Hyatt & Mlife partnered together a couple of years ago in order to provide crossover benefits to elites of their respective programs. This has resulted in one of the cooler partnerships in the loyalty space and has strengthened Hyatt’s position in Las Vegas. Despite the synergy, there are significant differences between the two programs, with one being the dates that elite status expires.
With Mlife being both a hotel & casino loyalty program, status is earned a bit differently. All of your Mlife spend in the hotels, casinos and shops is calculated into “tier credits”. Additionally, the two programs run on different calendars. Hyatt’s elite qualification runs through the calendar year with elite status expiring in February and Mlife’s tier credits and status expire on October 1.
Hyatt & Mlife Matches Reset October 1
Since October 1 recently passed, you may find a surprise the next time you login to your Mlife account. Instead of having your matched status, you will have been downgraded to the tier that you actually qualified for based on “tier credits”. Thankfully if you are still a Hyatt Gold Passport elite, it is simple and easy to reinstate the match. If you have never matched your Hyatt Gold Passport status to Mlife, the process is the same. Let’s take a look at the details of the partnership and how to opt-in or reconfirm the match.
Hyatt to Mlife Match Details
As a reminder, here are the tiers you qualify for as a Hyatt elite:
- Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum: Matched to Mlife Gold status. Mlife Gold status includes room upgrades (based on availability), premium hotel check-in (a huge time saver!), buffet & cafe line passes and more.
- Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond: Matched to Mlife Platinum status. Platinum status comes with all of the previously mentioned benefits along with priority valet and taxi service, access to a concierge phone line, turndown service and more.
You can take a look at the Mlife website for a full list of the benefits of each elite tier.
How to Match Hyatt Status to Mlife
Whether your Mlife status was downgraded on October 1 or you have never matched your Hyatt Gold Passport and Mlife accounts, the process for opting in is the same. You can link your accounts by visiting the Hyatt status match website and clicking to opt-in. You will be asked to login to your Hyatt and Mlife accounts and the website will automatically link them. The entire process takes less than 30 seconds and you will receive confirmation (shown above) when the link is completed.
While it would be nice if Hyatt Gold Passport and Mlife accounts would stay synced, the re-authorization is necessary to verify your current status still qualifies for a match. Thankfully the two companies have worked very hard to make the matching process as quick and painless as possible. Don’t forget to match or re-match your status before your next Las Vegas trip, because you might as well get all of the benefits you are entitled to!