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More top independent UK hotels now bookable with World of Hyatt points

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World of Hyatt partnered with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) back in 2018.  The tie-up 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 month.

Before we get onto the UK properties, there are two European hotels I want to flag.

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik

The first, pictured above, is Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik.  It occupies both of the buildings in the picture above, slightly confusingly.

I stayed here about 20 years ago.  The view of the old town from the hotel is exceptional, and it is a modest 10-15 walk to get there.  When you’ve had enough, you can retreat to the hotel.

The second is Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini.  This is the sister hotel to two existing properties already bookable via SLH / Hyatt – Canaves Oia Hotel and Canaves Oia Epitmoe.  Canaves Oia Suites is said to have the best location on Santorini although you may find the other two more luxurious.

What UK hotels have been added to the Hyatt / Small Luxury Hotels partnership?

The three new hotels added last month are:

  • Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
  • Homewood, Bath
  • Grove of Narberth, Narberth

EDIT:  In mid-July 2021, Hyatt also added:

  • The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh

Here are the other UK Small Luxury Hotels properties bookable via Hyatt.  Outside London, you have:

  • Tylney Hall Hotel, Hook
  • Rockliffe Hall, Darlington
  • The Fish Hotel, Broadway
  • Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
  • Cromlix, Dunblane
  • The Gainsborough, Bath
  • Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre, Scotland
  • Alexander House Hotel, West Sussex
  • Great Fosters, Egham
  • The Nare, Truro
  • Foxhill Manor, Broadway
  • 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

And in London:

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

As well as being able to redeem your World of Hyatt points at these properties, you will get special benefits when staying at a Small Luxury Hotels property.  When – and only when – you book via hyatt.com you will get:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in 12:00pm (based on availability)
  • Late check-out 2:00pm (based on availability)
  • Room upgrade to the next category up (based on availability)

Interestingly, having status in World of Hyatt isn’t worth anything at SLH hotels except for a status bonus on the points you earn.  The benefits are fixed.  You will earn 5 base World of Hyatt points for every $1 spent.

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.

Don’t forget your American Express cashback

American Express is currently offering £100 cashback on a £300 spend at selected Small Luxury Hotel properties before 30th September.

Nothing stops you booking via the Hyatt website, to get the benefits above, as long as you book a ‘pay on departure’ rate.  Not all of the hotels above are taking part in the offer, so check the list on the American Express website if you are targetted for the deal.


World of Hyatt update – October 2021:

Get bonus points: Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion.

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.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.

You will get a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points by 31st October 2021.

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

Comments (5)

  • Grant H says:

    I have stays at Nira, Greywalls and Culloden this summer and very excited about all 3!

    It’s worth pointing out that Culloden is a cat 4 hotel and is a decent option for the standard cat 1-4 reward night in the UK (probably the best option imo).

    • Reney says:

      I stayed at Tylney Hall Hotel last month and have a stay at the Fish coming up which I am excited about.

      Grant, I will look into Culloden, thanks for the recommendation.

      At Tylney Hall and the Fish I have free breakfast, have never worked out is it because I booked via Hyatt or just part of the rate, but very happy either way.

      I also get qualifying nights from redeeming points. Might accidentally make it to explorist this year!

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Do we get any additional benefits booking via Emyr?

  • 1ATL says:

    Stayed at Alexander House last month and the Hyatt pricing while not as extensive in packages as the hotels main website offers a significant saving. Continental breakfast is worth £15.95 per person and you can upgrade this to full breakfast by paying an additional £5 per person per day locally. Daily use of the spa pools is £20 paid locally. Currently limited to an hour slot but likely to be extended to daily after 19JUL. If spa treatments are important then make sure they have slots available before you make your hotel booking. Despite what the hotel reservations may tell you they do not hold back spa slots for guests so what you see on the Utopia website as available is exactly what you’re going to get. All in all its a great option for a mini staycation in the Sussex countryside.

    • Polly says:

      Hi, did the £100 refund post, if the checkout has the hotel name as opposed to Hyatt on the receipt? And do they let you split the bill at check out? Quite fancy a short stay there.

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