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MGM Resorts and Marriott partnership: Book Vegas rooms from 5,000 points

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With MGM Resorts’ big move from its multiyear partnership with the World of Hyatt program to a new one with Marriott Bonvoy, there’s one question we’ve all been waiting to ask: Just how many Marriott Bonvoy points per night will it cost to stay at big-name Las Vegas resorts such as MGM Grand, Bellagio, Aria, Excalibur and beyond?

And now we know the answer.

It costs as few as 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night at the more entry-level Strip properties like Luxor and Excalibur … plus the dreaded resort fees. But what might be more surprising is that even the high-end MGM Strip properties have palatable starting prices, with Bellagio and Aria starting at just 20,000 Marriott points per night plus resort fees.

Bellagio. SUMMER HULL/THE POINTS GUY

Best-ever offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card: Earn five free night awards (each night valued at up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first three months from your account opening. Certain hotels have resort fees.

How many points does it cost to book MGM properties with Marriott points?

The full list of MGM Vegas properties is now available for booking on the Marriott website at the below points prices per night.

  • Excalibur: Starting at 5,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $41.95 per night
  • Luxor: Starting at 5,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $41.95 per night
  • New York-New York: Starting at 9,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $47.62 per night
  • MGM Grand: Starting at 15,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $51.02 per night
  • Park MGM: Starting at 15,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $47.62 per night
  • The Signature at MGM Grand: Starting at 20,000 points plus a resort fee of $47.62 per night
  • Mandalay Bay: Starting at 20,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $51.02 per night
  • Vdara: Starting at 20,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $56.69 per night
  • Aria: Starting at 20,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $56.69 per night
  • Bellagio: Starting at 20,000 Marriott points plus a resort fee of $56.69 per night

Related: Things to know about staying at the MGM Grand

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. ETHAN MILLER/GETTY IMAGES

As was previously announced, the high-end Bellagio will be within the Luxury Collection, and Aria will be within the Autograph Collection. The Park MGM will join the Tribute Portfolio. Most of the MGM Resorts portfolio will fall under the newly created MGM Collection by Marriott Bonvoy. This includes Vdara, MGM Grand, NoMad Las Vegas, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur.

Related: Things to know about staying at Mandalay Bay

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Marriott uses a relatively dynamic points pricing model. So, while the starting points prices are listed above, the cost range is quite wide.

While starting award prices are very low in some cases, expect to pay upward of 80,000 to 100,000 Marriott points per night on some dates — even at the more relatively budget-friendly MGM properties.

The Aria Las Vegas. CAMERON SPERANCE/THE POINTS GUY

Some good news is that you will be able to use the fixed-value Marriott certificates awarded with some Marriott credit cards at these MGM properties. For example, this opens up more uses for the increasingly hard-to-utilize 35,000-point certificates on some of the less expensive dates, even at higher-end properties like Bellagio and Aria.

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Related: Marriott and MGM Resorts elite benefits

No matter what the points price, you will still be on the hook for the resort fees, which can be substantial. Note that this was also true when MGM Resorts fell under the World of Hyatt program. The one exception here is for Marriott Ambassador elite members who will have resort fees waived at MGM Resorts, at least through the end of 2024.

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