Change to OPEN Savings® Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® discount, effective 01/01/13

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  1. Jett Rink
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    3% to 5%

    Visit opensavings.com/HyattTerms for further details.
     
  2. Seacarl
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    Increase in the discount? So we should use our Amex now, not our Hyatt Visa?
     
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    That would appear to be the case, at least for domestic properties. For properties elsewhere, the lack of a foreign exchange transaction fee might still keep the advantage with the Hyatt Visa or one of its Chase brethren.
     
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    So, I really have to walk in and plop down my SPG Business AmEx while hoping for a nice room at Hyatt? Maybe I could wait until they tell me what room I've gotten.
     
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    I have to wonder whether it is worth keeping the Hyatt card at all. Yes it comes with 1 free night, but of course that doesn't count as a stay credit.
     
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    For us, it's worth having the card. In fact, each of us has one. There are times we need to stay in an expensive place, and would otherwise be in Motel Hell or someplace, so we wouldn't have been getting stay credit staying in a Hyatt anyway. I used this year's in the Park Hyatt Hamburg. Great stay, totally out of my league on the date we stayed. Plus, we've found the "no currency conversion fee" aspect very handy. We have other cards with this benefit, but this is the only "chipped" one, and has sometimes been the only one of our cards to work at all in some overseas locations.
     
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    Is the PH Hamburg only cat 4? Is there an easy list of what categories the various hotels are?
    I have the chipped card, but have found it doesn't work in train ticket machines in Europe, which is the one place that I want it to work so that I don't have to stand in line or get cash
     
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    I used my free night at the GH Seattle for New Year's Eve. Maybe not the best redemption, but I paid a $75 fee and got a $250 room.

    And don't forget that lately Hyatt has been offering bonus points of 20-50% when you use their card to pay for rooms during their quarterly promotions.
     
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    IIRC, you just have to be a cardholder to get the bonus. (I think there is no requirement that you must pay for the rooms with that card.)
     
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    I, for one, have found some gems (like Hyatt Regencys Mainz and Dusseldorf) on the Category 3 list, as well:
    http://www.hyatt.com/gp/en/awards/hyatt_category_display.jsp?category=3
    I've wanted to try the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka. We also like the Hyatt Santa Barbara, CA, and it tends to be pricy.
     
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    If you registered for the Imagine the Possiblities Promo, you get an additional 1,000 points for being a Hyatt cc holder. Not a lot but points are points :)
     
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    You actually get a 20% bonus. That's 1000 points for the first tier, but it goes up to 2000 points for each additional tier you achieve.
     
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    And it posts very quickly after the final stay in a batch.
     
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    Yep, mine posted within hours of checkout.
     
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    You can easily get a lot of value out of a free cat 4 night, much more than the $75 annual fee.

    -David
     
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    Hyatt lex in nyc is a category 4 hotel that can go for 400 plus dollars plus taxes. That is an amazing deal
     
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    Likewise. (Mrs. traveltoomuch is just about to apply...) The way I see it, the one night is easily worth the fee, and the merit in keeping the card is the chip+ no foreign transaction fee. But I'm also considering getting an AmEx biz card: 5% is quite a bit to leave on the table.

    I'm hopeful that Hyatt will match Starwood's "award nights count for status" next year, and perhaps they'll include the CC nights, too.
     

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