Global leader in gaming, hospitality, and entertainment MGM Resorts International announced an intriguing alliance with Marriott International, a well-known hotel behemoth, in July. The goal of the partnership was to launch the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy and provide its clients with a cutting-edge and distinctive experience. The launch, which was originally planned for this month, has now been rescheduled until early 2024, as both firms have acknowledged.
The Cyberattack Setback
This much anticipated agreement has been delayed due to a major incident that happened in September and affected MGM Resorts International. The company’s activities, including hotel registration, electronic hotel doors, gaming machines, and more, were hampered by the attack. In less than two weeks, MGM recovered all of its activities, even in the face of extreme circumstances.
It seems sense to believe that the incident and its fallout directly affected when the agreement with Marriott was formed. In a joint statement, the two businesses reaffirmed their dedication to provide their devoted customers experiences that are unmatched. They announced that the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy would now begin in early 2024 and reiterated their commitment to providing distinctive advantages and top-notch products to their expanding clientele.
“Marriott International and MGM Resorts International are creating an extraordinary experience for our loyalty members with the introduction of MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy. Our two companies are excited to deliver world-class offerings and benefits for our guests. We look forward to debuting MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy by early 2024,” reads the statement jointly released by MGM Resorts and Marriott International.
Given the interruption created by the hack, it was a wise move to delay the launch. It’s important to remember that Marriott International has experienced cyberattacks before—nearly ten years ago. These instances highlight how important it is to have robust cybersecurity protections in the current digital environment.
In conclusion, the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy’s delayed launch is a calculated reaction to the most recent hack on MGM Resorts International. MGM and Marriott are steadfast in their commitment to providing outstanding experiences and to achieving their goals by the early part of 2024.
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