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Another 31 SLH Properties & 1 Experience Have Been Added To The World Of Hyatt


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The last time we noticed Hyatt adding more Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) to the World of Hyatt program was, unsurprisingly, before the pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Now, a recent announcement from Hyatt indicates that 12 more SLH properties were added to its loyalty program back in April (who knew?) and that a further 22 SLH properties/experiences were added just yesterday.

Here’s what you need to know about the latest additions to the World of Hyatt:

  • 31 new properties and a new experience are joining the World of Hyatt
  • The properties are spread across 16 countries
  • The properties will be joining the World of Hyatt in categories 3 through 8
    • 1 x Category 3
    • 4 x Category 4
    • 8 x Category 5
    • 14 x Category 6
    • 1 x Category 7
    • 3 x Category 8

All are now active World of Hyatt members and here they are listed out by region and by World of Hyatt Category:

AFRICA

South Africa

  • The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town – Category 4
  • The Marine in Hermanus – Category 4
  • The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay – Category 5

Tanzania

  • Amani Boutique Hotel Zanzibar – Category 5

THE AMERICAS

Ecuador

  • M/Y Kontiki Wayra – Kontiki Expeditions in Manta* (Available for booking from 8 August 2021)

United States

  • The Grady in Louisville, Kentucky – Category 5

The Grady in Louisville, Kentucky – Image courtesy of SLH

  • Keswick Hall in Keswick, Virginia – Category 6

THE CARIBBEAN

Belize

  • Itzana Resort & Residences in Placencia – Category 5
  • Gaia Riverlodge in Cayo District – Category 6
  • Matachica Resort & Spa in Ambergris Caye – Category 6

EUROPE

Croatia

  • Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik – Category 7

Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik – Image courtesy of SLH

France

  • Hotel des Gouverneurs in Bastia – Category 5
  • Auberge de Cassagne Spa in Le Pontent Avignon – Category 6
  • Hotel La Roya in Saint-Florent – Category 6
  • Hotel Raphael in Paris – Category 6
  • Les Bories in Gordes en Provence – Category 6
  • Le Domaine d’Ablon in Ablon – Category 8

Germany

  • Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf – Category 6

Greece

  • White Coast Pool Suites in Milos – Category 6
  • Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini – Category 8

Ireland

  • Wilder Townhouse in Dublin – Category 4

Wilder Townhouse in Dublin – Image courtesy of SLH

Italy

  • Villa Soligo in Farra di Soligo, Trevosi – Category 3
  • Donna Carmela Resort and Lodges in Carruba di Riposto, Sicily – Category 6
  • Ca’ di Dio in Venice – Category 6 (opening August 1)

Spain

  • La Torre del Canonigo in Ibiza – Category 6

Switzerland

  • Bergwelt GrindelwaldAlpine Design Resort in Grindelwald – Category 6

United Kingdom

  • Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast – Category 4
  • Grove of Narberth in Narberth – Category 5

Grove of Narberth – Image courtesy of SLH

  • Homewood in Bath – Category 5
  • The Dunstane Houses in Edinburgh – Category 5

THE MIDDLE EAST & INDIAN OCEAN

Israel

  • The American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem – Category 6

Seychelles

  • L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa in Mahé – Category 8

*The M/Y Kontiki Wayra – Kontiki Expeditions in Manta has not been assigned a World of Hyatt category because it is not available for World of Hyatt points redemptions. This is an “experience” rather than a SLH property and guests will still earn points for bookings made through Hyatt.

WoH Earnings At SLH Properties

  • World of Hyatt members earn five Base Points per $1 USD spent on eligible room revenue
  • World of Hyatt members receive their standard tier Bonus Points on eligible room revenue spend:
    • Discoverist – 10%
    • Explorist – 20%
    • Globalist – 30%
  • Qualifying nights at SLH hotels count toward earning World of Hyatt elite-tier status
  • All holders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) will earn an additional 4 Bonus Points, for a total of 9 World of Hyatt points, per $1 spent at participating SLH properties.

WoH Benefits At SLH Properties

Participating SLH properties will provide the following on-property benefits to all World of Hyatt members who book through Hyatt, regardless of status:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily complimentary continental breakfast for two guests
  • 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)

Bottom Line

The World of Hyatt continues to be the most compelling of the hotel loyalty programs as it now not only offers one of the best award charts around but it also offers a very large selection of properties that aren’t just the usual cookie-cutter properties and that offer something different.

With well over 300 SLH properties now in the World of Hyatt program, Hyatt’s footprint has expanded significantly in the last few years, with top-tier elite benefits continuing to look more and more attractive in comparison to what we see offered by a number of the other major hotel loyalty programs, and with Hyatt (anecdotally) continuing to treat its guest noticeably better than most of the other big chains, the World of Hyatt has never looked more attractive.

Featured Image: L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa in Mahé courtesy of SLH

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