Hyatt and SLH add 12 properties, many of which you can visit right now

Jun 28, 2021

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As reported by View From The Wing, Hyatt has added 12 new partner properties to its portfolio in April. No official announcement was made at the time these properties were added.

These properties were added to Hyatt’s partnership with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) and span numerous countries, many of which have reopened to American tourists.

Through this partnership, World of Hyatt members can book paid and award rates at SLH properties. That said, Hyatt elites are not eligible for standard elite status benefits like free breakfast.

Let’s take a closer look at the new partner properties.

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New properties in Hyatt, SLH partnership

Culloden Exterior
The Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast. (Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

As discussed, Hyatt and SLH have added 12 new properties to their partnership. These properties span a wide range of locations and award categories:

Hotel Location Award category
Amani Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Zanzibar, Tanzania Category 5
Canaves Oia Suites Santorini, Greece Category 8
Culloden Estate and Spa Belfast, U.K. Category 4
Donna Carmela Resort and Lodges Carruba di Riposto, Italy Category 6
Grove of Narberth Narberth, U.K. Category 5
Homewood Bath, U.K. Category 5
Hotel des Gouverneurs Bastia, France Category 5
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Croatia Category 7
Keswick Hall Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. Category 6
The Cellars-Hohenort Capetown, South Africa Category 4
The Marine Hermanus, South Africa Category 4
The Plettenberg Plettenberg Bay, South Africa Category 5

As you can see, many of these properties are in countries that have recently reopened to American tourists. This includes Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, South Africa and Tanzania.

Related: How to redeem points with the World of Hyatt program

Intriguing new Hyatt redemption options

There are some interesting new additions to Hyatt and SLH’s partnership that expand the World of Hyatt footprint to smaller cities around the world.

One of my favorite new additions is Keswick Hall near Charlottesville, Virginia. The property focuses on food with three on-site restaurants, one of which is designed by chef Jean-Georges. You’ll also find on-site golfing, tennis and a beautiful pool.

Keswick Hall Horizon Pool
(Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

The Amani Boutique Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania is another interesting option. This beachfront hotel has just 14 rooms and various on-site amenities, including a beach-front bar and restaurant.

Amani Boutique Hotel Beachfront Bar
(Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

If you’re headed to a recently-reopened Italy, you can use World of Hyatt points to cover a stay at the Donna Carmela near the Ionian Sea. You’ll find posh rooms (some with a private hot tub), an on-site spa and nearby wine tours.

Carrubba di Giarre. Donna Carmela Country Resort
(Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

Look through the list of new hotels and see if any fit into your upcoming travel plans. Each provides a unique experience.

Related: Here’s how to quickly stock up on Hyatt points for your next vacation

Bottom line

It’s great to see Hyatt and SLH strengthen their partnership by adding new properties. Many of these are located in countries that recently reopened for tourism, giving Hyatt members new ways to redeem points for a post-vaccine vacation.

Feature photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels

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