SuperKirby wrote:Has anyone ever tried calling and asked for some points instead of the annual night certificate? I thought about getting this card in addition to my CSP, but decided not to get it.
The annual free night is very worth the annual fee, however I feel like it forces me to use it where I normally wouldn't stay at. Although their hotels are lovely, I tried planning ahead and it doesn't seem to fit my travel patterns. I.e. I like going to South Beach Miami, but the Hyatt is in downtown Miami so therefore it forces me to stay downtown rather than the beach. Or I usually stay in Laguna while visiting Orange County but the nearest Hyatt is in Newport. Not too far from each other but it forces me to go somewhere I do not like as much. Only a few of many examples I can think of. The card seems to be great for someone who already stays at Hyatt yearly.
With that being said, Gold Passport is my favorite hotel loyalty program so I am still saving up points with my CSP for a nice stay at the Hyatt in Maldives, Park Hyatt in Tokyo, and many more for the future (basically any hotel I couldn't afford to pay myself). I wish the Hyatt card would have an option to give points. Even as little as 4000 points a year (worth $100 to me) would give me incentive to keep this card forever for the $75 AF.
agp wrote:The Hyatt is a good card, however, the Priority Club and revamped Marriot Premier are great as well. Really depends on who your loyalty goes to when traveling and where you usually go.