Hyatt M life Partnership & Should You Book Your MGM Stay Through Hyatt Or MGM?

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Hyatt M life Partnership & Should You Book Your MGM Stay Through Hyatt Or MGM?


The partnership between Hyatt and MGM is one of the exciting partnerships in the hotel's loyalty program. This collaboration allows World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem points including matching tier status and earning elite night credits. 

In order to earn World of Hyatt points and elite night credits through an MGM stay, World of Hyatt members need to book either directly through MGM or through Hyatt. This opens up a very good question as to whether you should book your MGM stay with Hyatt or directly with MGM?

Should You Book An MGM Stay Through Hyatt Or MGM?
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    Hyatt & MGM Resorts International Relationship

    The partnership between Hyatt and MGM offers members reciprocal rewards and benefits. If you have elite status with Hyatt, you can match that status to MGM's M life Rewards status to unlock more elite perks when staying at an MGM property and vice versa. 

    In addition, you can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points for MGM hotels and resorts stay that are participating in this exclusive partnership. 

    Which MGM M life Properties Participate in this Partnership?

    To earn and redeem Hyatt points, the MGM property has to be participating in Hyatt's partnership. 

    You may find those MGM hotels and resorts in Las Vegas below:
    • Bellagio
    • ARIA
    • Vdara
    • MGM Grand
    • The Signature at MGM Grand
    • Mandalay Bay
    • Delano Las Vegas
    • The Mirage
    • Monte Carlo
    • New York New York
    • Luxor
    • Excalibur

    Redeeming World of Hyatt Points at MGM Properties

    All MGM properties have categories assigned to them by Hyatt. Therefore, you can redeem World of Hyatt points including using your Hyatt Free Night Award certificate(s) for stays at MGM properties based on Hyatt's award chart. 

    The lowest redemption for an MGM property starts at 12,000 points per night (Category 3) and can go up to a more luxury MGM resort at 25,000 points per night (Category 6). 

    Earning World of Hyatt Points at MGM Properties

    • World of Hyatt Members earn 5 Base Points per eligible dollar spent at MGM properties including incidental charges up to $5,000 per stay. 
    • Discoverist earns 10% bonus, Explorist earns 20% bonus and Globalist earns 30% bonus points in addition to the 5 base points per eligible dollar spent at MGM properties.

    In order to earn World of Hyatt points at MGM properties:
    • You must book directly either through MGM or through Hyatt. 
    • You must be a member of both World of Hyatt and M life Rewards programs. Both are free to join. 
    • Upon check-in at an MGM property, you just need to inform the front desk agent that you wish to earn World of Hyatt points and provide both your loyalty program numbers. 
    • Unfortunately, Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card does not earn 4 bonus points per dollar spent at MGM properties like at Hyatt hotels and resorts. You'll only earn 1 point per dollar spent using a Hyatt credit card. Therefore, you may want to use another credit card that gives you better earnings on hotels/travel spend. 

    Earning World of Hyatt Elite Night Credits at MGM Properties

    World of Hyatt members can earn elite night-tier credits through stays at MGM properties. The benefit works the same as you were to stay at worldwide Hyatt hotels and resorts. With that said, you are eligible to earn World of Hyatt elite night credits on both paid and award stays at MGM properties and those elite nights will be counted toward your World of Hyatt status and Hyatt Milestone Reward.

    Hyatt & M life Status Match

    Hyatt allows reciprocal status matches between the World of Hyatt program and M life Rewards. 
    • World of Hyatt members receive M life Sapphire
    • World of Hyatt Discoverist members receive M life Pearl
    • World of Hyatt Explorist & Globalist members receive M life Gold

    The process to match your status between both programs is very simple:

    Should You Book An MGM Stay Through Hyatt Or MGM?

    As mentioned above, if you want to earn World of Hyatt points with your future MGM stays, you must book directly either through Hyatt or MGM. You also need to be a member of both programs and present both your loyalty program numbers at MGM's check-in desk to earn Hyatt points. 

    If you frequent Las Vegas, you understand how low the room rate can be but then there are resort fees. While Globalist receives waived resort fees at Hyatt hotels and resort, that benefit does not extend to MGM properties. Therefore, it does not really benefit anything if you were to book an MGM stay directly with Hyatt to take advantage of your Globalist benefits. 

    Booking direct with Hyatt is a straightforward process and can be done on Hyatt's website, but in my experience, you are better off booking your MGM stay directly through MGM for a paid stay. That's because you will receive more discounts and perks using promotions that are offered by MGM Resorts International. Those promotional offers are not available when booking through Hyatt. 

    MGM Resorts International has a lot of offers available that range from room discounts to food and beverages credit during your stay. Those offers are all eligible to earn World of Hyatt points and elite nights. 
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