Las Vegas
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Marriott to Replace Hyatt With MGM Resorts Reciprocal Partnership

Introducing the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy. For the long term.

Marriott to replace Hyatt with MGM Resorts reciprocal partnership effective as of October of 2023 means that 17 resort properties representing greater than than 40,000 rooms in Las Vegas and other cities across the United States will become what will be known as the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy in an exclusive long-term strategic licensing agreement.

Marriott to Replace Hyatt With MGM Resorts Reciprocal Partnership

“Beginning in October, several MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy resorts will be available for booking on Marriott’s robust digital platforms, including and the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app, with all properties expected to be available by the end of the year. These resorts will continue to be available on MGM Resorts’ channels, including and the MGM Resorts mobile app”, according to this official press release from Marriott International, Incorporated. “The agreement between MGM Resorts and Marriott will also benefit members of both companies’ loyalty programs. Members of MGM Rewards, MGM Resorts’ acclaimed loyalty platform with more than 40 million members globally, will be eligible to link accounts with Marriott Bonvoy and receive select member benefits. Members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s award-winning loyalty platform with over 180 million members globally, will be able to earn and redeem points for stays at all MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy properties.”

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

Of the 17 MGM Resorts International properties that will join MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy:

  • Four properties will also be affiliated with existing collection brands of Marriott International, Incorporated:
    • Bellagio Resort & Casino will join The Luxury Collection
    • ARIA Resort & Casino will join Autograph Collection
    • Park MGM will become part of Tribute Portfolio
    • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will continue its affiliation with Autograph Collection
  • Eight properties are in Las Vegas:
    • Vdara Hotel & Spa
    • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
    • NoMad Las Vegas
    • The Signature at MGM Grand
    • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
    • New York-New York Hotel & Casino
    • Luxor Hotel and Casino
    • Excalibur Hotel & Casino
  • Five properties are in other locations in the United States:
    • Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey
    • Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi
    • MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit, Michigan
    • MGM National Harbor in Maryland
    • MGM Springfield in Massachusetts

Additionally, Marriott International, Incorporated has entered into a loyalty marketing agreement with BetMGM — which is the online gaming and sports betting joint venture of MGM Resorts International — for Marriott Bonvoy to become the exclusive hospitality loyalty program partner of BetMGM in the United States and Canada. Under this agreement, Marriott and BetMGM will collaborate to provide Marriott Bonvoy members opportunities to earn Marriott Bonvoy points on certain BetMGM transactions; and participate in exclusive games, experiences, and offers on the BetMGM platform. In addition, BetMGM Rewards members will have the opportunity to exchange BetMGM Rewards points into Marriott Bonvoy points. More information about the collaboration will be available this fall.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, news was revealed of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and MGM Resorts International to end their reciprocal relationship between the World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards membership programs effective as of Saturday, September 30, 2023 slightly greater than a decade after the partnership was officially formed.

Final Boarding Call

Vdara Hotel & Spa
Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

The reason why the partnership between Hyatt Hotels Corporation and MGM Resorts International will cease is now known with this major announcement.

The Excalibur Hotel & Casino had been an easy and inexpensive way for members of the World of Hyatt membership program to earn elite status. I highly doubt that will be similar for members of the Marriott Bonvoy membership program — although I would not be surprised if at least a few of the elements of this new partnership could potentially be superior than those of the former partnership.

No word has been given about elite status matches or whether any members of the Marriott Bonvoy membership program will not have to pay mandatory resort fees at the aforementioned resort properties. As nice as that would be, I doubt that will happen.

We will eventually find out when specific news is available about the exact rates to earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points through the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy — as well as the benefits that members who have earned elite status will enjoy…

…but what this means for you is that you will get to earn and enjoy your Marriott Bonvoy elite status and benefits in more places in Las Vegas than ever before…

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  1. Not the best change for me. I barley stay at MGM so my Marriott TE status will not help me with MGM. As a military member MGM treats military well giving Pearl Military status which I always apprracheate and used to bump up my Hyatt up to Discoverist.

    In my opinion as a Hyatt Discoverist (1st tier) I get way more recognition and upgrades checking into a Hyatt then any Marriott property at a TE. Every Hyatt I check into always acknowledge the small Discoverist status but as a Marriott TE maybe 15% of my stays the front desk will even acknowledge the status and offer me a snack & water (worthless), never an upgrade, I even get the confused look and some laughs if I dare to ask if any upgrade available despite show available on the app.

    1. Some people argue that elite status with Hyatt is generally more difficult to obtain than that with Marriott, Mike — so of course they are happy with this news.

      I am somewhat indifferent, though, because I only go to Las Vegas occasionally on business. I have no desire to be there on a leisure visit.

      I am curious as to how your Pearl Military status will translate to Marriott Bonvoy — if it does…

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