Hyatt and Chase designed this card to shake up their industries – and to get frequent travelers to take another look at their brands. Like other hotel affinity cards, the Hyatt Credit Card from Chase kicks off new accounts with 40,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in the first three months. Since reward nights start at just 5,000 points each, that bonus be worth as many as eight free nights. In addition, you can earn another 5,000 bonus points if you add an authorized user and make a purchase within that first three months.
Then, by offering triple points on Hyatt hotel and resort stays and double points at restaurants as well as on airfare purchase directly with an airline and at car rental agencies (plus one point per $1 on your other purchases), this card offers one of the fastest ways for you to earn free rooms at some of the world's most luxurious resorts.
Plus, every year after your card member anniversary, you'll receive one free night stay at a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort.
The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase carries an annual fee and an APR range comparable to other cards in its niche. This travel rewards card also includes the contact version of the EMV chip, an almost required feature for travelers to most cities in Western Europe. Chase has even eliminated foreign transaction fees for this card's customers, saving between 3 and 5 percent compared to most rewards cards.