*** Update October 16, 2023: Due to a delay, the start date of this partnership will be 2024 and not October 2023.
Less than a week after announcing the end of MGM’s partnership with the Hyatt hotel group on September 30, 2023, we learned in a press release in July 2023 that MGM would be transitioning to the Marriott Bonvoy program.
At that time, the date of this initial transition was October 2023. However, due to a IT security problem, the date has been changed.
From the beginning of 2024, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn and redeem points at 17 existing MGM hotels. Reservations at MGM properties can be made on the official Marriott Bonvoy website and app from this point onwards.
The exact official date is yet to be confirmed.
Within the Marriott Bonvoy group, the majority of MGM hotels will be categorized under the “MGM Collection” banner, with the exception of four MGM hotels that will join other Marriott Bonvoy collections, namely:
- Bellagio Resort & Casino, as part of The Luxury Collection,
- theARIA Resort & Casino, as part of the Autograph Collection,
- the Park MGM, as part of Tribute Portfolio,
- and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, already part of Autograph Collection
As a result, eight more hotels in Las Vegas and five more across the U.S. will join Marriott Bonvoy’s MGM Collection.
Details of the partnership with Marriott Bonvoy
We don’t yet know all the details of this partnership. For example, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to link their account to MGM Rewards to obtain certain benefits, but we don’t yet know which ones.
Nor do we know whether Elite status benefits will be applied in the same way in MGM establishments.
In addition, MGM also owns BetMGM, an online sports betting and gaming platform, so it will be possible to earn Marriott Bonvoy points on certain transactions, and members will also be able to receive exclusive offers.
Stay at MGM Resorts with points
The best way to earn points for free stays at MGM properties in 2024 is with the Marriott BonvoyMD American ExpressMD* Card or the Marriott BonvoyMD Business American ExpressMD* Card.
The Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card is the best credit card for free hotel nights.
With this welcome offer, you can earn 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
It’s a Card we recommend keeping because each year at renewal, you get an Annual Free Night Award (for up to 35,000 points at hotels worldwide) and 15 Elite Night Credits per year, counting towards your Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.
With this Card, you earn 5 points per dollar on all purchases at Marriott Bonvoy properties and 2 points per dollar on all other purchases.
Finally, this Card comes with comprehensive insurance: baggage delay, lost or stolen baggage, $500,000 travel accident, flight delay, hotel or motel burglary, rental car theft and damage, Purchase Security, Purchase Protection.
Like all American Express Canada Cards, there is no minimum income requirement.
MGM Resorts International is renowned for its entertainment-focused hotels, which include casinos and other conference facilities, varied live entertainment experiences and other dining and nightlife offerings.
If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you’ve undoubtedly seen their many hotels, and you may even have visited a few.
The change of partnership from Hyatt to Marriott Bonvoy for MGM Resorts is very good news for Canadians, as it offers more opportunities to earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points, the only hotel group to offer a co-branded credit card in Canada. This article will be updated when we have more details on this partnership for loyalty program members.