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Hyatt To Acquire Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Chain

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Today, Hyatt has revealed significant plans to purchase the Mr & Mrs Smith hotel brand.

This is pretty big news, so let’s dive right in!

This Purchase Will Add 1,500 New Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt announced that it was acquiring the London-based boutique Mr & Mrs Smith brand for about £53 million. In the deal, Hyatt will add more than 1,500 boutique and luxury Mr & Mrs Smith properties to its portfolio

Hyatt says the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.

After that, the chain plans to unveil direct booking of Mr & Mrs Smith hotels through Hyatt’s distribution channels, including Hyatt.com and the World of Hyatt app. Hyatt says it is “exploring ways” to allow World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem points at Mr & Mrs Smith hotels. However, it’s unclear at this time when that might happen.

This comes on the heels of Hyatt’s acquisitions of the Dream Hotel portfolio, the conversion of Lindner Hotels & Resorts and me and all hotels, plus the launch of a new extended-stay brand called Hyatt Studios.

“I am really excited that we have found such a dynamic and globally trusted brand as Hyatt to take Mr & Mrs Smith into our next chapter,” said Tamara Lohan, co-founder and chief executive officer at Mr & Mrs Smith. “We have long admired and respected Hyatt and are confident that there is no one better placed to build on what we have achieved and take our company to new heights.”

What To Know About Mr & Mrs Smith

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If you aren’t familiar, Mr & Mrs Smith is a boutique travel agency boasting partnerships with hundreds of boutique hotels and villas across the world. The brand was founded back in 2003.

Mr and Mrs Smith properties aren’t owned by the travel agency — instead, they are a curated selection of the world’s best hotels in places like the Dominican Republic, Germany, Malaysia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and more.

What’s notable about this deal is that Mr & Mrs Smith hotels have a partnership with IHG (but are not IHG-branded properties), and IHG One Rewards members can earn and redeem points for a stay at the hotels.

Bottom Line: As of right now, it’s still possible to book and redeem points at several Mr & Mrs Smith properties through IHG, but it’s unclear when the switch to World of Hyatt will happen.

Final Thoughts

This is tremendous news for World of Hyatt members, who will presumably be able to accrue and redeem points at Mr & Mrs Smith soon. If you’re not familiar with the boutique brand, it features some of the finest boutique hotels in the world, including private villas in Ibiza and luxury castles. Check out Mr & Mrs Smith’s collection of outstanding boutique hotels around the world!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

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