Hyatt Launches New Business Card with a 75,000-Point Bonus!

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Rumors of a new Hyatt business credit card have been floating around the internet for some time now. The funny thing about rumors is that they're usually based on some truth, and this one is no different.

That's right, Chase and Hyatt have teamed up and are launching the long-awaited and all-new World of Hyatt Business Credit Card.

For those who stay with Hyatt properties even just a few times a year, this card could be a great addition to your portfolio. Let's see what it has to offer.

World of Hyatt Business Credit Card
World of Hyatt Business Credit Card
Annual Fee$199
Welcome Bonus Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $7,500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
  • 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $7,500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
  • 9 points total per $1 spent at Hyatt - 4 Bonus Points per $1 when you use your card at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 from Hyatt as a World of Hyatt member
  • 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent in your top three spend categories each quarter through 12/31/22, then your top two categories each quarter.
  • 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent on fitness club and gym memberships
  • 1 Bonus Point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Up to $100 in Hyatt statement credits - spend $50 or more at any Hyatt property and earn $50 statement credits up to two times each anniversary year.
  • 5 Tier-Qualifying night credits toward status and Milestone rewards for every $10,000 you spend in a calendar year.
  • World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as your account is open. Plus. Discoverist status to up to five employees

Quick Glimpse

  • Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $7,500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
  • $199 annual fee
  • Automatic World of Hyatt Discoverist elite status
  • Earn up to $100 in Hyatt statement credits (earn a $50 statement credit when you spend $50 or more—up to 2x per anniversary year)
  • 5 tier-qualifying night credits for every $10,000 you spend on the card.

Welcome Bonus

The personal The World of Hyatt Credit Card offer has been pretty unappealing for way too long now. The double elite-qualifying-night promotion for new cardholders (which ended 9/30/2021) made that card's welcome bonus interesting again for a short window of time. But, now Hyatt's personal co-brand card is back in the middle of the pack with a slightly above average bonus. Fortunately, the Hyatt Business Card provides a much better alternative.

New cardholders can earn 75,000 World of Hyatt points after you spend $7,500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. $7,500 is a slightly higher spending requirement than we usually see but should still be doable. If you are struggling to find a way to meet this requirement, check out this article for ideas on meeting a minimum spend.

For context, 75,000 World of Hyatt points is enough to book 15 nights at a category 1 Hyatt property. That's a lot of free nights.

And with Hyatt, just because a hotel is a category 1 does not mean it is a bottom-level property. For example, this beautiful boutique hotel, the Story Hotel Signalfabriken — part of JdV by Hyatt — runs just 5,000 points a night. That's amazing for a luxury hotel located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden.

World of Hyatt Business Credit Card Benefits

The Hyatt Business Card comes with excellent perks—some of which overlap with the personal World of Hyatt Card—plus a few all-new, unique benefits.

Automatic Discoverist Status

Cardholders get complimentary Discoverist status upon approval for the Hyatt Business Card. Discoverist status comes with the following perks:

get the listed perks just by holding a Hyatt business card

Additionally, you can gift up to 5 Discoverist statuses to company employees! This perk is an all-new option and could be beneficial and exciting for your employees.

Spend Your Way to Status

Reaching elite status is already much more manageable than usual, thanks to Hyatt cutting requirements in half for 2021. But now you can fast track your journey to Hyatt elite status even more quickly with this perk. For every $10,000 you spend on the card in a calendar year, you'll earn 5 tier-qualifying credits — with no limit to the number of nights you can accumulate.

So, Hyatt Business Card holders can earn Globalist status after spending $60,000 on the card from now until December 31, 2021

All New $100 Hyatt Anniversary Credit

Cardholders can earn up to $100 in Hyatt credits each cardholder anniversary year when they spend $50 or more at any Hyatt property. Get $50 in statement credits up to two times each year.

Hyatt hasn't specifically stated what counts, but I would imagine anything you could charge to your room would qualify — including charges like room service, spa services, and more.

Other Perks

A few other perks available for this card include:

  • Complimentary one-year Headspace subscription for those who apply for the card before December 31, 2021.
  • Spend $50,000 in a calendar year and get 10% of your redeemed points back for the rest of the year — up to 20,000 points back per calendar year.
  • No fee for employee business cards
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Complimentary roadside assistance
  • Primary rental car collision damage waiver
  • Extended warranty protection
  • Purchase protection
  • Trip cancellation/travel interruption insurance
  • Travel and emergency assistance services
  • Access to Hyatt Leverage – Hyatt's business travel program. It offers special rates to qualifying small and mid-sized businesses at participating Hyatt hotels across the globe.

Points Earning Potential & Category Bonuses

Another feature of this new card is its bonus spending categories. The card offers the following 8 categories:

  • Dining
  • Airline tickets purchased directly with the airline
  • Car rental agencies
  • Local transit and commuting
  • Gas stations
  • Internet, cable, and phone services
  • Social media and search engine advertising
  • Shipping

Each quarter, members can earn two Hyatt points per $1 spent in their top three (out of eight) spending categories listed above. For 2023, it will be for the top 2 of 8 spend categories. You'll earn one Hyatt point when you make your purchase. Then, at the end of the quarter, Chase will determine your top purchase categories and award an additional bonus point for that spending.

What's interesting here is that unlike rotating category cards from Chase, like the Chase Freedom Flex℠ where you're capped at $1,500 in spending each quarter, the categories for the Hyatt Business Card are uncapped.

Additionally, cardholders can earn up to 9x Hyatt points total on stays at Hyatt and on experiences–4 bonus points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels and resorts, including participating restaurants and spas and, as a World of Hyatt member, an additional 5 base points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels and resorts.

charge Hyatt Experiences to your Hyatt business card

These are just a few of the unique activities you can partake in with Hyatt Experiences. You can access the Experience's page and learn more here. Besides the personal World of Hyatt Card, this is the only rewards card from a major bank that offers bonus points for spending on Hyatt Experiences.

You can also earn 2x Hyatt points for fitness club and gym memberships. Finally, you will earn 1 Hyatt point on all other purchases.

World of Hyatt Business Credit Card Application Restrictions

Chase bank is notorious for its tight restrictions when it comes to opening new accounts. Unsurprisingly, as with all Chase cards, the Hyatt Business Card is subject to Chase's 5/24 policy.

This policy restricts the approval of new Chase rewards cards to those who have opened fewer than five personal credit cards in the previous 24 months. The keyword to note here is “personal.” Since the Hyatt Business Card is a business card, despite it being issued by Chase, it will not count towards your 5/24 status. However, you won't be approved for this card if you are already over 5/24.

This is fantastic news. You can think of it as a kind of a freebie for your 5/24 score. It's also worth noting that you can still get the Hyatt Business Card even if you already hold a personal Hyatt card.

Final Thoughts

The highly anticipated Hyatt Business Card is finally here. And it's just in time, as the all-time-high, 100k point welcome offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has ended.

What do you think of the new World of Hyatt Business Credit Card?

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  • Personally, I don’t think it’s all that exciting, especially at $199. Happy with my personal WOH, so won’t be applying for this.

  • Marine Sargsyan says:

    It is always nice to see new products being released, as it provides us more opportunities for points and miles enthusiasts, but … if you are eligible for Ink Cash or Ink Unlimited card, I would definitely apply to one of those first. Same minimum spend required, same bonus in points, but … you get flexible UR points, which are way more valuable and also transferable to Hayatt if you really need Hayatt points, and Ink Cash/Unlimited have no annual fee. Not to mention that if one of your friends or family members also has an Ink you can score a 20K referral bonus as well.
    The only area where a new Hyatt biz card is ahead is the status.. If you do not value status that much I would go for one of Inks if you are eligible. If Chase adds an anniversary free night to this card this would also make me reconsider my application strategy…. but for now I would go for another Ink.

  • I am going to have to really think about this card. It has some unique benefits but I think that I might prefer to continue earning Ultimate Rewards Points.

  • This seems like a great deal. I especially like the roadside assistance program included. Lots of perks with this card. Going to apply for sure.

  • Have not stayed at a Hyatt for years. This award is definitely incentive enough to try them again. Seems like lots of great perks. I’m going to give it a try.

  • 75,000 points is a good bonus, but I have seen better with other cards

  • This sounds like a very interesting card but the 5/24 rule makes it challenging to obtain.

  • I’m still holding out for a premium, consumer Hyatt card that comes with Priority Pass.

  • Great to save up for the Park Hyatt Sydney, amazing hotel.

  • This signup bonus is not too bad, but the rest of the perks have me scratching my head – especially the lack of an annual free night – that is included in some form with every other major hotel chain credit card I’m aware of….the everyday spend proposition is also a bit shaky with better earning on other Chase cards that you can transfer to Hyatt on a 1:1 basis. I’m betting they’re gonna have to change their tune and offer more perks once the initial rush to get the 75K bonus wears off.

  • Used to have the old hyatt card and this offer doesn’t seem super attractive with the level of spend needed for the bonus ($7500) plus the $199 fee.

  • I’ll be all over this card when I drop under 5/24, unfortunately that won’t be until 2023 😀

  • Wow, I would love to stay in the boutique hotel in Stockholm. 🙂

  • I feel like that’s not getting much for a $99 card but at the same time for the right person I could see this card being pretty valuable. I just wonder even in that case if there isn’t a better card instead of this one. Glad to see a new offering though.

  • I have a trip under planning to use Hyatt for my stay, so this is a good card to consider.

  • Is it possible to transfer points from the Chase Hyatt business card to the personal Chase Hyatt card?

  • I guess I may not be eligible without own business even Hyatt points are attractive to me

  • Really thought the benefits on this card would have been better. Not saying it is awful, but we’ve certainly seen better offers from other cards.

    • I completely agree. The benefits are pretty bland and easily have me skipping this card. It needs to offer one status level higher and a free night – even if obtained through minimum spend. Glad to see them getting into the game though.