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MGM Resorts to join Marriott Bonvoy in October 2023!

To the point It's official: Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn and redeem points at MGM Resorts starting October 2023.

Less than a week after announcing the end of MGM’s partnership with the Hyatt hotel group on September 30, we learn from a press release that MGM will be transitioning to the Marriott Bonvoy program.

From October 2023, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn and redeem points at 17 existing MGM hotels. Reservations at MGM properties will be able to be made on the official Marriott Bonvoy website and app from October for selected hotels, and for all hotels by the end of 2023.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection - Credit: Marriott

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:

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.

Bellagio MGM hotels

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 starting starting October 2023 is with the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card or the Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card. Hurry, as current welcome offers expire on July 24, 2023.

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.

To earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points on your stays at MGM hotels, it’s important to book directly on the Marriott Bonvoy website or app. However, you’ll have to wait until October 2023 to do so. We do not yet know the number of points per night required for each hotel.

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.

Aria hotel MGM

Bottom line

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.

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Travelling is a way of life for Marie-Ève, who spends almost six months a year abroad. She's always looking for waves to surf, great coffee and the best strategies to travel longer. You'll probably find her in a coworking space with other digital nomads, or by the sea watching the sunsets.

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