If you’re a fan of Hyatt hotels, signing up for a Hyatt cobranded credit card might make sense for you. A cobranded Hyatt card offers a number of ways to rack up points to earn Hyatt-related rewards, including extra hotel stays. Find out more below.
Stay at Hyatt properties
The World of Hyatt membership is free. Once you signup, you earn 5 points per dollar spent at more than 900 Hyatt properties. This includes eligible purchases made during stays, including dining or spa treatments.
World of Hyatt hotels and resorts
Hyatt Residence Club
Exhale Spa and Fitness
The Unbound Collection
Joie de Vivre
Elite status bonus
You can earn additional bonus points on all base point earnings depending on your elite status level. Here are the current bonus earnings according to the World of Hyatt website.
0.5x extra points
1x extra points
1.5x extra points
How to become a member
10 nights or 25,000 base points or 3 events
30 nights or 50,000 base points or 10 events
60 nights or 100,000 base points or 20 events
Data obtained February 2021. Values are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.
World of Hyatt points earning example
Suppose you stay four nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Hawaii for $425 per night. You would earn:
8,500 points as a standard World of Hyatt member
11,050 points as a Globalist elite member
16,150 points as a World of Hyatt Credit Card member
World of Hyatt redemption starts at 5,000 points for a Category 1 hotel per night. However, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Hawaii is a Category 6. You need at least 25,000 points to redeem for one night.
Earn miles with credit cards
Making purchases with eligible cards is the fastest way to earn World of Hyatt reward points. You’ll earn bonus points when spending on eligible categories. You can also take advantage of the welcome offer for a big point boost. Also, as a World of Hyatt credit cardmember, you automatically get the Discoverist elite status tier.
World of Hyatt points transfer partners
Unlike other hotels, World of Hyatt has only one cobranded credit card. However, it also has one major credit card transfer partner — the Chase Ultimate Rewards. This means you can use either the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve® cards to earn points and then transfer to World of Hyatt points in a 1:1 ratio. Check out all the eligible cards in the table below to see how they compare.
Earn World of Hyatt points with partners
Like most other hotel programs, the World of Hyatt lets you earn additional points with partners. Here’s how:
Stay at Small Luxury Hotels
You’ll earn 5 points per dollar spent on room rates at participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Book a FIND experience
You’ll earn 10 points per dollar on FIND experiences booked through the Hyatt site. These include activities such as tours, massages and guided hikes.
Earn 10 points per dollar on Lindblad’s oversees itineraries. You also earn credit toward elite status and a $250 onboard credit for every reservation you make.
Earn 1 point per dollar spent on American Airlines flights. This point goes on top of the AAdvantage miles you earn as an American Airlines reward program member.
Book a stay at an M life Reward destination
MGM’s eligible resorts and casinos offer 5 points per dollar spent when you book a stay through the World of Hyatt site.
Book or dine at partnered outlets
Some Hyatt affiliated restaurants and spas can earn you 5 base points per dollar, even if they aren’t located within a Hyatt property. You’ll need to visit the outlet website or call to determine eligibility.
Host a meeting or event
You can earn one bonus point per eligible dollar spent on meetings or other events hosted at participating Hyatt properties, up to 50,000 bonus points total. Eligible Hyatt properties vary depending on date, location and event.
Rent an Avis car
You can earn up to 500 bonus points on eligible Avis car rentals. Check out the World of Hyatt site for more details.
Purchase bonus points
You can purchase bonus points in increments of 1,000 at the Hyatt site. Each 1,000 increment costs $24 as of the time of writing.
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