Las Vegas is a “love it or hate it” kind of place. For those who wanted to stay in chain hotels for status benefits, points, etc. Las Vegas was always quite a difficult place. Most of the chain hotels aren’t located on the prime Las Vegas Strip.
That situation changed when Hyatt did a deal with MLife resorts a few years ago. At the 12 MLife hotels in Las Vegas (and a few elsewhere), Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn points, night credits for stay purposes, etc., as well as redeem points for free nights. Members with Hyatt Gold Passport status can also match status across to the MLife scheme, which earns you some minor benefits, such as dedicated, shorter queues for check-in and the buffet.
Apart from conventions, the Las Vegas hotel market is driven by weekend visitors. Therefore midweek rates are often quite cheap anywhere there is a casino to try and populate, whilst weekend rates can be outrageously high. This works out great for hotel hopping midweek to earn stay credits for elite status qualification – the Luxor and the Excalibur are usually the cheapest, with the Hyatt Place available for any expensive weekend nights. As well, MLife stays usually qualify for bonus point promotions, such as the current More Points More Play.
Hyatt Gold Passport have announced an additional promotion to incentivise stays in Las Vegas. Members can earn an additional 20% bonus (i.e. an extra point per US dollar spent) for stays at these hotels between 19 October and 29 December, 2016.
- Hyatt Place Las Vegas
- MGM Grand
- The Signature at MGM Grand
- Mandalay Bay
- Delano Las Vegas
- The Mirage
- Monte Carlo
- New York-New York
An extra point per dollar doesn’t make that much of a difference, but it’s a nice little bonus nonetheless if you are planning to visit Las Vegas this autumn.
Pre-registration is required. You can do that by clicking on the link to this website.