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I was reading your glowing report on the latest Hyatt promotions, and I have a couple of questions for you.
Presently, I am a Hilton and Wyndham Diamond by stays, and an IHG Spire by a combination of spend and points purchased. I had never considered the Hyatt program an option due to their limited footprint. I have never had a Hyatt branded credit card, and I have no 5/24 problems, if Chase is the issuer of the Hyatt branded credit cards.
I have a series of stays coming up in Q4 that could amount to 60-75 paid nights in the DFW area. There are at least 2 Hyatt properties that fit my needs and, while they cost more than I generally pay on extended stays, they might be worth the increased cost, if the Hyatt status I could earn and the associated benefits are worth it.
1. Assuming no credit card strategy problems (e.g. 5/24 issues), what do you think is the best strategy for using the available credit cards and current Hyatt promotions to achieve maximum benefit?
2. Given the status I have with other hotel loyalty programs, is any benefit I might realize by moving to a Hyatt loyalty program sufficient to overcome the benefits I would be foregoing in those other programs, both during the earning period and after any status is achieved?
Thank you for your help and insights.
I’m not familiar with Wyndham Rewards, but even without much research, I’d be pretty confident saying that elite status with Hyatt is more valuable.
I also think you’d be earning a boatload of points by actually staying at Hyatt hotels from room rates and the promotion, so if Chase cards aren’t an issue, it could be more worthwhile to look at an Ultimate Rewards earning card. That way, you earn transferable points and can always transfer to Hyatt to top off a balance.
I would totally make the move to Hyatt. If you can get top status, it’s one of the most rewarding out there, and Hyatt has also recently extended their portfolio quite a bit with a ton of really fun and luxury options (Alila hotels for instance).