Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomes 44 new members

Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomes 44 new members

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has welcomed a whopping 44 new independent boutique hotel members so far in 2020.

The new members come from more than 23 destinations around the world, including the newly opened VALA Hua Hin in Thailand, the Arctic Bath House floating hotel in the Swedish Lapland and Kontiki Yacht Expeditions, based in Ecuador – the first-ever water-based SLH member.

Alongside a network of leisure and corporate sales, PR, marketing and revenue account professionals, members get access to SLH INVITED loyalty members and can choose to participate in a strategic loyalty alliance with Hyatt.

SLH has also updated its quality assurance program to include an additional 136 checkpoints related to health and cleanliness standards.

Here’s a rundown of the new members:


  • Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary – Paro, Bhutan
  • Hinode Hills Niseko Village – Niseko, Japan
  • Huvafen Fushi Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives (Opening November 2020)
  • Koh Russey Villas & Resort – Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia (Opening January 2021)
  • Lost Horizon Resort & Spa – Pokhara, Nepal (Opening March 2021) – New SLH Destination
  • Shima Kanko Hotel The Bay Suites – Ise-Shima, Japan
  • Sowaka Kyoto – Kyoto, Japan
  • The MIST Hot Spring Hotel – Henan, China
  • The Tower Hotel Nagoya – Nagoya, Japan (Opening November 2020)
  • VALA Hua Hin – Cha-am, Thailand (Opening November 2020)
  • YiuTeung Mansion – Chengdu, China


  • A77 Suites by Andronis – Athens, Greece
  • Amani Boutique Hotel Zanzibar – Zanzibar (Opening December 2020)
  • Arctic Bath Hotel – Harads, Sweden
  • Can Ferrereta – Mallorca, Spain (Opening March 2021)
  • Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel – Torre Canne, Italy
  • Castello di Reschio – Lisciano Niccone, Italy (Opening April 2021)
  • Forestis – Brixen, Dolomites, Italy
  • Galleria Vik Milano – Milan, Italy
  • Gecko Hotel & Beach Club – Formentera, Spain
  • Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa – Lago di Como, Italy (Opening February 2021)
  • Hotel Casa Palmela – Setubal, Portugal
  • Hôtel Crillon le Brave – Vaucluse, France
  • Hotel Valdepalacios – Torrico, Spain
  • La Torre del Canonigo – Ibiza, Spain
  • Les Manoirs des Portes de Deauville – Canapville, France
  • Palazzo Manfredi – Rome, Italy
  • Palm Suite – Rome, Italy
  • San Canzian Village & Hotel – Buje, Croatia
  • Tiara Château Hôtel Mont Royal – Chantilly, France
  • The Cellars-Hohenort – Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Gainsborough Bath Spa – Bath, United Kingdom
  • The Marine – Hermanus, South Africa
  • The Plettenberg – Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Torre del Marques – Monroyo, Spain
  • Villa Soligo – Treviso, Italy (Pre-opener)


  • Brick Hotel – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Cougar Ridge Lodge – Utah, USA
  • Kenoa – Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort – Barra de Sao Miguel, Brazil
  • Kontiki Expeditions – Ecuador
  • Los Altos Resort & Spa – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Riverview Ranch – Montana, USA
  • The Battery Hotel – San Francisco, California, USA

Featured image: Arctic Bath House floating hotel

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