The Best Small Luxury Hotels to Use Hyatt Points

These boutique hotels are newcomers to the World of Hyatt loyalty program.
Ramsey Qubein
By Ramsey Qubein 
Updated
Edited by June Casagrande

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If you’re a member of the World of Hyatt loyalty program, your benefits aren’t limited to Hyatt family hotels. You can also earn and redeem World of Hyatt points at independent boutique and luxury hotels around the globe thanks to a partnership between World of Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, or SLH.

How it works

Simply book a participating SLH property at hyatt.com, on the Hyatt app or by phone with a Hyatt representative, supplying your World of Hyatt member information, and you’ll earn 5 points per dollar on your stay. Members who also have the World of Hyatt Credit Card earn 4 bonus points per dollar, for a total of up to 9 points per dollar spent at eligible SLH hotels. You’ll also earn 1 Tier-Qualifying Night credit, good toward World of Hyatt elite status, for every night of your stay.

World of Hyatt members who book qualifying stays at SLH properties may also get:

  • Continental breakfast for two.

  • Space-available room upgrades.

  • Wi-Fi.

  • Space-available early check-in and late checkout.

To redeem World of Hyatt points for a stay at an SLH property, just search your dates and destination on hyatt.com, select your preferred property, then click “view points.”

Some of the best SLH hotels to earn or redeem Hyatt points

More than 350 of SLH’s roughly 500 hotels participate in the partnership — a number that’s always changing as new hotels get on board and others drop out. Recently, nine new hotels have joined while nine have left the program. Each of the additions represents an exciting opportunity for loyalty program members to experience a new destination while earning or redeeming points.

Here’s a closer look at some of our favorite boutique properties that now participate in World of Hyatt.

1. Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Costa Rica

Photo courtesy of Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa Nuevo Arenal

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa Neuvo Arenal sits at the base of Arenal Volcano, where natural hot springs feed its spa. The lush rainforest setting offers opportunities to see and hear toucans, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, coatis and other wildlife. A Category 6 hotel in the World of Hyatt program, Tabacon Thermal Resort has redemption nights starting at 21,000 points.

2. Villas del Mar, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Photo courtesy of Villas del Mar

With a private beach club and multi-bedroom villas, Villas del Mar is great for families looking for ample space, privacy and entertainment. In addition to two swimming pools, guests can enjoy watersport activities and fine dining. Chefs can prepare meals in individual villas. As a Category 5 hotel in World of Hyatt, a redemption night starts at 20,000 points.

3. Brick Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico

Photo courtesy of the Brick Hotel

This small belle epoque hotel comes with elegant guest rooms and suites with private balconies in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. As a Category 5 hotel in World of Hyatt, Brick Hotel offers redemption nights starting at 20,000 points.

4. Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, United Kingdom

Photo courtesy of Rockliffe Hall

A beautiful country estate along the River Tees, Rockliffe Hall is ideal for visitors interested in golf, spa and outdoor activities. The 61 rooms feature elegant interiors with rich fabrics, and some have polished chandeliers. As a Category 6 property, a redemption night starts at 25,000 points.

5. Tiara Chateau Hotel Mont Royal, La Chapelle-en-Serval, France

Photo courtesy of Tiara Chateau Hotel Mont Royal

Another castle-like chateau, this one in France, is joining the SLH-Hyatt partnership. Just a short drive from Paris, guests of the Tiara Chateau Hotel Mont Royal can enjoy the countryside atmosphere, fine dining, a music room, outdoor activities and regal guest rooms. At this Category 6 property, a redemption night starts at 25,000 points.

6. Palazzo Manfredi, Rome, Italy

Photo courtesy of Palazzo Manfredi

Across from the famous Colosseum, Palazzo Manfredi balances contemporary interiors with an impeccable location for tourists. Don’t miss its Michelin-starred restaurant, which offers al fresco dining in view of one of Europe’s most famous monuments. At this Category 8 property, a redemption night starts at 40,000 points.

7. Palm Suite, Rome, Italy

Photo courtesy of Palm Suite

Palm Suite in Rome offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel with bold art and design. Guests here can dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant at Palm Suite’s sister property, Palazzo Manfredi. As a Category 7 property, a redemption night starts at 25,000 points.

8. Galleria Vik Milano, Milan, Italy

Photo courtesy of Galleria Vik Milano

Art lovers will feel at home in Galleria Vik Milano, where some rooms offer views directly inside the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Waking up to this beautiful architectural marvel is a treat in itself, and the ability to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points is icing on the cake (or toppings on the artisanal gelato). Each room is an homage to the work of a different artist. As a Category 6 property, a redemption night starts at 25,000 points.

9. Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa, Lake Como, Italy

Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa

Along the shores of beautiful Lake Como, this neoclassical villa highlights contemporary design within a traditional setting. The restaurant’s wraparound views of the lake are especially charming. Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa is the only World of Hyatt property on Lake Como. As a Category 7 property, a redemption night here starts at 25,000 points.

The latest SLH additions to the World of Hyatt partnership

Not every SLH property participates in the Hyatt partnership, but the list of properties that do keeps growing. Here are some of the newest additions to the World of Hyatt program, and their corresponding category (find out how many points are required per category here):

New SLH hotels as of April 1, 2021:

New SLH hotels as of July 15, 2021:

The bottom line

The Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels partnership is not to to be missed — it unlocks earning and redeeming World of Hyatt points at hundreds of unique properties. Plus, members get other perks, like free breakfast, early check-in or late checkout and space-available room upgrades. With an ever-changing list of exciting properties across the globe, this partnership gives you hundreds more reasons to participate in the World of Hyatt program.


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