World Of Hyatt Added 20 More Small Luxury Hotels

Hyatt has a partnership with SLH Hotels that lets you earn points and status at those properties (when booking paid rates through Hyatt) and redeem points at these same properties, though not all of the hotels are part of this arrangement.

Shortly before the pandemic the partnership had grown to include about half of the SLH hotels. Earlier this year 12 more hotels were added.

And today Hyatt announced another 20 joining the partnership although for one of these no points redemptions are permitted. But then it’s not a hotel it’s a ‘sustainable sea expedition of Ecuador.’ Ok…

While the most expensive redemption for a legacy Hyatt property is category 7 (30,000 points per night) new additions to the program including SLH Hotels can be priced at category 8 (40,000 points per night). Check rates, because many seasonal properties justify that redemption cost at their peak but very much not so at other times of the year, so you’ll prefer to pay cash and check to see whether booking through a luxury travel advisor throws in additional value-added amenities.

Booking paid stays through Hyatt at participating SLH hotels includes

  • 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)

Hyatt’s best rate guarantee doesn’t apply, and SLH’s own best rate guarantee doesn’t apply. So always check pricing that is offering versus what Hyatt may be offering, or even booking direct with an independent hotel.

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