The World of Hyatt program is one of the few loyalty programs left that provides the opportunity to receive outsized value for points and miles travelers — making it a fan favorite in the community.
However, some have found it limiting due to its much smaller hotel footprint compared to giants like Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. To combat that, Hyatt has been consistently adding to its portfolio with recent acquisitions like Two Roads Hospitality and Apple Leisure Group.
Now, Hyatt is adding 11 new hotels from its partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) that you’ll now be able to earn and redeem points at.
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New Properties Being Added
Here is a quick look at the 11 new hotels that have been added, where they’re located, and what the award night cost will be.
|Hotel Name||Location||Hotel Category||Points Needed|
|Alta Las Palomas||San Jose, Costa Rica||5||Off-Peak: 17,000|
|Chalet Ivy Jozankei||Sapporo, Japan||8||Off-Peak: 35,000|
|Euphoria Retreat||Mystras, Greece||6||Off-Peak: 21,000|
|Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate||Galway, Ireland||6||Off-Peak: 21,000|
|Hotel Das Tyrol||Vienna, Austria||5||Off-Peak: 17,000|
|Jangala Dunhuang||Dunhuang, China||8||Off-Peak: 35,000|
|Karuizawa Prince Hotel East||Karuizawa, Japan||6||Off-Peak: 21,000|
|Maalot Roma||Rome, Italy||6||Off-Peak: 21,000|
|Qiushui Villa||Hangzhou, China||8||Off-Peak: 35,000|
|UP – Ultimate Provence Hotel||Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France||6||Off-Peak: 21,000|
|The Veil||Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan||7||Off-Peak: 25,000|
The geographic breakdown is that 5 of the new hotels are in Europe, 5 in Asia, and 1 in Latin America. In terms of award redemptions, there a 2 Category 5 hotels, 4 Category 6 hotels, 1 Category 7 hotel, and 2 Category 8 hotels.
A Look at the New Hotels
Of course, all of the new hotels being added look spectacular, but here at Upgraded Points, we are all about maximizing the value out of your hard-earned points. Given that, here is a look at the hotels that should offer you the most value on award stays.
Qiushui Villa — Hangzhou, China
Qiushui Villa is a historic villa-turned-lakeside retreat on the shores of Hangzhou’s West Lake. The hotel is quite intimate with just 11 suites making up the entire property. Guests enjoy fantastic amenities like butler service, an infinity pool, and a beautiful central courtyard inspired by ancient Jiangnan architecture.
Suites at the hotel range around $1,400 per night, or 40,000 Hyatt points during standard nights, giving you a value of 3.5 cents per point.
Maalot Roma — Rome, Italy
Maalot Roma is the former residence of opera maestro Gaetano Donizetti and has been reimagined as a boutique hotel with one of the most enviable locations in town. Guests are just steps away from Rome favorites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Forum, and Spanish Steps.
Cash rates during the summer usually hover around $600 per night, or 25,000 Hyatt points during standard nights, giving you a value of 2.4 cents per point.
Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate — Galway, Ireland
Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate blends traditional elegance with unique dining experiences and a contemporary spa. Guests enjoy amenities like a championship 9-hole course, falconry, fishing, or horse-riding in West Ireland’s wild landscapes. When you’re feeling hungry you can head for dinner at Leona, a former Orient Express dining carriage turned destination restaurant that was featured in the 1974 version of “Murder on the Orient Express.”
Standard rates at the hotel usually are around $500 per night, or 25,000 Hyatt points during standard nights, giving you a value of 2 cents per point.
11 new, boutique properties are certainly exciting news if you’re a World of Hyatt loyalist. After all, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties are some of the most beautiful properties in the World of Hyatt portfolio, and they make for fantastic redemptions for your World of Hyatt points!