SLH Says Thanks For The Support


Top executives from Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) kicked off a four-city tour of North America with a stop in Toronto that was designed to both update the travel trade on the latest news from the group and also to say ‘thanks’ to its travel agency supporters for the business that they’ve sent SLH’s way.

When asked why Toronto was the first stop on the tour, Filip Boyen, CEO of SLH, was quick to point out that Canada ranks as the hotel group’s “third biggest feeder market” and worldwide, travel agents account for 80% of SLH’s bookings – and 60% of those bookings are coming from agents in North America.

As for Canada, Boyen told Press Today that SLH wants to grow this market both in terms of the business that it generates from Canada as well as adding more Canadian properties to its inventory.

Currently, SLH has two Canadian members – the Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia and the Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver.

In all the Toronto event gave agents attending a chance to meet with representatives from 16 of SLH’s member properties from destinations in both Europe and the United States, as well as from both Hong Kong and Thailand.

Participating properties included:

  • Château De Gilly – Gilly des Citeaux, France
  • No.11 Cadogan Gardens – London, UK
  • Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda – Lake Garda, Italy
  • Domaine de Manville – Les Baux de Provence, France
  • Hotel D’ Inghilterra – Rome, Italy
  • Dylan Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Lanson Place Hotel – Hong Kong
  • Akyra Manor Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • The Betsy South Beach – Miami, USA
  • Ca’Sagredo Hotel – Venice, Italy
  • Dukes London– London, UK
  • Hotel Lord Byron – Rome, Italy
  • Hotel Chandler – New York, USA
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola- Lungarno, Switzerland
  • Nira Caledonia – Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Seen in the photo from l to r, are SLH’s vice-president, worldwide sales & Americas region, Jeffrey Sirota and CEO Filip Boyen.