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20% Bonus Points On MGM And Hyatt Stays In Las Vegas

Hyatt is offering a 20% bonus on earning for paid Las Vegas hotel stays at MGM or Hyatt hotels through the end of the year. Here’s how to maximize this promotion…

Hyatt Has A New Promo For Las Vegas Hotel Stays

Hyatt has a new hotel promotion out that can earn you bonus points in Las Vegas through the end of September, 2015.  You can register here.   You can earn up to 1,500 bonus points after every 3rd night during the promotion period, which runs until September 30, 2015. Hyatt’s partnership with MGM Resorts/M Life makes earning points in Las Vegas much easier than it used to be, especially at properties you actually want to stay at.  If you’re wondering what these properties are like, you can follow along my […]

Quick Update On The Hyatt Category Changes

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Don’t forget to enter my Sterling Silver Starbucks card giveaway. Now that I’m not on a train anymore, I took a few minutes to go over the Hyatt Gold Passport award category changes we learned about earlier this evening. First, a full list of the properties going up in category: First of all, I actually stayed at Excalibur, though I haven’t reviewed it yet.  It’s a bit scary to me that it’s moving up to a category 3, requiring 12,000 points a night.  Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo is probably under-priced, […]

Hyatt Gold Passport Award Chart Changes For 2015

It looks like Hyatt is getting ready to make public their 2015 award chart changes. You can see the full list here. Here’s a quick breakdown: The changes go into affect for reservations made on or after January 22, 2015. 22 hotels are going up in category. Notables: Park Hyatt Maldives goes from 6 to 7 Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo goes from 3 to 4 Andaz Amsterdam goes from 5 to 6 48 hotels are going down in category, including: Hyatt French Quarter from 5 to 4 Hyatt Regency Grand […]

Bonus Points For Las Vegas Hotel Stays With Hyatt And MGM Resorts

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Hyatt announced a new promotion that can earn you up to 1,000 bonus points per night for stays at any Hyatt or MGM Resorts/M Life property in Las Vegas.  The promotion runs through the end of the year, so there’s plenty of time to take advantage of this. You do need to register by October 15th, which you can do so here. And, since registration is free, I always subscribe to the adage that you should go ahead and register now even if you don’t have a planned Vegas stay. […]

Daily Getaways Breakdown For Friday, June 6th: Las Vegas Hotel Packages

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Today’s Daily Getaways deal features Las Vegas hotel packages from various MGM Resorts on the strip. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s […]

Just In Case Anyone Thinks Business Travel Is Super Awesome….

I spend a lot of time talking about points and miles, reviewing hotels and commenting on this and that in the world of travel.  I’m always happy to share my experiences with you in the hopes that it makes your future travel experience more enjoyable.  I don’t spend a ton of time detailing my business travel because it’s usually not very exciting. Last week wasn’t an especially exciting week on the road.  In fact, it may have been the textbook definition of the daily grind, at least as far as […]

12 Days Of Hyatt Vegas: THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

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In recognition of Hyatt’s new partnership with MGM resorts, I’ll be trying to review all 12 MGM properties that are now part of the partnership with Hyatt.  The 12 properties are: MGM Grand (Review) Signature at MGM Grand Excalibur Luxor Monte Carlo New York New York Vdara Mirage Bellagio Aria Mandalay Bay THEhotel at Mandalay Bay This Vegas trip was truly a last-minute affair.  I was in Burbank, California on business and we made the decision at about 5pm that evening that we were going to head to Vegas to […]

Hyatt Is THE Place To Stay In Las Vegas! Great New Benefits

If you’re one of those folks who likes to use miles and points for your vacations, Vegas has always been something of, well, a desert without any water.  Sure, you can find flights to Vegas using miles.  But, what about hotels?  Generally speaking, you’re going to be relegated to a third-tier hotel off the Strip.  There have been a few exceptions over the years.  Notably, Starwood used to have a relationship with Planet Hollywood right on the Strip.  And, you can still stay at a Westin near the Strip, though […]