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.
Last Autumn SLH decided to beef up its own loyalty offering. The previous scheme,called The Club was replaced by INVITED. The details of how INVITED works are here.
Clearly taking their cue from the stupid tier names used by the new World of Hyatt programme (Discoverist, Explorist, Globalist), SLH now calls its tier levels Invited, Inspired and Indulged.
What is interesting is that you get decent benefits just for joining. As an ‘Invited’ level member, which is what you get for signing up, you will receive free continental breakfast, early check-in if available, late check-out if available and free wi-fi.
If you are not already a member of INVITED, this link for American Express cardholders lets you join at ‘Inspired’ level. This usually requires one previous stay so it is useful if you only have a one-off Small Luxury Hotels trip. ‘Inspired’ gets you all the benefits of ‘Invited’ plus a birthday gift and a one-category room upgrade if available at check-in.
Whilst there has been no announcement, it seems that the launch of INVITED has led to Avios – and other airline partnerships – being dropped. You can no longer earn 500 Avios per stay when you visit a Small Luxury Hotels property.
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