Earn Double Hyatt Points At MGM Resorts In Las Vegas Through October 15

Hyatt is offering double points on MGM resort stays in Las Vegas between July 13 and Octtober 15, 2022.
Registration required. The offer means that you earn an additional 5 points per dollar on your qualifying hotel spend.

The nearly 10 year old partnership between Hyatt and MGM Resorts was revolutionary when first introduced.

  • It filled a hole in Hyatt’s portfolio, since they were weak in Las Vegas
  • It brought their customers to MGM, and MGM’s to Hyatt
  • And nearly amounted to hotel ‘codesharing’ because Hyatt’s elites were status matched in MGM’s program and treated comparably, in addition to being able to earn and redeem points using World of Hyatt for MGM hotels and vice versa.

Since then the program has become somewhat diluted. They’ve reduced the ability to double dip in both programs with the same stay (it’s also been possible to double, err, triple dip with Southwest). They’ve also reduced the value of status match – Hyatt Globalists only receive Gold status with MGM, the same as mid-tier Hyatt Explorists – they used to receive Platinum.

Nonetheless there’s good value here. It presaged the Hyatt-SLH partnership, and offers the opportunity to credit cheap Las Vegas midweek stays for elite status. I also hope this promotion drives a lot of business to MGM.

I’ve certainly heard rumblings out of MGM that they’ve been somewhat ambivalent about the partnership. It’s unclear how serious this is, and whether the reviews that they’ve done point to changes. But Hyatt’s ability to drive business to MGM would be helpful, I think.

Of course Hyatt will be gaining a bigger foothold in Vegas in its own right, bringing multiple brands to prime real estate as part of the renovation and rebranding of the old 2500-room Rio.

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  1. When it comes to Vegas these partnerships always seem to mean nothing at the properties. At least my experiences. I remember many years having the MGM credit card that had special perks like late checkout, no resort fees (I think) etc. You should see the fight at the front the desk when I told them I would be taking advantage of those perks. Then when I tried to use the reward certs issues to pay for MGM tickets and stuff they didn’t want to accept them. They were issued by Chase when I redeemed points for cash certificates. Took me hours to get things sorted. When it comes to Vegas expect very little on cobranded credit cards, or these type of arrangements. And Golabists get free resort fees only if you book directly with the hotel. Why? And no good on points stays booked via Hyatt.com or any booking on Hyatt.com

  2. Well, no resort fees will allow me to reach globalist again. MGM should be happy I’m goving them money and not bothering to use the room.

  3. Not long after the MGM relationship started with Hyatt I’d say perhaps a year MGM started short changing Hyatt guests recognition wise.Want a late checkout 200 dollars(hello Aria Suites) want an early check in 50 dollars etc all depending on the property.They want the business but want to do nothing in return typically.Early on when the relationship started they were really going above and beyond.While it has been mostly downhill from there resort fee waivers brought me back and when friends come to see me in town it sure is nice to have the parking complimentary too
    Kind of love hate relationship
    If MGM actually tried to upgrade and offer late check outs my business could triple
    But they don’t get loyalty the way Hyatt does sadly

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