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Hyatt and MGM Are Breaking Up After 10 Years

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World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards have had a decade-long partnership that allowed each program’s members to earn points and enjoy reciprocal benefits and status matches.

There have been rumors surrounding the partnership’s demise swirling over the last few months, and today, our fears have been confirmed. The partnership will officially end on September 30, 2023.

Here are the details and what you’ll need to know going forward.

Hyatt and MGM Are Parting Ways

In 2013, World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards partnered to offer reciprocal benefits to their members. It’s been a popular perk, especially with World of Hyatt members looking for inexpensive ways to earn top-tier Globalist status (weekday stays at hotels such as Excalibur were often as low as $20 to $30 per night). However, that’s all ending as of September 30, 2023.

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After September 30, 2023, Hyatt members won’t be able to earn points or elite night credits at MGM properties including Bellagio. Image Credit: MGM Resorts

While any stays booked through Hyatt channels prior to September 30, 2023, will be honored, guests will not earn World of Hyatt points or elite qualifying nights on any stays with a check-out date after September 30, 2023.

MGM Rewards members won’t earn MGM tier credits for any Hyatt stays with a check-out date after September 30, 2023.

Hot Tip:

Since Hyatt and MGM are ending their relationship, stays at MGM properties won’t count toward earning Hyatt elite status after September 30, 2023.

Hyatt and MGM Status Match Changes

One of the most significant benefits of the partnership between Hyatt and MGM was elite tier matching. This perk, which opened up doors to additional status matches, will be eliminated almost immediately — the last day to status match is July 14, 2023.

Anyone who matched from World of Hyatt status to MGM Rewards between February 1, 2023, and July 14, 2023, will keep their MGM status through January 31, 2024.

Any MGM Rewards member who matched to Hyatt between March 1, 2023, and July 14, 2023, will retain their Hyatt status through February 29, 2024.

Bottom Line:

Hyatt and MGM are ending their 10-year relationship. This will be an unwelcome change to members of both programs who enjoyed reciprocal benefits and status-matching opportunities.

Final Thoughts

This is disappointing news for World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards members. The partnership between these 2 programs will officially end on September 30, 2023, eliminating the ability for members to earn points and elite night or tier credits in the other program. Status matching is ending even sooner than that — the last day to status match between MGM and Hyatt is July 14, 2023.

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Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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