World Of Hyatt Is Offering 20% Bonus Points For Las Vegas M Life Stays

World of Hyatt is currently offering a global promotion for 500-1,000 bonus points per night for stays at their properties globally, which runs through May 15, 2018.

While more niche, World of Hyatt has just announced another promotion, this time for stays at M Life properties. Hyatt and MGM have had a partnership since 2013, which I consider to be the best opportunity for mainstream points enthusiasts to earn and redeem points for major Las Vegas hotels. You can earn World of Hyatt points and elite qualifying nights at the usual rates for these stays.

This newly announced promotion is valid between May 7 and July 31, 2018, and allows World of Hyatt members to earn 20% bonus points on eligible stays at the Hyatt Place Las Vegas or any participating MGM Resort destination in Las Vegas.

To be eligible, registration is required between April 23 and July 31, 2018, and you must be a member of both World of Hyatt and M Life Rewards. There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn through this promotion, and bonus points should post 3-4 weeks after the completion of a stay.

Here are the list of properties that are eligible for the promotion:

  • Hyatt Place Las Vegas
  • Bellagio
  • ARIA
  • Vdara
  • MGM Grand
  • The Signature at MGM Grand
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Delano Las Vegas
  • The Mirage
  • Monte Carlo
  • New York-New York
  • Luxor
  • Excalibur

World of Hyatt members ordinarily earn five World of Hyatt points per dollar spent, so this means that you’re earning an extra point for every dollar spent at a property in Las Vegas.

Personally that’s not going to move the needle in deciding where I stay. I value World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each, so to me that’s like an additional 1.5% return on spend, which is hardly worth changing your travel patterns over.

Now, big picture I do generally like to stay at MGM properties in Las Vegas because of the M Life partnership. It’s great to earn Hyatt elite qualifying nights and points for MGM stays, as I consider that to be the best Las Vegas partnership of any hotel group. However, an additional point per dollar wouldn’t be the thing that pushes me to do that. If it were a 100% bonus rather than a 20% bonus then maybe, but…

I think the biggest trick to maximizing the World of Hyatt points you earn in Vegas is to realize that you can charge purchases from any MGM outlet to your folio at the MGM hotel you’re staying at, and then you earn the full points for all of that spend. So no matter which of the great restaurants or shops you’re visiting, you can earn five (or more) World of Hyatt points per dollar spent for those purchases.

Anyone planning on going to Las Vegas, and intend to take advantage of this promotion?

Comments

  1. @Lucky

    Not really related to the Mlife/Hyatt partnership, but now that the Cosmo will be part of the combined SPG/Marriott portfolio, do you (or any other SPG loyalists who visit Vegas) plan on staying there? I know that their casino loyalty program (Identity) runs separate from the Marriott loyalty program, but I assume SPG/Marriott elites get some sort of perks there as well.

    As for the original post, the promo ends two weeks before my next stay. Obviously it isn’t going to make me change my stay for an extra point per dollar. However, most of the Hyatt points I earned last year came from Mlife stays in Vegas, so it definitely is a good way to boost your point balance.

  2. I’m suspicious about anything having to do with this Hyatt/MGM agreement. I’ve been waiting weeks on a response from customer service about matching my Plat MLife status over to WOH. Very little traction found on any of the support channels. We’ll see…

  3. @han – yup, multiple times just to have it tell me I’m opted in. Hyatt support has no answers and escalated it 3 weeks ago, now no communications from them.

  4. The Cosmopolitan is the best resort in Vegas and booking through Marriott (It’s an autograph collection property) is the best points/rewards in Vegas right now. They let you transfer Identity points to Marriott points at 1:1 – it’s not the best value but for the gamblers out there it is a way to get some points for your craps addiction. Often on the weekend, the value of using points to book at the Cosmo exceptionally high.

  5. Wish this included the Borgata in Atlantic City as well. Won’t make it out to Las Vegas before the end of the promotion, but will easily fit in a trip or two to AC in that time period (east coast based).

  6. I am always amazed at how much the “extras” cost at the MGM Vegas properties.

    There are no coffee makers in the rooms. Only place where I can earn Hyatt points that doesn’t have coffee makers. All the Starbucks have inflated prices – two coffee drinks cost just under $20.

    They charge a $40 resort fee and charge for parking even on $100 a night rates. Nearly 50% charge at times. At the Aria you have to pay $120 per person to use the “elite” swimming pool, but their other pool which can get crowded is included in the $40 resort fee.

    Went with others who were Hyatt general members. As a Hyatt Globalist you get nothing of significance that I could see over a general member.

  7. Greg,

    MGM properties are not owned by Hyatt, so your status means nothing until you match into the Mlife program. Also, if you paid $120 to get into Liquid you really messed up.

  8. Anyone know if I check out August 1 would that count or do I have to check out on the 31’st. I have a trip booked those dates.

  9. I regularly stay at MGM properties and earn Hyatt points through the relationship. However, I should point that as of sometime in 2017, I noticed I longer earn Hyatt points on MGM room charges. I only earn Hyatt points on the base room rate + resort fee (but excluding taxes). I have made numerous charges to my MGM room and have not earned Hyatt points since this feature was changed in 2017. If you have recent counter-examples, I would love to see it. Thanks!

  10. @jon
    u think a boutique solo hotel like the cosmo is the best resort in vegas? srsly? either ur married or u havent stayed in vegas long enough. u know the cosmo was supposed to be a hyatt right? anyway, enjoy your craps and make sure the pit boss rates you accurately if u care about that.

  11. @justin
    something is wrong with your crap. did u contact hyatt guest services? what did they say? i have charged everything and anything to my room for years. points post. just wish strippers and escorts could be charged to my room. that would generate so many hyatt points for me and hit MSR easily.

  12. @Justin,

    I just checked my Hyatt account, and my Mlife stays in Sept 17′, Dec. 17′, and Feb. 18′ all gave credit for both room rate and folio charges. I would reach out to Hyatt and see what the issue is, because you should get Hyatt points for all room charges up to $5k a stay.

  13. @hansolo
    my only guess is that justin booked MGM on some forbidden channel like orbitz. doesnt sound like it, but maybe thats it. dont see why only room pts would post tho.

    @lucky
    u need to change the app for the comment section. its sux.

  14. Hi There,
    Wondering if anyone can clarify if adding your WOH member number to your mlife property hotel stay in Vegas allows you to earn BOTH Mlife Rewards points /tier credits & WOH Rewards points at the same time or if you have to choose which you want to earn?

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