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FutureBillionaire
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Hyatt and MGM partnership

Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:13 am

Are you all excited about the Hyatt-MGM partnership? I feel like this will allow me to transfer some UR points to Hyatt and be able to stay in Vegas for cheap. Are there other hotel partnerships that I'm missing out on?
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Postby lexrj » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:23 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:Are you all excited about the Hyatt-MGM partnership? I feel like this will allow me to transfer some UR points to Hyatt and be able to stay in Vegas for cheap. Are there other hotel partnerships that I'm missing out on?


That would be nice! I've been looking for a way to minimize my damages every time I go to Vegas for a long time.
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Postby Calipso » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:03 pm

The current hotel tiers set up sucks.

Mandalay Bay belongs on #5. Mirage and/or Signature MGM belong on #6. Maybe even VDara on #6.

I love how Hyatt totally skipped Circus Cirus. That casino is a money maker for MGM. No debt on the casino itself, grinds out a steady profit for the company.

I value UR points as 0.02 each for Southwest usage. 22,000 points/night even at 0.01 is too much for Mandalay Bay. Hell, i'm staying at Mandalay Bay in 4 weeks at $75/night for two nights with $100 resort credit.

This partnership is good for two people
#1. People who have boatloads of UR points or Hyatt points and want to spend em.
#2. People who don't know how to get a good rate with various codes at MGM properties. I spent $85 + resort credit for a Spa Suite at MGM Grand in November. Why spend 18,000 points for the basic room? (IE: MGM Grand's cheapest rates are now for West Wing Rooms instead of the remodeled basic rooms. West Wing Rooms are TINY!)
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Calipso wrote:The current hotel tiers set up sucks.

Mandalay Bay belongs on #5. Mirage and/or Signature MGM belong on #6. Maybe even VDara on #6.

I love how Hyatt totally skipped Circus Cirus. That casino is a money maker for MGM. No debt on the casino itself, grinds out a steady profit for the company.

I value UR points as 0.02 each for Southwest usage. 22,000 points/night even at 0.01 is too much for Mandalay Bay. Hell, i'm staying at Mandalay Bay in 4 weeks at $75/night for two nights with $100 resort credit.

This partnership is good for two people
#1. People who have boatloads of UR points or Hyatt points and want to spend em.
#2. People who don't know how to get a good rate with various codes at MGM properties. I spent $85 + resort credit for a Spa Suite at MGM Grand in November. Why spend 18,000 points for the basic room? (IE: MGM Grand's cheapest rates are now for West Wing Rooms instead of the remodeled basic rooms. West Wing Rooms are TINY!)


Thanks for this synopsis. That puts things in perspective.
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Postby Calipso » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:23 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:Thanks for this synopsis. That puts things in perspective.


I go to Vegas every few months. I can't see spending points (Hilton or Hyatt) on a room in Vegas. I would much rather use my Hilton points in Florida, Arizona or New Mexico where the tiers are lower and rooms are more expensive.

If you can't find a decent rate for a room in Vegas.....and it isn't a holiday weekend or a trade show....then you're doing it wrong.

IE: I paid $70 for 3 nights at Main Street Station this upcoming trip. The downtown casino/hotel is clean and good enough for me to just sleep, shower and shave after a marathon of poker. This same hotel anywhere else would be $120/night minimum.

Why waste good points in Vegas?

Heck, all those points people are using for these rooms.....I'd be transfering to Southwest so I can fly to Vegas for free.
My Limits:
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Citi Hilton HHonors: $9,700/Citi Simplicity: $8,200/Citi Forward: $5,500
AMEX Blue Cash Everyday: $8,000/SPG AMEX: $5,000/AMEX Everyday: $5,000/AMEX Delta Skymiles Platinum: $3,400
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Barclay's NFL Extra Points (Carolina Panthers): $5,000
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Current total limit: $129,500

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:43 pm

Calipso wrote:I go to Vegas every few months. I can't see spending points (Hilton or Hyatt) on a room in Vegas. I would much rather use my Hilton points in Florida, Arizona or New Mexico where the tiers are lower and rooms are more expensive.

If you can't find a decent rate for a room in Vegas.....and it isn't a holiday weekend or a trade show....then you're doing it wrong.

IE: I paid $70 for 3 nights at Main Street Station this upcoming trip. The downtown casino/hotel is clean and good enough for me to just sleep, shower and shave after a marathon of poker. This same hotel anywhere else would be $120/night minimum.

Why waste good points in Vegas?

Heck, all those points people are using for these rooms.....I'd be transfering to Southwest so I can fly to Vegas for free.


I'm a huge poker player myself. I haven't been to Vegas in several years and I"m a better player than I was then. I want to take advantage of drunk slobs and easily take their money.
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