Soon you will be able to redeem your Hyatt points for stays at SLH hotels!
A Press Release was issued today by World of Hyatt announcing a strategic loyalty alliance with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. What does this mean? According to the press release, the immediate goal of the alliance is to permit World of Hyatt members the opportunity to earn and redeem points during stays at participating SLH hotels when they book through Hyatt channels.
Many questions come to mind, including how many points will be required for an award booking, whether point and cash stays will be allowed, whether Hyatt member’s will be entitled to the benefits of their Hyatt elite tier, and whether such stays will count toward a Hyatt member’s elite qualification. According to the press release, the launch of this alliance is targeted for the end of the year.
Here is the link for the PRESS RELEASE.
The press release states, in relevant part:
CHICAGO (August 1, 2018) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today announced plans to bring World of Hyatt members opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits in many more places. The launch is targeted for the end of the year.
Hyatt, a leading hospitality company with more than 700 hotels worldwide, and SLH, a collection of more than 500 independently owned luxury hotels around the world, are working together to offer World of Hyatt members the opportunity to earn and redeem points during stays at participating SLH hotels when they book through Hyatt channels.
“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.”
“We are constantly looking for ways to add value for our many independently spirited hotels. This coming alliance with World of Hyatt does just that,” said Filip Boyen, chief executive officer, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™. “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.”