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  1. Sky
    Sky at |

    Mattress runs at Excalibur!

  2. Geoff
    Geoff at |

    Very interesting. I am a Venetian/Palazzo/Wynn/Encore(via Priceline)guy but this might be cause to ponder a switch.
    I can only assume that the top tier properties(Bellagio, Aria, Vdara) will price out at 22K points(Hyatt’s highest non-suite level) while the others will be 18K and under. For the bottom tier properties(Luxor etc..) hopefully WAY lower. Like Cat 1 Hyatt Place lower.
    This might be a very good deal for elites to earn, but redeeming for Vegas is a very mixed bag.
    Listed rates are often well over $200 for the best properties listed above. However, Priceline can often get you into a room for far less, depending on weekends.
    In other words, the redemption rates might not be that favorable….unless the best properties price out at lower levels(which I seriosuly doubt).

  3. romsdeals
    romsdeals at |

    Time to start your Hyatt Diamond Challenge!

  4. Sean
    Sean at |

    This is pretty huge. Quite happy with this. Well done, Hyatt and MGM… This will be a win for those loyal to Hyatt.

  5. Sonya
    Sonya at |

    I’m a bit confused. Does this mean I can get Hyatt stay credit for stays at MGM? Thanks!

  6. Geoff
    Geoff at |

    Thanks for the update regarding categories for each hotel.
    If anone values Hyatt or UR points above $.01 these redemption rates are poor.
    This essentially values Mandaly Bay the same as PH Vendome for redemption purposes??
    Even the highest rack rate at MB is well under $200/nite.
    This looks much, much better for the acculumation, rather than redemtion, of points/nights.
    Sky was correct. Mattress runs to the awful Excalibur and Luxor at $29/nite!

  7. Sky
    Sky at |

    Don’t forget the resort fee of $16.50 per night.

  8. Jose A
    Jose A at |

    Thanks, Seth.

    Rom – Can staying at the Excalibur (for very cheap) be a way to earn Diamond status through a challenge?

  9. Winner
    Winner at |

    Since you are allowed free transfers between MGM properties in Vegas, it is possible that a mattress run (to meet Hyatt elite challenge) between Luxor and Exclaibur (day 1 at Luxor, check out check in at Exclaibur day 2, check out, check in back to Luxor day 3 etc) would count as 1 stay.

  10. Grant
    Grant at |

    Good deals. Finally some ways to use points in Vegas. Wish the resort fee would go away.

  11. Colpuck
    Colpuck at |

    As I am “familiar” with a Hyatt manager our hope is that Hyatt employee rates will extend to the MGM properties. I suspect not, but hope springs eternal.

  12. Brit
    Brit at |

    Fabulous news for those who are Hyatt GP members. Perhaps I should plan a trip to Vegas ….. :p

  13. Becky
    Becky at |

    Would the 2 free nights “at ANY Hyatt property” (sign-up bonus on Chase Hyatt Visa) be valid at the Cat 6 properties here? That’s my current plan for a conference at The Aria in October & you’ve got me worried that it won’t be valid…

  14. Becky
    Becky at |

    oops, posted before I finished reading FAQ… which answered my question.

    “12) Can I redeem my Hyatt Credit Card free night awards at participating M life resorts?
    Yes, Hyatt Credit Card members can redeem their 2 free night awards at any participating M life
    resort and their anniversary award night at a Category 1-4 participating M life resort”

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