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Hyatt & Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Announce Partnership

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Paid stays are 10% cheaper if booked as an SLH member on its website. It, also, includes continental breakfast. (note from @59impala. I paid a 30% premium for The Plymouth Southbeach
A limited number of reviews of SLH properties may be found in the Other Hotel Chains Forum.
World of Hyatt members can earn 5 Base Points for every $1 USD spent on qualifying room rates and can redeem points for free nights at participating SLH hotels. It doesn't stop there, members can also enjoy exclusive in-hotel benefits when staying at a participating SLH hotel.
Complimentary continental breakfast for two
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Early check-in 12:00pm (based on availability at check-in)
Late check-out 2:00pm (based on availability at check-in)
One category room upgrade (based on availability at check-in)

Review Master Threads:

The Plymouth Southbeach:https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...er-thread.html
Viceroy Bali: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...er-thread.html
HGU New York: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...​​
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Old Nov 30, 18, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Really bummed that a single Japan hotel is included. I had dreams of Karuizawa Prince East coming in as a Cat 4...
still hoping that some will be added later
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Old Dec 1, 18, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
still hoping that some will be added later
Negotiating property by property unless dealing with an owner of multiple properties willing to negotiate collectively for the properties owned takes time and effort.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 1:59 am
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40,000 points per night for Category 8 properties are worth $600 if you're using Ultimate Rewards points (Chase Sapphire Reserve) which can also be transferred to Hyatt. Some of the SLH properties are actually more than $600 a night, so in that case, I guess it's a good deal. I just can't imagine paying that much for the smallest room (often 20-25 sq. meters) at those properties with no chance of an upgrade.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by eefor jfp View Post
I just can't imagine paying that much for the smallest room (often 20-25 sq. meters) at those properties with no chance of an upgrade.
Where do you get that? Hyatt benefits at SLH expressly include room upgrade (subject to availability of course).

It is amazing to me the amount of complaining in this thread about a really fantastic new earning and redemption opportunity which no one is being forced to take advantage of. Don't like it, don't use it.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
It is amazing to me the amount of complaining in this thread about a really fantastic new earning and redemption opportunity which no one is being forced to take advantage of. Don't like it, don't use it.
I don't get it either!

Let me think about this...as a Discoverist I don't get breakfast at a Hyatt property but they are offering it at the SLH properties...seems like a good deal to me!

I just booked the Liostasi Hotel & Suites in Greece for 2 nights next year and the benefits and earnings potential are a definite + to me!
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Old Dec 6, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Where do you get that? Hyatt benefits at SLH expressly include room upgrade (subject to availability of course).

It is amazing to me the amount of complaining in this thread about a really fantastic new earning and redemption opportunity which no one is being forced to take advantage of. Don't like it, don't use it.
Sorry, my bad on the upgrade possibilities. You're right, it's not too bad, since you don't have to have top status to get the upgrade.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 7:48 pm
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It is amazing to me the amount of complaining in this thread about a really fantastic new earning and redemption opportunity which no one is being forced to take advantage of.
Nobody is complaining about the benefits per se. Complaints are over the marketing that lead people to speculate that this arrangement would be a much bigger deal than it turned out to be.

Over promise/under deliver is rarely a formula for making people happy.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 5:57 pm
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seems many are either new to 'game' or are just too optimistic ?

no one looked at how design hotels launched? and it was controlled by starwood

Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
soft launch, with 5 hotels to start. Additional hotels will follow on a regular basis, with 40 projected to join by the beginning of 2016.
also accor getting rid of partner hotels (IIRC some of the hyatt SLH participated)
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Old Dec 8, 18, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
seems many are either new to 'game' or are just too optimistic ?

no one looked at how design hotels launched? and it was controlled by starwood



also accor getting rid of partner hotels (IIRC some of the hyatt SLH participated)
The agreement hotels have with SLH is a lot more property owner-friendly/flexible on average than what Hyatt has with most Hyatt brand hotels, and so indeed the Starwood relationship with Design Hotels should be factored into the understanding of what has happened and will happen with SLH properties in the Hyatt tie-up.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 7:23 am
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The agreement hotels have with SLH is a lot more property owner-friendly/flexible on average than what Hyatt has with most Hyatt brand hotels, and so indeed the Starwood relationship with Design Hotels should be factored into the understanding of what has happened and will happen with SLH properties in the Hyatt tie-up.

Just curious... have you read the SLH (or Hyatt, for that matter) Franchise or Marketing Agreement? If, as I assume, you have not, then how would you have any idea how "owner-friendly" or "flexible" it is, or be able to compare it to Hyatt?

The whole SLH brand is a marketing vehicle where they are purposefully pushing their "independence" as an element of the brand. Unless you've seen the agreement, then you really have no idea how it compares to Hyatt - it might not be nearly as different as you think: SLH provides basically the same resource Hyatt provides to, say, Unbound... a reservations system, loyalty program, branding, marketing, etc.. which is the same services Hyatt, Choice, Best Western, and everyone else provide.

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Old Dec 8, 18, 9:39 am
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Just curious... have you read the SLH (or Hyatt, for that matter) Franchise or Marketing Agreement? If, as I assume, you have not, then how would you have any idea how "owner-friendly" or "flexible" it is, or be able to compare it to Hyatt?
Regardless of your assumptions, I'm sticking to what I said based on what I know.

Maybe you should ask Kagehitokiri about my play in this area.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 6:57 pm
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actually, i read financials every quarter for all chains

design hotels are not franchises and not discussed anywhere
to clarify, starwood 'dominates' (DE biz term) designhotels corp
(and designhotels refers to starwood as subsidiary of marriott)

99% sure SLH will be the same, especially because of hyatt stock structure

GUWonder is tied in at highest levels there are, a surprising number on FT are

choice - franchise only (theyre only big chain like this = less valuable corp)
best western - NOT franchise, a cooperative with only central reservations
numbers here > https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/22529911-post4.html

99% sure SLH will be like designhotels, and NOT 'unbranded brands' (unbound)

vs (74) two roads will be managed etc by hyatt so i am curious to see details

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Old Jan 1, 19, 8:02 pm
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So looks like we are still not completely very clear about the relationship between Hyatt and SLH, aside from the speculations?

I am not in the 'complaining' camp and view this partnership as positive.

In fact, I am considering using my Globalist Promo Night at SLH's Les Etangs de Corot near Paris, to sample its Michelin-starred restaurant. Anyone has any experience with this property and especially how Globalists are treated?
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Old Jan 2, 19, 2:40 pm
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Has anyone stayed in an SLH hotel since the acquisition yet? I'm debating on moving my Shanghai stay on 1/10 to THE SUKHOTHAI SHANGHAI. But other than breakfast, it doesn't seem like I'd be getting any benefit as a Globalist.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 2:55 pm
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So I have SLH inspired.. and I logged in and looked the rates. I get much better rates booking thru SLH than Hyatt for the Sukhothai.
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