World of Hyatt Business Card is extremely compelling at the moment for many Hyatt loyalists. I wanted to post a reminder of this amazing offer, as it’s only valid for applications through Thursday, October 6, 2022. So these are the final days to take advantage of this.
Hyatt Business Card bonus includes double elite nights
The World of Hyatt Business Card offers a standard welcome bonus of 60,000 World of Hyatt points after spending $5,000 within the first three months. This is a great bonus — personally I value World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each, so to me, the bonus is worth $900.
But for a limited time it gets even better. If you apply for the World of Hyatt Business Card between August 23 and October 6, 2022, you’ll receive double elite nights for all eligible stays between August 23 and December 31, 2022. This makes it much easier to earn World of Hyatt Globalist status, or to qualify for the next Milestone Rewards threshold.
It can take up to eight weeks for the bonus elite nights to be posted to your account. Note that only elite nights earned through hotel stays will be doubled, and not elite nights earned with credit cards.
If you’re going to apply for the card, Chase’s general application rules apply, including the 5/24 rule. You are eligible for the card (including the bonus) if you have the personal version of the card, the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review). Read about my experience being approved for the card.
Why you should get the Hyatt Business Card
What’s the fundamental value proposition of the World of Hyatt Business Card beyond the excellent welcome bonus? The card has a $199 annual fee, though offers a variety of perks that could potentially help offset it:
- The card offers World of Hyatt Discoverist status not just for the primary cardmember, but also for up to five employees
- The card offers up to $100 in Hyatt credits annually; these are easy to use, because when you spend $50 or more at any Hyatt property with the card, you’ll get a $50 statement credit, up to two times each anniversary year
- The card offers five elite nights for every $10,000 spent in a calendar year, meaning you rack up elite nights faster than spending on the personal version of the card
- The card offers up to 10% of redeemed points back — this applies when you spend $50,000 on the card in a calendar year, and then you can get up to 20,000 points back for redemptions for the remainder of the same year
Hyatt Business Card double elite nights FAQs
There are some common points of confusion about the double elite nights being offered as part of the World of Hyatt Business Card welcome offer, so I wanted to address some of those in this post. If anyone has questions about this offer that I didn’t address, please let me know.
Do existing cardmembers earn double elite nights?
Unfortunately the double elite nights offer is exclusively available to those who apply for the Hyatt Business Card between August 23 and October 6, 2022. Existing cardmembers aren’t eligible to earn double elite nights.
Do you need to pay with the card to earn double elite nights?
You don’t need to pay for your hotel stays with the Hyatt Business Card to earn double elite nights. You just need to have it linked to your account that you’re a primary cardmember, which would automatically be triggered based on applying during the promotion period.
Do award stays earn double elite nights?
Yep, you earn double elite nights on award stays if you apply for the Hyatt Business Card during the promotion period. For World of Hyatt’s purposes, award nights are always considered “qualifying” stays.
Do MGM Rewards stays earn double elite nights?
World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards have a partnership, offering reciprocal perks and points at select MGM properties in Las Vegas. Stays at eligible MGM properties in Las Vegas do indeed qualify for double elite nights as well, assuming you apply for the Hyatt Business Card during the promotion period.
Do SLH stays earn double elite nights?
World of Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) have a partnership, letting World of Hyatt members earn elite nights at SLH properties (and more). Any eligible nights with SLH would also earn double elite nights.
Do you potentially earn double elite nights retroactively?
If you’re approved for the Hyatt Business Card and applied between August 23 and October 6, 2022, then you’re eligible for double elite nights between August 23 and December 31, 2022.
So if you applied on October 1, would you only earn double elite nights between October 1 and December 31, 2022, or would you also earn double elite nights going all the way back to August 23, 2022?
Fortunately if you’re approved you earn double elite nights for the entire promotion period, even for the period before you applied.
When do double elite nights post?
According to the terms, double elite nights will post within eight weeks from the last day of the calendar month of an eligible stay. So don’t expect the double elite nights to post with the initial elite nights you earn (that typically happens within a couple of days of a hotel check-out).
Have double elite nights already posted for some members?
As of now I haven’t seen any reports of double elite nights posting yet for members. However, that’s what we were expecting — it hasn’t yet been eight weeks since the promotion started.
Are elite nights earned with credit cards also doubled?
Both the personal and business Hyatt credit cards let you earn elite nights through spending. However, note that only elite nights earned through actual hotel stays are doubled, and not elite nights earned through credit card spending.
Can you earn triple elite nights at all-inclusive properties?
With World of Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion, members can earn double elite nights at 65+ Inclusive Collection resorts. The promotions do stack, so if you applied for the Hyatt Business Card and stayed at an Inclusive Collection property, you could potentially earn triple elite nights.
Can I get this card if I’m over the Chase 5/24 limit?
With Chase’s 5/24 limit, you typically won’t be approved for a card if you’ve opened five or more new card accounts in the past 24 months (opening select business cards wouldn’t count toward that). This card is subjected to that rule, and there’s no easy way to bypass it.
The World of Hyatt Business Card has a phenomenal welcome bonus that not only includes 60,000 World of Hyatt points upon completing minimum spending, but also includes double elite nights on Hyatt stays through the end of the year.
This is a fantastic opportunity if you’re a Hyatt loyalist, especially if you’re struggling to earn elite status this year. If you haven’t yet applied but are interested, the clock is ticking, as this offer will end in the coming days.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this World of Hyatt Business Card bonus?