I am sitting in the Comfort Inn, Green River, Utah. This is a small town off Interstate 70  about 50 miles northwest of the desert recreational town of Moab. I will be staying in Las Vegas tonight after a 410 mile drive today. I will experience Las Vegas M life over the next three nights.

Say what you think of midscale hotels and Choice Privileges, but I have to say the King Bed at this hotel is one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept in during the past year. And the free breakfast has bananas, oranges and apples. There has been little fruit offered in all our free breakfast stays the past nine mornings. Too bad I have to body slam the room door to get it to close and lock behind me each time I enter the room.

This is the first day of my M life.

Hyatt Gold Passport membersmay be aware that MGM Resorts and Hyatt Gold Passport started loyalty program reciprocity effective June 20, 2013. This means members of both programs can earn loyalty credit with stays at their respective hotels.

As a loyalty traveler and ten year member of Hyatt Gold Passport, the MGM M life partnership means there are now 12 properties in Las Vegas, in addition to the Hyatt Place Las Vegas, for earning Hyatt Gold Passport points and elite tier stay and night credit.

As Loyalty Traveler, I have been invited to Las Vegas for a Hyatt Gold Passport-M life press event tomorrow. I have been given complimentary Noir elite tier status with M life which I just activated in the past hour.

More about M life elite benefits will come in a later post. The table showing different M life tiers and benefits can be seen here.

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Sampling food from dozens of the major hotel restaurants in Las Vegas like The Cosmopolitan, Caesars Palace, Mirage, Venetian and Palazzo and more casino resort restaurants in one place is a great opportunity for a foodie.

IPW Press Brunch

This is my third IPW convention and one of the highlights of each convention for media is the kick-off Press Brunch where local restaurants offer a taste of food and beverages from many of the city’s premier restaurants.

Somehow drinking cocktails at 9:30am in Las Vegas did not seem out of the ordinary in the way serving copious quantities of alcohol before noon seemed odd at IPW conventions in Los Angeles and San Francisco the past two years.

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