Easy way to get Hyatt Explorist?

Old Dec 20, 19, 9:42 pm
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Easy way to get Hyatt Explorist?

I think I read that it's possible to do a status match to get Hyatt Explorist? I'm currently only a Discoverist. Is there any way to leverage any of my current program status to get Hyatt Explorist?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 8:08 am
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Nothing direct AFAIK.

Maybe one of those roundabout matches via the casinos / Mlife.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Nothing direct AFAIK.

Maybe one of those roundabout matches via the casinos / Mlife.
I have heard about that, but how I would I do it given the status that I do have and the situation that I'm in?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 11:45 am
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I forgot the exact way will need to look it up. But you should be able to get to Hyatt Explorist given your statuses. The only obstacle is that the Mlife link will require you to 1) not be an Mlife member already and 2) you'll have to do it in person at just a few possible locations.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:21 pm
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In my opinion, Explorist is not worth any effort beyond a direct status match.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Hydro88 View Post
In my opinion, Explorist is not worth any effort beyond a direct status match.
I'll never be a Globalist given my commitment to Marriott right now. It'll get me more points for the limited stays that I do at Hyatt.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by projectmaximus View Post
I forgot the exact way will need to look it up. But you should be able to get to Hyatt Explorist given your statuses. The only obstacle is that the Mlife link will require you to 1) not be an Mlife member already and 2) you'll have to do it in person at just a few possible locations.
I'm currently not an Mlife member and never had been.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:49 pm
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I'll never be a Globalist given my commitment to Marriott right now. It'll get me more points for the limited stays that I do at Hyatt.
10% more (on limited stays) would not justify any effort to me
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:50 pm
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10% more (on limited stays) would not justify any effort to me
Haha. How much effort are we talking about here?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
I have heard about that, but how I would I do it given the status that I do have and the situation that I'm in?
Originally Posted by projectmaximus View Post
I forgot the exact way will need to look it up. But you should be able to get to Hyatt Explorist given your statuses. The only obstacle is that the Mlife link will require you to 1) not be an Mlife member already and 2) you'll have to do it in person at just a few possible locations.
Something matches to Caesars Palace I think. Then you physically go to a casino in Vegas and ask to match status to Mlife.

There will be a thread somewhere, or perhaps some blogger has written it up.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 4:01 pm
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Haha. How much effort are we talking about here?
1. Match Marriott Gold or Higher to Wyndham Diamond (Link Below, Screenshot needed for Proof)
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndha...s/status-match

2. Match Wyndham Diamond to Caesar Diamond (Link Below, Just Link Wyndham and Caesar Accounts)
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndha...s/status-match

3. Pickup the Caesars Player Card at a Caesar casino

4. Match Caesar Diamond to MLife Gold with your Caesar Rewards Player Card with Diamond Status.
Note: You have to go to The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ or MGM Springfield in Springfield, MA since they run the status match promo all the time. Las Vegas Mlife/MGM properties only run status matches for limited times.

5. Link and Match MLife and Hyatt to receive Hyatt Explorists (Link Below)
https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/e...tnerships.html

Overall, I recommend steps 3 and 4 at Atlantic City, NJ since you can do all of this in one trip. It is a lot of effort for basically lifetime Hyatt Explorist, as long as you match Hyatt to MLife in October and MLife to Hyatt in March.... Until Hyatt ends the MGM relationship.

Note: You won't receive the 1 Cat 1-4 Cert and 4 Lounge Access Cert when you normally get 30 Nights or Explorist
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Old Dec 21, 19, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by cvseuy View Post
1. Match Marriott Gold or Higher to Wyndham Diamond (Link Below, Screenshot needed for Proof)
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndha...s/status-match

2. Match Wyndham Diamond to Caesar Diamond (Link Below, Just Link Wyndham and Caesar Accounts)
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndha...s/status-match

3. Pickup the Caesars Player Card at a Caesar casino

4. Match Caesar Diamond to MLife Gold with your Caesar Rewards Player Card with Diamond Status.
Note: You have to go to The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ or MGM Springfield in Springfield, MA since they run the status match promo all the time. Las Vegas Mlife/MGM properties only run status matches for limited times.

5. Link and Match MLife and Hyatt to receive Hyatt Explorists (Link Below)
https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/e...tnerships.html

Overall, I recommend steps 3 and 4 at Atlantic City, NJ since you can do all of this in one trip. It is a lot of effort for basically lifetime Hyatt Explorist, as long as you match Hyatt to MLife in October and MLife to Hyatt in March.... Until Hyatt ends the MGM relationship.

Note: You won't receive the 1 Cat 1-4 Cert and 4 Lounge Access Cert when you normally get 30 Nights or Explorist
OMG, I'm so happy that you posted this. Thank you! I noticed you're in Boston. I'll be back there very soon. The problem with Atlantic City (been there before) is that it's not close to Boston and not that easy to get to. I recognize this will take a bit of work. Are there any places near Boston where I can get this sorted out or even in New York City? I know you mentioned Springfield, but that's like 1.5 hours of driving right?

Also, do I need to visit a casino once a year to do this or this is a one time thing and then I can just do the status match online afterwards?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 5:14 pm
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The problem with Atlantic City (been there before) is that it's not close to Boston and not that easy to get to. I recognize this will take a bit of work. Are there any places near Boston where I can get this sorted out or even in New York City? I know you mentioned Springfield, but that's like 1.5 hours of driving right?

Also, do I need to visit a casino once a year to do this or this is a one time thing and then I can just do the status match online afterwards?
The main problem is picking up a Caesars card with Diamond Status. The Caesar Rewards card is needed to match to MLife, You could try to look up other Caesars properties that could be nearby places you travel for business/work/personal travel.

Boston to Springfield is about 1.5-2 hrs of driving.

The good thing is once you get MLife Gold or Hyatt Explorists. You can just rematch using that same webpage that you use to match Hyatt to MGM MLife. You don't need to visit any casino after you achieve the status.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by cvseuy View Post
The main problem is picking up a Caesars card with Diamond Status. The Caesar Rewards card is needed to match to MLife, You could try to look up other Caesars properties that could be nearby places you travel for business/work/personal travel.

Boston to Springfield is about 1.5-2 hrs of driving.

The good thing is once you get MLife Gold or Hyatt Explorists. You can just rematch using that same webpage that you use to match Hyatt to MGM MLife. You don't need to visit any casino after you achieve the status.
By the time I'm back in Boston, it'll be the middle of January. Can I still do this then?

As for LAS, at which time of the year can I do this? Might be easier to just fly in there and do this and not have to drive 2 hours to a casino?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
By the time I'm back in Boston, it'll be the middle of January. Can I still do this then?

As for LAS, at which time of the year can I do this? Might be easier to just fly in there and do this and not have to drive 2 hours to a casino?
Yes, the MGM Springfield will still allow status matches from Caesar to MLife in 2020
https://mgmspringfield.mgmresorts.co...%20Springfield

As far as LAS, I'm not too familiar on when the status match is offered. I did a quick search and for now, it seems like no casinos in LAS are participating in the Caesar to MLife Match.

Atlantic City is the only place right now to do all of this in one trip. MGM Springfield still requires a trip elsewhere since you need to pickup a Caesar card (no Caesars around Springfield).
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