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:
- Rome, Italy
- London, England
- Venice, Italy
- Shanghai, China
- Santorini, Greece
- Taipei, Taiwan
- 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|
|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|
|De Witte Lelie||Antwerp||Belgium||6|
|Ka’ana Resort||San Ignacio||Belize||6|
|Hounds Tooth Inn||Oakhurst||USA||6|
|Alpin Royal||St. Johann||Italy||6|
|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|
|Greywalls Hotel||Gullane||United Kingdom||7|
|Inverlochy Castle||Fort William||United Kingdom||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.
Calala Island, an SLH property
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?