Save £100 on a £300 spend at Small Luxury Hotels – and earn Hyatt points
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Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched a new cashback offer with American Express.
I have it on my Platinum card but not my British Airways Premium Plus American Express card. My wife has it on her Preferred Rewards Gold.
If you stay at a participating hotel before 31st July, you will receive £100 cashback on a spend of £300+. Cumulative spend is OK.
The offer is not well explained, unfortunately.
SLH is a marketing consortium, not a chain. This means that it isn’t clear to the average reader:
- whether you must book via the SLH website or not?
- whether bookings via other channels, such as Hyatt (who market SLH hotels) or intermediaries such as Hotels.com count?
- whether direct bookings count?
We know, having covered Amex offers for many years, that as long as you pay at the hotel you are fine. Booking a ‘pay at hotel’ rate via Hyatt or Hotels.com will be OK.
Do note that pre-paid bookings are specifically blocked from the offer. Whilst this is usually not actually true when it applies to Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott or IHG cashback offers, it may be true here if you book via the SLH website.
If (and I mean ‘if’, I don’t actually know) payment is taken by Small Luxury Hotels and not the individual hotels, and Amex is looking out for specific hotel retailer codes on your statement, the cashback would not trigger. I would guess that pre-paid rooms booked directly with the hotel on its own website should trigger the cashback.
Which hotels are taking part?
It’s a long list! Click here (PDF).
Importantly, it isn’t just hotels in Europe which is usually the case with American Express offers. There are hotels taking part in Japan, Singapore, Mexico and New Zealand amongst other places.
The UK list runs to 39 hotels, with some impressive names amongst them. This includes:
- The Gainsborough Bath Spa (review here, image below)
- The Atlantic, Jersey (review here)
- Monkey Island
- Dormy House
- The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
- Ashdown Park
- Tylney Hall
- Luton Hoo
- The Ampersand (a classy London option, 30 seconds from South Kensington tube – I often have meetings there)
- The Nare
Benefits of booking Small Luxury Hotels via Hyatt
World of Hyatt has a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels which allows you to book selected hotels via hyatt.com.
As long as the price matches the SLH website – and this isn’t always the case – you get some decent extra benefits at participating hotels:
- 5 World of Hyatt points per eligible $1 spent on your room (dining etc excluded) plus an elite bonus for World of Hyatt status members
- Complimentary continental breakfast for two
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Early check-in 12:00pm if available
- Late check-out 2:00pm if available
- One category room upgrade if available
- Nights count towards World of Hyatt status
Full details of Hyatt’s SLH partnership can be found here.
You should also get a quote via Bon Vivant
SLH also has a programme for luxury travel agents. This can get you valuable extra benefits at no additional cost BUT not all SLH hotels take part – The Atlantic in Jersey (review here) didn’t play ball when we went a couple of years ago.
Our hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas can book these for you and as all Emyr bookings are ‘pay on departure’ it will trigger the cashback too.
You can contact Emyr via this page of HfP – don’t book an SLH property without seeing what he can do. The price will match the flexible room-only rate on the website but with substantial extra benefits, and he may be able to persuade the hotel to match any promotional offer too.
World of Hyatt update – June 2023:
Get bonus points: World of Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion.
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