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:
- London, England
- Rome, Italy
- Shanghai, China
- Kyoto, Japan
- 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|
|Grand Barrail Chateau Hotel & Spa||6||Saint-Emilion||France|
|Hotel Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle||7||Ibiza||Spain|
|Naman Retreat||7||Da Nang||Vietnam|
|The Celino South Beach||5||Miami Beach||USA|
|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|
|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|
|Cordée des Alpes||6||Verbier||Switzerland|
|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|
|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|
|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.
Ksar Char-Bagh, an SLH property
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?