Maximizing hotel points on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas is home to scores of luxury hotels up and down the strip, but up until recently, there was little to no connection to any major outside-Vegas hotel chains. For many, this meant that the status earned from loyalty to hotel chains outside of Vegas didn’t matter – there was no way to take advantage of this. Luckily now, there are a now few ways to take advantage of – and earn points with – loyalty to some of the major brands. Some of the major chains have had hotels off the strip – but for many who visit Sin City, being on the strip is a requirement.

In particular, MGM’s loyalty program Mlife recently partnered with Hyatt, bringing the benefits associated with Hyatt to 12 resorts in Vegas, and a few other MGM hotels scattered across the country.

MGM has four elite status levels which match up to Hyatt’s four elite status levels, and when you connect your Hyatt Gold membership to your MGM Mlife account, you receive the same elite recognition with these MGM properties based on your Hyatt status, and additionally earn points based on your stay as you would with a Hyatt property.


On the Hyatt side, these properties include:

Aria Bellagio
Excalibur Luxor
Mandalay Bay MGM Grand
Monte Carlo New York New York
The Mirage The Signature at MGM Grand
THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Vdara


Of course, MGM and Hyatt aren’t the only ones who allow you to earn and redeem points in Las Vegas, but their program appears to be one of the more comprehensive programs that awards guests for their continued loyalty to either MGM or Hyatt.

Other programs offer options for point earning and redemption, although not necessarily obvious:

Priority Club – The Venetian and The Palazzo
Marriott – The Cosmopolitan

There are a great number of other locations in Las Vegas that, with stays, are capable of earning you points across a number of other major hotel chains – but for the most part, the others are off the strip or “nearby.” For many, however, the desire to be on the strip is a big deal – and now you have many more opportunities to earn and use points when staying in Sin City, particularly with MGM MLife.