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Looking for an amazing boutique property to visit on your next vacation?

Small Luxury Hotels of the World recently teamed up with Hyatt making it possible to book a stay in a gorgeous independent hotel using points!

Whether vacationing for business or pleasure, a trip is only half complete if you end up staying in a less-than-stellar hotel property. Change that and experience a whole new world of luxury by booking these amazing SLH properties today!

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Why and How to Book Small Luxury Hotels of the World With Points

As we mentioned above, World of Hyatt partnered with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (also known as SLH) whereby if you book an eligible stay at an SLH with World of Hyatt, you can get exclusive perks, including:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast for 2 (complimentary full breakfast is often provided)
  • Room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Free Wi-Fi

You can access these benefits as long as you book an SLH stay via a Hyatt booking channel (Voice, App, or Hyatt.com) OR free night awards (points or certificates) and attach your World of Hyatt number to the reservation at the time of booking!

This is huge because you could potentially access elite-like benefits at some of the world’s most luxurious boutique properties for stays booked with points without any special elite status!

Remember, not all SLH properties participate — here’s the list of participating SLH hotels.

Since you can redeem World of Hyatt points for stays at these SLH properties, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities to redeem your Chase Ultimate Rewards points since World of Hyatt is Chase’s most valuable transfer partner.

Remember, you can earn Chase points from the:

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card
  • Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

You can also earn Chase points from the cards below as long as you have one of the 3 cards mentioned above:

  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® card
  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card
  • Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card
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The 34 Best SLH Properties You Can Book Using Points

Just like World of Hyatt properties, participating SLH properties are each placed in a World of Hyatt rewards category. Currently, there are nearly 400 properties in around 80 countries and territories globally.

You’ll also enjoy the following benefits regardless of your World of Hyatt tier:

  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on the property
  • Elite night credits towards World of Hyatt status

Let’s take a look at the best SLH properties you can book using points!

1. Calala Island (Nicaragua)

Calala Island in Nicaragua

Calala Island in Nicaragua. Image Credit: Calala Island

Talk about exclusive! Calala Island in Nicaragua is the epitome of a luxury escape on a private, pristine, gorgeous beach island.

To reach the island, you need to fly to Managua Airport. From there, take another flight to Bluefields using La Costena Airlines. Once in Managua, a speedboat will be waiting to take you to the island. When you book with the resort, they will take care of all the internal travel arrangements and meet you as you land in Managua. This is included in the price of your points reservation, a huge improvement compared to exotic resorts like the Conrad Maldives.

This 9.5-acre island only has 4 bungalow suites. This means it can only accommodate 8-10 guests at a time. With guests kept to a minimum, once you visit, you are waited on, hand and foot, by the 25 staff on the property.

All four bungalow suites are designed by architect, Matthew Falkiner. They’re built using sustainable hardwood and situated in front of the gorgeous white sands. All room names come from local communities and each one has a king-sized bed, white linens, handcrafted furniture, large windows, a small deck, a hammock for two, sofas, a safe, slippers, a robe, and showers.

Other amenities in the resort include 2 restaurants, an infinity pool, a stunning beach, private seaside pavilions, spa service, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, concierge, 24-hour security, massage service, shuttle to various local attractions, and airport.

Even better, everything on the island is environmentally friendly. The resort is solar-powered and has recycling, composting, and wastewater programs in place.

As you can see, this is as exclusive and extravagant as it gets! All rates are all-inclusive so you just have to pay and worry about nothing. You can also use 35,000 SLH World of Hyatt points per night to book a free night in this Category 8 hotel. When you consider that paid rates start at $2,000 per night and go all the way up to $3,800 per night.

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2. Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse (Japan)

Kasara Niseko Village Townhouses

Kasara Niseko Village Townhouses. Image Credit: Kasara Niseko Village

Ever want to hide away in a luxurious mountain retreat, just skiing all day and soaking in a geothermal spa?

Kasara Niseko Village gives you a chance to do all this and more.

Found at the foothills of the mountains of Hokkaido, this beautiful village resort has become a premier powder destination for skiers and tourists. With over 2,191 acres of property, you’ll find the Kasara Niseko Village as the best place to be if you want a powder-filled skiing vacation in mind.

Kasara Niseko Village offers stylish and modern Japanese townhouses strategically located to be a ski-in and ski-out location. There are currently 8 townhouses available, but more than 30 will be built.

Each townhouse comes with 3 bedrooms and a view of Mount Yotei. The rooms showcase classic Japanese touches like wooden shutters, a modern kitchen, two bedrooms, an entertainment area for friends and family on the second floor, a tatami-mat dining space, and bathrooms.

You can also enjoy a 24-hour front desk, personal residence concierge, an outdoor thermal pool, an Onsen or Japanese hot spring, as well as personal catering if you don’t feel like cooking in the kitchen. There’s even an in-house ski fitting so you can jump on the slopes all ready to go!

The Kasara Niseko Village averages around $1,200 per night during summer and close to $2,000 in the winter season! Don’t worry, you can redeem 35,000 Hyatt points per night (around 3-5 cents per point) if you want to experience the pleasure of staying in this Category 8 winter wonderland property.

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3. Foxhill Manor (United Kingdom)

Foxhill Manor in United Kingdom

Foxhill Manor in the United Kingdom. Image Credit: Foxhill Manor

Want a rural yet hip hideaway in the Cotswolds countryside? Foxhill Manor is fast becoming a favorite among luxury boutique travelers who are looking for some R&R in the English countryside.

The Foxhill Manor is a 400-acre property surrounded by woodlands. The estate is owned by Farncombe Estate and overlooks Broadway village. Birmingham International is the nearest airport to the manor at 32 miles. Just over the hill is the charming market town of Chipping Campden. If you need to get to the nearest station, Moreton-in-Marsh is the closest, at a 17-minute taxi ride.

Foxhill Manor prides itself on giving guests a home away from home. The atmosphere is luxurious while homey, and the staff ensures your stay goes exactly how you want.

Each room features a retro-chic vibe. There are 8 bedrooms, each having a unique theme. You can choose from three room types – the Chestnut, the Maple, or the Oak, with its two baths facing a gorgeous window and view. The rooms have Nespresso machines, Roberts DAB radios, Temple Spa toiletries, and a smart tablet.

There are other amenities on the property too. There’s 1 restaurant, a wine cellar, media room, common pantry, Dormy House spa, pool, fitness gym, 24-hour room service, local shuttle service, and turndown service. There’s also daily cake and cocktails for guests.

Staying at the super posh Foxhill Manor can set you back around $850-$1,000 for a night’s stay. It’s not a bad deal, considering the extra amenities and the fact you get to stay at a manor! Alternatively, you can also save up by exchanging 25,000 World of Hyatt points to book a room at this Category 7 hotel. This amounts to 2.8-3.3 cents for every point.

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4. Viceroy Bali (Ubud, Bali)

Viceroy Bali in Bali

Viceroy Bali in Bali. Image Credit: Viceroy Bali

It’s a tiny oasis perched right on the hillside!

Viceroy Bali makes you feel like you’re royalty gracing the presence of mere mortals. Set in an area known as the “Valley of the Kings,” this private resort will give you all the privacy and luxury you could ever dream of.

Viceroy Bali is equipped with 28 villas and 4 suites. Each villa has a heated private pool, gorgeous views of the valley below, marble baths and showers, a separate bathtub, sitting areas, a king or twin bed, espresso machine, air conditioner, Bower & Zeppelin speakers, flatscreen TV, toiletries, and Wi-Fi.

For other amenities, the hotel has plenty to enjoy. You get a fitness center, 2 restaurants, private yoga sessions, spa, infinity swimming pool, conference room, heliport, boutique, 24-hour front desk, babysitting service, 24-hour security, room service, and catering.

If you want to book a room at Viceroy Bali, the cash price per room starts at $426 during the lowest season but can quickly explode to a seasonal high of $837 per night! However, you can redeem 25,000 Hyatt points to book a room in this Category 7 hotel. 

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5. Sailrock Resort (Turks and Caicos)

Sailrocks Resort in Turks and Caicos Island

Sailrocks Resort in Turks and Caicos. Image Credit: Sailrocks Resort

The Sailrock Resort is a newly-minted member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and it’s slowly becoming a favorite for those wanting a Caribbean getaway.

First opened in 2017, the resort is accessible via direct flights to South Caicos International Airport. The resort is home to the fourth-largest barrier reef system in the world and comes with one of the most crystal-clear waters you can enjoy.

The Sailrock Resort offers 3 different types of accommodations – The Ridgetop Suites which give you a stunning overview of the island; the Beachfront Villas which gives you just a few steps away from sparkling waters; and the Private Peninsula Villas for those who want a bit more privacy.

Expect to get stunning ocean views, a wet bar, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, large king beds, soaking tub, double vanities, private water closet, outdoor dining, wrapped terrace with a view, plunge pool, and outdoor shower in each of the 36 rooms of the resort.

Additional amenities to expect while you’re at the property include 2 restaurants, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a secluded beach, spa cabanas, 24-hour front desk and security, room service, library and business center, concierge as well as local airport shuttles.

The price for this lavish and exclusive resort is $600 per night for their standard room, the Patio Suite. The prices go up to $1,850 per night during the high season. You can redeem 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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6. Domaine des Etangs (France)

Domaine des Etangs in France

Domaine des Etangs in France. Image Credit: Domaine des Etangs

Restored to its former glory, Domaine des Etangs is one of those castles transformed into a modern luxury retreat.

From the outside, the hotel looks like it’s been plucked from a fairytale, thanks to its expansive grounds, forest lake location, and imposing turrets. The hotel features 2,500 acres of space, surrounded by man-made lakes and tranquil nature. It’s a 40-minute drive to the Limoges Airport and about 2 hours from Bordeaux.

Rooms at the Domaine des Etangs range from simple to opulent. There are 7 small farmhouses on the property with 29 rooms and 8 suites. Each room comes with a self-controlled air conditioning unit, dual voltage outlets, robes, slippers, bathroom toiletries, minibar, Wi-Fi, museum-quality furniture, and stunning artwork from the owner’s collection. This would range from Tintin drawings by Hergé to paintings by Picasso.

This hotel also has 1 restaurant, an indoor and outdoor pool, a wellness center, a gym, audio/visual equipment, a library, a 24-hour front desk, a concierge, valet service, and laundry/dry cleaning services. You can also indulge in countless outdoor activities when in the area, including tennis, bicycling, jogging, and billiards.

For a night at Domaine des Etangs, you can expect to pay at least $400 per night during the low season and up to $1,500 per night during the high season. You can also opt to redeem 35,000 Hyatt points per night, which would give you an approximate value of 3.75 cents per point.

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7. Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa (Italy)

Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa in Italy

Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa in Italy. Image Credit: Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa

Built-in the 19th century, this lakeside hotel has become a favorite retreat for many vacationers seeking classical opulence with modern comfort.

The hotel is 52 miles from Malpensa Airport and about 62 miles from Linate Airport. A short distance from the property is Isola Comacina, a small wooded island in Lake Como. There’s also the beautiful alpine resort of St. Moritz if you want to explore nearby attractions.

Grand Hotel Victoria Concept and Spa has 81 rooms. Each one has satellite TV, minibar, air-conditioner, complimentary Wi-Fi, branded bath products, tea and coffee maker, hairdryer, stunning bathroom and shower suites, king-sized bed, gorgeous views, lamp, safe, bathrobe, radio, bidet, a desk, sitting area, and in some rooms, a gorgeous terrace.

Aside from beautifully furnished modern bedrooms, the hotel also has a spa, 2 swimming pools, 2 restaurants, a meeting facility, a 24-hour front desk, room service as well as massage services.

Booking a room at the Grand Hotel Victoria Concept for cash will be around $661 per night on average. However, it’s also possible to book the room for 21,000 World of Hyatt points per night. This would be around 2.8 cents per point.

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8. Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama (Switzerland)

Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama in Switzerland

Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama in Switzerland. Image Credit: Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama

The Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama is situated between Lake Constance and the foot of the Alps. It’s found right between the countries of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland so exploring the attractions nearby is also a huge advantage when staying here.

This stunning resort is 30 miles from the closest airport which is Lowenthal Airport. Nearby are countless beautiful attractions to explore like Lake Constance, Arenberg Castle and the Napoleon Museum, Charterhouse Ittingen, and more.

On the property, there are 54 rooms with 12 suites. Each room comes with a large bed, bed lights, chair, small table, bath towels, bathrobe, floor heating, minibar, desk, room safe, vanity mirror, hairdryer, flat screen TV, telephone, toilet, and shower.

Aside from the beautiful rooms, the hotel also has 1 restaurant, an indoor pool, a luxury spa, a 27-hole golf course, a saltwater jacuzzi, room service, laundry, valet service as well as catering services.

Paid stays at the Wellnesshotel Gold Panorama go for an average of $300 per night, a minimum of $275 per night, and a maximum of $500 per night during the high season. You can redeem 9,000 Hyatt points to get a beautiful night’s stay at this Category 3 resort. This equates to at least 2.3 cents per point or value or at most 4.2 cents per point.

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9. Canaves Oia Suites (Santorini, Greece)

Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel in Greece

Canaves Oia Suites in Greece. Image Credit: Canaves Oia

The Canaves Oia Suites is only 14.2 miles from the archeological site of Akrotiri and only 7.3 miles from the capital Thira. It’s also just a short walk from the pedestrian walkway, making it super accessible to restaurants, cafes and 12 minutes from the Oia Bus Terminal.

All of the property greets you in proper Mykonos style as the rooms are decked in white with all the staff also gleaming in an all-white ensemble. It shares the greater Canaves Oia property with a sister hotel: Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel. Canaves Oia Suites is the more luxurious and pricey property, so you’ll want to opt for this one if given the choice.

There are 17 suites on the property, with some carved straight from the cliff. Each room is decked in bright white with several windows to let in a lot of light. Carved mirrors, with beige throws, decorate the large bed, together with soft white robes, towels, and Acqua di Parma toiletries. There’s a minibar, minimalist modern decor, lovely verandas, and air conditioning.

Staying at the Canaves Oia means you get to enjoy 1 restaurant, a gorgeous infinity pool, a fitness center, a full-service spa, 24-hour room service, a 24-hour front desk, and a daily full breakfast.

Booking the property means shelling out $800 on average, while the minimum price is around $600 per night and the summer high season rates run at $1,200+ per night. Of course, you should redeem 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night to help you save up. Each point spent is roughly equal to 2-3 cents of value.

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10. Vista Palazzo Lago di Como (Italy)

Vista Palazzo Lago di Como in Italy

Vista Palazzo Lago di Como in Italy. Image Credit: Vista Palazzo Lago di Como

Vista Palazzo Lago di Como lets you immerse in the beauty of Lake Como and its surroundings.

Situated at the Piazza Cavour, which is a pedestrian square on the lakefront, walking to various historical areas as well as the city is only minutes away on foot. There’s also a boat terminal right from the road in case you want to explore sites on the lake.

If you don’t mind traveling further, Milan is only an hour’s drive while two hours from the hotel is the beautiful St. Moritz and its stunning slopes.

Just like the stylish Venetian look of the building, the rooms here are beautifully decorated. Expect to see Italian-made furniture, Dedar textiles, handmade wood, and brass lamps, thick curtains, wood flooring, luxurious velvet armchairs, white marble bathrooms with onyx countertops, large bathtubs with rain showerheads, and Etro bath products.

Other amenities you can expect from the hotel include 1 restaurant, 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, butler service, and turndown service. They’re also a pet-friendly hotel.

Stay at the Vista Palazzo Lago di Como and book your special vacation here. A night here on average is at least $900 and as expensive as $1,500 per night. However, you can book a night here using 35,000 World of Hyatt points. This will give you 2.25-3.75 cents per point used.

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11. Stein Eriksen Residences (Utah)

Stein Eriksen Residences in Utah

Stein Eriksen Residences in Utah. Image Credit: Stein Eriksen Residences

The Stein Eriksen Residences is well known throughout Utah as a premier ski resort. Named after world champion and Olympic gold medalist, Stein Eriksen, the skiing champ became a resident of Utah’s Deer Valley Resort where he eventually founded the Stein Eriksen Lodge.

One of their latest properties, the Stein Eriksen Residences also sits at the heart of Deer Valley. It caters to those looking for a mountain retreat filled with luxury and comfort. Surrounded by hiking trails and pistes, there are nearby skiable terrains too.

There are 31 rooms including 19 suites. Each room comes with a king-sized bed, a beautiful marble kitchen or kitchenette, Molton Brown toiletries, a minibar, antler sculptures, stunning chandeliers, dressing gowns and robes, flatscreen smart TV, bathtub, steam shower, private balconies, and modern fireplaces.

Aside from the gorgeous room facilities, the Residences have several amenities including an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa, 1 restaurant, room service, grocery service, a gym, outdoor hot tubs, and outdoor lounge areas with fire pits.

For 35,000 Chase or Hyatt points per night, you can book a room in this stunning residence lodge. A room at the Stein Eriksen Residences starts at around $770 per night during the lowest season and only goes up to around $1,500 per night! That’s a value of up to 3.75 cents per point!

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12. Nimb Hotel (Denmark)

Nimb Hotel in Denmark

Nimb Hotel in Denmark. Image Credit: Nimb Hotel

How often can you stay at a hotel that looks like it’s been plucked out of a fairytale? The Nimb Hotel in Denmark is undeniably pricey, but its style, service, and gorgeous interiors will ensure a truly magical stay.

If you love the Tivoli Gardens, the Nimb Hotel lies just west of it. Even if you aren’t a fan of the park itself, the gardens and location is already a plus. The Nimb is also just a 10-minute walk away from shopping locations, nightlife hotspots, and the Central Station.

There’s a total of 38 bedrooms, 29 of which are suites. Save for the standard rooms, the rest have a view of the stunning Tivoli. Inside the rooms is a typical Nordic design with handpicked antiques and muted palette of neutrals and grays. There are Bang & Olufsen television sets, cocktail cabinets, Nespresso coffee machines, spacious bathrooms with tub, and Meraki bath products. There’s a four-poster bed in most of the rooms too.

The Nimb Hotel also offers 6 on-site restaurants, a rooftop terrace with a pool, a gym and fitness center, a meeting room, a wine cellar, a 24-hour front desk, room service, and butler service on request.

Staying at the Nimb Hotel is like living inside a modern castle filled with excellent amenities, stellar garden views, and most importantly, a convenient location for when you want to explore the town.

You can stay at the hotel for an average of $700 per night, though the room rate ranges significantly from $400-$1,150 per night. Booking certain rooms in exchange for 35,000 Hyatt points is also possible when it’s available. That’s as high as 2.9 cents per point of value!

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13. Le Grand Bellevue (Switzerland)

Le Grand Bellevue in Switzerland

Le Grand Bellevue in Switzerland. Image Credit: Le Grand Bellevue

Straight out of a fairytale!

The Le Grand Bellevue emerges as a prominent fixture amidst the quaint mountain village of Gstaad, Switzerland. Only a four-minute walk from the train station, the grand balustraded structure surrounded by a stunning manicured lawn feels like an isolated escape from the hustle of the everyday world.

Le Grand Bellevue is the oldest palace hotel in Gstaad and its age imbues the hotel with character, elegance, and dazzling fixtures you won’t ordinarily see in modern structures. From Signoretto Lampadari chandeliers to beautiful birdcage chairs on the lawn, it’s unlike any exclusive hotel out there.

This signature touch extends to the 57 rooms and 9 suites in the hotel. Each one carries leather George Smith armchairs with a distinctive clawfoot design. Large comfortable beds with statement bathrooms, huge windows, a minibar, and daily homemade cake before dinner are some things to expect.

The property boasts 4 restaurants, an indoor pool, a cinema, a fitness center, a cigar lounge, a meeting area, 24-hour room service, private car and bike tours, and an underground spa – the Le Grand Spa.

The price per night for staying at Le Grand Bellevue starts at around $500 for standard rooms and can go all the way up to $2,174 per night during the high season. You can redeem around 35,000 Hyatt points per night, which gets you up to 2.5 cents per point of value.

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14. Severin’s – The Alpine Retreat (Austria)

Severins - The Alpine Retreat

Severins – The Alpine Retreat. Image Credit: Severins – The Alpine Retreat

Ready to take on the grand Alps?

Severins – The Alpine Retreat is an exclusive mountain chalet giving you a warm and cozy home as you explore the mountainside. This boutique resort is located in Stubenback, just around Lech am Arlberg – a famous spot for both sports and nature lovers.

Each room at Severin’s has a unique Austrian flair. Expect to see modern amenities like an iPad-controlled lighting system, mixed in with traditional Austrian wooden touches.

The Residence is the most expensive room on the property, but all of the rooms come with stunning furnishings. These include box-spring king-sized Wittman beds, Loewe flatscreen TVs, a small dining area, Minotti Italian furniture, a minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine, fireplace, Revox sound system, beautiful terraces, balconies, and stylish bathrooms.

Severins – The Alpine Retreat has 10 suites for guests, 1 restaurant on site, a wellness area with a sauna, infrared cabins and steam baths, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. There’s catering, a concierge, and various mountain activities available nearby like wine tasting and skiing.

A room at this stunning Alpine escape averages $1,100 per night of stay. However, if you want to book it using Chase or Hyatt points, you can exchange it for 35,000 points per night, a value of 2.75 cents per point used. This gives you plenty of savings and a fantastic getaway to boot!

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15. Topping Rose House (The Hamptons)

The Topping Rose House in New York

The Topping Rose House in New York. Image Credit: The Topping Rose House

Escape to the luxury of the Hamptons and make a grand stay at the Topping Rose House. With the 19th-century style of the home, you can expect a blend of the old and new in this stunning boutique hotel.

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Topping Rose House is two miles from the beach, but never fret, you can be easily transported there using a luxury Lexus whenever you wish.

The property features 22 rooms including 6 exclusive suites for guests to enjoy. Each room comes with hardwood floors, custom-made furniture, air-conditioning, an iPod dock, minibar, beautiful Frette linens, bath and toiletries from The Spa, and Matouk towels.

Gorgeous wooden black Windsor chairs placed around white marble pedestal tables paired with black and white subway tiles create a luxe experience inside the bathrooms. Beds can be king or twin, depending on what you need. There are also options for suites or private cottages, with the latter providing privacy and even a patio or garden escape.

The Topping Rose House also has 1 restaurant, a full-service spa with special Farmaesthetics treatments, a gym and fitness center, a meeting room, an outdoor pool, complimentary Land Rovers for guest use, airport shuttle, room service, 24-front desk, 24-hour security, and shuttle to any local attraction.

Prices for the rooms average $1,100 for each night. You can exchange it for 35,000 points, around 2.75 cents a point.

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16. Eichardt’s Private Hotel (New Zealand)

Eichardt’s Private Hotel in New Zealand

Eichardt’s Private Hotel in New Zealand. Image Credit: Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Filled with old-world style and modern conveniences, Eichardt’s Private hotel overlooks, Queenstown’s Lake Whakatipu.

With a picturesque view of the Southern Alps and Central Queenstown bars, restaurants, and shops just behind the hotel, Eichardt’s offers the best of both nature and urban landscapes.

Choose between Lake View Suites or Mountain View Suites. Each one is fitted with a super king bed and a built-in fireplace to keep you warm in the winter months. A designer throw is draped on a cozy sofa, and a complimentary Pinot Noir or local whiskey is always available.

A generous bath with a walk-in dressing room, separate showers, bathtub, Molton Brown luxury products, and double vanity complete the bathroom. Underfloor heating with both tea and coffee machines is on hand. There’s also an integrated entertainment system, minibar, and interconnected balconies if it’s available.

This chic private hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, a meeting space, laundry/valet service, room service, pet-friendly, signature turndown service, and a private spa treatment room.

Rooms at Eichardt’s Private Hotel range from $900-$1,200 per night when paying cash. You can book a stay here for 35,000 Chase or Hyatt points per night. This means you’ll get a redemption value of 2.25 cents per point. Not a bad deal!

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17. Rosapetra Spa Resort (Italy)

Rosapetra Spa Resort in Italy

Rosapetra Spa Resort in Italy. Image Credit: Rosapetra Spa Resort

The Rosapetra Spa Resort sits by the doorstep of the picturesque Italian Dolomites. Designed for both intimacy and comfort, the resort emphasizes guest well-being by offering a range of treatments and amenities.

There are 29 rooms in the resort, ranging from Superior, Deluxe, Premium, and Junior Suites. Each room uses fir tree wood and other sustainable plants to ensure everything is free from allergens, GMOs, silicones, and other harmful chemicals.

Luxury toiletries, a minibar, LED TVs, and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers all come with the room. Rich fabrics and throws decorate the room too, along with comfortable sofas, stone accents, and an outdoor terrace.

For amenities, the Rosapetra Spa Resort has plenty. They have a large spa, pet-friendly amenities, 1 onsite restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar. There’s also a meeting space with audio-visual equipment.

Expect to pay an average of $900 per night when you book a night at the Rosapetra Spa Resort. For huge savings, you can book the property on certain dates for 35,000 Chase or Hyatt points, at a value of 2.25 cents per point.

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18. Boheme Hotel (Greece)

Boheme Hotel in Greece

Boheme Hotel in Greece. Image Credit: Boheme Hotel

Bask by the pool as you enjoy the luxurious views of the Aegean at Boheme Hotel in Mykonos. Their luxurious suites offer gorgeous sea views and mesmerizing sunsets too.

Situated on the hill right above the Megali Ammos beach, it’s a 10-15 minute walking distance from the main town of Mykonos.

Offering 27 impeccable suites, the Boheme Hotel incorporates bohemian-themed decor. Expect to see Acapulco chairs with large round fans to keep you cozy. Bright white walls with large queen beds, satellite LCD TV, minibar, robes and slippers, stylish pendant lights, a table and sofa, elegant stone bathrooms, and a sea view in all rooms.

Boheme Hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, 1 restaurant, therapy and massage section, fitness gym, lounge bar, laundry/valet service, and 24-hour room service.

Perfect for couples looking for relaxation by the beautiful Aegean seas, the Boheme Hotel goes for an average of $900 per night. You can save cash by redeeming 25,000 Chase or Hyatt points per night when booking this luxury Category 7 boutique hotel.

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19. The Inn at English Harbour (Antigua and Barbuda)

The Inn at English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda

The Inn at English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda. Image Credit: The Inn at English Harbour

The Inn at English Harbour is a historic building that sits right by the popular Galleon Beach.

This stunning resort is only a 40-minute drive away from the airport and is located close to tourist hotspots. It’s a 10-minute drive from Shirley Heights when you want a night out in town. Meanwhile, the historic Nelson’s Dockyard can be accessed via water taxi in just 5 minutes.

With 28 rooms sitting on 19 acres of land, The Inn at English Harbour is a quiet resort where you can let go of your worries and just relax. There are three types of rooms available at the property: the Beach Cabana, the Beach Front Junior Suite, and the Deluxe Junior Suite.

All rooms come with a veranda or terrace, most of them leading to the beachfront. There’s a ceiling fan, a queen or king-sized bed, sofas, stylish decor, rugs, a television set, bedside lamps, and a side table.

Staying at The Inn at English Harbour will set you back an average of $400 per night during non-peak seasons, but it can go as high as $900 during peak months. To save money, you can use your Hyatt points and redeem 35,000 points per night to book a room on this property. 

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20. Hotel Nantipa (Costa Rica)

Hotel Nantipa in Costa Rica

Hotel Nantipa in Costa Rica. Image Credit: Hotel Nantipa

Hotel Nantipa promises you the perfect escape surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific and the gorgeous jungles behind you.

This boutique hotel echoes a boho vibe and is centrally located in stunning Santa Teresa. The little town is popular for fine restaurants, gorgeous sunsets, and celebrity residents. Getting to the hotel is usually via the Tambor Airport which is 45 minutes away. The place is also accessible using a ferry.

There are 7 bungalows and 8 suites available in Hotel Nantipa. All rooms are sleek and modern to complement the refreshing beach environment. Each one has climate control, smart TVs, a working desk, luxury bathrooms with separate toilets and dual sinks, indoor and outdoor showers, a safety deposit box, a dining area, a hammock, a minibar, and Wi-Fi.

Aside from the gorgeous scenery and outdoor activities, the hotel also offers 1 restaurant and an outdoor pool. There’s a 24-hour front desk and security, concierge, airport shuttle, spa services, room service as well as local tours which can be arranged from the front desk.

Booking a night at Hotel Nantipa can average around $350 during the low season and go as high as $600 per night in peak times. If you want to save up and use your points, get a wonderful night’s stay at this Category 6 hotel in exchange for 21,000 Hyatt points for up to 2.4 cents per point value.

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21. Kristiania Lech (Austria)

Kristiania Lech in Austria

Kristiania Lech in Austria. Image Credit: Kristiania Lech

The Kristiania Lech was first built as a private residence for Olympic ski champ, Othmar Schneider, and sits looking out over the Lech. It was once a place where the ski champ would bring friends and family during competitions to entertain as well as make them feel at home.

Today, the Kristiania Lech continues the tradition as a home away from home for powder enthusiasts. Its legacy lives on thanks to Gertrude Schneider and her team.

Each of the 29 bedrooms in this stunning resort home is carefully curated with antiques, personal art collections, and stunning cultural pieces. No two rooms in the resort are alike, but each one has mountain views, a balcony or terrace, robes, slippers, a minibar, stylish baths, and more.

Kristiania Lech prides itself in providing a unique experience, catered specifically to each guest. From playful, cozy to extravagant, there’s a room fit for every type of traveler.

Aside from magnificent views of the Arlberg Mountains, there are other amenities to enjoy at the hotel. This includes a private meeting area, 3 exclusive restaurants, ski-in access, a private spa with personal therapists, and more.

Nights at the Kristiania Lech average around $850 for a night’s stay. However, you can redeem 35,000 SLH Hyatt points for a standard room at the hotel. That’s a value of 2.12 cents per point.

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22. Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary (Bhutan)

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary in Bhutan

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary in Bhutan. Image Credit: Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is one of the most magical hotels you can visit.

Built to resemble a traditional fortress, this stunning boutique hotel is the vision of hotelier, Louk Lennaert. It’s located just 15 minutes from Paro International Airport, making it accessible to those wanting to visit the country.

This fortress escape sits on top of a hill overlooking Neyphu Valley below. There are rugged pine trees and cliffs around the area, giving you a chance not only to feel like you’ve made a grand escape from the hustle of city life but a chance to see the natural beauty of Bhutan as well.

There are 3 types of rooms at the hotel and there are 24 rooms in total. Each room offers a beautiful view of Neyphu Valley below. It has a coffee table, sofa, and chair, along with a table and chair on the balcony, king-sized or twin beds, handmade local bathroom amenities, a walk-in shower, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, floor heating, coffee, and tea-making machines, minibar, and bathtub.

When it comes to facilities, the hotel has a spa (some spa services are included in the price), 1 restaurant, 1 bar, complimentary shuttle service to the airport, 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, local tour arrangements, and massage services.

Room prices at the Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary start at $650 on average. However, it’s possible to book a stay here for only 25,000 Chase or Hyatt points. That’s around 2.1 cents for every point you use.

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23. MUSE Saint-Tropez (Côte d’Azur, France)

MUSE Saint-Tropez in France

MUSE Saint-Tropez in France. Image Credit: MUSE Saint-Tropez

The MUSE Saint-Tropez makes it easy to enjoy the comforts of a spa retreat while surrounded by elegance and nature. This spa retreat is only minutes away from the Place des Lices, close to Ramatuelle at the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

There’s a 3-acre garden blossoming with countless local flowers and greens on the property. To match this tranquility, the resort hotel is designed with crisp architecture and terraced gardens surrounding a chic pool.

The hotel has 15 suites fitted with bespoke furniture, stylish stone flooring, a living room, large beds, a desk, and wonderful bathrooms. Each suite is decorated in a neutral shade with some of them overlooking, or leading directly, to a balcony, plunge pool, or terrace. It depends on the room and suite type.

Other amenities to expect in the property include a restaurant, a pool, 24-hour front desk and room service, concierge service, a spa, and various handicap services.

Getting a room at the MUSE Saint-Tropez will set you back around $700 as a starting price and can go all the way up to $1,000 per night. Alternatively, you can exchange 35,000 points Chase or Hyatt points per night, a value of 1.75-2.5 cents per point, to experience luxury on a budget!

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24. Cape Kudu Hotel (Thailand)

Cape Kudu Hotel in Thailand

Cape Kudu Hotel in Thailand. Image Credit: Cape Kudu Hotel

To get to the stunning Cape Kudu Hotel, you have two main options – go by the traditional leisure longboat or hop on a speedboat and zip along the stunning islands dotting the resort.

The Cape Kudu Hotel is located on the island of Koh Yao Noi and it takes about 30 minutes from the Manoh Pier to get to the island. Once on the island port, it’s another 15-minute drive. The island is its grand escape, with stunning white beaches, gorgeous turquoise waters, lovely facilities, and plenty of things to see and do.

There are 5 different types of rooms here. The most basic is the Deluxe while the most premium is the Baan Yu Yen, a stunning private two-bedroom pool villa for those who want extra privacy.

The Deluxe Room comes with a balcony, sun loungers, widescreen LCD television sets, DVD player, tea and coffee machines, hairdryer, minibar, shower and bathtub, slippers, private jacuzzi, safety deposit box, Wi-Fi, keycard system, desk, air conditioning system, sofa, and a large bed.

Cape Kudu Hotel also has 2 restaurants, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, a full-service spa, a meeting room, a billiards table, 24-hour room service, and front desk, 24-hour security, and valet parking.

Booking your stay at Cape Kudu Hotel is one way to immerse yourself in nature while soaking in the lovely views of the ocean. A night here will set you back around $130 for standard rooms during the low season. If you stay here during the low season, we’d recommend just paying with cash.

The real value here is redeeming points for free nights during the high season, which would cost $450 per night! You’ll use 17,000 Chase or Hyatt points per night here, getting you up to 2.25 cents per point in value.

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25. Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe (Spain)

Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe in Spain

Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe in Spain. Image Credit: Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe

Situated in what is considered the party capital of the world, Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe takes you on a stylish adventure filled with sun, stunning views, and absolute comfort.

This 5-star boutique hotel prides itself on being an “eco-luxury” hotel in Santa Eulalia. It has received accolades for being the most eco-friendly hotel on the island, emphasizing that luxury doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice being environmentally friendly. The property is only a short walk from the beach and various oceanfront restaurants.

There’s a total of 145 rooms in the hotel and 31 of these are suites. The rooms are decorated and designed according to Feng Shui. Each one has double beds, bathrooms with bathtubs, unlimited spa access, a terrace, Bang & Olufsen gadgets, a pillow menu, and a coffee maker, among others.

The hotel also comes with 3 restaurants, 2 lounge areas, one panoramic rooftop pool with a bar, an infinity pool close to the sea, a Revival Spa, a wellness bar, a kid’s area, a hair salon, and even a turndown service.

A night at the Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe will set you back around $600 per night for the more affordable rooms. It’s also possible to book a room using 25,000 Chase or Hyatt points, at an equivalent of 2 cents per point.

This is a wonderful chance to enjoy a fantastic getaway in a stylish, luxurious, environmentally friendly hotel.

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26. Terelj Hotel (Mongolia)

Terlej Hotel Mongolia

Terlej Hotel Mongolia. Image Credit: Terlej Hotel Mongolia

The Terelj Hotel looks like a lavish European hotel in the middle of the natural beauty of Mongolia. Found 70 miles from the capital of Ulaanbaatar, the hotel is carefully nestled inside Gorkhi-Terelj National Park – a protected parkland.

With the hotel being so close to the park, you’ll find plenty of amazing attractions just by the doorstep. This includes the Khagiin Khar glacial lake, the Yestii natural hot springs, various wildlife, historical human landmarks like the 100-Monks Cave, and even visit the Aryabal Buddhist meditation center.

There are 52 rooms at the Terelj Hotel. Each one has river views and comes with cashmere blankets, Damana toiletries, slippers, bathrobes, marble floors, Egyptian cotton linen, silk cushions, personal safe, electronic locks and deadbolts, television, pillow menu, minibar, refrigerator, hairdryer, scale, and lighted vanity mirror.

As far as amenities go, the hotel has plenty. There are 4 restaurants on the property including 3 bars and lounges. There’s a heated indoor pool, steam rooms, jacuzzi, saunas, spa and health club, full-service salon, meeting room, 24-hour room service and security, airport and local shuttles, business services, and more.

Starting at $300 per night for their Superior Room, you can book a stay here and have a magnificent, luxurious stay surrounded by nature. It’s also possible to use 17,000 Hyatt points to book a room per night. That’s around 1.5 cents for every point. Something worth considering next time you’re angling to visit Mongolia!

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27. Rawah Ranch (Colorado)

Rawah Ranch in Colorado

Rawah Ranch in Colorado. Image Credit: Rawah Ranch

Angling for a change in your next vacation? Why not go for the rustic cowboy lifestyle by heading to the luxurious Rawah Ranch.

Perfect for those looking for an authentic all-American countryside experience, the ranch is situated in the Rawah Wilderness Area amidst the stunning natural beauty of Northern Colorado. This idyllic nature ranch is an hour away from the nearest town, Laramie.

The Rawah Ranch comes with different room types. Take your pick from cabins dubbed Cowboys, Indians, Mackward, Shanty, the Ol’ Bunk House, Flying Horse East, Flying Horse West, Ranch House East, and Ranch House West.

All rooms are decorated with handpicked wooden furniture and rustic, natural decor. You get patterned rugs, comfortable sofas and chairs, lamps, ceiling lights and fans, private baths and showers, open sitting areas, large beds, a back porch, a wood stove, and a fridge. There are no television sets here.

Aside from the countless outdoor activities, you can enjoy, the ranch also offers several amenities. This includes 1 restaurant, 24-hour front desk, room service and security, airport shuttles, massage services, and meeting rooms.

For activities, you can hike, go horseback riding, do archery, mountain biking, a safari, play billiards, fly fishing or even go wine tasting.

For a rustic getaway in the mountains, a night at the Rawah Ranch is a perfect choice. One night at the ranch averages around $600. You can use 35,000 points (equal to 1.5 cents per point) per night here using your Hyatt points.

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28. The Raj Palace (India)

The Raj Palace in India

The Raj Palace in India. Image Credit: The Raj Palace

Once home to the Maharaja, the Raj Palace has maintained the beauty and charm of a palace but infused it with modern amenities for guests can enjoy.

The Raj Palace is centrally located, just 300 meters away from the main entrance of the Old City – the Jorawar Singh Gate. Other areas like the bus station and train terminals are within 3-4 miles away, respectively. It’s also around 300 meters away from several shops and a short distance from top restaurants.

Places like the Hawa Mahal, Amber Palace, Nahargarh Fort, and the Jantar Mantar are all within a few miles of the hotel.

From the large whitewashed walls and imposing structure of the Raj, the interior is equally extravagant. There are 31 rooms with 14 suites on the property. All of the rooms have a view of the garden, the inner courtyard, or the swimming pool.

There’s also a jacuzzi and bidet in the bathrooms, large beds, balcony, terrace or lanai, four-poster double beds, a small sitting area, lavish decor, antique furniture, ceiling fan, and television sets.

The Raj also has 4 restaurants, a spa area, a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a meeting area for guests, a museum, 24-hour room service and front desk, an airport shuttle, handicap services, and 24-hour security.

For such an extravagant hotel, you can book your stay at the Raj for anywhere from $300-$700 per night. It’s not a bad deal especially since you get to stay in a real, historical palace.

However, you should consider redeeming 21,000 Chase or Hyatt points (equivalent to 1.2-2.8 cents per point of value) to book a room in this Category 6 hotel.

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29. DasPosthotel (Austria)

DasPosthotel in Austria

DasPosthotel in Austria. Image Credit: DasPosthotel

Hidden in the middle of Austria’s Ziller Valley, DasPosthotel is surrounded by wild nature, plenty of fresh air, and charming restaurants. If you feel like hiking, there’s Mayrhofen just 5 miles away. It’s great for hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and climbing.

Nearby is also the small town of Zillertalbahn where there’s a beautiful train connecting Mayrhofen to Jenbach. This also makes for a convenient trip to other parts of Austria if you’re inclined.

Rooms at the DasPosthotel are made with a modern yet playful lodge feel. The rooms are divided into different types including a Skyloft, an apartment-style space as well as regular suites. There are 20 suites in total and each one comes with a kitchenette, room safe, fine luxury linen, balcony, organic toiletries, and organic beddings.

The hotel also offers 1 restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, a spa, a meeting area, 24-hour room service, handicap services, local shuttle, laundry, and valet service.

Staying at DasPosthotel means you can explore nature, watch the mountains, and enjoy the nearby towns starting. Prices range from $230-$500 per night with an average of $350 per night. You can redeem 21,000 points per night to book your room, giving you a value of up to 2 cents per point.

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Final Thoughts

Small Luxury Hotels of the World have vetted properties so you know you’re getting your money’s worth whenever you book. Even better, when you use points, you have the chance to receive exclusive perks!

Make your vacation memorable by staying at only the best boutique hotels in the world.

What are you waiting for? Pick your SLH hotel and start planning your adventure!

Safe travels!

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is composed of a community of travelers and independent boutique hotels across the world. SLH compiles these independent hotels, reviews and vets each one to ensure potential guests that they are getting their money’s worth.

Recently, they formed a strategic alliance with World of Hyatt. 

World of Hyatt members can now earn and redeem points as well as be eligible to receive exclusive on-property benefits in selected SLH-member hotels.

World of Hyatt members can do the following to book Hyatt points with SLH:

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A small, luxurious hotel is usually called a boutique hotel. This type of hotel is owned and run independently and are not part of a hotel chain.

Often, boutique hotels only have 10 to 100 rooms maximum. These rooms usually center on a theme or concept behind them, allowing guests to fully immerse in the experience. They also have unique amenities not regularly found in large chain hotels.

Luxury hotels are basically hotels offering beautiful, luxurious accommodation and experiences to their guests.

These are often high-end hotels (4-5 stars) who ensure their guests have all the amenities they require like amazing bedrooms, private transportation, private or secluded location, amazing personalized service, and other chic amenities or services not available in regular hotels. 

Boutique hotels are often seen as better alternatives for those who want a hotel or accommodation that is tailored to their needs or their specific destination.

Independent small luxury hotels can design their hotels according to a particular theme or use décor that complements the community or location.

What’s more, because they’re not a big chain hotel with hundreds of guests at the same time – they can better accommodate and provide more personalized service to their guests.