The old Hyatt credit card pays 3x on Hyatt. But the new World of Hyatt credit card has the bonus categories as below:
4 Bonus Points per $1 spent on purchases at all Hyatt hotels.
2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, local transit and commuting as well as fitness club and gym memberships.
1 Bonus Point per $1 spent on purchases anywhere else you use your card.
I don't see a 3x level? Possible they increase the earning rate to 4x on MFs?
Thanks!! We currently use the CSR for all travel related expenses, only keep our Hyatt/Marriott cards for the free nights. But I may have to reconsider upgrading one of the Hyatt’s...Dagger1, yes it gives you a free night in a category 1-4 annually. I believe the maintenance fee is a hair higher at $95.
If you spend 15K on the card in the year you can earn a second free night in a category 1-4 (this is true for every year you hold the card).
One other thought:
You can't have both cards simultaneously. So if you currently have the old Hyatt card, you may consider cancelling that and then applying for the new card. As long as it's been 24 months since you received the bonus points, you would be able to receive the sign up bonus again (currently 50K, but I received 60K in October of last year).
Alternatively, you can upgrade your existing card to the new card. However, I don't believe there is a bonus of any type. If you care about receiving bonus points, you're definitely better off doing what I described above.
Well I did not try that approach. With most cards you cannot have held a similar product for at least a couple of years.Yes, they increased the earning rate with the new WOH card. The old Hyatt Visa card has the 3x points on Hyatt purchases - the new World of Hyatt Visa card has the 4x points. If you have the old card, you can "upgrade" to the new WOH. The rewards on the new card are different/better than the old card - but the new card has a $99 annual fee while the old card is $75.
You can "upgrade" to the new card to get the newer earning rate, but if you upgrade, you don't qualify for the "new member" 40,000 point bonus. In order to qualify for the new member bonus points, you have to close your old card, wait 2-4 weeks and then apply for the WOH card.