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Viva, Las Vegas! Hyatt, MGM Resorts Sign Loyalty Partnership

The Las Vegas Strip
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The Las Vegas Strip

Vacationing in Las Vegas and looking to earn or use points in a traditional hotel chain's loyalty program usually requires staying off-strip, or being limited to just one prime location. But that's about to change later this month.

Hyatt Hotels and MGM Resorts International announced a collaboration that will allow members of Hyatt's Gold Passport program to earn and redeem points at 12 popular MGM Las Vegas properties. And members of MGM's "M life" loyalty program will earn credits when staying at Hyatt properties worldwide.

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The partnership, announced Wednesday, takes effect June 20.

"Our new relationship with MGM Resorts International underscores Hyatt's focus on listening to guests and developing innovative strategies that set us apart and add value to loyalty program membership," said Jeff Zidell, senior vice president of Hyatt Gold Passport, in a statement.

"We know the Las Vegas Strip is an important destination for our members, and now they will have the chance to earn points and redeem award nights at 12 outstanding resorts, from Bellagio to MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay."

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The participating MGM Resorts in Las Vegas are Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur.

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The only current option for Hyatt loyalists in Las Vegas is a Hyatt Place hotel several blocks off the strip. Other chains, including Marriott and InterContinental, also have a limited footprint in the heart of the city's action.

For full details on the partnership and a list of reciprocal benefits Hyatt and MGM members will receive, click here.

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