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One cool perk of having some level of Hyatt Gold Passport status is that you can match it to M life status for some perks and savings in Las Vegas and casinos such as MGM, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Aria, Luxor, Mirage, and beyond. This relationship has been in place for a few years now, but it is about to undergo a pretty big change when the new World of Hyatt program takes over in a little over a week. The Hyatt – M life relationship will still be in play, but it probably won’t be as rewarding for you as it is today. This means you may want to match your status as soon as possible, and certainly before March 1st.
Match Your Hyatt Status to M life Before March 1st
To give some context to the coming changes, with M life there are five tiers ranging from Sapphire through Noir as shown below.
Currently the three Hyatt tiers map to M life Sapphire, Gold, or Platinum. This means if you have any Hyatt status at all (even via the credit card), you can map that to the middle or second highest M life tiers.
However, beginning on March 1st with the World of Hyatt, the highest M life tier you can map to is the middle Gold tier and Discoverists (such as those who have the Hyatt credit card) will only be able to map to the Pearl M life tier.
Thankfully, even the Pearl tier offers free self-parking which can really save you on a Vegas trip, but free valet parking is only offered at the Gold level and above. Access to the VIP taxi line, which can be a massive time saver, is only for M life Platinums and above. The “Platinum Experience” that allows you to get two free tickets to things like the Secret Gardens, the Shark Reef, etc. as we did on this trip, will also be out of reach at the Platinum level after the new chart kicks in. You can view the full chart of M life perks and discounts here.
To beat the March 1st changes, you can call M life Rewards at 1-866-761-7111 with your Hyatt Gold Passport and M life Rewards membership numbers, then you presumably should be able to do your match based on your current status and the current chart. This won’t help you forever, but it should help you get at least a little more mileage out of the current Hyatt to M life chart. It is also possible that if you are a current Hyatt Platinum who matches to M life Gold before 3/1/17 that maybe that M life Gold status could be matched back to Hyatt Explorist status after 3/1/17…
If that worked you would get access to Hyatt Lounges four times in the year, in addition to the other Explorist perks that otherwise you won’t get just for having the Hyatt credit card.
I recommend acting quickly to match your Hyatt status to M life before the new World of Hyatt program kicks in on March 1st!