You Can Now Redeem World of Hyatt Points at 32 More Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) Properties

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World of Hyatt is one of the most beloved loyalty programs among points and miles enthusiasts, and for good reason. Its redemptions are some of the most reasonable, customer service is unbeatable, the perks and benefits rock — and it's just an all-around great program.

But one of the biggest grievances has long been the smaller footprint of the chain. Compared to hospitality giants like Marriott with over 7,600 hotels and IHG with nearly 6,000 properties, Hyatt operates just over 1,000 hotels. Fortunately, the winds of change are blowing and Hyatt is adding more and more properties all the time.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Partnership

Hyatt banner for Small Luxury Hotels of the World

First, some background. Not too long ago, Hyatt teamed up with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (nicknamed SLH). SLH is a collection of independent boutique hotels around the world. With this partnership, not only can you earn World of Hyatt points at participating SLH properties, but you can redeem them for free nights, as well.

Now, SLH is adding even more participating properties to the partnership. 32 more, in fact.

New World of Hyatt Small Luxury Hotels as of April 1, 2021

New Hyatt SLH Properties as of July 15, 2021

Benefits and Restrictions

The World of Hyatt partnership with Small Luxury Hotels is fantastic for so many reasons. One of the best aspects is the benefits available to all World of Hyatt members — not just those with elite status. When staying at SLH properties, all World of Hyatt members can enjoy the following perks:

  • 5 base points per eligible $1 spent
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Qualifying elite night credits
  • Complimentary breakfast for two guests
  • Room upgrades upon availability
  • Free night awards
  • The World of Hyatt Credit Card holders will earn 4 bonus World of Hyatt points per $1 spent at participating SLH locations.

However, of course, there are a few restrictions:

  • Hyatt’s Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
  • Minimum length of stay requirements apply at some participating SLH properties during certain times of the year.
  • World of Hyatt points are awarded only on room rates. Services such as dining and spa do not earn points.
  • Award Bookings at SLH properties are for 2 adults. Additional guests, including children, may be charged additional fees by the property.
  • Members who book a stay at a Small Luxury Hotels properties through Hyatt aren't eligible for benefits of SLH’s own Invited loyalty program

The last thing to know is that you must book your stay through Hyatt.com to receive and earn these benefits. Booking through 3rd party sites or even SLH will exclude you from these earnings and benefits.

[Expired] Bonus Journeys Promotion

Hyatt runs quarterly promotions all year known as Bonus Journeys. These promos give you the opportunity to earn more points than normal when you meet specific requirements. This quarter, Hyatt's Bonus Journeys promo is targeted specifically for SLH hotels and gives members the opportunity to earn triple points. The requirements are as follows:

  • Must stay two or more qualifying nights
  • Register by August 20, 2021
  • Stay through July 20 through September 15, 2021

Don't forget to register here for Hyatt's current Bonus Journeys promotion.

Final Thoughts

The ability to use your Hyatt points for more properties is always great news and only makes your World of Hyatt points that much more valuable. And thanks to Hyatt's latest Bonus Journeys promo, if you have been wanting to try out an SLH property, now is as good of time as ever.

Have you stayed at a Small Luxury Hotels property?

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  • According to Hyatt you do NOT get the 4x points for SLH room charges on WOH credit card.

    • That’s concerning. Where are you finding that? In the Offer Details on the World of Hyatt Credit card, it makes it pretty clear that “participating SLH properties” are eligible for the 4x:
      “4 Bonus Points on Hyatt purchases: You’ll earn 4 World of Hyatt Bonus Points for each $1 USD spent on purchases made at Hyatt hotels and resorts (including at participating restaurants and participating locations that are owned, managed, franchised or licensed by Hyatt Corporation or its subsidiaries or affiliates) at participating SLH properties, and on Lindblad Expedition experiences purchased directly through the World of Hyatt program. “Small Luxury Hotels” or “SLH” means properties affiliated with Small Luxury Hotels of the World Limited that participate in the World of Hyatt Program. “Participating SLH properties” means any hotel or resort that is affiliated with SLH and participates in the World of Hyatt Program. For more information about participating SLH properties, please visit worldofhyatt.com/slhOpens Overlay.”

  • If it weren’t for the loyalty programs of the chains constantly drawing me away, I’d try to stay at independent boutique hotels every trip. Some are simply wonderful in their unique character and warm hospitality.

  • Definitely the Hyatt portfolio keeps growing

  • Not sure if any of those new hotels will fit in my travel plans the next few years.

  • I love SLH properties, this is only good news

  • It is nice to earn Hyatt points in Corsica, France.

  • Glad to see Hyatt’s expanding its SLH properties. It seems this lineup changes periodically.

  • Great positive move for the Hyatt rewards program allowing these redemptions!

  • Thats more great news for us Hyatt fans, Virginia here we come.

  • There are some very interesting locations on this list. I haven’t yet stayed at a SLH but they seem to be something that’s worth saving up Hyatt points to experience.

  • Love these new options. Too bad the rollout is taking so long.