About SLH

About SLH

For the independently minded

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) is the most desirable community of independently minded travellers and independently spirited hotels in the world. We’ve personally visited, verified and vetted every single one of our 570 hotels in more than 90 countries – each one is anti-chain and anti-same. With just 50 rooms on average, SLH properties are able to offer secluded, discrete options with the highest standards of luxury and guest wellbeing. From rustic fishermen's huts and woodland treehouses to rainforest retreats, alpine chalets and desert-style 'dude' ranches, no two stays are the same in our characterful collection of intimate spaces in unusual places.

Why book with us?

Exclusive Rewards

All of our hotels offer exclusive rates plus instant benefits from your very first stay. From early check in, late check out, room upgrades to reward night vouchers...

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Quality over Quantity

Each and every one of our hotels is annually inspected against over 750 criteria by our 100-strong team of travel connoisseurs that we train personally.


Bespoke Booking Services

Our worldwide team of on-the-ground experts is on hand 24/7 to ensure you book a better experience than you had in mind.

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Our people

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It’s people who transform any stay from ‘so-so’ to superb. The award-winning mixologist who’ll show you how to shake (or stir) the perfect martini. The marine biologist helping you deep-dive into an underwater paradise. The chef who will welcome you into the kitchen make fresh pasta, from a recipe passed down in their family for generations. The hotelier who sends hand-written postcards to all their guests. As well our very own travel experts who can tell you exactly where you can go to release baby turtles into the ocean. Every experience is tailor-made by them – for you.

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Give the Gift of Travel

Give the gift of luxury escapism, anywhere in the world. An SLH gift card unlocks a world of choice for any independently minded traveller. It’s simple to send a gift - just choose the occasion, select the amount, and finish with a personalised message.


Our ethos

Conscious travel has always been at the heart of the SLH brand and our vision is to create a future where people explore the world with intention and protect its integrity. By their very nature, our member hotels are deeply rooted in their locality and many have long been key supporters of their local community and environment. We have launched new standards for conscious travel which will formalise our commitment as a business to sustainability. Showcasing hotels initiatives and activities to inspire others, whilst providing guidelines for those hotels looking to take positive action and expand their sustainability programmes.

SLH Brand Principles

Our values

Champion independence

We embrace the distinctive, celebrate the unconventional and champion the one-of-a-kind. Seeking out hotels and experiences that have individual character and creativity.

Make it personal

We enable bespoke experiences that place our travellers at the heart of an environment. Every interaction is personal an authentic, forging intimate connections with a place and its people.

Be valuable

We are committed to creating a valuable community with a powerful collective influence. We promote cultural and environmental sensitivity, encouraging travellers to explore the world with intention.



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