Hyatt’s Partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World Officially Ends on May 15, Reports The Points Guy

In early February, it was revealed that Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) would be terminating its partnership with World of Hyatt. This was a significant setback for World of Hyatt members, as the alliance allowed them to earn or use points and avail elite Hyatt benefits at boutique hotels globally.

Additionally, it was unveiled that SLH would be partnering with Hilton and the Hilton Honors program instead. Hyatt has now confirmed that the SLH partnership will officially conclude on May 15, 2024.

Existing and new reservations with a check-in date on or before May 15 will continue to earn base and bonus points, tier qualifying nights, and credit toward earning Milestone Rewards. However, stays that commence on or after May 16, 2024, will still be honored but without World of Hyatt elite status benefits, including free breakfast and the ability to earn points and tier-qualifying nights.

Despite this, World of Hyatt members can still book SLH properties and enjoy elite benefits for stays between now and May 15. World of Hyatt credit card holders will also earn 4 bonus points for every eligible dollar spent at participating SLH properties through Aug. 31, 2024.

The termination of SLH is another setback for Hyatt, following the end of its partnership with MGM Resorts, which has now partnered with Marriott Bonvoy. However, there is still hope for Hyatt loyalists who appreciate boutique hotels, as Hyatt is currently integrating Mr & Mrs Smith hotels into the World of Hyatt ecosystem.

Details about the SLH and Hilton partnership are still limited. However, it is expected to function similarly to the arrangement with World of Hyatt, where not all SLH hotels participate but members can earn and use points at the ones that do.

“We’re thrilled to begin this win-win relationship with Hilton as it brings exciting possibilities for both brands,” stated Shaun Leleu, chairman of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. “Hilton customers, including Hilton Honors members, gain access to our unrivaled collection of exceptional boutique hotels, while our properties enjoy amplified reach to a loyal and discerning audience. It’s a game changer for independently owned hotels on a global scale.”


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