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Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ Expand Relationship to More Than 200 Hotels

Rapid growth provides members more luxurious destinations around the
globe to experience with loyalty benefits

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyatt
Hotels Corporation
(NYSE: H) and Small
Luxury Hotels of the World™
(SLH) today announced the ongoing
expansion of Hyatt’s and SLH’s existing loyalty alliance, celebrating a
milestone of over 200 participating SLH hotels around the world for World
of Hyatt
members to earn and redeem points and enjoy on-property
benefits. This latest expansion has quadrupled the number of
participating SLH properties since the alliance launched in November
2018, and its expansion is expected to continue throughout 2019.


“We encourage World of Hyatt members to explore these luxurious
destinations around the globe, from Croatia to New Zealand,” said Amy
Weinberg, senior vice president, World of Hyatt. “The rapid growth of
this strategic loyalty alliance is a testament to our commitment to
delivering unique experiences wherever our members travel and continuing
to extend the genuine care they have come to expect from Hyatt to more
locations around the world.”

World of Hyatt members now have access to more than 200 of SLH’s luxury
boutique hotels that offer new locations across growth markets for
Hyatt, including Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Kenya,
Mozambique, New Zealand, Portugal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines and
Turks and Caicos and more.

Through this exclusive relationship, World of Hyatt members can explore
sought-after destinations like Monkey
Island Estate,
an 18th century estate turned boutique retreat on a
private island on the Thames, Berkshire; Ovolo
The Valley Brisbane
, a boutique oasis located in the center of
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s ultra-hip entertainment district; Mykonos
Riviera Hotel and Spa
, a sun-drenched luxury resort tucked against
the rocky backdrop of centuries-old Aegean cliffs; Enso
Ango Fuya II
, an artful Kyoto escape set across five Zen-inspired
buildings; and Hotel
Nantipa
, a Costa Rican paradise retreat immersed in the surf culture
of Santa Teresa.

“This alliance has proven to be a perfect match. We are seeing a
positive impact on reservations for our hotels from World of Hyatt
members,” said Jean-François Ferret, chief executive officer, Small
Luxury Hotels of the World™. “Exposure to more than 16 million World of
Hyatt members has not only helped increase reservations, but also allows
us to expand our brand awareness while providing more luxury boutique
hotels options for World of Hyatt members to choose from on their travel
journey.”

Since the World of Hyatt and SLH alliance launched in November 2018, the
countries members have most visited include Italy, the UK, France, China
and Greece. World of Hyatt members can take advantage of the following
loyalty benefits when booking a participating SLH hotel through a Hyatt
channel:

Earning and Redemption

  • World of Hyatt members earn five Base Points per $1 USD spent on
    eligible room revenue
  • World of Hyatt members will receive their standard tier Bonus Points
    on eligible room revenue spend (10% Discoverist, 20% Explorist, 30%
    Globalist)
  • Qualifying nights at participating SLH hotels will count toward
    earning World of Hyatt elite-tier status
  • World of Hyatt members can redeem points to use for free night awards
    on SLH hotel reservations; each participating SLH property has been
    categorized into Hyatt’s existing hotel award chart.

Member Benefits

Participating SLH properties will provide the following on-property
benefits to all World of Hyatt members, regardless of status:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily complimentary continental breakfast for two guests
  • Room upgrade (one category at check-in if available)
  • Early check-in (noon, based upon availability at check-in)
  • Late check-out (2:00pm, based upon availability at check-in)

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) is the most desirable community
of independently minded travellers and independently spirited hotels in
the world. We turned the luxury boutique hotel into a phenomenon and
selected the distinctive, the diverse and the downright delightful.
People, places and experiences with individual character, intimate charm
and inherent class. We’ve personally visited, vetted and verified over
500 hotels in more than 80 countries. We are envisioning a future where
people experience the world with intention, experience its intensity and
protect its integrity. Be part of the community and join us at INVITED
or visit us at www.slh.com.

About World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt is Hyatt’s award-winning guest loyalty program uniting Park
Hyatt®
, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Andaz®, The
Unbound Collection by Hyatt®
, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®,
Hyatt Ziva
, Hyatt Zilara,
Thompson Hotels®
, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt House®,
Hyatt Place®
, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale®
on a global scale. Members who book directly through Hyatt channels can
enjoy personalized care and access to distinct benefits including Guest
of Honor, confirmed suite upgrades at time of booking, diverse wellbeing
offerings, mobile key and exclusive member rates. With more than 16
million members, World of Hyatt offers a variety of ways to earn and
redeem points for hotel stays, dining and spa services, wellbeing-focused
experiences through the FIND
platform, offerings through Hyatt’s wellbeing brands Exhale and
Miraval; as well as the benefits of Hyatt’s strategic loyalty alliances
with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ and MGM Resorts International.
Travelers can enroll for free at world.hyatt.com,
download the World of Hyatt app for android
and IOS
devices and connect with Hyatt on Facebook,
Instagram
and Twitter.

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Rubin
Hyatt
Jennifer.rubin@hyatt.com
312.780.5808

Pegi
Amarteifio
Small Luxury Hotels of the World Management Ltd
Pegi.amarteifio@slh.com
+44
207 802 3489

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