Earlier this year, Hyatt announced their new partnership with SLH – Small Luxury Hotels. This partnership was to bring over 500 new properties to the Hyatt portfolio for members. As of next week, Hyatt members can begin staying at 50 of these luxury hotels with Hyatt points!
50 New Luxury Hotels are Now Bookable Through Hyatt
Hyatt plans to bring the rest of the hotels from the partnership into Hyatt channels over the next year, but for now, they have opened up 50 locations where it is now possible to book these luxury hotels. This means you can book for stays starting as soon as December 6, 2018!
There had been the rumors a while back about the new Hyatt Category 8 that required 40,000 points per night. This is where these new properties will land. Hyatt says that future SLH properties will be assessed and, while many will also be at 40,000 points per night, others will fit into lower categories.
Here are some of the properties that are now bookable with Hyatt points:
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, whose spa has a reputation as one of the finest in the UK;Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, a superb 16th century villa at the gates of Verona; Pangkor Laut Resort, an exclusive haven nestled on a private island in Malaysia; San Antonio, a romantic boutique hotel on the Caldera plateau in Santorini offering outstanding sea views, and DUKES LONDON, a quintessentially English retreat famed for its DUKES Bar.
You will want to check rates at many properties since it may be a far better deal to book with cash than with points. For example, the Byblos Art Hotel Villa (in the featured image) can be had for rates as low as $240 per night. Not that great a deal to use 40,000 points for that!
The good news is that if you do book through Hyatt, here is what you can expect:
Earning and Redemption:
- World of Hyatt members earn 5 Base Points per $1 USD spent on eligible room revenue
- World of Hyatt members will receive their standard tier Bonus Points on eligible room revenue spend (10% Discoverist, 20% Explorist, 30% Globalist)
- Qualifying nights at SLH hotels will count toward earning World of Hyatt elite-tier status
- World of Hyatt members can redeem points to use for free night awards on SLH hotel reservations; each SLH property has been categorized into Hyatt’s existing hotel award chart, which includes a new Category 8 at 40,000 points
Participating SLH properties will provide the following on-property benefits to all World of Hyatt members:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- 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)
Full List of Initial Properties
As you can see, the list is very heavy with properties in both Greece and Italy, both countries that Hyatt has been quite weak in.
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