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Hyatt Touts Perks and Points for Healthy Cardmembers at NYC Event.

Jake Redman June 29, 2018

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At a special media event NYC’s World Trade Center Occulus retail center this week, we were introduced to Hyatt’s revised “World of Hyatt” credit card with Chase. Details of the new card were covered extensively by our Boarding Area partners each providing their unique takes on benefits. Here are the raw details (with likely the most unique new perk in bold).

  • More Bonus Points:
    • 9x Points total on Hyatt stays and experiences – that is based on:
      • 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent on the card at Hyatt hotels and resorts, including participating restaurants and spas
      • Plus 5 Base Points per eligible $1 spent as a World of Hyatt member
    • 2x Bonus Points on dining at restaurants and airline tickets purchased through the airline
    • 2x Bonus Points on fitness club and gym memberships
    • 2x Bonus Points on local transit and commuting including ride share services
    • 1 Bonus Point on all other purchases
  • More free nights:
    • One free night each anniversary year at a category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort
    • One additional free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort after spending $15,000 in an anniversary year
  • More ways to achieve higher status:
    • Automatic Discoverist status in World of Hyatt
    • 5 qualifying night credits every year
    • 2 qualifying night credits after every $5,000 in spend on the card
  • Additional benefits:
    • No foreign transaction fees
    • Points don’t expire as long as the credit card account remains open

There’s a lot of plus to the card but likely the most unique feature is it’s focus on wellness. 2x points on gym memberships isn’t a normal thing and is potentially lucrative. I’m already daydreaming about all the points I could get from that New York Sports Club membership I use never.

The event seemed to shine a spotlight on healthy guest benefits of the new card, including points for participating hotel spa visits. Perhaps a ploy to distract us from was to be an otherwise mostly unrelated big announcement (the card and signup bonus), vendors were brought in to focus on the wellness theme.

Hyatt invited local NYC Aromatherapy lab A.roma to let us assemble our own essential oils and introduce us to “Living Through the Senses”:

A real Aromatherapist was on hand to ground, center and calm me down.

Model and Actress Molly Sims was on hand for Yoga.

Mollyl Sims talks to reporters.
Fitness expert Molly Sims was on hand for interviews and Yoga.

A very knowledgeable pair of Juicers from Pressed Juicery schooled me on the benefits of charcoal, which has a fairly intense cleansing effect. Who knew?

Pressed Juicery and Hyatt
Pressed Juicery brought healthy samples.

Small, healthy bites from Hyatt chefs were served up to guests of the event:

Hyatt Healthy Bites
Local Hyatt chefs came to serve up healthy morning snacks.

The focus on health at the event was a neat twist but I think most of us are still laser focused on the potential 60k bonus and some of the other perks that come with the revised Hyatt card.

Here’s a non-affiliate link (Modhop gets zilch) if you’re interested: World of Hyatt Credit Card

Is the fitness/gym 2x points bonus a big deal to you? Let us know.

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Jake Redman

Modhop Host & Founder Jake Redman brings years of global exploration and travel tips to the podcast and our videos at Modhop. Jake is also a Producer and Host for SiriusXM.

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