Small Luxury Hotels of the world has launched the new INVITED loyalty program. The program replaces the previous loyalty program, The Club, and introduces a number of new featues.
The new program features three levels, and even the base level includes a complimentary breakfast offering.
Small Luxury Hotels (SLH)
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is a marketing group, representing 520 luxury hotels in 80 countries. For the most part, the properties are operated independantly, and are well known in their respective markets.
In Asia Pacific, a search revealed that there were 17 hotels affiliated with SLH. The hotels included such properties as Como, The Treasury in Perth and Woodbridge on The Derwent in Tasmania. Hotels can also be found in New Zealand and Fiji.
The Invited program consists of three tiers: Invited, Inspired and Indulged, with Invited being the base level. Depending on your number of stays, or spend, over a year you can move up through the levels. The following table shows the qualification requirments, and benefits of the various levels.
The names of the levels appear to have taken some cues from the World of Hyatt program, so they may take some getting used to. Unlike other programs, there are some real benefits of even the base level. As mentioned, this includes a complimentary breakfast offering. In addition, there is a complimentary Wi-Fi inclusion, tiogether with Early Check-In and Late Check-Out options.
|Member Exclusive Rates||Y||Y||Y|
|Early Check-In (noon, based upon availability at check-in)||Y||Y||Y|
|Late Check-Out (3pm, based upon availability at check-in)||Y||Y||Y|
|Member Exclusive Promotions||Y||Y||Y|
|Daily Complimentary Continental Breakfast||Y||Y||Y|
|SLH Birthday Gift||Y||Y|
|Room Upgrade (one category at check-in if available)||Y||Y|
|Invite Only Events||Y|
|Rewards Night Voucher||Y|
The top tier, Indulged, can be had after 6 stays, or $6,000 USD in spend each year. This will give you some idea of the price of rooms at these hotels – they typically don;t come cheap.
The hotels may be out of the price range of a lot of people, but the new program may offer some benefits for those that would stay at the partitpating hotels.