Re-Up Your Hyatt Mlife Status Match
One of the cooler partnerships we have in the loyalty space is the one between Hyatt and Mlife. While I don’t feel Mlife lives up to Hyatt’s level of quality and service in most cases, the benefits can be decent and are definitely welcome.
Mlife is a strange program in that elite status is earned based on something called tier credits. Instead of resetting these at the end of the calendar year, Mlife does this on October 1. They also reset elite status at this time. This means if you didn’t re-qualify for your current tier, then you are downgraded to what you qualified for.
The other day I logged into my Mlife account to find that I had been downgraded to the second to bottom tier called Pearl. Thankfully though my Hyatt Diamond status took care of that and I was once again upgraded to Platinum after re-opting in on their status match website.
As a reminder, here are the tiers you qualify for as a Hyatt elite:
This means that even if you have Hyatt Platinum status through their co-branded credit card (my review) then you will be Mlife Gold and of course Hyatt Diamond members are matched to Platinum. You can find the various benefits attached to each tier here.
How to Match
To match your Hyatt elite status to Mlife, simply follow the opt-in instructions on this page. In my experience the link up is automatic and takes less than two minutes to complete. Once in Vegas, don’t forget to visit the Mlife desk at any property to get a card that matches your new tier.
Theoretically your Hyatt and Mlife accounts are supposed to stay matched so you don’t have to keep doing this every year, however that doesn’t seem to be the case for everyone. I am glad I logged into my Mlife account to see I had been downgraded, because I sort of like having Platinum status even if it doesn’t mean a whole lot in the end.