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Turn Your Hyatt Or MGM Status Into A $100 Dinner In Vegas

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Turn Your Hyatt Or MGM Status Into A $100 Dinner In Vegas

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Las Vegas Hard Rock Status Match

Do you love Sin City? Do you have a trip coming up sometime soon and enjoy a free meal? Then you may be in luck. I am here to show you how to turn your World of Hyatt or MGM status into a free meal with the Las Vegas Hard Rock status match. In case you haven't heard, Hard Rock recently purchased the Mirage Casino and Hotel from MGM. Because of that they are offering a generous status match to their Unity Players Club program. I'll give you all the details on what you get and how to pull it off with World of Hyatt or MGM Rewards status.

Las Vegas Hard Rock Status Match

Unity By Hard Rock Status Match Details

Hard Rock, being the smart company they are, is looking to keep loyal MGM Mirage gamblers coming to the property. No one that put blood, sweat and tons of dollars into a machine to earn MGM Rewards status is going to be happy starting from scratch at Hard Rock. Because of that Hard Rock is offering players with MGM Rewards status a status match offer. This gets you higher tier status in their program and a nice gift to boot.

Here is how the status match should work for MGM Rewards players:
  • MGM Pearl -> Unity Star
  • MGM Gold -> Unity Legend
  • MGM Platinum -> Unity Icon
  • MGM Noir -> Unity X

Here is a breakdown of all of the Unity by Hard Rock benefits for each tier. Even though their promotion material says MGM Gold should match to Legend status people on Twitter were matched to Icon status. Shawn shared on our MtM Vegas show that he got the same thing too. It has been hit or miss if you get Icon or Legend as a MGM Rewards Gold member. I have no idea why it happens sometimes, but I am guessing human error by the Unity employee.

This is an in person match only at the Las Vegas location only.

Hard Rock Status Match Bonus Gift

Not only are people getting the matched status with the Hard Rock Unity program but they are also getting some reward credits deposited into their account. How much you get depends on what level you are coming from.

The matches have been getting:
  • MGM Rewards Pearl – $50
  • MGM Rewards Gold – $100
  • MGM Rewards Platinum – $300

If you use that money on food and beverage you get the full dollar amount. If you decide you would rather convert that into free play, and try your luck at the slots, it converts at a lower rate. I believe the ratio at which it happens depends on your status. Using the points on food is the much better play here.

They have not published anything on an end date for this promotion but I have to imagine it will run for a bit. It also should give you the status for all of 2023. The points expire after 6 months of no activity so use them at the same time you complete the match to make sure that you don't lose anything.

Las Vegas Hard Rock Status Match

How Do You Get MGM Status Via World of Hyatt?

That is all cool and all but I don't have MGM Rewards status, didn't you say something about Hyatt members getting free food too? I did, and you can! That is because World of Hyatt and MGM Rewards have a partnership. And with that partnership they have a nice status match program as well. You can turn this into a double match and take advantage of the Las Vegas Hard Rock status match.

You can match your status from Hyatt over to MGM at these levels:
  • Hyatt Discoverist -> MGM Pearl
  • Hyatt Explorist -> MGM Gold
  • Hyatt Globalist -> MGM Gold

You get Hyatt Discoverist status for holding the World of Hyatt credit card. Quite a few of our readers have Hyatt Explorist or Globalist via credit card spend on the World of Hyatt Business card and via paid and award stays. It may be even easier to earn World of Hyatt status this year with their targeted promos.

If you have one of these status levels with Hyatt then you can match over to MGM Rewards. You first need to sign up for an MGM Rewards account if you don't have one. You can do that here.

Once you have your MGM account in hand you will need to match your Hyatt status over. Use the link below to do just that.

If you have MGM Rewards status already and would like to get Hyatt status you can match it the other way too. Having World of Hyatt status isn't super valuable though, since all of the perks are earned via their milestone rewards. They did this so that you had to actually earn the perks of their status via elite nights. Pretty crafty, I have to admit.

Las Vegas Hard Rock Status Match: ToP Thoughts

There it is, that is how you can get your free cake and eat it too. The Las Vegas Hard Rock status match should snag you $50 – $300 in free food. That is, if you have MGM Rewards status to match over. If you don't have status with MGM already you can still earn it via a Hyatt to MGM Rewards status match. Hopefully many of our readers have one of those two status levels.

If you have any questions about this match please be sure to ask them in the ToP Facebook Group or on Twitter. We're here to help!

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