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Postby MB131174 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:22 pm

Does anyone else here have the Hyatt Visa Signature card from Chase? If so, can you justify keeping it just for the annual free room? I only use this card in instances where AmEx isn't accepted.
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Postby paparoach429 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:28 am

Not one of the cards that Ive done research on but why wouldnt you keep it? The annual fee is only $75 and you get a room thats probably worth around $200 once a year.. Its definitally worth it as long as your using the free room.

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Postby SuperKirby » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:26 pm

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.

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Postby rockyrock » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:23 am

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.


Let me know if the point vice cert works...

I feel the same way about my Marriott Visa. Regardless of anything else the free night cert more than pays for the AF--esp since I am grandfathered at $65 vice $85... Different card but similar situation

My experience is similar in that there isn't a Marriott the one place I travel every year. Even where I live I have to fly to get to the closest cat 1-5 property.
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Postby agp » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:36 am

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.

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Postby SuperKirby » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:20 pm

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.


Exactly, all are great deal cards but only good if you would've stayed at those places in the first place, and not force yourself to go there because of the card. It's easier for me to be loyal to PC and Marriott because of the 4,500 and 3,900 properties, respectively worldwide vs Hyatt's 500 properties. But like I said earlier, I am still redeeming for Hyatt stays on vacays with my CSP points.

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Postby agp » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:19 pm

True, Hyatt reward nights cost less points, because their points are worth more. Unlike the watered-down PC/Marriot/CC/HH. So using your UR points for Hyatt is a good deal.

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