Last summer Hyatt and MGM hotels launched a loyalty program partnership. You can earn and burn points at their respective properties, and elite status is recognized across both chains.
What that means for Hyatt Gold Passport members is more hotels to earn at and redeem at (chains have historically been underrepresented in Vegas), and also for Hyatt elites recognition at MGM hotels.
Elite benefits in MGM’s M Life are different what you expect from the traditional hotel chains. A Hyatt Diamond member becomes an M Life Platinum and gets to flash their Platinum card in a very ‘Don’t You Know Who I Am?’ fashion. Show it in front of the hotel for instance, and skip the taxi queue.
What’s interesting is how some folks have leveraged their Hyatt status turned MGM status.
MGM status comes with benefits on Royal Caribbean cruise lines. There have been some limits placed on matched MGM members, but in practice I’ve heard mostly of success in obtaining benefits.
It’s been reported as well that the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan will status match MGM M Life status.
So a Hyatt Diamond-turned-MGM Platinum may be able to get Cosmopolitan’s Identity Platinum status.
Note that the early check-in and late check-out benefits are subject to availability.
What’s more staying at Cosmopolitan won’t be a total loss, not only are they aligned with Marriott but Identity points can be transferred to Marriott Rewards.
Any other status match successes in Vegas would be interesting to hear about, for sure.