Over 50 New Luxury Hotels are Now Bookable Through Hyatt!

Written by Charlie

It is now possible to book over 50 new luxury hotels around the world through Hyatt. You can even use Hyatt points for those stays as well as receive Hyatt benefits.

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

Link: Hyatt and SLH Partnership

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

Member Benefits:

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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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • […] Hyatt’s partnership with SLH is nicely taking place. About 500 hotels are going to be added eventually in 2019. The first batch of 54 Europe hotels is live now. I see several additions in Greece, mostly Mykonos and Santorini! If anyone has any feedback on the ones in Athens, Thessaloniki and Kuala Lumpur please let me know. Here is how many World of Hyatt points each one will cost. ALL World of Hyatt members get free continental breakfast, a room category upgrade, early check in and late check out based on availability and free wifi. Which means elite benefits do not apply but you do get to earn elite points and of course stay credits. This will get Hyatt’s footprint to about 1,200. Which is still far smaller than the other big hotel chains. Still, a really nice improvement and all these hotels look like excellent additions! The current Chase Hyatt visa offer is available now and the signup bonus is 60,000 World of Hyatt points, available HERE. […]