This is a reader's question. 

Sarah got approved for the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, and she wonders how she can gift Hyatt Discoverist elite status to her spouse and best friend? 

Gifting Hyatt Discoverist status is one of the benefits available on the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. Here's how this benefit works.

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    Hyatt Discoverist Benefits

    Hyatt Discoverist elite status requires 10 elite qualifying nights stay or earn 25,000 World of Hyatt points per year. However, you can skip the requirements when approved for the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card or Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. Alternatively, you can skip the requirements if you are the recipient of the Hyatt Discoverist status gifted by a cardholder of the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card

    Hyatt Discoverist status offers the following benefits:

    How Gifting Discoverist Status With Hyatt Business Credit Card Works

    Per the terms on the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card:

    You, as the authorizing officer, will receive 5 Discoverist Upgrade Awards in your World of Hyatt account after your World of Hyatt Business Card account opening with which you will be able to gift Discoverist Status in the World of Hyatt program to 5 employees. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or failure to provide the stated benefits and services.

    In summary:
    • You receive 5 Discoverist Upgrade Awards after being approved for the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card.
    • You can gift each Discoverist Upgrade Award to a World of Hyatt member, up to five (5) World of Hyatt members
    • You must contact Hyatt to process gifting requests (more below). 
    • You do not contact Chase to process gifting requests. Chase cannot help you with that. 

    Where Can You Check the 5 Discoverist Upgrade Awards?

    While the card's term states that the 5 Dicoverist Upgrade Awards are in your World of Hyatt account after you are approved for the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, unfortunately, that is not the case. It is impossible to see and check those 5 Discoverist Upgrade Awards in your World of Hyatt account now, and you must call Hyatt directly to check those awards for you. 


    Does the Discoverist Recipient have to be a real employee?

    The card's terms call out for employees because it is a business credit card. However, you can gift Hyatt Discoverist status to just about anyone that you know their World of Hyatt account information, such as their World of Hyatt account number, name, and email address. 

    Does the Discoverist Recipient have to be added as an authorized user on the card?

    No. You do not need to add the Discoerist recipient as an authorized user on your Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, and you can gift the Hyatt Discoverist status to anyone. See above. 

    How many Discovierst statuses can you gift? 

    Five (5). 

    How long does Hyatt Discoverist status last?

    Once you gift Hyatt Discoverist to a World of Hyatt member, their elite status receives an instant upgrade. The status is valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which the benefit is given, plus the next 14 months. 

    For example: Suppose you receive the Hyatt Discoverist status gift in July 2022. In that case, your Discoverist status will remain in effect for the remainder of 2022 until February 2024

    How to Gift Discoverist Status With Chase Hyatt Business Credit Card?

    To gift Hyatt Discoverist status as a cardmember of the Chase World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, you must call Hyatt customer service directly at 1-800-323-7249 or Hyatt's My Concierge if you are a Hyatt Globalist elite status member. I was told that it is impossible to contact Hyatt via chat or Twitter to make such a request.

    Once a Hyatt representative comes on the line, you simply tell them that you are a Hyatt business credit cardholder and would like to gift Disoverist status to a World of Hyatt member. The rep will go through the process with you. Please note that this benefit is fairly new and does not get asked often, so you may need to be patient while the rep is researching internal documents on how to process such a request. 

    Here's my personal experience: I called in, and the rep had to look up the information. The rep located my 5 Discovierst Upgrade Awards and applied one award to upgrade my designated World of Hyatt member to Discoverist status. The rep needed the following information from me:
    • My World of Hyatt account membership information for verifications. 
    • The Discoverist recipient's World of Hyatt account number, name, and email address. 
    • The Hyatt member received the upgrade instantly.