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Another Scottish castle – Inverlochy Castle – you can now book with World of Hyatt hotel points!

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World of Hyatt partnered with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) last year.  This allows World of Hyatt members to book SLH properties via hyatt.com, and get exclusive benefits for doing so, and redeem their World of Hyatt points with SLH.

A further batch of SLH hotels was added last week.  It includes Inverlochy Castle near Glenfinnan (home of the ‘Harry Potter bridge’) in Scotland, pictured below.  We actually popped in to this hotel when we were in Scotland in May to see how it compared to the place we had booked down the road – I didn’t realise at the time it was SLH.

There is actually one other UK castle which can be booked with hotel loyalty points – Crossbasket Castle in High Blantyre, near Glasgow which is pictured below.  This is also part of the World of Hyatt / SLH tie-up.

Most people don’t realise what good UK hotels are now bookable with World of Hyatt points via the SLH tie-up.  They include:

  • Tylney Hall Hotel, Hook
  • The Fish Hotel, Broadway
  • Cromlix, Dunblane
  • Alexander House Hotel, West Sussex
  • Foxhill Manor, Broadway
  • Langshott Manor, Horley
  • The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
  • Greywalls Hotel, Muirfield
  • The Arden Hotel, Stratford upon Avon
  • Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh
  • Luton Hoo, Luton
  • The Greenway Hotel, Cheltenham
  • Monkey Island, Bray
  • Dormy House Hotel, Broadway
  • Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex
  • The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

Crossbasket Castle World of Hyatt Small Luxury Hotel

And in London:

  • The Franklin
  • Flemings Mayfair
  • St James’s Hotel & Club
  • Duke’s London
  • The Academy
  • The Capital Hotel

It’s just a shame that World of Hyatt points are so difficult to earn if you live in the UK.  There are only a modest number of Hyatt properties in major business cities in Europe, there is no UK credit card and they are not an American Express Membership Rewards partner.

(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.)

Comments (183)

  • Sundar says:

    Welcome Sinead and Best wishes Anika.

  • Brian says:

    O/T

    I know you need to earn at least 1 avios into a 90-day-old Iberia Plus account before transferring Avios in or out of the account.

    But do you need to earn at least 1 avios before purchasing a batch of Avios from Groupon Spain?

    Thanks a ton!

    • Louie says:

      Sorry to piggyback on your post, but does anyone have any suggestions for an easy way to get an Iberia Avios? It’s nearly three years since I last earned one….

      • Lyn says:

        Shoestring’s suggestion for 250 Iberia avios for joining Red by Dufry. You’d have to ask him for the special link. It took a few weeks to post, perhaps 4 – 6?

      • xcalx says:

        e-rewards transfer over in a couple of days , midweek.

    • neuromancer says:

      No personal experience, but earning Avios from a partner (Groupon) should be a qualifying activity by itself.

  • Chrisasaurus says:

    Dont use them, why would you do that to yourself and to the honest rental firms they are in competition with?

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Welcome Sinead and best of luck Anika

    Regarding Avios website, I can’t even login now, can’t reset my password. What is going on with their site??

    • Robstaaaar says:

      Same here; just sent an escalating email as no meaningful response yet.

    • John says:

      I’ve just successfully transferred Avios from IberiaPlus to BA
      So hopefully problem is now fixed