Hyatt Expands SLH Partnership To 200+ Hotels

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This past December, World of Hyatt launched an awesome new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

This was a well thought out new partnership, given that Hyatt’s biggest weakness compared to their competitors is that they have a much smaller global footprint than Hilton, IHG, and Marriott, so anything they can do to give World of Hyatt members access to more properties is a good thing.

The catch is that while there are 500+ SLH properties around the world, initially just over 50 hotels partnered with Hyatt. The intent was that more properties would be added over time, though it’s understandable that it’s a gradual process, since hotels need to be fully onboard to participate (presumably they need to be briefed on how it works, adjust their technology so they can properly report stays to Hyatt, etc.).

At the end of January another 56 SLH properties were added to World of Hyatt, and at the end of February a further 57 SLH properties were added. This week even more properties have been added.

43 more SLH properties join World of Hyatt

This week World of Hyatt has expanded their SLH portfolio by a further 43 hotels, meaning that over 200 SLH properties now belong to World of Hyatt.

Here are the additional properties that have just been added:

  • Monkey Island Estate in Bray, UK (Category 6)
  • The Fish Hotel in Broadway, UK (Category 4)
  • The Greenway Hotel & Spa in Cheltenham, UK (Category 4)
  • Thalatta Seaside Hotel in Evia, Greece (Category 5)
  • Urso Hotel & Spa in Madrid, Spain (Category 6)
  • Infante Sagres in Porto, Portugal (Category 6)
  • Boutique Hotel Alhambra in Mali Losinj, Croatia (Category 7)
  • Severin’s The Alpine Retreat in Lech, Austria (Category 8)
  • Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose in Gassin, France (Category 8)
  • Ambassador Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland (Category 6)
  • Gran Hotel Son Net in Mallorca, Spain (Category 6)
  • Torralbenc in Alaior, Spain (Category 6)
  • Quinta da Comporta in Comporta, Portugal (Category 7)
  • TOTEM Madrid in Madrid, Spain (Category 5)
  • Claris Hotel & Spa in Barcelona, Spain (Category 5)
  • Enso Ango Fuya II in Kyoto, Japan (Category 4)
  • Hotel Nantipa in Santa Teresa de Cobano, Costa Rica (Category 6)
  • The Dudley Boutique Hotel in Hepburn Springs, Australia (Category 6)
  • D-Resort Sibenik in Sibenik, Croatia (Category 6)
  • Eastwest Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland (Category 5)
  • Hotel Three Sixty in Ojochal de Osa, Costa Rica (Category 6)
  • Smiths Beach Resort in Yallingup, Australia (Category 6)
  • The Raj Palace in Jaipur, India (Category 6)
  • Villa Eden Park Retreat in Merano, Italy (Category 7)
  • Villa Orsula Dubrovnik in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Category 8)
  • Bay of Many Coves in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand (Category 7)
  • D-Resort Gocek in Gocek, Turkey (Category 7)
  • Hemingways Watamu in Watamu, Kenya (Category 5)
  • Hotel Gajoen Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan (Category 7)
  • The Fortress Resort & Spa in Galle, Sri Lanka (Category 6)
  • The George in Christchurch, New Zealand (Category 4)
  • The Tokyo Station Hotel in Tokyo, Japan (Category 6)
  • The Walden in Yilan City, Taiwan (Category 3)
  • Twinpalms Phuket in Phuket, Thailand (Category 6)
  • Union House in Lukang, Taiwan (Category 3)
  • Hulbert House in Queenstown, New Zealand (Category 7)
  • Cours et Pavillons in Beijing, China (Category 6)
  • Honor Resort Yun Shu Dali in Dali, China (Category 7)
  • Ovolo The Valley Brisbane in Fortitude Valley, Australia (Category 3)
  • Woodbridge on the Derwent in New Norfolk, Australia (Category 7)
  • Carpe Diem Boutique Resort in Santorini, Greece (Category 8)
  • Mykonos Riviera Hotel in Mykonos, Greece (Category 7)
  • The Dylan Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Category 7)

The Valley, an SLH property

Earning & redeeming World of Hyatt points at SLH properties

World of Hyatt members earn points at SLH properties at the same rate they would at Hyatt properties, though only when they book through Hyatt channels:

  • Members earn five base points per USD spent on eligible room revenue with SLH
  • World of Hyatt members receive their standard elite tier bonuses (10% for Discoverist, 20% for Explorist, and 30% for Globalist)
  • World of Hyatt members will receive elite nights for SLH stay

Then when it comes to redeeming points, all SLH properties have year-round award pricing in one of eight categories:

  • Category 1: 5,000 points
  • Category 2: 8,000 points
  • Category 3: 12,000 points
  • Category 4: 15,000 points
  • Category 5: 20,000 points
  • Category 6: 25,000 points
  • Category 7: 30,000 points
  • Category 8: 40,000 points

Hotel Nantipa, an SLH property

World of Hyatt benefits at SLH properties

SLH properties provide the following on-property benefits for all World of Hyatt members who book through Hyatt channels:

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Daily complimentary continental breakfast
  • Room upgrade (one category at check-in, if available)
  • Early check-in (noon, based upon availability at check-in)
  • Late check-out (2:00PM, based upon availability at check-in

This is also useful for Chase Ultimate Rewards

Obviously this is a great new option for anyone looking to redeem World of Hyatt points, because they are so accessible. 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

Enso Ango Fuya II, an SLH property

Bottom line

I’m thrilled to see the number of SLH properties partnering with Hyatt expanding. They’ve more than quadrupled their number of properties since the partnership was introduced, and we should see even more in the future. I’m very pleased by the pace at which these are being added.

Ultimately this isn’t as useful as Thomson Hotels joining World of Hyatt, given that those properties are fully integrated into the Hyatt portfolio in terms of elite perks and just about everything else. I’m looking forward to the other brands that will be added over the coming months there, especially Alila Hotels.

The other issue is that you have to book through Hyatt channels to get these perks, and in some cases you can find cheaper rates for SLH properties through other channels.

Still, this partnership with SLH is awesome, and gives members access to properties where you couldn’t usually earn or redeem points.

Are there any new SLH additions that particularly interest you?

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Comments
  1. When paying at SLH, if you use the WOH credit card, do you get the 4x Hyatt bonus? Or should you pay using Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x bonus?

  2. If booking through points, do I still receive free continental breakfast? And check-in/out benefits?

  3. Do we know if all SLH hotels will be added? Anxiously awaiting Hotel Nayara Resort and Spa in Costa Rica. Spent my honeymoon there and it was amazing!

  4. I see the all benefits for World of Hyatt members but do Globalist get any other benefits specific to them?

  5. So excited to see Tokyo Station Hotel on the list. Had an amazing stay there a few years back – beautiful architecture and rooms, fun to run around downstairs shopping and eating through Tokyo Station, especially when fighting jetlag. Will be tough to bypass the Andaz, but very convenient for any transit – maybe beginning or end of next trip.

  6. Interesting, I might check out Hyatt now. I’m actually an SLH member already, and it’s probably my favorite hotel chain, although the average cost is significantly higher than Hyatt, it really is more of a leisure brand. Good acquisition.

  7. @cs22 — I’ve been looking at Tokyo Station hotel and playing around on the Hyatt website and it seems like availability is quite different booking via Hyatt than booking versus the hotel itself. I’m having trouble finding much points availability. I wonder if you can book through the hotel’s website and still get Hyatt benefits and points.

  8. Had been considering The George in Christchurch even before this news. But the website says they’re not accepting points bookings “at this time”. Do we think that’s something coming in the next few weeks? I’m looking to lock in time for this fall.

  9. I live near The Fish in Broadway which gets great reviews for both accommodations and, more locally, for its dining.

    That hotel in your lead photo looked at first glance like the Park Hyatt on Majorca with its hillside-village-arranged-around-central-square layout but I realise it’s more whitewashed Greek village style.

    As a Kiwi, pleased to see so many NZ hotels make the cut. Out of my league but I enjoy your reviews.

  10. @ Lea…..Not sure what dates you are looking at, but points availability is showing for The George for Nov 20 thru Nov 22.

  11. Love the 3 NZ additions. NZ lacks a large presence of the major hotel brands so the 3 added are good and loving that they are on the South Island. The annual Hyatt credit card night will be of great value at The George. Buying Hyatt points will be of value given the rates of all of those 3 additions.

  12. A key benefit for award stays for Globalist is free parking. That can be huge in major cities!

  13. I stayed at the Raj Palace in Jaipur a number of years ago and it was an incredible experience. So lavish and exotic but not over-the-top.

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