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Hyatt & Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Announce Partnership MASTER THREAD

Old Aug 2, 2018, 6:13 pm
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There is a Hyatt sub-forum for everything related to SLH, benefits, reviews, etc...


https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/small-luxury-hotels-slh-772/

would be nice if the forum would get a boost Cheers 59Impala




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.) (antonius66 I observed 10-30% premiums for 2 hotels in Portugal over SLH direct, closer to 50% over OTAs)
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:
HGU New York: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt-world-hyatt/1958701-hgu-new-york-slh-hotel.html
Byblos Art Hotel, Villa Amistŗ, Verona, Italy: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...ing-hotel.html
SINA Centurion Palace - Venice, Italy - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...l#post31441012
Hotel Ranga - Iceland: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt-world-hyatt/1984015-hotel-ranga-iceland-small-luxury-hotel.html#post31442837
137 PIllars House, Chiang Mai, Thailand https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...hiang-mai.html
1906 Lodge Coronado (San Diego), CA: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...sland-slh.html
137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Thailand: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt-world-hyatt/2007231-137-pillars-bangkok-small-luxury-hotel.html
Akyra Thonglor Bangkok, Thailand: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smal...er-thread.html
Opus XIV Bergen, Norway : https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other-hotel-chains/1983274-hotel-opus-xvi-small-luxury-hotels-bergen-norway.html
Ambassador Zurich, Switzerland: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smal...er-thread.html
Inverlochy Castle, Scotland UK: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyat...-scotland.html
Cromlix, Scotland UK: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smal...-scotland.html
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Hyatt & Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Announce Partnership MASTER THREAD

Old Nov 29, 2018, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler
I just got the email about this and read through the T&C. It looks pretty poor for globalists -- you get nothing that any other WoH member doesn't get, and it's a lot less than what you get at a real Hyatt.

It seems ok if you don't have status. Free continental breakfast and 1-level upgrade subject to availability.

If you are globalist, you still pay resort fees, and no best room available upgrade, and no suite upgrades. It's a pretty big downgrade from a real Hyatt property.

I'm surprised that this partnership is so bad. They couldn't even negotiate best room available for globalists? It's a nice perk that doesn't cost the hotel too much.
This partnership is not unlike Marriott/SPG’s partnership with Design Hotels. Minimal benefits for elites, but more opportunities to earn and redeem points and elite nights at a new roster of excellent property options.

It’s just another option that’s now available for the obviously small Hyatt portfolio. It’s like a condom: most would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

For Globalists looking for new options to keep Globalist status, this partnership does offer new chances in destinations where there were no options before. That’s a plus for such a small portfolio.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 12:16 pm
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difference is starwood owns design hotels and can eventually shut it down

but yes, they (neither one) are not franchises so 'easy' to agree to try it out

hyatt and SLH never claimed it would be all did they?

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Old Nov 29, 2018, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri
difference is starwood owns design hotels and can eventually shut it down

but yes, they (neither one) are not franchises so 'easy' to agree to try it out
No impact for the time being, and no incentive for Marriott (Starwood doesnít exist any more!) to shut down a positive revenue stream (and future potential distribution stream with new property and marketing/management relationships). Itís a win-win for Marriott. Just as this partnership with SLH is a win-win for Hyatt.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by KL808
Disappointing that only 50 was added in. Was hoping for ALL the hotels. Im hoping they add the ones in the Philippines and Croatia soon. Pangulasian in the Philippines (El Nido) is an awesome resort!
hectares >

310 lagen
224 miniloc
40 pangulasian
40 apulit

(89 amanpulo - for those paying cash)
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 1:36 pm
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My quick take -
I think it's a great option, but one that I'm not likely to take advantage of very often.
However, if/when I do use it, it will be really nice to accrue nights and points.
For example, 7 nights at $300/nt: That's a significant chunk of qualifying for status, and $2,100 spend would earn 13K points. And if I was going to be over 60 nights for the year, then that's most of the way towards getting an extra TSU or 10K bonus.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 2:12 pm
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Is no one else worried that we now have a category 8? I know that right now it's just a handful of SLH properties, but obviously Hyatt can now re-classify it's own tier 7 properties as tier 8 next year or the year after. That would, in my opinion, be horrible for redemptions.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by eefor jfp
Is no one else worried that we now have a category 8? I know that right now it's just a handful of SLH properties, but obviously Hyatt can now re-classify it's own tier 7 properties as tier 8 next year or the year after.
I think itís only a matter of time, but frankly, it probably would have happened with or without the SLH partnership.
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Wow. I hope that nobody was seriously getting their hopes up for this.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 2:26 pm
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Glad I didn't keep my hopes up that the Maldives hotels would be available. Now I can enjoy the PH Maldives without feeling guilty that I could have picked the SLH Maldives resorts instead!
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Originally Posted by GUWonder


Hyatt is going to be in a rush to make SLH properties available for point redemption? That would surprise me, unless they package it in with another major devaluation of the Hyatt loyalty program.
As I expected, Hyatt is using this to package for delivery another major devaluation of the Hyatt loyalty program. Adding a Category 8 to the award chart is going to be about just that.

Originally Posted by christianj
I guess we have the answer to this now.....Category 8 at least for the most luxurious SLH properties. Saying the new category will only apply to the SLH properties but we all know thatís probably BS in the long run.
Yes, unfortunately.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 4:09 pm
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My early conclusion is that I will stay at SLH on points redemptions where it makes sense, but I won't stay on cash bookings if I need to pay extra on hyatt.com.

Example:
Hotel Le Strato (Courchevel, France), sample dates in February - 1200 EUR per night on hyatt.com vs 950 EUR on slh.com

Who is going to buy 1 night credit for 250 EUR per night? If you need to go there, just book on SLH.

40k pts redemption is good value though.

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Old Nov 29, 2018, 5:15 pm
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Hyatt has now filled a huge hole (Rome) with a spectacular property (Villa Spalletti Trivelli). This is in many respects the best Rome option offered by any major chain. And only a Cat 7.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 5:35 pm
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I haven't read through it all yet, but would Hyatt BRG SLH properties if Hyatt is quoting a higher price?
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 6:16 pm
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I haven't read through it all yet, but would Hyatt BRG SLH properties if Hyatt is quoting a higher price?
According to VFTW, no.
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Old Nov 29, 2018, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri
difference is starwood owns design hotels and can eventually shut it down

Although Starwood owns a 74% equity interest in Design Hotels, it continues to operate independently and Starwood does not include its financials in quarterly reports.
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