This new promotion for stays at Hyatt and MGM properties in Las Vegas raises the question: How skimpy can a bonus be and still be relevant?
Between October 19 and December 29, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn 20 percent more points for stays at 13 Las Vegas hotels:
- Hyatt Place Las Vegas
- MGM Grand
- The Signature at MGM Grand
- Mandalay Bay
- Delano Las Vegas
- The Mirage
- Monte Carlo
- New York-New York
To earn the Hyatt bonus for stays at the MGM hotels, travelers must be members of MGM’s M Life Rewards program, in addition to Hyatt’s Gold Passport.
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
As bonuses go, 20 percent is almost laughably insignificant. It typically takes double points to get travelers’ attention, triple points to spur them to book outside their normal loyalty networks.
There’s no reason not to sign up for this bonus if you’re already planning to stay at one of the participating hotels during the promotion period. Nor is there any reason to rethink your choice of hotel if you’re planning to stay somewhere else.
Reader Reality Check
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.