I wrote a few days ago about Hyatt Hotels adding Small Luxury Hotels of the World to its rewards portfolio. That will give Hyatt members the option to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points when staying at any of the SLH’s 500+ properties.
There’s one issue though. Hyatt status will not be recognized at these properties, so while redeeming points is an option, you won’t get the perks that come with your Hyatt elite status. This is not a very well known brand in the states, so not many people will have kind of status in Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s loyalty program INVITED. But it’s fairly easy to become an Inspired member if you have an American Express or Mastercard credit card, and you can get a free night on your birthday.
Easy Small Luxury Hotels Elite Status
Together with American Express and Mastercard, we are pleased to offer you an exclusive opportunity to join Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s loyalty program INVITED as an Inspired member. Register for free and automatically receive Inspired status, that’s Member exclusive rates, complimentary breakfast, room upgrades and much more.
Your Inspired benefits:
- Member Exclusive Rate
- Early Check-In (Noon, based upon availability at booking and check in)
- Late Check Out (3pm, based on availability at check in)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Daily complimentary breakfast for two
- Member Exclusive Promotions
- Birthday Gift in the form of a Complimentary Night
- Room Upgrade (one category at check in if available)
This seems like a very generous offers. You get Inspired elite status with a few perks, but the main thing in there is the birthday gift, which is actually a free night. Terms do say that you are not eligible for that free night if you joined through a partnership, and also that you need to reach level 2 or 3, which is higher than Inspired status that you get with this promotion. But there’s already data points that show that joining through the Amex or Mastercard offer still qualifies, even with just Inspired status. Maybe it’s a mistake, and will likely be fixed soon now that many people are rushing to join.