MGM Announces New Partnership with Marriott Bonvoy
Introducing the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy

MGM Announces New Partnership with Marriott Bonvoy

In a shakeup to the Las Vegas Strip’s hotel scene, MGM and Marriott Bonvoy have announced a new pact that will go into effect this fall.

About the partnership:

Last week, MGM and Hyatt announced that their long-held partnership would be coming to an end after September 30th. Today, MGM and Marriott Bonvoy revealed a new partnership that will begin this October. Under this exclusive, long-term agreement, several MGM properties — to be known as the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy — will be available to book via Marriott platforms. This collection includes eight Las Vegas properties as well as five MGM properties elsewhere in the United States. Meanwhile, four MGM locations will be added to existing Marriott collections, such as the Bellagio joining the Luxury Collection.

The new partnership also promises benefits for MGM and Marriott Bonvoy loyalty members. This will include reciprocal perks for MGM Rewards members staying at Marriott Bonvoy properties and for Bonvoy elites visiting MGM locations.  Additionally, members will be able to exchange MGM Rewards points for Marriott Bonvoy points and vice versa. However, the companies stated that more information about linking accounts and other loyalty program benefits will be announced at a later date.

MGM’s relationship with Marriott Bonvoy actually began with the former company’s acquisition of The Cosmopolitan last year. At the time of the purchase, the hotel was affiliated with Marriott Bonvoy as part of their Autograph Collection where it has remained (and will remain) despite the MGM ownership and conflict with the previous Hyatt partnership.

What they’re saying:

Announcing the impacts of this new partnership, MGM Resorts president and CEO Bill Hornbuckle said, “This historic, long-term agreement brings together two of the most trusted and iconic brands in hospitality and entertainment. We’ve seen first-hand the strong demand from Marriott International customers through our existing relationship at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and this new agreement will enable us to further optimize our overall profitability.” Hornbuckle added, “We’re thrilled to now scale the relationship and offer Marriott Bonvoy members greater distribution access to our award-winning resorts – as well as exclusive event and entertainment opportunities – in Las Vegas and across the U.S.”

Meanwhile, Marriott International president and CEO Anthony Capuano said of working with MGM, “We are excited to make MGM Resorts’ incredible properties available on Marriott channels, allowing our members to enjoy Marriott Bonvoy benefits when they stay at MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy resorts. We look forward to increasing our global rooms distribution by 2.4% as we grow our presence on the Las Vegas Strip and in other compelling destinations across the U.S.”

My thoughts:

While I was sad to see MGM break off its partnership with Hyatt due to the status match merry-go-round that the deal offered, this new partnership could provide an even better opportunity for some credit card customers. Although the specifics aren’t quite clear yet, it appears as though Marriott Bonvoy and MGM Rewards customers will be able to status match to some degree — which is key since the American Express Platinum card includes complimentary Bonvoy Gold status. Of course, we’ll need to wait and see what (if anything) will match in terms of the MGM Rewards tier as there’s no guarantee that Gold will mean Gold. Should that be the case, suddenly the Bonvoy Brilliant card looks more interesting thanks to its automatic Platinum status and a bevy of other perks. If nothing else, though, this should mean that Amex customers will be able to turn their Membership Rewards points into Bonvoy points that can then be redeemed for MGM points, which is also an interesting prospect.

Overall, for travelers, MGM, and Marriott Bonvoy alike, this is an interesting partnership that will hopefully prove fruitful.


Kyle Burbank

Head Writer ~ Fioney
Kyle is the head writer for Fioney. He is a personal finance nerd, constantly looking for new apps and services to test and incorporate into his own financial game plan. In addition to his role at Fioney, he's written for other publications including Born2Invest, Lifehack, and Laughing Place, as well as his own site Money@30. He also creates personal finance and travel-related videos for Fioney's YouTube channel, which has garnered more than 2 million views. Currently, Kyle resides in Springfield, Missouri with his wife of 10 years. Together, they enjoy traveling (including visiting Disney Parks around the world), dining, and playing with their dog Rigby.

Other Articles by Kyle Burbank

stack of credit cards

Credit Card Delinquency Rates Reach Decade High in Q4 2023

According to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philidelphia, credit card delinquencies grew to new "series highs" in the last quarter of 2023. About the report: As Bloomberg reports, credit card delinquencies increased in the fourth quarter. In total, nearly 3.5% of consumer card balances were at least 30 days late. Furthermore, the percentage of card accounts that were 30, 60, and 90 days past due all rose during...
mother talking to her son about credit cards

Survey: 76% of Gen Zers Reports Experiencing Financial Stress

In conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, a new survey from Greenlight highlights financial stress and other money matters among those of different generations. About the survey: Greenlight recently surveyed 2,310 Americans ranging from ages 10 to 59 and asked them about their financial wellness. Specifically, the survey broke respondents into general groups, including Gen Alpha kids (10 to 13-year-olds), Gen Z teens (14 to 19), Millennial parents with Gen Alpha...
two woman standing next to two Petal cards

Empower Financial to Acquire Petal

The popular credit-building card company Petal is being acquired. About the deal: Empower Financial (not to be confused with Empower, which acquired Personal Capital and rebranded it to Empower Personal Dashboard) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Petal. Details of the deal were not disclosed. However, Empower anticipates the transition to close later this quarter. News of this acquisition also comes as Empower has completed its purchase of Cashalo....
The "Email" field is empty, you must enter some text to proceed.The text you entered in the "Email" field appears to be invalid, please edit it and try again
Get the Latest News Delivered to Your Inbox

A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
Brim logo

Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
Chase Freedom Flex card

Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories:, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...

FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...