A few weeks ago, I went live with a video demonstrating how to match Hyatt Status to Mlife and then Mlife to Total Rewards. My main motivation for sharing was to show others how to take advantage of a promotion offering a 3-night stay at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas fully comped.
Plenty of folks in our Facebook group were excited and loved the idea but mentioned earning status with Hyatt wasn’t always an easy thing to do.
We figured out a way to get the same perks and comped hotel nights mentioned in the video without needing to have status with Hyatt. This is an exciting find since we know hundreds of our members will now be able to take advantage of the Atlantis Hotel promotion.
How the Status Matching Works
First, you’ll want to match your hotel status to Wyndham from one of seven other hotel chains.
Once that's done, you can match your status from Wyndham to Total Rewards.
Your status with Total Rewards will earn you some amazing benefits, including 3-nights at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas (valued around $1,500) if you’re a Diamond or above.
The fine print of this comped stay is that you will need to pay the resort fees and gratuity which come out to about $40 per day. Not bad for a $400-$500 per night hotel!
Many of these statuses are easily obtained by opening cards such as:
- IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
- Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express
- Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
- Platinum Card from American Express
- ...and many others
These cards grant you status that can be matched to Wyndham Diamond status, which then matches to Total Rewards Diamond.
Wyndham is Making It EASY
Since many of the statuses listed below can be obtained by opening a co-branded hotel credit card, this is a relatively quick and easy process. Simply opening a new card, submitting two matches, and booking a hotel room can get you an amazing return on your efforts.
Here’s a breakdown of the matching opportunities.
To Earn Wyndham Rewards Gold status:
- ANY loyalty account with ANY other hotel chain (so EVERYONE should get gold status). This is good and bad since we can see this causing issues since it carries almost no level of exclusivity.
To Earn Wyndham Rewards Platinum status:
- Choice Privileges Gold / Platinum
- Hilton Silver
- Hyatt Discoverist / Explorist
- IHG Gold
- Marriott Silver
- Radisson Silver
To Earn Wyndham Rewards Diamond status:
- Best Western Diamond
- Choice Privileges Diamond
- Hilton Gold / Diamond
- Hyatt Globalist
- IHG Platinum / Spire
- Marriott Gold / Platinum / Platinum Premier
- Radisson Gold / Platinum
The Status Match Won’t Last Forever
With the match, you will earn status for 90 days from the day the status is granted, so that’s something to be aware of.
To maintain this status beyond the 90 days, you will need to stay at a Wyndham. You can book at an eligible rate for 7-nights to maintain Platinum, or 14-nights to maintain Diamond status. Once you do this, you will get to enjoy your status through the following year.
If you’re matching to Gold, your status will remain good through the following year no matter how many nights you book at a Wyndham property.
Here’s a full list of benefits with Wyndham.
How to Get Free Nights at the Atlantis Hotel
Having this status gains you access to limited time comped rooms all over the place, so if you like to travel, it’s well worth the effort.
If you want to snag the comped nights at Atlantis – great! But act fast. The stay needs to be completed by January 31, 2019 and it may take 5 to 7 days for your match to process so the sooner you start the process, the better.
Maybe I’ll see you there?