When one door closes, another opens. 

Hyatt and MGM Resorts International's partnership ends on September 30, 2023. Now, a piece of developing news indicates that Marriott International will partner with MGM Resorts International, and the partnership is scheduled to launch in October 2023. As stated, this is developing news, so it's unclear how the reciprocal elite status and benefits, including status matching, work until the partnership is fully launched. 

I'll update the post once I learn more about the partnership, but this is what we know.

Marriott International and MGM Resorts International Partnership
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    Marriott International and MGM Resorts International Partnership

    This is what we know so far about the partnership between Marriott International and MGM Resorts International:
    • This is an exclusive partnership agreement, meaning Marriott International does not acquire MGM Resorts International and vice versa. 
    • The partnership is scheduled to launch officially in October 2023.
    • The partnership will create an MGM Collection to join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. 
    • Members of both programs can link accounts, book, earn and redeem points for stays at all MGM and Marriott Bonvoy properties, including earning credit card points. 
    • Members of both programs will enjoy elite benefits for stays at all MGM and Marriott Bonvoy properties. 
    • Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points on certain BetMGM transactions on the BetMGM Platform, and BetMGM Rewards members can convert BetMGM Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy points. 
    • Marriott & MGM Offical FAQs

    MGM Collection & Participating MGM Resorts

    The partnership of Marirott and MGM will create an MGM Collection. The MGM Collection is another term for MGM Resorts destinations joining the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.

    Below are the MGM Resorts (MGM Collection) that will participate with Marriott:
    • Bellagio Resort & Casino - The Luxury Collection
    • ARIA Resort & Casino - Autograph Collection
    • Park MGM Las Vegas - Tribute Portfolio
    • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Autograph Collection
    • Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas
    • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
    • NoMad Las Vegas
    • The Signature at MGM Grand
    • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
    • New York-New York Hotel & Casino
    • Luxor Hotel & Casino
    • Excalibur Hotel & Casino
    • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
    • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, Mississippi)
    • MGM Grand Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)
    • MGM National Harbor (Oxon Hill, Maryland)
    • MGM Springfield (Springfield. Massachusetts)

    Earning Marriott Bonvoy Points at MGM

    When the partnership becomes available in October 2023, MGM Resorts will join Marriott Bonvoy under the MGM Collection. In addition, Marriott Bonvoy members can link accounts with MGM Rewards. This enables Marriott members to earn points for stays at all MGM and worldwide Marriott properties. 

    Moreover, the partnership will also allow Marriott Bonvoy members:
    • Earn Marriott Bonvoy points on certain BetMGM transactions, such as gambling, games, experiences, and offers on the BetMGM Platform. 
    • BetMGM Rewards members can exchange BetMGM Rewards points for Marriott Bonvoy points. 

    Redeeming Marriott Bonvoy Points at MGM

    When the partnership becomes available in October 2023, MGM Resorts will join Marriott Bonvoy under the MGM Collection. The MGM Collection properties will be available for booking on Marriott's booking platform, and therefore, Marriott Bonvoy members can redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for stays at all MGM Collection properties. The redemption functionality will be similar to how members redeem points for stays at Marriott properties. 

    Earning Marriott Elite Nights For MGM Stays

    Marriott has NOT announced how to earn elite nights when a Marriott Bonvoy member stays at a participating MGM Resort. This will become more clear closer to the official launch in October 2023.

    Earning Marriott Bonvoy Points With Credit Card Spend at MGM

    It's unclear about the earning rates when you use a Marriott Bonvoy credit card to spend at MGM. However, Marriott stated, "Marriott Bonvoy cardmembers will receive benefits, including increased earn on card spend, at MGM Resorts destinations that become participating properties within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio."

    Receiving Reciprocal Elite Status Benefits

    This is developing news, and Marriott stated that they will provide more information about these reciprocal benefits closer to the official launch in October 2023

    Status Matching Marriott & MGM

    It's unclear whether Marriott and MGM offer status match requests when members of both programs can link accounts in October 2023. If offered, this opens up opportunities to earn MGM Gold which waives resort fees for MGM stays and more for Marriot Bonvoy elite members. Similarly, MGM Rewards elite members can match elite status to Marriott elite status level for bonus points and on-property elite benefits when staying at Marriott Bonvoy properties. 
     
    You can read the official FAQs on the Marriott website for more information.