Hyatt and Chase will soon be putting the legacy Hyatt Credit Card to bed.
On Jan. 11, 2021, holders of that older product will be migrated to the World of Hyatt Credit Card, which was rolled out in summer 2018. Since that time, the older version hasn't been accepting new applications, although existing cardholders had the option of retaining it or upgrading to the new card.
But now, those who opted to keep the older card will end up being automatically upgraded. Here's what they can expect.
How the cards compare, at a glance
Hyatt Credit Card
World of Hyatt Credit Card
Points earned at Hyatt
Points earned on other purchases
Free night certificate
What it means for existing Hyatt Credit Card holders
While the annual fee on the World of Hyatt Credit Card is $20 higher, existing Hyatt Credit Card holders won’t start to be charged that higher fee until August 2021. That means if your cardholder anniversary is before August 2021, you won’t be charged the higher fee until the following year.
If you’re still holding the Hyatt Credit Card, you can take advantage of special offers on it through the end of the year:
Spend $4,000 on the card from Oct. 27 through Dec. 31, 2020, and you’ll earn a free night at any category 1-4 Hyatt hotel. (You must register for the promotion by Nov. 30, 2020.)
Eligible cardholders can also earn bonus points on Amazon and grocery store purchases through Dec. 31, 2020. Terms apply. Get the details here.