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:

Destination Hotels joining World of Hyatt

As we learned several weeks ago, eight Destination Hotels in the US will be joining World of Hyatt between August 20 and September 10, 2019. We now also know which categories these hotels will belong to.

Today (August 20, 2019), the following Destination Hotels are joining World of Hyatt:

  • Quirk Hotel – Richmond, Virginia (Category 3)
  • Motif Seattle – Seattle, Washington (Category 4)
  • Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center – Tempe, Arizona (Category 3)
  • The Carolina Inn – Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Category 3)

Motif Seattle

Then tomorrow (August 21, 2019), the following Destination Hotels will join World of Hyatt:

  • The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch – Scottsdale, Arizona (Category 3)
  • Rizzo Center – Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Category 3)

Rizzo Center

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

  • The Elms Hotel & Spa – Excelsior Springs, Missouri (Category 2)
  • Hotel De Anza – San Jose, California (Category 4)

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.

As a reminder, Category 2-4 properties cost the following number of points:

  • Category 2 — 8,000 points per night
  • Category 3 — 12,000 points per night
  • Category 4 — 15,000 points per night

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 (review), 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 hotels and 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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  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.

  6. Does “joining the program” mean booking starts those days? I have a potential reason to be in San Jose on 9/10. Would love to book Hotel de Anza for that night, but don’t exactly want to wait until day of.

  7. When these hotel alliances join World of Hyatt, why do they not actually *join* World of Hyatt? I am looking to stay on Ios next summer and both properties on the island are not bookable through points. It says ‘members only’ in the spot where it should say the # of points. I am a member! Will it become available eventually? Why are they searchable on Hyatt website when I have it set to award search?

  8. @ Phil – did not know SunRiver was in there, that is very cool. Great resort.

    Only thing here that is of interest is another Seattle option… expensive market in the summer.

  9. I think Suncadia will join eventually as well.

    Hyatt must have more properties in Seattle than about any city now, lol

  10. To my fellow travelers unfortunately I am not sure if this is honest proposal in Vienna yesterday tried to book the SLH Altstadt hotel via Hyatt app not available. By booking on SLH website no problems (aller room categories available at least 5 or more) I booked two rooms.
    No Hyatt benefits applied, no points credited I am told because you have to book through the Hyatt app. This is borderline a scam. This sounds more like a real estate franchise the. A serious association of some sort.
    I am now going to write to Hyatt and see what they say. Super disappointed.

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