Exciting news for Hyatt loyalists, as Hyatt announced that the current Rio Las Vegas will be transformed into a new Hyatt Regency Las Vegas.
Rio Las Vegas currently has 2,510 rooms, and will actually be rebranded into multiple Hyatt full-service properties with the first being the Hyatt Regency. This will undergo a complete redevelopment including gaming, retail, food and beverage, and spa.
The more than 2,510-room Rio Las Vegas will be renovated and rebranded into multiple Hyatt full-service brand flags, and will undergo a redevelopment of the current public spaces, including gaming, retail, food and beverage, spa and fitness, and pool recreation deck. In addition, the Rio Las Vegas will undergo a renovation of one of the hotel’s existing towers, and upon completion, the tower is expected to become a 1,501-room Hyatt Regency hotel with standard guestrooms averaging 580 square feet.
The remainder of the Rio’s guestrooms are expected to be branded or affiliated with one or more other Hyatt full-service brands after they are renovated. Beyond redefining the hotel experience for business travelers and leisure guests, the Hyatt Regency hotel and other Hyatt-affiliated hotels will welcome meetings and event business with more than 220,000 square feet of function space and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.
World of Hyatt currently has a partnership with M life properties in Las Vegas, and Hyatt specifically notes that this project will not impact their existing M life partnership in anyway. You’ll still be able to earn and redeem points at participating MGM properties in Las Vegas in addition to other M life loyalty program benefits.
There’s no information at this time on the World of Hyatt Award Chart category for the Hyatt Regency hotel or the other Hyatt-branded or affiliated hotels, but we’ll be sure to post updates when we hear.
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