The Ultimate Guide For Using World of Hyatt Points in Las Vegas

Through a partnership with MGM, a number of top Vegas spots are bookable with World of Hyatt points.
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Las Vegas is one of the most popular U.S. destinations for conventioneers, tourists, foodies, spa lovers and gamblers. For those looking to earn and redeem loyalty points for a stay, World of Hyatt is one of the leading programs in Vegas for now.

In October 2023, MGM will no longer participate in World of HyattGuests will no longer be able to earn or redeem Hyatt points at MGM properties. Read more about MGM's change to Marriott Bonvoy coming in 2024.

Until then, whether you want to score extra perks through elite status, get a nice room upgrade or have the ideal location on The Strip, the best Hyatt hotels in Las Vegas are ready and waiting.

Perks of the World of Hyatt and MGM partnership

World of Hyatt’s partnership with MGM makes staying at Hyatt hotels in Vegas even more valuable. It requires signing up for MGM’s MGM Rewards program. After that, World of Hyatt elite members enjoy reciprocal perks and benefits through MGM Rewards.

World of Hyatt top-tier Globalist members receive Gold status with MGM Rewards. But again, this won't happen automatically. You must sign up for the MGM Rewards program in order to create the link to your World of Hyatt account. This is a crucial step before staying in Vegas, as most World of Hyatt hotels are not Hyatt-branded. Instead, these hotels are actually part of MGM’s portfolio.

As a member of both programs, you gain benefits such as:

  • Hotel discounts.

  • Room upgrades.

  • Dedicated buffet lines.

  • Free parking (including valet for most tiers).

  • Entertainment discounts.

You can also expect added rewards like:

  • No resort fees. Award bookings with World of Hyatt incur no added resort fees. Depending on the property, this can save almost $40 a day. This perk is not as simple when it comes to stays at MGM properties, however, as only MGM Gold elite status holders and above get resort fees waived. World of Hyatt elites can status match to MGM Gold or better to likewise waive resort fees. Discoverist status won't do you any good here.

  • Earn tier points toward status. In addition to the ability to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points, you can also earn points toward World of Hyatt elite status with stays at MGM properties (once you've linked your accounts).

Popular World of Hyatt hotels in Las Vegas

Bellagio

Modeled after the Lake Como village of Bellagio, this luxury hotel on The Strip is known for its impressive artwork, interior design, shopping and dining options. Especially attractive are the Bellagio's conservatory and botanical gardens, which are worth exploring even if you're not staying there. The hotel's famous choreographed fountains draw crowds on the sidewalks all day long.

This Category 6 World of Hyatt property offers redemption stays starting at 25,000 points per night for a standard room.

ARIA

ARIA, another Category 6 World of Hyatt property located on The Strip, offers redemption stays starting at 25,000 points per night for a standard room. Here, the impressive artwork, swimming pools with shaded daybeds and cabanas, and luxury shopping are big draws. Those looking for relaxation will love the adults-only pool and spa with everything from traditional massage to medical treatments like B12 injections and microneedling.

Low-cost World of Hyatt hotels in Las Vegas

Hyatt Place Las Vegas

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Not everyone needs a large casino, lavish dining and brand name shopping just steps from their room. Those looking for something simpler can turn to Hyatt Place Las Vegas. This is a Category 2 property, so members can score a redemption night starting at 8,000 points and still not be far from the Las Vegas Strip.

Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village

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Similarly, the Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village is a Category 2 hotel that gives members the chance to redeem a night in a standard room starting at 8,000 points — with the added excitement of Silverton Village. There, you'll find Silverton Casino, plus shopping and dining options that you can walk to from your hotel.

Unique World of Hyatt hotels in Las Vegas

Vdara

What makes Vdara special is that it's a casino-free, smoke-free resort on the Strip — perfect for those who hate navigating a smoke-filled casino maze.

This is an all-suite Category 5 World of Hyatt property where a standard suite redemption starts at 20,000 points. Vdara guests can enjoy pools, shopping, dining and a spa, without the nonstop clanking of slot machines.

The Signature at MGM Grand

MGM Grand is famous for its large casino, plentiful dining and shopping options, and lively party pools. But next to MGM Grand, you'll find a more peaceful option, The Signature at MGM Grand. This set of upscale all-suite towers is a Category 5 World of Hyatt property where standard suite redemption starts at 20,000 points. The suites have their own balconies, and guests can unwind at one of three private pools.

Waived resort fees and free night certificates

World of Hyatt offers some really useful perks to members redeeming points in Las Vegas, including waived resort fees. Those niggling surcharges can add quite a bit of heft to an otherwise cheap stay. Luckily, World of Hyatt does not charge resort fees on points redemptions; this makes the program a great choice for your Vegas stay.

Even better, the World of Hyatt Credit Card comes with an annual free-night certificate (on your cardmember anniversary) that can be redeemed at any Hyatt hotel up to Category 4 — this includes the two Hyatt Places in Las Vegas, both of which are Category 2 properties.

You can score a second free-night certificate after spending $15,000 in a year, which could earn you two free nights in Vegas, just for using your credit card on your normal spending. With a relatively low $95 annual fee, that is quite a deal. Or as they say in Vegas, “Jackpot!”

How to earn World of Hyatt points quickly

If you're low on World of Hyatt points but are ready to roll the dice on a Vegas vacation, there are a lot of ways to increase that points balance. World of Hyatt has program partners offering the ability to earn points quickly.

  • Open a co-branded credit card. New holders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card can earn a welcome bonus: Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent.

  • World of Hyatt partnerships. From cruises to airlines, World of Hyatt has partnerships that offer the ability to earn points. World of Hyatt elite members who also have American Airlines elite frequent-flier status have a fast track to bonus Hyatt points by linking their AAdvantage account to World of Hyatt. With that linkage, they'll earn one World of Hyatt point per dollar spent on American flights.

  • Transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Since World of Hyatt is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards®, you can move points from your Chase balance to World of Hyatt to use toward a free stay wherever you like.

If you want to stay in a World of Hyatt hotel in Las Vegas ...

Since most World of Hyatt hotels in Las Vegas are part of the MGM portfolio, it is essential to link your World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards accounts before any visit. Elite members will earn reciprocal benefits and perks, while general program members can earn and redeem points. Especially important for some will be the ability to earn tier night credits toward future elite status.

The connection with MGM gives World of Hyatt one of the best hotel portfolios in Las Vegas.


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