Hyatt is easily the most valuable and lucrative hotel chain out there if you’re looking to earn hotel points and use them for free hotel nights. But the big knock against Hyatt is that its network of hotels is a fraction the size of giants like Marriott or Hilton.
Partnerships with M Life properties in Las Vegas, Alila, Small and Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), and other small hotel chains help increase your options for earning and redeeming World of Hyatt points. And Hyatt’s reach with SLH is getting even deeper.
Hyatt announced Wednesday that it had added roughly 50 more SLH resorts and boutique hotels and to the fold, bringing the total number of SLH hotels to 250. Hyatt has steadily added more and more of the 500-some SLH properties to its portfolio over the last year, and that should continue.
These latest additions span from budget-friendly options in Azerbaijan and central Mexico to a pool villa on your own private island off the coast of Koh Samui, Thailand called Cape Fahn – bookable for just 20,000 points per night!
There are several new additions throughout the U.S.; a handful throughout Italy, Austria, and Switzerland; and even a few properties in Santorini, Greece. Here’s the full list of all 49 new SLH properties now in the Hyatt fold, along with their World of Hyatt categories.
- Hotel de la Soledad: Morelia, Mexico – Category 3
- Grand Hotel Yerevan: Yerevan, Armenia – Category 3
- Dinamo Hotel Baku: Baku, Azerbaijan – Category 3
- The New Jingli Hotel: Nanjing, China – Category 3
- Boutique Hotel Villa am Ruhrufer Golf & Spa: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany – Category 4
- Lanson Place Hotel: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – Category 4
- Hangzhou Rose Garden Resort & Spa: Zhejiang, China – Category 4
- Hotel28 Myeongdong: Seoul, South Korea – Category 4
- Londa Beach Hotel: Limassol, Cyprus – Category 5
- Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel Spa: Salamanca, Spain – Category 5
- Villa Le Maschere Resort: Florence, Italy – Category 5
- The Pillars Hotel: Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Category 5
- Cape Fahn Hotel: Koh Samui, Thailand – Category 5
- Cape Kudu Hotel: Phang Nga Province, Thailand – Category 5
- Hotel Sahrai: Fez, Morocco – Category 5
- Esperanza Resort & Spa: Vilnius, Lithuania – Category 5
- Casa Colonial Beach & Spa: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – Category 5
- Villa di Piazzano: Tuscany, Italy – Category 6
- The Chesterfield Hotel Palm Beach: Palm Beach, Florida – Category 6
- Kasa Hotel Parota: Tulum, Mexico – Category 6
- The Merchant House: Manama, Bahrain – Category 6
- Villa Maria Cristina: Guanajuato, Mexico – Category 6
- Villa Neri Resort: Linguaglossa, Italy – Category 6
- Noborioji Hotel Nara: Nara City, Japan – Category 6
- DasPosthotel: Tyrol, Austria – Category 6
- De Witte Lelie: Antwerp, Belgium – Category 6
- Hotel Goldgasse: Salzberg, Austria – Category 6
- Ka’ana Resort: San Ignacio, Belize – Category 6
- Casa Ellul: Valletta, Malta – Category 6
- Hounds Tooth Inn: Oakhurst, California – Category 6
- 1906 Lodge: Coronado, California – Category 6
- Hotel De’Ricci: Rome, Italy – Category 6
- Alpin Royal: St. Johann, Italy – Category 6
- Gold Suites: Santorini, Greece – Category 7
- Grand Hotel Cocumella: Sorrento, Italy – Category 7
- Hotel ai Reali: Venice, Italy – Category 7
- Mont Blanc Hotel Village: La Salle, Italy – Category 7
- Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola: Lugano, Switzerland – Category 7
- Villa Orselina: Orselina, Switzerland – Category 7
- Greywalls Hotel: Gullane, United Kingdom – Category 7
- Inverlochy Castle: Fort William, United Kingdom – Category 7
- Il Salviatino: Florence, Italy – Category 7
- Lefay Resort Dolomiti: Pinzolo, Italy – Category 7
- Alex Lake Zurich: Zurich, Switzerland – Category 7
- Point Grace Resort and Spa: Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos – Category 8
- Calala Island: Pearl Cays, Nicaragua – Category 8
- Le Grand Bellevue: Gstaad, Switzerland – Category 8
- Canaves Oia Epitome: Santorini, Greece – Category 8
- Canaves Oia Hotel: Santorini, Greece – Category 8
Check out more at Hyatt’s page on its partnership with SLH, including all 250-plus properties.
As a reminder, you can earn Hyatt points with the Chase co-branded World of Hyatt credit card. But you can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points – from cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve – directly to your Hyatt account. It’s one of our favorite ways to use Chase points, as you can get some huge value by booking Hyatt properties like these.
The more of these cool boutique hotels and resorts in Hyatt’s portfolio, the better. It helps expand Hyatt’s footprint worldwide, giving you more options to earn points and book free hotel nights – and not just at stuffy, big-box hotels.
Lead photo of Canaves Oia Epitome courtesy of Canaves