Hyatt’s partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World officially ends May 15

The news of Small Luxury Hotels of the World ending its partnership with World of Hyatt in early February came as a shock to many loyalists of the Hyatt brand. This partnership had allowed members to earn and use points, as well as take advantage of elite benefits at boutique hotels around the world. However, it was announced that SLH would be joining forces with Hilton and the Hilton Honors program instead.

With the official end date of the SLH partnership with Hyatt set for May 15, 2024, existing and new reservations with a check-in date on or before that date will still be honored as before. Stays during this period will continue to earn base and bonus points, tier qualifying nights, and credit towards Hyatt Milestone Rewards. Stays that start on or after May 16, 2024, will still be honored but without World of Hyatt elite status benefits.

Despite the end of the partnership, World of Hyatt members still have the opportunity to book SLH properties and take advantage of elite benefits for stays between now and May 15. This gives members a chance to make the most of their points and benefits before the partnership officially ends.

For those who hold World of Hyatt credit cards, there is a special bonus offer in place. Cardholders will earn 4 bonus points for every eligible dollar spent at participating SLH properties through August 31, 2024. This provides an additional incentive for members to make the most of their credit cards before the partnership comes to an end.

The loss of the SLH partnership is just another setback for Hyatt, following the end of its partnership with MGM Resorts. However, Hyatt is looking towards the future with the integration of Mr & Mrs Smith hotels into the World of Hyatt ecosystem. This collection of independent, boutique hotels will offer Hyatt loyalists another opportunity to enjoy unique and luxurious accommodations in the future.

On the other hand, the partnership between SLH and Hilton presents new opportunities for both brands. Details about how the partnership will work are still sparse, but it is expected to be similar to the setup with World of Hyatt. This will allow members to earn and use points at select SLH hotels within the Hilton portfolio, expanding the reach and benefits for both brands.

In conclusion, the end of the partnership between Small Luxury Hotels of the World and World of Hyatt may be disappointing for loyalists, but it also opens up new possibilities for both brands. As Hyatt looks towards the future with the integration of Mr & Mrs Smith hotels, Hilton stands to benefit from its partnership with SLH. Both brands are working towards providing their members with unique and rewarding experiences in the world of luxury travel.

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