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 520 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.
For the independently minded
Why book with us?
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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.
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.
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.
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.