Easy trick with Hyatt status match to extend Explorist until Feb 2019

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In a couple of days, March 1st,  Hyatt status and benefits will be refreshed for 2018 year. If you haven’t met your 2018 status requirements, this easy trick can help you extend World of Hyatt status until Feb 2019 through a Hyatt status match to Explorist level!

Hyatt Status Match (reverse)

M life Rewards is the rewards program for MGM Resorts and comes with tiered benefits. Hyatt Elite members can match their status to M life Rewards through their Hyatt accounts.

  1. If you haven’t already, this step MUST BE DONE TODAY. Match your current Hyatt status with M life, here is the direct link . When you click on ‘Opt In’ it will take you to the Mlife Rewards page where you can create a new account, if needed. The new M life status can take up to 24 hours to reflect the match.

    Hyatt status match

    Status Match: Hyatt to M life

  2. Once the new status on M life Rewards account is active, you can reverse match that status with Hyatt, and extend Explorist status until Feb 2019! This can be done right away. Link to match M life status with Hyatt  (log into M life Rewards in a separate tab BEFORE clicking on the link). Ignore the error message, logout and back. Your Hyatt account should now reflect valid through Feb 2019. 4 new club access awards should be added along with a confirmation email about extended status with Hyatt.
    Hyatt status match

    Extended Explorist Status, valid through Feb 2019


    Hyatt status match

    4 new Club Access Award, valid until Feb 25, 2019


    Hyatt status match

    Email confirmation of status extension until Feb 2019


Take Away

Note, this trick will only match up to Explorist level. M life Gold tier is the highest level achieved through Hyatt match and Explorist is the highest Hyatt status through reverse matching. The reverse matching from M life Rewards is at the mercy of Hyatt and can be shut down anytime, so act quick if you value Explorist status with Hyatt.

Hat Tip: Nick Reyes of frequentmiler


TravelFun June 12, 2019 - 10:27 am

No Explorist status for me

Gamer March 1, 2019 - 3:31 pm

works for status ’til 2020 also, thanks!

Points Miles and Bling March 1, 2019 - 3:55 pm

Sure does 🙂 extended mine another year too – cheers!

Earl Lee February 27, 2018 - 11:16 pm

Thanks! I just tried it and it worked perfectly. It instantly upgraded me and I got an email quickly congratulating me and my 4 upgrades were in my Hyatt account ASAP. Great tip!

Points Miles and Bling February 28, 2018 - 4:27 am

Thanks for dropping a line Earl, much appreciated. Enjoy the extended status 🙂 cheers!

James H February 27, 2018 - 9:23 am

Would help readers if your headline Included MLife requirement….or was this intentionally click bait?

Points Miles and Bling February 27, 2018 - 9:36 am

Hi James, point well taken. Wasn’t meant click bait mate, the length of headline matters with seo optimization so often cant put everything as I would like. I try to put the most pertinent piece which would relate to the content of the post. But I can see how Mlife mention would have made it more direct. Cheers!

doublejade February 27, 2018 - 8:36 am

When I tried to match back to Hyatt using the second link, it says “We’re sorry! We’re currently unable to process your request. Please try again later.” Maybe they closed it?

Points Miles and Bling February 27, 2018 - 8:41 am

Did you have M life account logged in and open in a separate tab before clicking on the link? refresh and check Hyatt account to see if your status was extended anyways…fingers crossed, it still works! Let me know, thanks!

doublejade February 27, 2018 - 10:09 am

I did have both accounts logged in. It’s not there. It’s weird.

Points Miles and Bling February 27, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Try this link for MLife–> Hyatt match: https://www.mgmresorts.com/mgm-web/deeplink/en/v1/hyatt

If this dosen’t do it, hyatt may have pulled the plug unfortunately…

Points Miles and Bling February 27, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Also, does your Mlife account show gold right away? If not, you have to wait till Mlife is gold..

Jeremy February 27, 2018 - 12:26 pm

It didn’t work for me as well. I had Mlife website open and logged in on another tab and clicked on the link. I got the error message and logged out and in as you mentioned. It still shows 2/28/2018 and not 2019. Maybe you need to wait until your status goes down first?

Points Miles and Bling February 27, 2018 - 12:36 pm

No, you shouldn’t have to wait, it was instant for me..did one account just yesterday.

Try this link for MLife–> Hyatt match: https://www.mgmresorts.com/mgm-web/deeplink/en/v1/hyatt

If this dosen’t do it, hyatt may have pulled the plug unfortunately 🙁

Jeremy February 27, 2018 - 1:08 pm

This link worked. Thanks!!

Points Miles and Bling February 27, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Thanks for confirming, I updated the post with that link as well. Cheers!

Lester June 24, 2019 - 9:03 am

Doesn’t seem to work anymore

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