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:
- The integration of this started in March, when Thompson joined World of Hyatt
- Then in May Joie De Vivre joined World of Hyatt
- Then in June Alila started joining World of Hyatt
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
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
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.
See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.
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?