Hyatt Offers Shorter Path to Elite Status With New Credit Card Offer

Erin HurdApr 23, 2020

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Ask a group of travel rewards enthusiasts what the best elite status program is, and many times you’ll hear the same answer: Hyatt.

The World of Hyatt program is a travel cult favorite, known for its customer-friendly program and outstanding elite treatment. The path to elite status at Hyatt just got shorter for credit card holders, and this is good news for travelers who were forced to cancel trips and may fall short of reaching traditional status levels this year.

The date of your next hotel stay is probably still uncertain due to the coronavirus. But if you take advantage of this Hyatt credit card promotion, you could set yourself up for better status once you’re able to travel again.

This promotion is valid through June 30, 2020:

usually only earn elite night credits for nights spent in Hyatt hotels. But those who hold one of the Hyatt credit cards are able to earn more elite credits by spending on the card.

In addition to earning status, you’ll earn milestone awards for every 10 elite qualifying nights, starting at 20 nights:

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While competitor hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton charge up to 100,000 points (or more) for a standard room at their nicest hotels, luxury Hyatt properties go up to a maximum of only 40,000 points per night.

Hyatt was set to make changes to its award chart to include peak and off-peak pricing in spring 2020, but have since until 2021 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Though Hyatt doesn’t have the largest footprint of hotels, it is known for outstanding service, especially for elite members. Globalists report the proverbial red carpet being rolled out at nearly every stay, and they love the extra perks (especially the suite upgrades). One lesser-known benefit of holding Globalist status is free parking on award stays. When visiting an expensive place like New York City or Chicago, you can save $50 or more per night in parking fees.

Families who travel enjoy Hyatt brands like Hyatt Place and Hyatt House and many of those properties go for as little as 5,000 points per night.

If you’re looking to earn elite night credits to gain status with Hyatt, this limited-time promotion is a way to get there more easily.

is a solid travel rewards card if you’re a dedicated Hyatt loyalist, or even if you only stay a few nights a year at Hyatt properties. It earns 4x bonus points per dollar spent at Hyatt properties (that’s in addition to the 5x points for being a loyalty member), 2x on gym memberships, restaurants and flight tickets purchased directly from the airline, and 1x on all other purchases.

It also comes with a nice sign-up bonus:

This card comes with an annual free night certificate good for any category 1-4 property and has a modest annual fee of .

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