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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 ProgressedMore SLH Properties Join World Of HyattEarning & Redeeming Hyatt Points At SLH PropertiesWorld Of Hyatt Benefits At SLH PropertiesRedeem Chase Ultimate Rewards PointsBottom LineHow 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, ItalyLondon, EnglandVenice, ItalyShanghai, ChinaSantorini, GreeceTaipei, TaiwanKyoto, 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 NameCityCountryWOH Award CategoryHotel de la SoledadMoreliaMexico3Grand Hotel YerevanYerevanArmenia3Dinamo Hotel BakuBakuAzerbaijan3The New Jingli HotelNanjingChina3Boutique Hotel Villa am Ruhrufer Golf & SpaNordrhein-WestfalenGermany4Lanson Place HotelCauseway BayHong Kong4Hangzhou Rose Garden Resort & SpaZhejiangChina4Hotel28 MyeongdongSeoulSouth Korea4Londa Beach HotelLimassolCyprus5Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel SpaSalamancaSpain5Villa Le Maschere ResortFlorenceItaly5The Pillars HotelFort LauderdaleUSA5Cape Fahn HotelKoh SamuiThailand5Cape Kudu HotelPhang Nga ProvinceThailand5Hotel SahraiFezMorocco5Esperanza Resort & SpaVilniusLithuania5Casa Colonial Beach & SpaPuerto PlataDominican Republic5Villa di PiazzanoTuscanyItaly6The Chesterfield Hotel Palm BeachPalm BeachUSA6Kasa Hotel ParotaTulumMexico6The Merchant HouseManamaBahrain6Villa Maria CristinaGuanajuatoMexico6Villa Neri ResortLinguaglossaItaly6Noborioji Hotel NaraNara CityJapan6DasPosthotelTyrolAustria6De Witte LelieAntwerpBelgium6Hotel GoldgasseSalzbergAustria6Ka’ana ResortSan IgnacioBelize6Casa EllulVallettaMalta6Hounds Tooth InnOakhurstUSA61906 LodgeCoronadoUSA6Hotel De’RicciRomeItaly6Alpin RoyalSt. JohannItaly6Gold SuitesSantoriniGreece7Grand Hotel CocumellaSorrentoItaly7Hotel ai RealiVeniceItaly7Mont Blanc Hotel VillageLa SalleItaly7Grand Hotel Villa CastagnolaLuganoSwitzerland7Villa OrselinaOrselinaSwitzerland7Greywalls HotelGullaneUnited Kingdom7Inverlochy CastleFort WilliamUnited Kingdom7Il SalviatinoFlorenceItaly7Lefay Resort DolomitiPinzoloItaly7Alex Lake ZurichZurichSwitzerland7Point Grace Resort and SpaGrace BayTurks & Caicos8Calala IslandPearl CaysNicaragua8Le Grand BellevueGstaadSwitzerland8Canaves Oia EpitomeSantoriniGreece8Canaves Oia HotelSantoriniGreece8

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 SLHWorld 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 stayWorld of Hyatt members paying with The World of Hyatt Credit Card receive 4x pointsStays 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 pointsCategory 2: 8,000 pointsCategory 3: 12,000 pointsCategory 4: 15,000 pointsCategory 5: 20,000 pointsCategory 6: 25,000 pointsCategory 7: 30,000 pointsCategory 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 wifiDaily complimentary continental breakfastRoom 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-inRedeem 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

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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