A Sad Day For Hyatt As SLH Is Traded For Mr And Mrs Smith Hotels

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For more than 5 years Hyatt has offered some great point values at SLH hotels, which greatly expanded the Hyatt footprint.

Alas, that contract has ended, and soon Hilton will take over the SLH partnership. We’ll have to wait and see what those details will look like, but those should price similarly to other Hilton hotels.

Instead, Hyatt purchased the Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel booking platform, and you can redeem points at more than 700 of those hotels, though most of the ~2,000 hotels on that platform aren’t currently participating in Hyatt. While you will earn regular Hyatt points and status nights at these hotels, no elite benefits apply to these hotels, except that Globalist members may receive a space available upgrade at check-in. Spending at these hotels don’t earn bonus points on Hyatt cards. “Members are not entitled to receive complimentary bottled water, late check-out, guaranteed availability, free parking, club lounge access, waived resort, destination or facility fees, Guest of Honor privileges, or any other Program benefit not specified herein.”

You can find eligible Mr and Mrs Smith hotels here.

Sadly, these don’t follow the Hyatt award chart as SLH hotels did. The points requirements for Mr and Mrs Smith Hotels are fully variable and change from day to day. Hyatt says they will continue to maintain an award chart for all other hotels.

Here are some sample point values:

  • The R48 Hotel and Garden in Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus Studio on 5/30 costs 76,750 points versus $1,063, or 1.39 cents per point. On 6/9 it’s 67,750 points versus $954, or 1.4 cents per point
  • The Adults Only Yacht Club Boca Raton, Junior suite king on 5/30 costs 47,000 points versus $696, or 1.48 cents per point. On 11/3 it’s 54,000 points versus $797, or 1.48 cents per point
  • The Adults Only Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa, Garden room on 5/30 costs 31,500 points versus $370, or 1.17 cents per point. On 8/18 it’s 38,250 points versus $501, or 1.31 cents per point
  • The Casa Olea Hotel Lake Como’s, Deluxe Double Lake View on 5/30 costs 29,250 points versus $391, or 1.34 cents per point. On 8/4 it’s 24,750 points versus $315, or 1.27 cents per point
  • The Asbury Ocean Club’s Dune Terrace on 5/30 costs 51,500 points versus $654, or 1.27 cents per point. On 8/18 a city view king is 81,500 points versus $1,016, or 1.25 cents per point
  • The Le Soleil d’Or Cayman Islands Beach Club Studio on 5/30 costs 31,500 points versus $411, or 1.3 cents per point. On 1/14 it’s 40,500 points versus $541, or 1.34 cents per point
  • The Cobblers Cove Barbados Upper Circle Suite on 5/30 costs 65,250 points versus $558, or 0.86 cents per point. On 8/18 it’s 65,250 points versus $509, or 0.78 cents per point
  • The Victoria Falls River Lodge Zimbabwe Tented Suite on 5/30 costs 130,750 points versus $1,855, or 1.42 cents per point. On 11/11 a luxury tent is 105,750 points versus $1,515, or 1.43 cents per point

With values between 0.78 cents-1.48 cents per point, you may be able to get a decent value for your Chase or Hyatt points, but it’s decidedly lower than values at most Hyatt hotels or what was achievable with SLH.

Want to earn Chase points that you can transfer to Hyatt?

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has a 75K signup bonus for spending $4K in 3 months, earns 2.1 points per dollar on travel after the card's annual bonus, 3.1 points per dollar on dining, streaming, and online groceries after the card's annual bonus, has a $50 hotel credit, can transfer all Chase points into miles, and points are worth at least 1.25 cents each for paid travel ($95 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve® has a 75K signup bonus for spending $4K in 3 months, earns 3 points per dollar on dining/travel, has a $300 travel credit, can transfer all Chase points into miles, and points are worth at least 1.5 cents each for paid travel ($550 annual fee with $300 travel credit). Read more here.
  • Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card has a 100K signup bonus for spending $8K in 3 months, and earns 3 points per dollar on up to $150K of annual spending on shipping, advertising, and travel, can transfer all Chase points into miles, and points are worth at least 1.25 cents each for paid travel ($95 annual fee). Read more here.
Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:
  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card has a 35K signup bonus for spending $3K in 3 months and another 40K signup bonus points for spending another $3K in 6 months for a total of 75,000 Chase Ultimate points, plus if you have a Chase business checking account open on the card's first anniversary you will get a 10% points bonus on all earnings from card spending, this card earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, and office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card has a 75K signup bonus for spending $6K in 3 months, and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through Chase Travel, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus that earns an extra 1.5% cash back in the form of 1.5 points per dollar everywhere on up to $20K of spending during your first year, on top of at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar (marketed as 5% cash back) on travel purchased through Chase Travel, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

Find any Mr and Mrs Smith bargains with Hyatt points? Let us know in the comments!

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7 Comments On "A Sad Day For Hyatt As SLH Is Traded For Mr And Mrs Smith Hotels"

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KMC

The pritzkers who still own a big chunk of Hyatt are big supporters of the tides foundation and other supporters of SJP & JVP and other anti Jewish organizations.
All the Jewish organizations that take their money should stop. As a Chicagoan I am embarrassed.
Spending money at hyatt is directing money towards those malign efforts. If you can afford to avoid them…. You should
My 2 cents

A

I’m not sure how fair these comments are. The family is made up of about a dozen people who are multi billionaires. Some of them have given money to Israeli and shoah focused organizations.

yelped

Fech.

Laurie Schreiber

I will not stay at any hotel that is a Hyatt. Hyatt is owned by the antisemitic Pritzkers who are funding the Pro-Palestinian upheavals on campus and everywhere they turn up to annoy people. They are not alone. There are others funding that garbage too

Ydbe

+1

GUWonder

Do you realize that Hyatt was founded by a Jewish family? That family’s name is the Pritzkers.

On the second Tuesday in October of 2023:

“Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday soundly rejected acts of terror as he prayed with members of a Jewish synagogue in north suburban Glencoe……”.

jdf007

I don’t know if actions speaking louder than words is a Jewish idea, but as long as they give quotes that state the opposite of what they actually do and fund…well that just makes it even more worse.

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