How I Got My Hyatt Explorist Status Back with Limited Time Status Matching

by Bill Shuman

Have you lost your Hyatt Explorist status like I did? I’ll tell you exactly how I got my Hyatt Explorist status back with limited time status matching that you can take advantage of right now!

Hard to believe that spring is upon us and March Madness is just around the corner. The warm, sunny weather makes me think about getting away for Spring Break. Sadly, I’m heading to the snowy, cold Chicago area, but along the way I plan on stopping overnight at the Hyatt properties in St. Louis.

At the beginning of the month, I lost my Hyatt Explorist status, but thanks to the never ending status matching train I continue to ride, I’m able to rematch thanks to my Mlife Gold status. Although this is a temporary solution until I finish my Hyatt Globalist quest this year its a wonderful partnership that will give me some additional benefits while I work toward hitting my 60 nights.

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Enjoy upgraded rooms as a Hyatt Explorist in order to get the best views of the city like at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis. Photo Credit: Hyatt

Here’s How I Regained My Explorist Status

  1. First thing’s first, head to the MGM Resorts website and login to your account. From there you want to head to this site.
  2. Clicking on that will pull up the following screen. From there click on the “Opt In” button. a screenshot of a computer
  3. This will take you to the World of Hyatt log in page. From there enter your log in information and you should see the immediate status match.

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Is There Anyway to Earn Hyatt Explorist without Mlife Gold to Match?

Yes, however, unlike the Caesars and Wyndham partnership this one isn’t quite as simple to earn.  Besides matching from Mlife to Hyatt there is no other avenue to Hyatt Explorist except through spending on The World of Hyatt Credit Card and from spending nights at Hyatt or Mlife affiliated properties.

However, if you’re willing to make a trip to Atlantic City like I did, then you too can earn Hyatt Explorist status. The bonus is you’ll get some free stuff from MGM Resorts, and can pick up more status and more free stuff from other properties, to help make this a bit more enticing than just earning one hotel status.

The first step is to earn Caesars Diamond. Read through any of the following articles to learn how to achieve that:

The next step is to travel to Atlantic City and visit the Borgata with your Caesars Diamond card. Here you will be able to get them to match your Diamond card to Mlife Gold. From there you will be able to follow the steps in the first part of this article to match to Hyatt Explorist.


Although Hyatt eliminated some Explorist benefits last year for those earning through a Mlife status matches this offer literally takes a few seconds to complete. Even if you do not have any direct plans to stay with Hyatt, this status match gives you the ability to retain Mlife Gold and Hyatt Explorist each year through their partnership.

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Jane S. March 12, 2020 - 9:18 am

After I click on the Opt In link, I keep getting this message:

Access Denied
You don’t have permission to access “” on this server.
Reference #18.3e0ae07a.1584026236.1365066


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