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MGM Ditches Hyatt, Partners With Marriott

Mere days after breaking off its partnership with World of Hyatt, MGM Rewards has found a new friend: Marriott Bonvoy. The new partnership will include 17 MGM resorts, and Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to book MGM properties via Marriott starting in October 2023. The two brands also teased status matches and other benefits yet to come. Here's what we know about this new partnership so far — and the questions we still have.

Turns Out We Can’t Have Nice Things: Hyatt and MGM to End Partnership

MGM and Hyatt just announced that they'll be ending their partnership on September 30, 2023. While this isn't especially surprising, it is bad news for those who've relied on the partnership to earn cheap Hyatt elite status or get their resort fees waived on Vegas stays. Thankfully, you have a few more days to take advantage of status matches and a couple of months to enjoy reciprocal earnings. Here are the details of this breakup.

All Hotel Elite Status Match & Fast Track Opportunities

The only thing better than award travel is award travel with elite status. When you hold elite status with a brand, you can enjoy huge money-saving perks, ranging from free room upgrades to bonus earnings on every dollar you spend. Here are all the status match and elite status fast track opportunities currently available with hotel programs.