The recent partnership between Small Luxury Hotels and Hyatt is one that I’ve been very excited about. Given the chains limited footprint, allowing World of Hyatt members to earn and use Hyatt points at a select number of SLH properties is a boon.
Hyatt began the integration with an initial list of 54 SLH properties back in November. Now they have released a list of 56 more SLH properties, bringing the total to 110. This expansion adds World of Hyatt footprint in a number of places where they were completely lacking previously, including Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Denmark, Hungary, Laos, and Turks and Caicos.
Full list of additional SLH properties bookable with Hyatt
Here is the full list of the 56 additional properties bookable through World of Hyatt, with either cash or points:
- Kristiania Lech, Lech am Arlberg, Austria
- The Pand Hotel, Bruges, Belgium
- Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Hotel Haven, Helsinki, Finland
- Hotel Lilla Roberts, Helsinki, Finland
- Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
- Chateau Eza, Eze Village, France
- Le M de Megeve, Megeve, France
- Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Paris, France
- Grand Powers, Paris, France
- Hotel Relais Christine, Paris, France
- Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel, Paris, France
- Château la Chenevière, Port-en-Bessin, France
- Muse Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle, France
- Hotel Regency , Florence, Italy
- Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Lake Garda, Italy
- Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore, Italy
- Eight Hotel Portofino, Portofino, Italy
- The Gray, Milan, Italy
- Il Melograno, Puglia, Italy
- Babuino 181, Rome, Italy
- Hotel D’Inghilterra, Rome, Italy
- Hotel Splendide Royal, Rome, Italy
- Hotel Bergs, Riga, Latvia
- Winselerhof Country Estate, Landgraaf, Netherlands
- Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa, Estoril, Portugal
- Carmo’s Boutique Hotel, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
- Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa, Vila Vicosa, Portugal
- Saint Ten Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia
- Terra Dominicata, Priorat, Spain
- Bank Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
- Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama, Lipperswil, Switzerland
- The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
- Langshott Manor, Langshott, United Kingdom
- Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Bali, Indonesia
- Viceroy Bali, Bali, Indonesia
- Kasara Niseko Village, Niseko, Japan
- The Luang Say Residence, Luang Prabang, Laos
- Cameron Highlands Resort, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
- Tanjong Jara Resort, Dungun, Malaysia
- The Majestic Malacca, Malaysia, Malaysia
- Hotel Eclat Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
- 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
- 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Aleenta Resort & Spa Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand
- Akyra Beach Club Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
- Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
- Keemala, Phuket, Thailand
- Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences, Samana, Dominican Republic
- Casas del XVI, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- The Trident Hotel, Port Antonio, Jamaica
- Sailrock Resort, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos
- Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, USA
- Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa, Jackson, USA
- The Betsy South Beach, Miami Beach, USA
- The Plymouth South Beach, Miami Beach, USA
Remember that the Hyatt/SLH partnership includes some specific perks that are do not depend on your elite status with the chain. All World of Hyatt members booking SLH stays will receive complimentary continental breakfast for two, complimentary WiFi, early check-in and late check-out (based on availability), and a one category room upgrade. The inclusion of breakfast makes SLH more appealing to me as a less-than-Globalist Hyatt elite. Here are 8 properties in particular that stood out to me in terms of value, character, and/or great addition to Hyatt’s footprint. Full list here.
Saint Ten Hotel, Belgrade
A very stylish pick in the capital of Serbia, the Saint Ten Hotel offers luxury at an affordable price. Near many of the attractions in the center of Belgrade, the hotel is just 10 minutes by foot from the old town. Definitely on my list for a trip to the Balkans.
The hotel is only a Category 4 property, allowing use of your Hyatt free night certificate. Rates vary between €125 and €150 for most weekend dates I checked. This isn’t a fantastic use of Hyatt points, but when free breakfast and a room upgrade are offered to all Hyatt members booking SLH properties, the appeal is definitely still there.
Hotel Bergs, Riga
The Hotel Bergs is situated in Latvia’s capital city and is the only option in the country. The hotel offers modern style and upscale dining. The Baltic states are an often overlooked part of Europe, but I’ve found myself drawn to them. My list of previous picks included the SLH property in Estonia. Maybe combining a visit to both countries, as well as nearby Finland, is in order.
As a Category 4 property, it is one where you could also use your Hyatt free night certificate. Cash prices start around €157 and climb towards €200 in summer.
137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai
A luxurious escape in northern Thailand, the 137 Pillars House looks exquisite. The hotel itself is historic, dating to the colonial era, and offers all suites that start at 750 square feet. I’ve heard about how mesmerizing northern Thailand is from friends, and this looks like an amazing place to burn some points.
The resort isn’t cheap, though. It is an award Category 7 property, requiring 30,000 points per night or one of the Category 1-7 certificates you can earn when you hit 60 nights. Cash rates are often over $600 per night. Points are definitely the way to go here.
Eight Hotel Portofino, Italy
At risk of being over-touristy, I’ve added Eight Hotel Portofino to the list. The hotel is situated at the end of a peninsula on the Ligurian coast of Italy, about halfway between Genoa and Cinque Terre. Portofino itself isn’t overtouristed, per se, but nearby Cinque Terre certainly is. I would hate to be one of the 5,000 residents who welcomes more than 2 million visitors there each year. But I can simultaneously understand the draw. The five Italian villages that dot this national park are exquisite and utterly picturesque. They sadly got scratched from our 2016 trip to Italy.
If you’re interested in staying in Portofino, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Eight Hotel. It is close enough to the middle of town, but still removed enough to be peaceful. And the facilities of this hillside retreat look amazing. It is a Category 7 property, commanding 30,000 Hyatt points per night. But points are the way to go. Cash rates can climb above €600! Note that blackout dates seem to be an issue for this hotel.
Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen
Just the façade of the Nimb Hotel was enough to pique my curiosity. Situated in the famous Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the hotel has a beautiful marble front and boasts fine dining and a utterly luxurious experience.
But this doesn’t come cheap. Nothing really does in Denmark. It is one of the rare Category 8 hotels, requiring a whopping 40,000 points per night. But this is better than paying the roughly $650-750 in winter and $850-$1,050 in summer that the hotel asks!
Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa, Jackson
The only domestic SLH property to make my top 10 list, the Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa in Jackson, Wyoming is the only World of Hyatt participating property in the town. I’ve been wanting to visit a friend who lives in Jackson, and this might be a decent choice.
The only issue is the cost. Hotels are expensive no matter what in Jackson, whether you’re looking to burn points or cash. The Rusty Parrot is no exception. As a Category 6 property, you’re looking at 25,000 points per night, or $300. Note that winter weekends seem to be typically either booked or blacked out in terms of points reservations.
To this day, the first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear Phuket is the devastation caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. The footage is forever imprinted. But if I can get over that and decide to visit this tropical paradise, the Keemala seems an excellent choice. Located on a hillside above Kamala Beach, it looks like an amazing retreat. It is not the only Hyatt property on this popular island. There is the Hyatt Regency Resort down near the ocean. But this would be my preferred pick. The jungle is literally outside your door, and the cottages are spacious, at over 1,3000 square feet. Not to mention the private pool they offer.
The property is pricey, though. As a Category 7 property, it requires 30,000 Hyatt points per night. But as rates can approach $1,000, shelling out the points would be entirely worth it.
Kristiana Lech, Austria
Situated in the an Austrian ski village, this alpine retreat is another great pick on the SLH list. There are multiple ski slopes nearby, and after your day is over, you can take in the majestic alpine view from your room or head to the spa. There is even ski-in access at the Kristiana Lech.
Blackout dates will get you here as well. I’ve had trouble finding rooms on points during winter weekends. Part of the issue is the size of this boutique property, which only has 29 rooms. But if you want to visit midweek, be prepared to shell out either 30,000 points per night at this Category 7 property. This certainly beats paying €600+ in cash for a double or twin-twin room.
The Luang Say Residence, Laos
As the first and only World of Hyatt hotel available in Laos, I figured I should add it to my list of 10. The Luang Say Residence is located in the historic town of Luang Prabang along the Mekong River. The architecture and interiors are in the French Colonial style. It looks like the perfect place from which to explore the historic city nearby and the other areas of northern Laos.
This Category 6 property requires 25,000 points per night. Alternatively, you could pay $280-$480 per night for most dates.
In a list of mostly top-tier properties, I wanted to include another option bookable with a Hyatt free night certificate. Langshott Manor is a boutique retreat (22 rooms) that offers modern accommodations in a manor house that embraces its past. The manor itself was constructed in the 1500s. Located south of London, it is actually not far from Gatwick airport, and would be a great option if you’re looking to get out of the city.
The property is an award Category 4, requiring 15,000 points per night or one of the Category 1-4 free night certificates. Cash rates start at £169 in the spring and climb over £200 in the summer.
I hope Hyatt continues to invest in this partnership with Small Luxury Hotels. The ability to earn or use Hyatt points at SLH properties is amazing, as it gives Hyatt loyalists a greater footprint of hotels to enjoy. I’m looking forward to when I can eventually pencil a stay at one into my travel plans.