Marriott Partners with MGM Resorts: Introduces MGM Collection and Linked Loyalty Programs

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Marriott International and MGM Resorts International announce a game changer to the Las Vegas strip: a strategic partnership that will result in a new MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy and linking loyalty programs across MGM’s properties. So, as MGM bids farewell to its Hyatt partnership in September 2023, it rolls the dice with Marriott starting in October 2023. 

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Marriott Increases Footprint on the Las Vegas Strip

The new partnership adds more than 40,000 units to the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. Cosmopolitan was the only Marriott hotel on the strip offering Bonvoy perks at an iconic property. Now, it will include 17 MGM resorts (including five in other US locations), added to existing collections, and establishing the new MGM collection:

MGM Collection hotels

  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
  • The Signature at MGM Grand
  • Vdara Hotel & Spa
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
  • Luxor Hotel & Casino
  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  • Excalibur Hotel & Casino
  • NoMad Las Vegas
  • MGM Grand Detroit (Michigan)
  • MGM National Harbor (Maryland)
  • Borgata (Atlantic City, NJ)
  • Beau Rivage (Biloxi, MS)
  • MGM Springfield (Massachusetts)

Added to Existing Marriott Collection Brands

  • The Cosmopolitan remains part of the Autograph Collection
  • Bellagio Resort & Casino joins The Luxury Collection
  • ARIA Resort & Casino joins the Autograph Collection
  • Park MGM joins the Tribute Portfolio

Marriott Bonvoy Comes to MGM Resorts

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The Marriott and MGM partnership means big news for Bonvoy and MGM Rewards members. Loyalty Members across programs will be able to book stays at all included properties while unlocking membership benefits during stays. Marriott Bonvoy members can use points for award stays at these MGM Resorts across the US, and MGM Rewards members have access to more than 8,500 Marriott properties.

Details about the shared benefits and linking your accounts will be announced soon—we expect booking capabilities and stay perks to start in October when the partnership officially begins.

We can also expect there to be a status match program. Travelers used to using their Hyatt status at MGM Resorts will have a chance to request a Marriott status match. Status matches may be an automatic upgrade or require you to meet certain stay/spend minimums before being granted the corresponding elite status tier on Marriott Bonvoy.

In addition to linking the Marriott Bonvoy program to MGM Rewards, the partnership also includes the BetMGM program. It’s a fitting partnership for the gaming-based casino properties under MGM Resorts that will now let Bonvoy members earn points and exclusive benefits with gaming, experiences, and more.

Final Thoughts

Marriott Bonvoy members can look forward to partnership access being rolled out in October, with more announcements about details leading up until then. As for World of Hyatt members, you have until September to use points and rewards at MGM Resorts before it switches to the Marriott Bonvoy program.

The partnership is a win-win, giving Marriott Bonvoy access to more hotels in a prime location and MGM Resorts access to more than 180 million Bonvoy members for stays and rewards at its properties.

The 20-year deal is slated to provide more membership perks than offered during the Hyatt partnership. Subscribe to our blog to stay updated on upcoming news about the partnership.

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