I have written several times about the Hyatt and M life partnership that is already up and running in terms of earning and redeeming Hyatt points at M life hotels in Vegas. I have also mentioned about how you will soon be able to leverage your Hyatt elite status to get M life status at the MGM family of hotels in Vegas, and now the online systems are up and running to make that part of the partnership happen. Thanks to attending a launch event for this partnership, I can tell you from first hand experience that having M life status can really help get you better service, shorter lines, and an all around better experience in Vegas!
Here are the steps to get your Hyatt status matched to M life or your M life status matched to Hyatt.
1. Take a look at the status reciprocity chart to see what your status will match to between the programs.
Hyatt General Member = M life Sapphire (lowest M life tier)
Hyatt Platinum Member = M life Gold (3rd of 5 M life tiers)
Hyatt Diamond Member = M life Platinum (2nd highest M life tier)
2. See what your new status will get you with either program.
You can view all of the M life benefits on this page, but here are a few highlights.
M life Gold: buffet line pass, coffee shop line pass, priority dining reservations, special access to nightclubs and dayclubs for you and a guest, space available upgrades for rooms and show tickets, 10% discount at participating retail shops, priority check-in line, priority late-checkout or early check-in, 20% increased express comp earnings.
M life Platinum: you receive all of the same benefits as M life Gold listed above as well as: turndown service, priority spa and salon reservations, priority cabana reservations, dedicated concierge phone line, 30% increased express comp earning, priority valet service, and priority cab line (this one is huge)
If you are not familiar with what your M life status will now get you with Hyatt then you can head to this page.
3. Link your accounts for status matching.
Simply head to this page to opt-in and have your Hyatt status matched to your M life account. You will need to be able to log into your M life online account. The process still seems to be a little glitchy, but it worked for us when switching from Firefox to Chrome. Hopefully it will all be fully operational soon. Thanks to having Hyatt Diamond status, my husband’s M life status just shot up from Pearl (second lowest) to Platinum (second highest). The only higher level, Noir, is typically invitation only so Platinum will do just fine!
4. Enjoy your perks at the following M life hotels in Las Vegas (also included are the number of Hyatt hotel points you can choose to use to stay there).
- Bellagio: (Cat 6) 22,000 points per night
- Aria: (Cat 6) 22,000 points per night
- Mandalay Bay: (Cat 6) 22,000 points per night
- THEhotel at Mandalay Bay: (Cat 6) 22,000 points per night
- Vdara: (Cat 5) 18,000 points per night
- MGM Grand: (Cat 5) 18,000 points per night
- The Signature at MGM Grand: (Cat 5) 18,000 points per night
- Mirage: (Cat 5) 18,000 points per night
- Monte Carlo: (Cat 4) 15,000 points per night
- New York-New York: (Cat 4) 15,000 points per night
- Luxor: (Cat 3) 12,000 points per night
- Excalibur: (Cat 2) 8,000 points per night
If you visit Vegas, having Gold or Platinum status has real value, so being able to get it just by utilizing the Hyatt status we already had is pretty awesome. I’d love to hear how the process goes for you and how you plan to use your new status in Vegas!