Status Match from Hilton or Marriott

Old Mar 28, 19, 5:06 am
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Status Match from Hilton or Marriott

I am really contemplating staying with Hyatt and building up my profile there as I live in Oman and if I can earn points at the Alila this is a big pro for me, however I was wondering if anyone knew of a status match I could get with Hyatt, I am Ambassador with Marriott and Diamond with Hilton so wondering if I couldget something with Hyatt rather than starting at the bottom?
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by AbuCordoba View Post
I am really contemplating staying with Hyatt and building up my profile there as I live in Oman and if I can earn points at the Alila this is a big pro for me, however I was wondering if anyone knew of a status match I could get with Hyatt, I am Ambassador with Marriott and Diamond with Hilton so wondering if I couldget something with Hyatt rather than starting at the bottom?
No matches. Periodically they offer promos for people who work for various (large) corporations and also send out targeted email offers to fast track. However, with those you miss the biggest most valuable benefits (such as club access or guaranteed suite upgrades) which come tied to number of stays now, not to a particular status.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 11:16 am
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There is no direct way. But you can use your Hilton/Marriott status and match to Wyndham, which gives you an automatic match to CET\Caesars Rewards as they have a partnership. Then utilizing CET to match to MLIFE which can you match directly to Hyatt, since they also have a partnership. MLIFE Gold and above gives you Hyatt Explorist. Important note, the CET to MLIFE match requires you to be in person to do the match, at an MLIFE property outside of Las Vegas. If you get Hyatt Explorist from the MLIFE match to get Explorist, you do get the annual 4 Club Lounge access awards.

This may not be a viable or feasible way for you due to your location, but figure I'd offer it as an option.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 12:58 pm
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That's a hilarious roundabout way but if it works, it works!
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Old Mar 28, 19, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by easy_money View Post
There is no direct way. But you can use your Hilton/Marriott status and match to Wyndham, which gives you an automatic match to CET\Caesars Rewards as they have a partnership. Then utilizing CET to match to MLIFE which can you match directly to Hyatt, since they also have a partnership. MLIFE Gold and above gives you Hyatt Explorist. Important note, the CET to MLIFE match requires you to be in person to do the match, at an MLIFE property outside of Las Vegas. If you get Hyatt Explorist from the MLIFE match to get Explorist, you do get the annual 4 Club Lounge access awards.

This may not be a viable or feasible way for you due to your location, but figure I'd offer it as an option.
I had read somewhere that the 4 Club Lounge Access Awards supposedly went away this March, in that status matching from Mlife Gold simply granted Explorist status
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by freckles123 View Post
I had read somewhere that the 4 Club Lounge Access Awards supposedly went away this March, in that status matching from Mlife Gold simply granted Explorist status
Yea, that's what I read and saw in another thread. But I've matched the last 2-3 years, latest match in February this year and I received the awards this year again.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 7:18 pm
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That's a hilarious roundabout way but if it works, it works!
Haha, that's what status matches are for and about right!!
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Old Aug 1, 19, 10:40 pm
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One caveat is Borgata in Jersey will match Caesars but MGM Grand in Vegas will only match if you havenít ever had MLife before. So if you want to do this in Vegas be sure not to open an MLife account until you do the status match.

I can confirm this works (it worked for us at least). We were able to go Hilton Gold (from Amex Platinum card) to Wyndham Gold to Caesarís Diamond to MLife Gold to Hyatt Explorist!

One other thing: we stayed at Planet Hollywood with the Caesarís Diamond before going to MGM Grand to finish this crazy status match journey. Iím not a huge Vegas guy but I will say that for me (a non-smoker) the MLife properties were a lot better air quality wise than any of the Caesarís properties. When we do go to Vegas in future we will almost certainly favor MLife properties.
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