It was only just October that I broke the news that Hyatt would acquire Two Roads Hospitality and the Thompson, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Alila and tommie hotel brands.
Already Hyatt has been integrating properties. Most of Thompson Hotels joined World of Hyatt March 28th. Then on May 14 Hyatt integrated 14 of the 18 Joie de Vivre hotels into the World of Hyatt portfolio.
The brand I’ve been looking forward to though is Alila. The Park Hyatt Hadahaa in the Maldives first opened as an Alila property. Ventana Big Sur, while perhaps not in league with the Post Ranch Inn, still seems an idyllic stop along my dream to drive a 1966 Cobra down the Pacific Coast Highway.
Alila Uluwutu, Bali
Alila Hotels beta website says that their properties are in the process of joining the World of Hyatt program ‘through July 17.’
Most Alila properties are in Southeast Asia, along with India and China, and will make for incredible redemptions. Let’s just hope Hyatt isn’t temped to slot several into category 8, which is supposed to be reserved for SLH hotels!
Each hotel joining World of Hyatt is listed alongside a joining date ranging from June 25 through July 16.
Joining June 25:
- Ventana Big Sur
- Alila Solo
- Alila Seminyak, and Studio at Alila Seminyak
- Alila Ubud
- Alila Villas Uluwatu
Joining June 26:
- Alila Koh Russey
- Alila Bangsar
- Alila Manggis
- Alila SCBD Jakarta
Joining July 15:
- Alila Diwa Goa, and the Diwa Club by Alila
- Alila Yangshuo
- Alila Jabal Akhdar
Joining July 16:
- Alila Fort Bishanarh
- Alila Anji
- Alila Wuzhen
It doesn’t appear from the site that Alila Purnama (cruises) will be joining.
Update June 24th: Hyatt tells me “At this time, the following properties will not participate in World of Hyatt, due to unique circumstances with systems integrations: Alila Jakarta, Alila Yangshuo and Alila Purnama. Members will not be able to earn or redeem World of Hyatt points, enjoy World of Hyatt tier status or other benefits at these properties.”
2000 Bonus Points
Hyatt is offering 2000 bonus points for your first eligible stay at each of these four brands completed by December 31, for a maximum of 8000 bonus points. No registration required.
Stackable Free Night Offer
You’ll also receive a category 1-4 free night (valid for 180 days from date of issuance) if you complete an eligible stay at each of these four brands by December 31. No registration required.
Of course we don’t know when Destination Hotels will actually join Hyatt so that could be difficult to do. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a promotion whose terms require members to do something that depends on a hotel chain securing contracts and performing IT work in the future.
What makes this interesting though is that if you stay at all four brands by December 31 you’ll earn 8000 total bonus points and a free night.
And Hyatt also offers a free night for every 5 of their brands you stay at. Four new brands makes it easier to earn these nights, adds an additional possible night to earn, and stays towards the new brand bonus offers also count towards the ongoing free night for every 5 brands offer.
Are you looking forward to redeeming points, and enjoying elite benefits like breakfast and upgrades, at any of these hotels?