Since 2013, there has been a partnership between Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Mlife, whereby members of both programs can receive reciprocal benefits when staying at partner properties. That’s a brilliant partnership, given that Hyatt will never have a “competitive” presence in Las Vegas, while MGM obviously won’t be able to compete with Hyatt outside of Las Vegas (and a few other markets).
I’ve certainly enjoyed being able to earn Hyatt Gold Passport points, stay credits, and reciprocal elite benefits when staying at some MGM properties in Las Vegas, like The Delano.
With that in mind, we’ve seen some promotions between the two loyalty programs, encouraging members to take advantage of the reciprocal arrangement. Hyatt has just come out with yet another Las Vegas promotion. It’s not the most lucrative in the world, but it is at least worth mentioning.
Specifically, Hyatt is offering bonus points after every three eligible nights spent at an MGM property in Las Vegas through September 30, 2015.
The size of the bonus is based on the caliber of hotel you’re staying in, as follows:
Like I said, this isn’t a huge bonus, and certainly isn’t anything worth switching stays over. At a minimum you’re getting 500 bonus points per three nights, while at a maximum you’re getting 1,500 bonus points per three nights. I value Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so that’s a bonus of ~$7.50-$22.50 over the course of three nights.
That being said, if you’re staying at an MGM property anyway, you might as well earn some bonus Hyatt points.
The basic terms of the promotion are as follows:
- Registration is required
- To earn bonus points, the stays don’t have to be consecutive — in other words, you can make three one night stays and earn a bonus, rather than one three night stay
- All three nights don’t have to occur at the same hotel, but do have to occur within one of the above categories
- There’s no limit to the number of bonus points you can earn through this promotion
It’s the peak of summer in Vegas, so it’s no surprise that they’re trying to do something to incentivize people to visit. This promotion is certainly better than nothing, though I wouldn’t go out of my way to stay at an Mlife property just to take advantage of this promotion.