A Hyatt on a private island off of Malaysia? Kind of…
There’s a time and a place for everything, but there’s nothing like a hotel which isn’t like any other place at all. Boutique hotels add definitive feeling to the world’s best destinations, knowing you’re getting an experience that can’t be replicated, via priceless views or a unique approach to guests and service. Hyatt has taken the plunge into the marvelous infinity pools of some of the world’s very best boutique hotels, via a unique partnership with hotel group Small Luxury Hotels, or SLH. We’ve finally got some details…
Hyatt has announced the first 54 hotels which are now a part of this exciting collaboration. Hyatt members can earn 5 points per dollar at these properties, and also enjoy the full suite of SLH benefits like breakfast, late checkout upgrades and so forth. It’s very cool stuff. In addition to earning points and night credits at these hotels, you can also use your World of Hyatt points. Some, but not all of the new SLH hotels will fall under a new 8th reward category which runs a steep 40,000 points per night. Some will be 25,000 points, or fewer. Honestly, many of the 40,000 a nighters are worth it though.
The big takeaway here is that you can stay loyal to a brand, while venturing into places where big brands don’t really exist. That’s neat. Hyatt previously had a one lonely hotel in Italy, but will grow to many, all in exclusive and desirable non traditional city destinations. Of course, there will be famous city hotels added, like Dukes of London, but it’s the hard to reach places like Pangkor Laut which give this a new dimension.
The Gritty Details
This shindig kicks off for bookings beginning November 29th for stays from December 6th, 2018 for this initial 54 hotel collection. Many more hotels are expected before the end of 2018, and all throughout 2019. Hooray! If you want to read the fine print of the booking, elite night, benefit stuff you can follow this link to read the legalese. One thing is for sure, Hyatt loyalty just got a lot more interesting.
Featured image courtesy of Pangkor Laut Resort.