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Hyatt announces an interesting partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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The Hyatt hotel group has taken a few knocks recently.  After Marriott acquired Starwood, it was the clear baby of the big international hotel groups.  A bodged shake-up of its loyalty scheme, creating World of Hyatt, alienated many loyalists.  The most recent attempt to gain scale by mounting a last-minute bid for NH Hotels went nowhere.

There is now some positive news.  Sketchy details have been announced of a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a marketing group representing 500 boutique high-end properties.

HYatt Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership

It isn’t clear what this will entail.  Some SLH properties will become bookable on the Hyatt website and you will be able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points and enjoy status benefits when you book.

It remains to be seen how many SLH members will take advantage, but we could soon see UK hotels such as Luton Hoo, 11 Cadogan Gardens, Danesfield House, Langshott Manor and Stoke Park available for points.


World of Hyatt update – October 2022:

Get bonus points: You will receive double World of Hyatt points on all stays of 2+ nights between 15th September and 20th December. You must register by 15th November by clicking here. You can read our article on the promotion here.

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.

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  • Ade says:

    O/T (sorry, buts its Amex/Spg again )
    This is a question for any of those of you that are currently earning double points (the offer amex make when you ask to close your spg card).
    With the change to 3 points to the £, are you now getting 3 bonus points to the £, or only 1 bonus point to the £,

    Just want to check its not just me, before i contact them
    Thanks

    • Ian says:

      I’m on double point but haven’t made any purchases since they tripled my balance. I’ll be sure to check though thanks.

      • Russ says:

        I’m on double SPG points and has changed:

        30th £26 = 26 points = 26 bonus points = 52 points
        now:
        £23 = 71 points = 24 bonus points = 95 points

        • Ade says:

          I’ve now spoken to them on chat (i’m not convinced, but) they claim that the core points are now 3 marriott per £1, which agrees with the points given, and that the bonus points are 1 x SPG point, that will update @x3 when converted.
          Although, if you compare the total points earned, on the main summary page, it shows total accrued to 1 aug, x 3 to covert to marriott points and then x 4 (3+1) since. Which seems to contradict what they are telling me on chat, will have to monitor between now and transfer date

        • Russ says:

          Afraid Ade I’ve gotten to the stage where I take Amex and Marriott with a pinch of salt.

    • Ian M says:

      I’ve made a purchase now and same has happened. Purchase £73.74 – Points 221 – Bonus Points 74 – Total Points 295.

      What Amex Chat told you sounds like complete nonsense. Seems clear to me it’s an IT issue

      • Ian M says:

        Just to follow up on this, I called Amex and they’ve manually added my missing points and set up a case to have it looked into. She said if it happens again to call up again and they’ll manually add the bonus points again..

  • AndyGWP says:

    Cancelled my MBNA Virgin in December, and just(!?) received my Virgin offer (enhanced signup for the credit cards), and I have the following:
    Reward = 5k signup then 2k per month (£500 spend p/m)
    Reward+ = 15k signup then 6k per month (£1k spend p/m)

    Can someone remind me if there was more than this offer floating around? (I know I can’t use them – but what are the other links)

    Also, do people think it’s worth going for the Reward+ offer above?

    • Rob says:

      Best over is 60k on Reward Plus.

    • Louise says:

      Reward + is £160 fee – £160 for 32k Miles? plus the increased points over the basic one

      I jumped in on the 60k offer

      • New Card says:

        Is there any way of getting the 60k Reward+ offer if you’ve only been offered the lower one?

        • Rob says:

          They told me that all the bonuses are being done manually and checked against a master list so I am guessing not.

        • AndyGWP says:

          I asked (via. twitter admittedly as I was unsure where-else to direct my query) for the better offer and they told me it’s nothing personal but they couldn’t do anything as it was personally tailored based on spending habits (etc etc)

          Really annoyed by that to be honest, and told them my spending habits on my old card were hampered by the fact I fell into a dispute with MBNA over some issues I had had, hence I stopped using the card (and cancelled it last year because of it). Didn’t get a reply. Bit frustrating really. As it would’ve become my everyday card so I would have easily met the spending requirements and then some 🙁

  • JPV says:

    OT as bits: I need a last-minute hilton redemption tonight, but I want to book it as late as possible (long car journey and I want to see how far I can get).

    Does anyone know the latest time of day I can make a same-day hilton points redemption?

    Thanks

    • Rob says:

      After midnight you’re stuffed as the system ticks over. Should be ok until then.

    • Lady London says:

      A Hilton staff member in Florida told me they often put very good rates last minute on hoteltonight. That’s now only an app I believe and not a website. I checked it a couple of times for Florida hotels and he was well right for bookings on the day. Not sure if it’s Hilton Florida, USA or worldwide that uses it but it was a very good tip.

  • Rob MC says:

    I recently did the avis 6,000 points deal, picking the car up 20-23rd July and the bonus points came through yesterday. I was expecting to chase them up but didn’t need to

  • Thomas says:

    Hi there,
    I‘m wondering if these flights earn TP at all? As fad as I can see they book into Z class.
    According to BA avois calculator it won’t earn anything. It says: Business (J, C, D, R, I); 1104 Avios; 40 TP
    Any experience here?

    Thanks,
    Thomas

    • Rob says:

      Historically they have. There was a recent FT LAN thread on Z on the BA board, I will take a look.

      EDIT: It was a ba.com mistake (they put in R class instead of Z class on the table, LATAM don’t have an R class). You will get TP’s with a Z class.

    • Matt says:

      Z was missed of the calculator briefly, but I thought it had been added back and all was well

      • Brighton Belle says:

        I love those cheapo tickets with no miles or points benefits. I am not normal I know. I welcome everyone going in the comfy seats upfront subsidising my cheap ticket. My preference is to go 3 different destinations in cattle class than 1 in luxury and style. But luxury and style are wasted on me, a reincarnation of a Steptoe.

        • the real harry1 says:

          In Europe, <4 hrs you're positively very stupid or very rich to actually pay to travel BA Club. Redeeming points for a flight is quite a different calculation. As is getting somebody else to pay.

        • Lady London says:

          Ha! @Brighton Belle. I used to think that. Then I discovered HfP.

          I also know my work performance is close enough to OK after I get off a really long haul in J. Whereas in Y some of the seriously LLH’s I’ve done have wrecked me for 3-5 days.

    • Catalan says:

      When Rob highlighted the flight a couple of years ago I tried it out from MAD-FRA. I gained 40 tier points.

  • @mkcol says:

    When I flew it MAD-FRA the points posted fine.
    What I’m wondering is if there’s a quick way to do a quick TP run UK-MAD-FRA-MAD-UK? Is there enough time to get back on the same plane in FRA?

    • Catalan says:

      The way I did it was
      LCY-MAD on BA (E190)
      MAD-FRA on LA (B787)
      FRA-LHR on LH (A320)
      It was the only combination I could find that would allow me to get back to London on the same day. Things may have changed now especially since BA no longer do LCY-MAD.

      • @mkcol says:

        When I did it for a jolly a couple of years back I did LHR-MAD-FRA-LHR in one day quite easily.

        I just wondered if it was possible to back to back on the 787 at FRA.

    • Roger1* says:

      That’s exactly what I want to do! Is a back-to-back feasible at FRA (i.e. return on the same plane)?

      We’d be looking at:
      – day 0 or 1: LON-MAD
      – day 1: MAD-FRA, returning on
      – day 1: FRA-MAD
      – overnight Madrid hotel
      – day 2 or later: MAD-LON

      We need TPs quickly – too many QR/other revenue and BA redemption flights this year!
      Thanks.

      • Catalan says:

        Yes that should be possible as the aircraft arrives in FRA at 17:45 and departs for MAD at 22:00. Obviously you’ll have to deplane, go through security etc and head back to the gate. Just ensure you check-in online to save any hassle and it might be a good idea to travel hand baggage only!

        • Catalan says:

          *sorry departs FRA at 19:35

        • @mkcol says:

          I’m sure there’s a thread on FT about where back to backs are feasible at certain airports, and whether you can stay airside rather than having the landside faff – but I can’t find it.

        • Stu N says:

          I’d be totally comfortable with a B2B at Frankfurt. I wouldn’t profess to know the exact details but even if you have to go landside you’d have loads of time assuming HBO. While FRA is huge, it’s divided up into lots of smaller zones with their own security and immigration controls. As you’ll leave from the same gate you arrived at, you won’t have far to go. Main issue is that you may not be able to get a same-day return ticket and the return is basically the same price as a single.

  • @mkcol says:

    OT: I’ve just read in a Facebook Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond forum the following “I see effective 1 August Hilton changed its terms for Diamond member upgrades. Terms now say Diamond members MAY receive an upgrade. It used to say WILL receive an upgrade.”

    Does this ring true, as I can’t remember/have a copy of the old T&C?

    • Charlie says:

      Old ones are on the LL blog.

      • Rob says:

        But you never got a guaranteed upgrade anyway as Diamond …. I have generally not got one.

        • BJ says:

          Strange that, I have never failed to get an upgrade as Diamond.

        • Premier01 says:

          You mean you generally do not receive any HH Diamond upgrades?

          In last 12 months upgrade success rate is 95% at Hilton, DT and Curio (c 25 stays) and 75% at Hampton and HGI (c 7 stays and where upgrade is generally queen room to king room anyway)

          • Rob says:

            Not on recent stays but we are often in suites to start with or on connecting rooms which causes an issue.

            But, for eg, nothing at Conrad Tokyo, marginally bigger room at WA Beijing (kids had a standard room virtually the same), nothing at Reichshof Hamburg last week, nothing at The Graham in DC in June.

            Next stops are Hilton Schiphol and Barcelona Diagonal Mar in October.

  • Matt says:

    O/T can I no longer earn 18k for referring to SPG or BA Amex cards off my Amex Plat? Seen comments on this but if true I’m surprised Rob hasn’t included in an article yet as it significantly devalues the Plat package?

    • Rob says:

      Except that you can 🙂

      • Matt says:

        Ok great! So people are mistaken then?

        • Matt says:

          It changed for 24 hours then changed back, with no announcements or warnings either way

        • RussellH says:

          It is certainly back on my PRG Amex, and was not available yesterday.
          I still think that being able to refer across the board is an IT glitch; perhaps yesterday’s fix broke something else.
          I would like a referral from my partner for another SPG Amex, but I cannot go for this until the very end of October, and they may well have fixed the glitch properly by then.
          Of course, do not forget that we can all get referrals from Rob if we cannot get them from friends + family.
          🙂

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