Now that Hyatt’s Chase Visa Gold Passport credit card has been out for a bit over a year, they’ve made some changes to the sign-up bonus on the card. Initially the card came with two free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world after the first purchase, along with complimentary Platinum status for as long as you have the card. For Diamond members the card came with two free suite nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world.
A couple of months ago they added a renewal benefit, offering a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt hotel annually for as long as you have the card, which more than offsets the $75 annual fee.
Well, they’ve made some minor changes to the sign-up bonus which aren’t especially significant.
Base Gold Passport members will get one free night upon acquiring the card and a second free night after spending $1,000 on the card within three months. That means for base members, you actually have to spend $1,000 to get your two free nights instead of getting them after your first purchase. You still receive Platinum status for as long as you have the card.
Platinum and Diamond members continue to get the two free nights after the first purchase on the card. Diamond members continue to get those two nights in a suite, while Platinum members get two confirmed suite upgrades to use on paid stays.
Hardly earth shattering, though it definitely gives an incentive to be Platinum before applying for the card, both for the confirmed suite upgrades and for the lower minimum spend requirement.