The World of Hyatt Credit Card was introduced in the summer of 2018, and it’s one of my favorite hotel credit cards. It has a $95 annual fee, but offers a suite of benefits that make it more than worthwhile, in my opinion.
Why the World of Hyatt Card is worthwhile
Among other things, the World of Hyatt Card offers:
- Automatic World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as your account is open
- 5 qualifying night credits toward your next tier status every year
- 2 qualifying night credits towards your next tier status every time you spend $5,000 on your card
- A Category 1-4 anniversary free night certificate on your account anniversary every year
- A second Category 1-4 free night certificate when you spend $15,000 on the card in an anniversary year
So at a minimum, you’re getting five elite nights towards status and a Category 1-4 free night certificate every year just for having The World of Hyatt Credit Card. To me that more than justifies the annual fee on the card, by a long shot (I consistently get $250+ of value out of the free night certificate alone).
I’ve used my Category 4 free night certificate at the Park Hyatt Saigon
On top of that, this is a card that’s worth spending on, at least for Hyatt loyalists, in my opinion.
For example, if you spend $15,000 on the card per year you’re earning a total of 11 nights towards status annually plus two Category 1-4 free night certificates (that’s an incremental six elite nights and one free night certificate compared to having the card and not putting spend on it). That’s well worth it, in my opinion.
2020 Hyatt elite nights have now posted
As mentioned above, The World of Hyatt Credit Card offers five elite nights towards status annually. I’ve received questions from readers regarding when those should post.
According to the terms, the five elite nights should post to your account within eight weeks of January 1, so in theory Hyatt has until late February to post these.
However, looking at my World of Hyatt account, the five elite nights from The World of Hyatt Credit Card have just posted for 2020, just a few days into the new year.
Looking at my account activity, there is something backdated to January 1 showing “Chase Credit Card Night Credits.”
Assuming you’re going for Globalist status, you’ll need a total of 60 elite nights to earn the status, regardless of whether you’re earning it for the first time or requalifying.
Up until last year you only needed 55 nights to requalify, though as of 2020 you need 60 nights to requalify.
Globalist status comes with perks like suite upgrades and free breakfast
I’m a big fan of The World of Hyatt Credit Card, and it’s a card that I have. This is a card that I’m not only holding onto for the annual perks, but also for the rewards it offers for spending, as I spend $15,000+ on the card every year.
If you have this card, have your five elite nights for 2020 posted?