This post is designed to lay out clearly the main benefits for Hyatt Gold Passport members joining MGM Resorts M life loyalty program. Hyatt Gold Passport elite members can get a complimentary status match to an M life upper elite tier. This post does not cover M life gaming benefits and points at MGM Resorts.
Hyatt Gold Passport and 12 MGM Resorts in Las Vegas created a partnership to combine benefits and points earning for dual members in each loyalty program, effective June 20, 2013. Hyatt Gold Passport elite members can status match to M life elite tiers. You must be a member of both Hyatt Gold Passport and M life to receive these benefits.
- Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member = M life Platinum.
- Hyatt Gold Passport *Platinum member = M life Gold.
- Hyatt Gold Passport general member = M life Sapphire.
M life membership year runs October 1 – September 30. My M life card I picked up two weeks ago at the Mandalay Bay M life desk is stamped Sep 2014.
M life Sapphire is basic M life membership open to anyone at MGM Resorts. There is also M life Pearl which is a higher tier than Sapphire, but below M life Gold for benefits.
Anyone who is a Hyatt Visa card member has automatic Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum membership as long as you remain a card member. Free nights earned with Hyatt Visa card enrollment and anniversary free night may be used at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, however, no Hyatt suite upgrades may be applied.
Important Note: Hyatt Gold Passport elite member benefits do not apply to stays at MGM Resorts. No free breakfast for Diamonds.
M life members get the short end of the deal here since Hyatt Gold Passport only confers a status match to Gold Passport Platinum, low level elite, for M life Gold, Platinum and Noir members.
Hyatt Gold Passport M life webpage shows the M life status match chart.
Getting your M life elite card
There are 12 MGM Resorts in Las Vegas participating in the Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Resort M life partnership.
- Bellagio® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 6)
- Aria™ (Hyatt Gold passport award category 6)
- Mandalay Bay® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 6)
- THEhotel® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 6)
- Vdara™ (Hyatt Gold passport award category 5)
- MGM Grand® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 5)
- The Signature at MGM Grand® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 5)
- The Mirage® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 5)
- Monte Carlo™ (Hyatt Gold passport award category 4)
- New York New York™ (Hyatt Gold passport award category 4)
- Luxor® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 3)
- Excalibur® (Hyatt Gold passport award category 2)
The MGM Resorts M life webpages state this partnership will expand to include other MGM Resorts in the future.
Hyatt Gold Passport members can obtain the M life card at the participating MGM Resorts. Have your ID and Hyatt elite card with you and request your M life elite tier card at the M life Players Club desks in each casino.
Earning Hyatt Gold Passport and M life points