Hyatt Expands SLH Partnership To 300+ Hotels

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Last December World of Hyatt launched an awesome partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

How Hyatt’s SLH Partnership Has Progressed

This was a well thought out new partnership, given that Hyatt’s biggest weakness 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.).

They’ve been working on adding more properties since that initial batch, and up until now there have been 250+ participating hotels.

Hyatt shares that the following five markets have been the most popular for member SLH bookings:

  1. London, England
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. Shanghai, China
  4. Kyoto, Japan
  5. Paris, France

Well, yet another wave of properties has been added today, and Hyatt is now partnering with 300+ SLH properties.

More SLH Properties Join World Of Hyatt

Today World of Hyatt has expanded their SLH portfolio to a total of 300+ SLH properties.

Here are the additional properties that have just been added:

SLH Property Name Award Category City Country
Stoke Park 5 Stoke Poges United Kingdom
Casa del Mar 8 Mykonos Greece
Hotel San Regis 7 Paris France
La Villa del Re 7 Sardinia Italy
Le Pavillon des Lettres 6 Paris France
Domaine Misincu 7 Corsica France
Grand Barrail Chateau Hotel & Spa 6 Saint-Emilion France
Hotel Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle 7 Ibiza Spain
Downtown 4 Mexico City Mexico
Naman Retreat 7 Da Nang Vietnam
The Celino South Beach 5 Miami Beach USA
Brooks Hotel 5 Dublin Ireland
Domaine de Manville 7 Les Baux de Provence France
Grand Hotel Angiolieri 6 Sorrento Italy
Hotel Byron 7 Forte dei Marmi Italy
Hotel Le Pashmina Le Refuge 8 Val Thorens France
Hotel Villa Ducale 6 Taormina Italy
Le Clos Saint Martin Hotel & Spa 7 Saint Martin France
Pädaste Manor 6 Muhu Island Estonia
Villa Carlotta 7 Taormina Italy
Abba Resorts Izu 8 Ito Japan
Eichardts Private Hotel 8 Queenstown New Zealand
Heritage Le Tefair Golf & Wellness Resort 6 Bel Ombre Mauritius
O Monot Hotel 3 Beirut Lebanon
Olive Boutique Hotel 5 San Juan Puerto Rico
The Marmara Bodrum 4 Bodrum Turkey
Tongsai Pool Villas 7 Koh Samui Thailand
Boutique Hotel Heidelberg Suites 5 Heidelberg Germany
Boutique Hotel Wachtelhof 6 Hinterthal Maria Alm Austria
Castle Hot Springs 8 Castle Hot Springs, AZ USA
Château d’Ouchy 5 Lausanne Switzerland
Cordée des Alpes 6 Verbier Switzerland
Grossarler Hof 6 Grossarl Austria
Inn at English Harbour 8 English Harbour Antigua and Barbuda
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa 6 Lake Placid, NY USA
The Reef by CuisinArt 6 Merrywing Bay Anguilla
French Coco 7 Tartane Martinique
The Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito 5 La Ceiba Atlantida Honduras
La Casa Que Canta 7 Zihuatanejo Mexico
Praia Art Resort 6 Isola di Capo Rizzuto Italy
Tower Suites Reykjavik 8 Reykjavik Iceland
Bolontiku Boutique Hotel and Spa 4 San Andres Guatemala
Ksar Char-Bagh 7 Marrakech Morrocco
Twinpalms MontAzure 6 Phuket Thailand
Great Fosters 5 Egham United Kingdom
Kasa Hotel Riviera Maya 5 Puerto Aventuras Mexico
Vista Palazzo Lago di Como 8 Como Italy
Lennox Miami Beach 6 Miami Beach USA
Castello di Spaltenna 6 Gaiole in Chianti Italy
Villa La Madonna 6 Monastero Bormida Italy
Les Sources de Cheverny 6 Cheverny France
Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel Hangzhou 5 Hangzhou China
100 Rizes Seaside Resort 4 Gytheio Greece
Greenhill Lodge 8 Hastings New Zealand
Arima Hotel 4 San Sebastian Spain
Le Refuge de la Traye 8 Meribel- Les Allues France

Le Refuge de la Traye, an SLH property

Earn 3,000 Bonus Points Per SLH Stay

To celebrate the continued expansion of this relationship, World of Hyatt members can receive 3,000 bonus points for every eligible paid stay at a participating SLH property between December 10, 2019, and March 2, 2020. Registration is required by January 31, 2020, to take advantage of this.

That’s a very nice bonus — I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so that’s like an incremental $45 reward per stay.

Earning & Redeeming 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
  • World of Hyatt members paying with The World of Hyatt Credit Card receive 4x points
  • Stays at SLH properties are eligible for Hyatt’s current global promotion

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

Arima Hotel, 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

Redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

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

Ksar Char-Bagh, an SLH property

Bottom Line

I’m thrilled to see the number of SLH properties partnering with Hyatt expanding, as we’re now up to 300+ properties since the partnership was introduced.

This is a fantastic addition, especially as SLH has properties at a lot of destinations where Hyatt doesn’t.

It is important to remember that this is just a marketing partnership, though, and these properties aren’t fully joining World of Hyatt. 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.

So you won’t see the full level of reciprocity that you’d see with Hyatt’s Two Roads Hospitality acquisition, including Alila, Thompson, Joie de Vivre, and more. At those properties you receive full World of Hyatt elite perks, which don’t apply at SLH properties.

Are there any new SLH additions that particularly interest you?

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Comments
  1. Having stayed at a few SLH hotels, most of them did not earn 4x on the WOH card. Theoretically they should, but Chase is failing to deliver on their terms.

  2. As a discoverist, I have no breakfast benefit, so I absolutely love SLH partnership. One of the best SLH I have been to is the Noborioji Hotel in Nara, Japan. Best location next to the deer park; old school Japanese luxury and hospitality; COMPLENTARY fully stocked mini bar; and fantastic breakfast.

    Often retails for over $700, and only cost me 25000 points. Thank you hyatt for the fantastic partnership.

  3. I only have tried one SLH booking through Hyatt and I can say with complete certainty that it did not deliver on the stated benefits, in fact they seem to be treating the booking as though it came through something like Hotwire…in other words less benefits than I would have received had I booked with the hotel directly. They actually made me produce emails proving the basis of the rate that I had booked through Hyatt, not just the confirmation codes, the full emails. That should improve over time but since most of these hotels are small and relatively independent I would expect consistency of services and benefits to be poor for a long time.

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