...constantly searching to find the best travel deals and places to visit. A never-ending quest for adventure!

Monday, July 17, 2023

New Partnership for MGM/Marriott

Well...that didn't take long.

Today MGM and Marriott announced a new partnership - this takes the place of the recently ended joint venture between Hyatt and MGM properties.  

Details from the announcement:

Of the 17 MGM resorts that will join MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy, four properties will also be affiliated with existing Marriott collection brands: Bellagio Resort & Casino will join The Luxury Collection, ARIA Resort & Casino will join Autograph Collection, Park MGM will become part of Tribute Portfolio, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will continue its affiliation with Autograph Collection.

Eight MGM resorts in Las Vegas will join MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy: Vdara Hotel & Spa, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, NoMad Las Vegas, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino, and Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this affects stays and points earning possibilities.  While I've typically focused on Caesar's locations, it's always nice to have options for any future stays.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

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I've had very good success flying United over the past years - despite recent weather related delays in the system, I'm happy with how service and flight times have held over the past few years.  

And...redeeming miles has been easy since the options are usually good (recent deval news notwithstanding).  

If you're looking for a new card, and live near a United hub, please feel free to use my referral link!


Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Hyatt/MGM Partnership Ending

I was disappointed to read today that Hyatt and MGM have decided to end their partnership - this was a nice option for stays in Las Vegas (especially with reciprocal benefits and earning for Hyatt).   

You can read more here.

Generally I stay at Caesar's properties in Vegas since they typically have deals that align with my conferences or planned activities.  The occasions where I've stayed with MGM I've used the Hyatt links with success.  It's unfortunate to see this option end!

Monday, July 10, 2023

Best/Worst European Airports Summer 2023

I enjoy reading these lists when they are published given my current travel hobby - I've been through many of the European airports and am always curious about the criteria for how these are generated. 

Do you agree/disagree?  Kudos to Helsinki!