Hyatt Expands SLH Partnership To 250+ 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 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.).

They’ve been working on adding more properties since that initial batch, and up until now there have been 200+ participating hotels.

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

  1. Rome, Italy
  2. London, England
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. Shanghai, China
  5. Santorini, Greece
  6. Taipei, Taiwan
  7. Kyoto, Japan

Well, yet another wave of properties has been added today, and Hyatt is now partnering with 250+ SLH properties.

More SLH Properties Join World Of Hyatt

This week World of Hyatt has expanded their SLH portfolio to a total of 250+ SLH properties.

Here are the additional properties that have just been added:

SLH Property Name City Country WOH Award Category
Hotel de la Soledad Morelia Mexico 3
Grand Hotel Yerevan Yerevan Armenia 3
Dinamo Hotel Baku Baku Azerbaijan 3
The New Jingli Hotel Nanjing China 3
Boutique Hotel Villa am Ruhrufer Golf & Spa Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 4
Lanson Place Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong 4
Hangzhou Rose Garden Resort & Spa Zhejiang China 4
Hotel28 Myeongdong Seoul South Korea 4
Londa Beach Hotel Limassol Cyprus 5
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel Spa Salamanca Spain 5
Villa Le Maschere Resort Florence Italy 5
The Pillars Hotel Fort Lauderdale USA 5
Cape Fahn Hotel Koh Samui Thailand 5
Cape Kudu Hotel Phang Nga Province Thailand 5
Hotel Sahrai Fez Morocco 5
Esperanza Resort & Spa Vilnius Lithuania 5
Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Puerto Plata Dominican Republic 5
Villa di Piazzano Tuscany Italy 6
The Chesterfield Hotel Palm Beach Palm Beach USA 6
Kasa Hotel Parota Tulum Mexico 6
The Merchant House Manama Bahrain 6
Villa Maria Cristina Guanajuato Mexico 6
Villa Neri Resort Linguaglossa Italy 6
Noborioji Hotel Nara Nara City Japan 6
DasPosthotel Tyrol Austria 6
De Witte Lelie Antwerp Belgium 6
Hotel Goldgasse Salzberg Austria 6
Ka’ana Resort San Ignacio Belize 6
Casa Ellul Valletta Malta 6
Hounds Tooth Inn Oakhurst USA 6
1906 Lodge Coronado USA 6
Hotel De’Ricci Rome Italy 6
Alpin Royal St. Johann Italy 6
Gold Suites Santorini Greece 7
Grand Hotel Cocumella Sorrento Italy 7
Hotel ai Reali Venice Italy 7
Mont Blanc Hotel Village La Salle Italy 7
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Lugano Switzerland 7
Villa Orselina Orselina Switzerland 7
Greywalls Hotel Gullane United Kingdom 7
Inverlochy Castle Fort William United Kingdom 7
Il Salviatino Florence Italy 7
Lefay Resort Dolomiti Pinzolo Italy 7
Alex Lake Zurich Zurich Switzerland 7
Point Grace Resort and Spa Grace Bay Turks & Caicos 8
Calala Island Pearl Cays Nicaragua 8
Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad Switzerland 8
Canaves Oia Epitome Santorini Greece 8
Canaves Oia Hotel Santorini Greece 8

Inverlochy Castle, an SLH property

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

Canaves Oia, 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

Calala Island, 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 250+ 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. Calala Island is a suites only resort, so it’s impossible to book on points since no base room is available.

  2. “SLH Property Name City Country WOH Award Category
    Hotel de la Soledad Morelia Mexico 3
    Grand Hotel Yerevan Yerevan Armenia 3
    Dinamo Hotel Baku Baku Azerbaijan 3
    The New Jingli Hotel Nanjing China 3
    Boutique Hotel Villa am Ruhrufer Golf & Spa Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 4
    Lanson Place Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong 4 <<<<>>>>>
    Hangzhou Rose Garden Resort & Spa Zhejiang China 4”

  3. @Lucky, this is great news! Loving what Hyatt’s doing and so excited about these new properties being added! Quick question from you statement: “SLH properties provide the following on-property benefits for all World of Hyatt members who book through Hyatt channels:” Are these benefits available only through cash bookings? Do they also apply to points booking? Thanks!

  4. I’ve read mix things about this: Does SLH waive resort fees when booked with Hyatt points or free cert?

  5. Going to Euro 2020 Next year and want to hang out in the Highlands for few days post football. I’m awash in Hyatt & Chase points, so Inverlochy Castle is perfect. Gotta do it for the ‘gram and all.

  6. I’ve stayed at Inverlochy Castle. The facilities, the staff, and the food are all top notch. We really felt like we were staying at a private estate. Can’t recommend it enough.

  7. This partnership is the biggest farce ever. There is almost zero good reason to book SLH through Hyatt. You are getting ripped off plain and simple. It is not a best rate by any means and the award categories are all 1-2 categories too high across the board IMO. I am surprised bloggers haven’t been giving more flack to this given how limited the benefits are and the fact that you get worse rate booking through Hyatt.

  8. I love access to more properties, that’s always a good thing. My one SLH award redemption, th Sant Francesc in Palma, Mallorca was underwhelming. No early check in, room on ground floor, mediocre service, and I was globalist on my honeymoon and the room was arranged by my Hyatt concierge. It was a full breakfast, but the hotel seemed to look at Hyatt bookings the way other hotels look at OTA or opaque bookings – add on business not quality business.

  9. If you use points on the SLH properties, will you be eligble for the automatic upgrade as an explorist? or is that only if you don’t use points?

  10. Not sure if this an oversight or a nod to you ability Lucky – Hyatt’s website is directing readers to both The Points Guy and OMAAT for more information on the changes.

    Under the subheadings “Another 43 Luxury Hotels and Resorts Now Available Using Hyatt Points” and “Hyatt Expands SLH Partnership To 200+ Hotels” available at The former ‘Read more’ links to the TPG and the latter to OMAAT and lands on this article.

    Lucky – were you aware of this and did Hyatt approach you to partner in this press update surrounding this? I’m so intrigued how this came about.

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