Destination Hotels Joining World Of Hyatt

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One of Hyatt’s disadvantages is that they don’t have nearly the global footprint of Hilton, Marriott, or IHG. However, I’ve been impressed by the ways in which they’ve creatively tried to expand their portfolio, both through partnerships and through acquisitions.

For example, Hyatt has a great partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, where World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points at SLH properties.

Hyatt’s acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality

Last October, Hyatt announced their acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, which is an international lifestyle hotel management company with a collection of luxury hotels. With this, Hyatt is taking over the management contracts for a majority of their roughly 85 hotels.

Two Roads Hospitality includes Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson, tommie, and more:

We know that Hyatt is working on adding all brands to World of Hyatt, and we now know the timeline for the next group joining the program.

Destination Hotels joining World of Hyatt

Eight Destination Hotels in the US will be joining World of Hyatt between August 20 and September 10, 2019.

On August 20, 2019, the following Destination Hotels will join World of Hyatt:

  • Quirk Hotel – Richmond, Virginia
  • Motif Seattle – Seattle, Washington
  • Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center – Tempe, Arizona
  • The Carolina Inn – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Motif Seattle

Then on August 21, 2019, the following Destination Hotels will join World of Hyatt:

  • The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch – Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Rizzo Center – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rizzo Center

Lastly, as of September 10, 2019, the following Destination Hotels will join World of Hyatt:

  • The Elms Hotel & Spa – Excelsior Springs, Missouri
  • Hotel De Anza – San Jose, California

The Elms Hotel & Spa

Destination Hotels has a few dozen properties, though as of now only the above eight will be integrated. I’m told that we can expect more properties to join later this year.

What’s awesome is that these hotels are fully joining World of Hyatt — this isn’t just a partnership — so you can earn and redeem points, and receive full elite benefits, at these properties. We don’t yet know what World of Hyatt categories these hotels will belong to, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon.

Note that Destination Hotels has their own loyalty program — Destination Delivers — and that’s being discontinued as of August 19, 2019.

Earn bonus points & a free night

To celebrate the addition of these new properties to Hyatt’s portfolio, World of Hyatt members can earn 2,000 bonus points for their first qualifying stay at each of the new brands, plus a free night when they experience all four brands.

Eligible stays at participating hotels will begin once each brand participates in World of Hyatt, and is valid through December 31, 2019. No registration is required for this.

Earning World of Hyatt points

Obviously these properties are great for anyone looking to redeem World of Hyatt points. But there are also lots of ways to earn World of Hyatt points through credit cards.

In addition to being able to earn World of Hyatt points with The World of Hyatt Credit Card, you can also transfer over points from Ultimate Rewards.

Earn Hyatt points

See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.

Bottom line

I’m so excited about Hyatt’s acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, given the new resorts that this adds to the Hyatt portfolio. Alila is no doubt the acquisition I was most excited about, and while I’m not familiar with most Destination Hotels, I’m still excited to have more options.

Is anyone familiar with Destination Hotels, and are there any properties you’re excited to stay at?

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Comments
  1. I can hardly wait for Sunriver, a Destination property a little south of Bend, OR, to join World of Hyatt. That will be a first and significant presence for Hyatt in Central Oregon. Sunriver is a fabulous high desert resort.

  2. I’m so exited – so I had to put in only 5 links to credit cards LOL
    By the way – not to spoil the party – I have opened over 100 CC’s in recent years – never used your or other links. And I feel fine.

  3. Clearly no amount of new credit cards will make you less of an asshole. Maybe when you hit the 1,000 mark you won’t be rude to people providing free, voluntary to read, content.

  4. @Phil couldn’t agree more! My extended family all meet up in Sunriver each year, it’s a great resort with miles of bike paths making it easy for everyone to get around.

  5. Just stayed at the Woodmark Inn in Kirkland WA right on Lake Washington, great Destination property but woulda been sweeter with Hyatt points!

    Carolina Inn, too, is wonderful. Andy Griffin used to stay there, a native of NC. Fantastic restaurant. Another great Hyatt portfolio addition.

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