CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) have expanded their existing loyalty alliance, celebrating a milestone of more than 200 participating SLH hotels around the world for World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem points and enjoy on-property benefits.
This latest expansion has quadrupled the number of participating SLH properties since the alliance launched in November 2018, and its expansion is expected to continue throughout 2019.
“We encourage World of Hyatt members to explore these luxurious destinations around the globe, from Croatia to New Zealand,” said Amy Weinberg, SVP, World of Hyatt. “The rapid growth of this strategic loyalty alliance is a testament to our commitment to delivering unique experiences wherever our members travel and continuing to extend the genuine care they have come to expect from Hyatt to more locations around the world.”
World of Hyatt members now have access to more than 200 of SLH’s luxury boutique hotels that offer new locations across growth markets for Hyatt, including Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, New Zealand, Portugal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines and Turks and Caicos and more.
Through the exclusive relationship, World of Hyatt members can explore destinations like Monkey Island Estate, an 18th century estate turned boutique retreat on a private island on the Thames, Berkshire; Ovolo The Valley Brisbane, a boutique oasis located in the center of Fortitude Valley; Mykonos Riviera Hotel and Spa, a luxury resort tucked against the rocky backdrop of centuries-old Aegean cliffs; Enso Ango Fuya II, an artful Kyoto escape set across five Zen-inspired buildings; and Hotel Nantipa, a Costa Rican retreat immersed in the surf culture of Santa Teresa.
“This alliance has proven to be a perfect match,” said Jean-François Ferret, CEO, Small Luxury Hotels of the World. “We are seeing a positive impact on reservations for our hotels from World of Hyatt members. Exposure to more than 16 million World of Hyatt members has not only helped increase reservations, but also allows us to expand our brand awareness, while providing more luxury boutique hotels options for World of Hyatt members to choose from on their travel journey.”
Since the World of Hyatt and SLH alliance launched in November 2018, the countries members have most visited include Italy, the UK, France, China and Greece.