Hilton Launches Partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World


In February 2024, Hilton announced a new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), which will greatly expand the hotel chain’s luxury hotel portfolio.

The partnership is now beginning to go live, and we know a few more details about what to expect when it comes to earning and redeeming Hilton Honors points at SLH properties.

Hilton and SLH Launch Exclusive Partnership

Earlier this year, Hilton and SLH announced details of an exclusive partnership, through which SLH hotels will become bookable across Hilton’s channels.

For those who are unfamiliar, SLH is a collection of 560 independent hotels in 90 countries around the world.

As the name suggests, SLH properties target a luxury audience, and this partnership will bolster Hilton’s roster of available luxury properties, which also includes brands such as Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and LXR Hotels & Resorts.

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Hilton has launched an exclusive partnership with SLH

Not every SLH property will participate in the partnership, which is similar to how SLH’s previous partnership with Hyatt operated. Of the 560 SLH properties, 268 were accessible through the Hyatt platform, so it’s likely that this number will be similar with Hilton.

We’re now starting to see the rolling out of SLH properties on the Hilton website, and know more details about what members can expect.

As it stands, only three SLH properties have gone live with the Hilton partnership:

  • Teranka Formentera, Balearic Islands (Spain)
  • Nobu Hotel Marbella (Spain)
  • Flemings Mayfair (UK)

As more properties become available for booking across Hilton channels, they’ll also be noted on the list of SLH hotels that participate in the Hilton Honors program.

As per the terms and conditions of the SLH partnership, Hilton Honors members will receive benefits at SLH properties when they’re booked through official Hilton channels. If you book directly through SLH or third-party booking platforms, you won’t be eligible for Hilton Honors benefits.

Depending on your level of status with Hilton Honors, you’ll receive the following incremental benefits when staying at SLH properties booked through Hilton channels (with higher tiers enjoying all benefits at lower tiers and more):

  • Base-level members
    • Guaranteed member discount
    • Complimentary standard Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary late check-out (subject to availability)
    • Bottled water/hydration per stay
    • No resort fees on reward stays booked using all points
  • Silver Elite Members
    • All benefits that base-level members get, plus
    • Elite tier bonus (+20%)
    • Fifth Standard Reward Night Free
  • Gold Elite Members
    • All benefits that base-level and Silver Elite members get, plus
    • Elite tier bonus (+80%)
    • Complimentary breakfast for two
    • Space-available upgrades
  • Diamond Elite Members
    • All benefits that base-level, Silver, and Gold Elite members get, plus
    • Elite tier bonus (+100%)
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Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members will get free breakfast for two at SLH properties

As it stands, SLH properties don’t yet offer MyWay Choice selection, digital check-in, choose your room, or digital keys.

Hilton Honors members earn base points and elite tier bonuses on the room rate only at SLH properties, and won’t earn points on other eligible folio charges (food & beverage, incidentals, etc.). 

As we’ll explore in more detail below, Hilton Honors members are now able to redeem points at participating SLH properties at Standard Room Reward rates, and it’s also possible to redeem Free Night Rewards for SLH stays.

Redeeming Hilton Honors Points at SLH Properties

With three SLH properties now available for booking through Hilton channels, we’re getting an idea of what’s possible when it comes to redeeming points.

At the time of writing, most dates are marked as “Sold Out” for all three hotels; however, that should change in the very near future as the partnership rolls out.

There are a handful of dates available for booking with cash or points at Flemings Mayfair in London, with a two-night minimum required for award bookings.

Standard Room Reward pricing comes in at 80,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

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The cash rate per night is listed at £294 ($374 USD, $515 CAD), which works out to a value of 0.47 cents per point (USD) or 0.64 cents per point (CAD). 

We value Hilton Honors points at 0.5 cents per point (USD) or 0.7 cents per point (CAD), and using these valuations, you’d come in just slightly under par with a redemption.

At Nobu Hotel Marbella, there’s currently a handful of dates available (also in January 2025) for booking with cash or points, without a two-night minimum stay this time.

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Here, we see Standard Room Reward pricing at 78,000 points per night, with a corresponding cash price of €343 ($368 USD, $506 CAD). This works out to a value of around 0.47 cents per point (USD) or 0.65 cents per point (CAD), which is more or less on par with what we saw with Flemings Mayfair.

At the Teranka Formentera, there’s a two-week chunk of availability in May 2025, with Standard Room Rewards pricing out at 110,000 Hilton Honors points per night, with no minimum stay.

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The corresponding cash prices on these dates are listed at €1,470 ($1,578 USD, $2,169 CAD), which works out to a value of around 1.43 cents per point (USD) or 1.97 cents per point (CAD).  

Indeed, that’s nearly triple the value from the other two properties, and it goes to show that there should be some excellent redemption opportunities at SLH properties through Hilton Honors as more properties participate in the program.

Conclusion

Hilton and Small Luxury Hotels of the World have launched an exclusive partnership, which gives Hilton Honors members access to participating SLH properties across the world.

Members are now able to earn and redeem Hilton Honors points at participating SLH properties. When it comes to redemptions, SLH properties are subject to Standard pricing, and can be booked using Free Night Rewards.

In the months ahead, we should see more SLH properties become available on the Hilton Honors platform, and there should be some excellent opportunities to book aspirational hotels with points!





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