Hyatt made an announcement back on October 8, 2018 (read more here) that it had reached an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality (Alila, Joie de Vivre, Thompson and Destination Hotels) and its 85 or so hotels – long awaited, the first Alila hotels will join World of Hyatt this week.
Thompson Hotels became World of Hyatt participating on March 28 and Joie de Vivre on May 15 but there wasn’t a date for Alila yet – until now, when an Alila beta website listed participation dates effective June 25th 2019.
The Alila Beta website (access here) was discovered by someone in this Flyertalk thread and it reveals some very interesting information concerning the joining date of the first Alila properties into WOH starting June 25th 2019.
Make your journey rewarding in every sense of the word. With World of Hyatt® membership, you’ll enjoy access to over 900 hotels and resorts around the globe, in addition to some amazing rewards and benefits. Lose yourself in unique locations. Earn points that you can redeem on rewards like complimentary nights and FIND experiences available at participating Alila hotels. When you join World of Hyatt, you get destination-driven experiences with membership rewards and benefits that are surprisingly different.
Here are the properties and their respective joining dates:
Meanwhile the World of Hyatt website confirms the information as well:
You can access a FAQ section regarding Alila stays here.
– under New World Of Hyatt Brand FAQ’s –
When do Alila hotels and resorts participate in the World of Hyatt loyalty program?
From June 25 through July 16, hotels in the Alila brand will begin participating in World of Hyatt. This means that as each Alila hotel begins participating in World of Hyatt, World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points for their stays and enjoy in-hotel benefits at participating Alila hotels and resorts properties when paying an Eligible Rate or redeeming a free night award.
At this time, the following properties do not participate in World of Hyatt: Alila Jakarta, Alila Yangshuo and Alila Purnama.
What Alila properties will not participate in World of Hyatt?
At this time, members are not be able to earn or redeem World of Hyatt points, enjoy World of Hyatt tier or other benefits at Alila Jakarta, Alila Yangshuo and Alila Purnama.
I made a future reservation for a stay at a participating Alila hotel with a check-in date after the brand participates in World of Hyatt. How do I earn World of Hyatt points and Tier-Qualifying Night credits on this stay?
To earn World of Hyatt points and Tier-Qualifying Nights at a participating Alila Hotels and Resorts property, you must:
I. Be a member of World of Hyatt;
II. Book through Hyatt Booking Channels, either on Hyatt.com, through the Hyatt mobile app, or through a Hyatt Global Contact Center or book through participating Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre hotels and resorts, Alila Hotels and Resorts or Destination Hotels direct channels on a rate published by Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre resorts and hotels, Alila Hotels and Resorts or Destination Hotels, or book a travel professional;
III. Associate your World of Hyatt membership number with the reservation at time of check-in and be a registered guest staying at the participating property;
IV. Pay an Eligible Rate; and
V. Complete your stay.
Can I earn World of Hyatt qualifying nights for stays at participating Alila properties prior to the property’s World of Hyatt participation date?
Qualifying nights will not be awarded for any Alila hotel or resort stay with a checkout date prior to the property’s World of Hyatt participation date.
If I check in at a World of Hyatt participating Alila property before its participation date in World of Hyatt with a stay that has a checkout after its participation date in World of Hyatt, what do I earn on this stay after I checkout?
World of Hyatt members on a qualifying stay will earn World of Hyatt Tier Qualifying Nights, qualifying tier bonus and Base Points on eligible charges upon checkout for nights of the qualifying stay on the date after the property participates in World of Hyatt.
I checked out of a stay at a participating Alila property on or after the property’s participation date with World of Hyatt but didn’t receive my points. How can I get points for my stay and ensure I get credit toward tier status?
To receive World of Hyatt points for eligible spend on a past stay at a participating Alila hotel with a checkout date of March 28, 2019 or later, you can contact the Global Contact Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.544.9288/402.593.8615.
Will stays at participating Alila properties count towards earning a free night after staying at five different Hyatt brands?
Yes, when a World of Hyatt member pays an Eligible Rate or redeems a free night award for a stay at a participating Alila hotel, with a checkout date after the property’s World of Hyatt participation date, that stay will count as a stay at a unique Hyatt brand and count toward earning a free night in a category 1-4 Hyatt hotel when staying at 5 different Hyatt brands after March 1, 2017.
I’m actually in Bali right now, and could have booked the Alila Ubud again which I really like and where I have stayed multiple times.
There’s also the Bangsar property in Kuala Lumpur, which I might be able to check in later this week if this does in fact become official.
Remember there is also Hyatt’s promotion where you earn 2000 WOH points for your first eligible stay at each of the four ‘new’ brands (Alila, Joie de Vivre, Thompson and Destination Hotels) completed by December 31, for a maximum of 8000 bonus points. No registration is required for this promotion.
Additionally you can also earn a category 1-4 free night certificate if you complete an eligible stay at each of the four brands by December 31st 2019.
The regular, official Websites of Hyatt and Alila now also confirm the 25th of June as joining dates for many Alila properties in correspondence with the previous information above.
Especially interesting is the booking requirement, as it seems to be more flexible this time. Book through Hyatt or Alila itself (hotel direct channels) at a published rate. Obviously Orbitz and other OTA’s would be excluded.