Hyatt adds 11 new luxury hotels, including a French winery and a Japanese ryokan

Nov 11, 2021

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Perk up, World of Hyatt loyalists — you’ve got new opportunities to earn and redeem points at a handful of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) that were recently added to the brand’s redemption portfolio.

If you’re unfamiliar, SLH is a collection of smaller, independent hotels located around the world that partner with World of Hyatt to offer some (but not all) elite status perks to travelers during their stay.

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These hotels are great for people with elite status but are looking for those boutique-style properties that feel quite different from the big brand names, such as Park Hyatt, that we all know.

Some of the perks elite status members can enjoy at SLH hotels, depending on what status you hold with Hyatt, include daily, complimentary continental breakfast for two; complimentary Wi-Fi; early check-in and late checkout (based on availability); and space-available one category room upgrades, among other perks.

The new locations span the globe and appear in some unexpected destinations. In Japan, where we’re all hopeful tourism will reopen soon, two locations were added, including a ryokan in Hokkaido and an all-seasons resort outside of Tokyo.

Old and new collide at The Veil, a design-forward hotel in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and in Ireland, a grand country estate with a nine-hole golf course joins the list.

Here are all the new additions and their World of Hyatt award category.

Hotel Location Award Category
Alta Las Palomas San Jose, Costa Rica 5
Hotel Das Tyrol Vienna, Austria 5
UP- Ultimate Provence Hotel Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France 6
Euphoria Retreat Mystras, Greece 6
Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Galway, Ireland 6
Maalot Roma Rome, Italy 6
Chalet Ivy Jozankei Sapporo, Japan 8
Karuizawa Prince Hotel East Karuizawa, Japan 6
The Veil Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan 7
Jangala Dunhuang Dunhuang, China 8
Qiushui Villa Hangzhou, China 8

New options for redeeming Hyatt points

With borders reopening around the world, it’s exciting to see these 11 new properties enter the World of Hyatt portfolio. And we’ve already got our eyes on a few that seem particularly exciting — especially in Europe, where Americans are mostly free to travel.

pool with red lounge chairs
(Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

Located a short 30-minutes from the glitz and glam of St. Tropez, UP – Ultimate Provence Hotel is a boutique property set in the countryside on 112 acres of vineyards. There, guests can imbibe on locally produced wine, go mountain biking around the estate and head to the cellar for a special testing. Afterward, relax in a chic room before doing it all again the next day.

mountainside resort with red roof and tall, green trees
(Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

In Greece, take your wellness journey to the next level at Euphoria Retreat, a mountainside resort that will leave you relaxed and reenergized. At Euphoria, you can hit the spa for revitalizing skincare treatments before joining a yoga class to find your center. Beyond wellness, concentrate on the beautiful architecture and natural surroundings of the area to fully escape from reality.

large room with Japanese design, two beds, couch and table
(Photo courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels)

And in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, a modern take on the Japanese ryokan awaits at the Chalet Ivy Jozankei in Sapporo. With only 26 rooms, all offering private hot springs, this hotel is the perfect place to relax in Japan’s famous waters, including the hotel’s public, indoor and open-air baths. Round it out with a traditional Japanese meal and a spa treatment incorporating local plants and you might just ask to stay forever.

Bottom line

Each of these hotels adds something special to World of Hyatt’s partnership with Small Luxury Hotels, and we’re excited to see the program continues to grow. These properties, in particular — from a working winery in France to a secluded wellness retreat in Greece — open up new destinations and not-so-typical experiences to World of Hyatt’s most loyal travelers.

Featured image courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels

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