A week ago I shared the details of Hyatt’s upcoming promotion, entitled “Stay More Play More.” This promotion will be valid for stays between April 1 and June 30, 2016, and is the first major promotion which Hyatt Gold Passport is offering since last summer.
Through this promotion you earn tiered bonus points for stays, as follows:
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after 5 nights
- Earn 15,000 bonus points after 10 nights
- Earn 30,000 bonus points after 15 nights
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights
- Earn 75,000 bonus points after 25 nights
That means if you max out the promotion you earn 75,000 bonus points after 25 nights, which is a bonus of 3,000 points per night. If you’re like me and value Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, that’s like a return of $45 per night, which is awesome.
When I first wrote about the promotion I was repeatedly asked whether stays at Las Vegas M Life properties qualify. Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM M Life have a partnership, allowing both reciprocal status and points earning. While I didn’t know for sure one way or another, I would have guessed that M Life properties won’t count towards the Hyatt promotion, given that they didn’t during the last promotion. However, that’s not the case.
Per Gold Passport Concierge on FlyerTalk, M Life stays will count towards Hyatt’s upcoming promotion:
I want to let everyone know that M life eligible nights at participating M life resorts will be counted toward this promotion. An M life Eligible Night is any night of an M life Eligible Stay (i) where payment is made directly to a participating MGM Resorts International property, (ii) any stay booked through hyatt.com, or (iii) through a Global Contact Center, excluding free night awards. See complete terms and conditions on goldpassport.com for a list of participating M life hotels.
This is something I’m personally excited about, given that I’m headed to Vegas in April, so will be staying at M Life properties to take advantage of this promotion (otherwise I would have tried the SLS Las Vegas, which is now a Starwood property).
But beyond that, Las Vegas is a great city for mattress running. Midweek rates at Excalibur and Luxor can be under $30, though on top of that there’s a resort fee of ~$30. That raises the cost to ~$60 per night, which is still very good. I wouldn’t actually stay at Excalibur, but for a simple check-in…
Always remember that you can get discounted rates through M Life’s website, and those stays still count towards Hyatt status as well.
It’s great (and surprising) that Hyatt is counting M Life properties towards their first major promotion of 2016. I know this will make a lot of people who frequent Las Vegas quite happy.
In my case, I’ll be headed there soon for a mid-week stay, and am booking The Delano. It’s available for ~$126 through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (the property recently joined), and that includes breakfast and a ~$100 food & beverage credit. Add in ~$45 worth of Hyatt points per night, and it’s an even better value.
Do you plan on staying at an M Life property to take advantage of Hyatt’s promotion?
(Tip of the hat to @Roar_Singh)