Earlier today I wrote about the Hyatt-MGM status match. Since MGM lets you give your status to someone you live with at the same address, you should be able to match your status to MGM, give MGM status to a spouse, and then have them match their MGM status to Hyatt. Read the whole thing.
One of the changes Hyatt is making March 1 is going from a three-tier program (Base Member, Platinum, Diamond) to a four-tier program. Effectively Platinum splits into two levels: Discoverist and Explorist.
Restaurant at the Hyatt Olive8 in Seattle
Hyatt co-brand cardmembers and those with fewer than 30 nights in 2016 (or the beginning of 2017) will get Discoverist status. That means they keep 2 p.m. late checkout. 30 night members will get a perk of four club lounge upgrades per year.
But what if everyone that’s a Platinum today could give themselves Explorist status in March?
Currently, I’m Hyatt Platinum through their credit card. Since World of Hyatt starts in March I’ll go down to Discoverist. But I’ll have M Life Gold through October, so could I match my Mlife Gold to Hyatt in order to upgrade to Explorist before October?
Match your Hyatt Platinum status to MGM Gold today if you haven’t already done so.
Water Villa at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives
Then after March 1, match your MGM status to Hyatt — MGM Golds get Explorist status.
We don’t know that this will work, of course (terms and conditions aside even) since the ‘World of Hyatt’ program changes haven’t launched yet. The program begins March 1. But it seems like reason to match your status to MGM M life Rewards if you’ve yet to do so!