Jeff Zidell, who runs the Hyatt Gold Passport program, posted on Milepoint:
Starting tomorrow, August 20th, you will able to opt-in to receive your matched M life Tier Level. As an M life member, you will receive exclusive benefits like room and show discounts, members-only access to award winning restaurants and much more.
Check back with us tomorrow at hyatt.com/mlife for your opportunity to opt-in for your matched M life Tier Level.
Hyatt’s new partnership with MGM M Life’s 12 Las Vegas resorts includes reciprocal elite status.
- Hyatt Gold Passport Platinums (the status which comes with the Hyatt Visa) get mid-tier M Life Gold status.
- Hyatt Gold Passport Diamonds get M Life Platinum, which is behind only the invite-only Noir level in MGM’s program.
As I noted last month, Hyatt’s Jeff Zidell and MGM’s Scott Voeller will be doing a live chat on Milepoint on Tuesday, August 20 and 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific).
That’ll be your chance to ask them questions about the new partnership. I know I have several. For instance, the M Life membership year runs through September. So a Diamond matching now over to M Life presumably gets Platinum status through next September, even if their Hyatt status runs out in February? And will members have to “re-match” every year or will thy automate the process?
The M Life program is certainly different from what many loyalty programs are used to. Priority dining reservations and skipping the taxi queue come from flashing your elite card. It’s a very “Vegas-thing” which makes those of us usually preaching against ‘Do You Know Who I Am’ kind of travel feel like Frank Sinatra for just once… (And there are even cruise line benefits, too.)
Will you be matching your status between the two loyalty programs when the functionality goes live tomorrow?
Will you be joining us for the online chat?
(HT: Pizza in Motion)