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Over the past year Hyatt has been doing a good job of expanding the opportunities available to its World of Hyatt members by adding a significant number Small Luxury Hotel (SLH) properties to the list of hotels at which members can earn and burn Hyatt points….and now the expansion continues.
Starting tomorrow (28 March 2019) eight properties operating under the Thomson Hotels banner (formerly Two Roads) will be integrated into Hyatt’s loyalty program and will be bookable using World of Hyatt points.
The properties in question are:
- Gild Hall (NYC) – Category 4
- The Beekman (NYC) – Category 6
- The Cape (Cabo San Lucas) – Category 6
- Thompson Chicago – Category 4
- Thompson Nashville – Category 6
- Thompson Seattle – Category 5
- Thompson Toronto – Category 6
- Thompson Zihuatanejo (Mexico) – Category 6
Here’s Hyatt’s current award chart showing how many points an award night at each of those properties will cost:
More Brands To Come
As well as the introduction of the Thompson Hotels brand into the World of Hyatt tomorrow Hyatt has said that we can expect three more brands to join in 2019:
- Joie de Vivre Hotels (for stays starting May 15, 2019)
- Alila Hotels (coming soon)
- Destination Hotels (coming soon)
Here’s what Hyatt had to say about the latest news:
The integration of these new brands into Hyatt’s portfolio throughout 2019 will provide 60+ hotels in 20+ new markets, including Vail, CO; Ubud, Bali, Indonesia; Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and more.
In addition, these four brands will expand Hyatt’s resort offerings by 60 percent and include legendary resorts such as Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort in Big Sur, CA; Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia; The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and Sunriver Resort, A Destination Hotel in Sunriver, OR.
Hyatt guests can also take advantage of 40+ new spas, 20+ new golf courses and 10 new ski destinations across these newly added brands in Hyatt’s portfolio.
Bonus Points On Offer
Hyatt is sweetening the pot for anyone keen to try out the new brands it’s introducing to the World of Hyatt by offering guests 2,000 bonus points for their first qualifying stay at each new brand and a Category 1-4 ‘free night certificate’ after a guest tries out all four new brands.
No registration is required.
Eligible stays begin when each brand starts participating in World of Hyatt and must be completed by 31 December 2019. Award night bookings count as eligible stays.
The one major complaint most people have about Hyatt is that its footprint is too small making it hard to be ‘loyal’ to the chain (and therefore hard to earn top-tier status) but, with these upcoming additions to the World of Hyatt coming on top of the SLH additions we’ve already seen, Hyatt will have increased its footprint by nearly 200 properties in under a year – that’s pretty good going!
Some of these properties look fantastic so it will be interesting to see what categories Hyatt will place them in when they join the World of Hyatt – the fact that Hyatt isn’t blindly adding all its new properties to Categories 7 & 8 is a good sign so far….let’s hope that trend continues.