Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a collection of 520 independent hotels around the world. As the name suggests, the hotels are for the most part boutique luxury properties.
Viceroy Bali, an SLH property
My biggest complaint about the major chains is that you get a cookie cutter experience, which definitely isn’t the case with these properties (though I’m happy the major hotel chains are creating some independent hotel brands, like Design Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, etc.).
Small Luxury Hotels of the World has a loyalty program. They have three membership tiers:
- Special Member (once you sign up), which gets you a room upgrade subject to availability plus access to special rates
- Loved Member (after one stay), which gets you complimentary breakfast plus late check-out subject to availability
- Honoured Member (after five stays), which gets you free award nights plus priority upgrades plus early check-in subject to availability
So the benefits aren’t huge, but free breakfast and room upgrades at independent hotels are nice perks. Besides, these are hotels you’d stay at because of how unique they are, rather than because of their loyalty program.
Per Extreme Hotel Deals, SLH is offering free “Loved” status for holders of many credit cards.
You can sign-up through one of the following links:
You don’t actually need to enter a credit card number, so anyone should be able to sign-up through one of those links. Once you open your account you’ll instantly see that it reflects “Loved” status, which is valid for one year.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World has some great hotels. While the perks of “Loved” status aren’t huge, there’s no reason to turn down free status. I’d like to try one of these properties at some point, as many of the smaller hotel groups are underestimated, in my opinion. For example, Leading Hotels of the World has a pretty awesome loyalty program as well.
The perks here are better than what you get as an SPG Platinum member at Design Hotels, for example, where you don’t even get free breakfast.
Cordee des Alpes in Verbier, Switzerland, an SLH property
Have you ever stayed at a Small Luxury Hotel of the World property?