In a grand alignment of luxury and leisure, Marriott International has woven a tapestry of rewards with MGM Resorts International, culminating in the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy—a union that set the points-collecting cognoscenti abuzz with anticipation. The partnership, unveiled in the sultry heat of last July, left many a traveler pondering the intricacies of earning and burning loyalty rewards across two titans of hospitality and gaming.

Subsequent revelations have shed light upon this rewards dance. Whilst you cannot transmute your Marriott Bonvoy points into the prestige of MGM Rewards statuses directly, there lies a golden bridge for select MGM loyalty program members who may find themselves bestowed with Bonvoy Gold Elite or Silver Elite status. And for the crème de la crème, those holding the coveted MGM Rewards NOIR status are granted passage to the illustrious Bonvoy Ambassador Elite tier.

A licensing accord interlaces 17 of MGM’s domestic properties, which include not only the glittering gems along the Las Vegas Strip but also the brand’s regional casino hotels. Come October, a curated selection of these MGM Collection strongholds will emerge on and within the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app with the full ensemble to grace these platforms by the curtain fall of the year.

As the wheels of this partnership turn, it has become clear that the grandeur of an MGM property is directly proportional to the number of Bonvoy points required to secure a night’s surrender to its luxuries. Want a sojourn in the palatial embrace of Excalibur or Luxor, MGM’s duo of mid-tier Strip sanctuaries? Part with a modest 5,000 points, albeit accompanied by a nightly resort fee. Yearn for the grandeur of New York New York? Prepare 9,000 Bonvoy points to cross its threshold.

If your aspirations soar to the storied MGM Grand or Park MGM, your loyalty account must relinquish 15K points per restful twilight. And for those with sights set on the crowning jewels—Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, The Signature, or Vdara—20K points are the key to a night’s kingdom, with resort fees as varied as the establishments themselves.

The Cosmopolitan, a newcomer to the MGM Strip brigade, frames a peculiar case. Absent from the initial discourse, yet present on Marriott’s portal, one might speculate its Bonvoy ransom to echo that of Bellagio’s—a theory lent credence by its recent integration into MGM Rewards.

Marriott Bonvoy, in its own right, presents a mosaic of avenues for accruing points toward MGM odysseys. With more than 7,700 hotels globally under its banner, guests can garnish 10 points per dollar on room expenditures across 25 brands, forming the backbone of the MGM Collection. Picture a sojourn at the opulent Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis—mere days could grace a patron with enough bounty for a gratis night at Aria or Bellagio. Other associated brands contribute a lesser, yet still beneficial, five points per dollar, while Marriott Executive Apartments offer a more modest accrual.

Moreover, the pleasure-seekers who indulge in Marriott’s golf and spa amusements will find their patronage rewarded tenfold, in the currency of points per dollar spent. To further boost a member’s Bonvoy coffers, an ensemble of credit cards stands at the ready. With a Chase Bonvoy card and two American Express variants, aficionados double their points on mundane purchases, climbing to a sixfold bounty for stays within Marriott’s embrace.

So as the exquisite tapestry of the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy unravels, rich in possibilities, travelers can chart their course through a constellation of indulgence, their loyalty the currency of a realm where dreams manifest in rooms booked and luxuries embraced.

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