Join ‘The Club of Small Luxury Hotels’ at ‘Loved’ level – and get TRIPLE Avios

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a consortium of 520 luxury hotels in 80 countries. These are primarily independent properties, many of which are well known in their respective markets.

SLH has its own free loyalty programme called The Club. It is a no-brainer joining this if you are planning to stay at a SLH property, since every member gets a room upgrade on every stay. However, if you join via the link for American Express cardholders you will be automatically enrolled at ‘Loved’ level.

Whilst it only takes one stay to achieve ‘Loved’ status anyway, the key benefits are worth having – free continental breakfast for two and late check-out. Joining via this link means you won’t have to wait until your 2nd stay to enjoy these valuable benefits.

SLH is also an official hotel partner and has just launched a new Avios promotion.

As long as you book and stay by 30th September, you will receive 1,500 Avios points for every stay. This is triple the standard rate of 500 Avios.

Full details can be found here.  Do read the small print about which rate categories qualify.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Loved! 😀

  2. James67 says:

    ON but hotels/avios: Any news on possibility of new Kaligo promotions?

  3. Can existing basic (“Special”) SLH members successfully upgrade in this way do you know? Prefer to avoid having to create a new account (got Loved status last time when you flagged up the Liberty instant upgrade promotion). Thx

  4. jovanna says:

    I booked a Junior Suite at Les Jardine de la Villa, in Paris, through SLH. What a terrible experience! When we arrived at 7:00 pm, the room wasn’t ready. We had to wait an hour at reception. We were not offered refreshments. We requested a late check out but that was denied. Sent an email to SLH during our visit complaining about this but SLH said it was at the discretion of the hotel. Also, the TV didn’t work in the room, we reported that immediately and the next morning but it remained broken throughout our stay. I’ve never bothered with SLH again.

  5. I’ve also got “Loved” status through an earlier deal. I’m currently in dispute with SLH. I booked a hotel in Madrid for September. I won’t name it as I’ve yet to be convinced it was their fault. I paid an advance rate the week before Brexit for obvious reasons. Confirmation said payment would be taken that day. Hotel still hasn’t taken payment but say they will now – cheers. Booked through SLH portal. SLH are just ignoring me and hotel are saying it’s the fault of SLH. At least hotel responded to my emails. Unimpressed. Hotel gets good reviews but this might be my one and only attempt at being “loved”.

    • I have a slightly similar problem.
      Back in June I booked the second half of flights for next June and paid the charges using my BAPP card. Despite a phone call this £200+ has not appeared on the account. I have until 2nd Sept to spend 10,000 and get another 2-4-1 and avoid paying £195. I could easily spend the £200 and cancel, but what would happen when BA finally put the charges through?

    • As if by magic SLH got back me today and offered me €25 off the original price. I haven’t done the maths but I’m going to a accept because I can’t be bothered to cause more fuss and at least they HAVE tried!

    • Just got back from 6 nights at The Principal in Madrid, which I booked through SLH. Fantastic hotel!

  6. Andrew H says:

    I booked a night at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield recently, very nice. Escorted to my room, shown the features, offered a free drink from the bar with two chocolate cakes, and free continental breakfast. Plus 500 avios into the bargain.

    • I have wondered what that was like. Sheffield and ‘luxury boutique hotel’ are not phrases that went together during my years there. Need a night somewhere for November though.

      • Andrew H says:

        They gave me a room on the 5th floor. It was larger than what I’m used to – a double and two singles in one room, a long desk, a sofa, table and chairs, gown and slippers, and a large bathroom. The only window was a skylight in a sloping wall, though.

  7. Andrew H says:

    (That was Loved status obviously)

  8. Just signed up – thanks

    Does it matter whether I credit BAEC / Iberia Plus or Avios (Frequent Travel Programme I think they call it) ?

  9. Never been impressed by SLH. Those ‘benefits’ you mention tend to never be given. My biggest gripe though is that they won’t publish negative reviews of any of their hotels on their website! So the reviews section is completely dishonest. Personally I wouldn’t bother with them.

  10. Was able to upgrade existing basic account to Loved status today by emailing “club @” (after phone helpline didn’t know what to do)… 😀
    Confirmation reply received within 2/3 hours as:

    “I can confirm your profile has now been upgraded to SLH LOVED tier status; in recognition of our American Express partnership.

    For future stays, please remember that in order for bookings to be credited to your profile & to receive the benefits of The Club, you must ensure that your reservations are made via SLH and that your Club membership number is added to the reservation at time of booking. This will ensure that your stays with SLH will automatically be credited to your account and also that we will alert the hotel to your arrival.

    Online reservation engines such as, or Expedia do not apply, as they use a completely separate system so we would have no knowledge of your booking. Likewise, if you book directly with the hotel, we have no access to this information and hotel will not be able to provide the benefits of The Club.”

  11. So the benefits aren t huge, but free breakfast and room upgrades at independent hotels are nice perks. Besides, these are hotels you d stay at because of how unique they are, rather than because of their loyalty program.