Hot off the press is the announcement today of a new hotel loyalty partnership between Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Resorts Las Vegas ‘M life’ loyalty program beginning June 20, 2013 with earn and burn reciprocity between the two loyalty programs.
Hyatt Gold Passport members in August can also get a status match with MGM M life based on their Hyatt elite status.
The participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas are:
- MGM Grand,
- The Signature at MGM Grand,
- Mandalay Bay,
- THEhotel at Mandalay Bay,
- The Mirage,
- Monte Carlo,
- New York-New York,
- Luxor and
The real value I see with this relationship is using low rates in Las Vegas to build up elite tier stay credits. One week of cheap stays in Vegas can add up elite tier credits with Hyatt Gold Passport quickly at rates as low as $50 per night or even less at hotels like Luxor and Excalibur.
Excalibur is $44.50 ($28 + the dreaded $16.50 resort fee) for tonight, June 5.
From the press release:
“Hyatt Gold Passport members will be able to earn and redeem Hyatt Gold Passport points at 12 participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas, and M life members will be able to earn M life Tier Credits when staying at Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world.”
Beginning June 20, participating MGM Resorts destinations can be booked through Hyatt.com and Hyatt Worldwide Reservation Centers in addition to mlife.com and individual MGM Resorts property websites. Guests with membership in Hyatt Gold Passport and M life will be able to earn both Hyatt Gold Passport points and M life Tier Credits on eligible rates and spend for stays beginning on or after June 20 at participating MGM Resorts destinations.
Hyatt Gold Passport Benefits
- Hyatt Gold Passport members will receive Hyatt Gold Passport points on every eligible dollar spent at the 12 participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas. Members will also have the opportunity to earn M life Tier Credits simultaneously at these locations on eligible spend.
- All eligible stays at any of the participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas will count toward Hyatt Gold Passport tier status.
- Hyatt Gold Passport members will be able to redeem their Hyatt Gold Passport points for award nights at participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas.
- Coming in August, Hyatt Gold Passport members will be eligible to opt-in to a reciprocal tier status in MGM Resorts’ M life, providing benefits at participating MGM Resorts destinations. Depending on the matched Tier Level, members may receive special room offers and upgrades, pre-sale access to premier concert, show and fight tickets, invitations to members-only events, access to M life Moments – exclusive experiences, and much more.
M life Benefits
- M life members will receive M life Tier Credits for eligible spend when traveling beyond MGM Resorts destinations, in Las Vegas, Detroit and Mississippi, when they stay at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide.
- M life members will have the opportunity to experience destinations and cultures across the globe with the authentic hospitality that Hyatt offers while earning M life Tier Credits.
- Coming in August, M life members will be eligible to opt-in to a reciprocal tier status in Hyatt Gold Passport, providing benefits at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide. Depending on the matched Tier Level, members may receive complimentary in-room Internet access, guaranteed room availability, late check-out and more during their Hyatt stay.
This news was released less than 30 minutes ago. I am sure it will be all over BoardingArea today.
I’ll update with more details as warranted.
Now I kind of regret turning down an MGM M life press trip in April. I would find that information quite useful today.
I’ll be arriving in Las Vegas this evening from Toronto and perhaps I’ll pick up a bit more information during the next week.
Or at least I can visit some of these MGM Resorts I have never been inside.
But I’ll wait until after June 20 to book my MGM cheap stays .
Ric Garrido, writer and content owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests.