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.
Enso Ango Fuya II, an SLH property
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?