The Hyatt world is getting… smaller!


When you think Hyatt, you think big – big hotels, big chain, it’s just big. But unlike other big hotel chains, like Marriott, Hyatt is not sitting on its big laurels and is making sure travelers are not being lulled into knowing what Hyatt is all about. The hotel group recently partnered with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Yes, small, as in small luxury hotels, as in luxury like the Hyatt, as in the connection is starting to make perfect sense now.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a global brand that actually isn’t so small. It includes over 500 independently-minded hotels worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. To put that in perspective, Hyatt has over 700 hotels around the world. So SLH is not so small after all, is it?

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In this new relationship between Hyatt and SLH, Hyatt members will be able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points to use towards eligible stays at participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World. And in the other direction, qualifying nights at SLH hotels will count toward World of Hyatt tier status. The catch? Just do your booking through Hyatt.

This new membership benefit is expected to launch at the end of this year, so you’ll have to sit tight until then. But just to whet your appetite and make travel plans, check out the properties of SLH at their website. SLH offers exciting opportunities to explore new destinations in pure luxury without sacrificing local authenticity. Every hotel is carefully selected for its impeccable service and individual flair and ranges from secluded seaside retreats like the Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia to buzzing city center sanctuaries like Villa Spalletti Trivelli in Rome.

Chief Executive Officer of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Filip Boyen, said: “Our work together will allow World of Hyatt members to enjoy loyalty benefits across a wider choice of small independent luxury hotels. For SLH, our hotels are our brand, and we look forward to expected increased occupancy with significant exposure to the World of Hyatt program’s more than 10 million members.”

“This is another example of how Hyatt continues to listen to the wants and needs of World of Hyatt members and take meaningful action,” said Mark Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt. “SLH’s high-end collection of boutique hotel experiences means our members will soon be able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points in more places, including many new locations in Europe and Asia.”