SLH partners with Under Canvas

by | Jan 31, 2024

Paris, 29th November 2023 – Today, Under Canvas, the leader in high-end outdoor hospitality, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), a prestigious collection of over 540 independent luxury hotels worldwide, announce their partnership.

By incorporating nine Under Canvas establishments, as well as the first ULUM resort, the outdoor hospitality group becomes the first brand of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. It offers discerning guests an unparalleled selection of independently designed hotels in over 90 countries, characterized by their unique charm, exceptional services, and “anti-chain” and “anti-similarity” philosophy.


As the first outdoor hospitality brand in the United States, the addition of Under Canvas and ULUM properties to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio seems natural, further enhancing Under Canvas’ already well-established reputation as a leader in the glamping category. This partnership expands our network, offering discerning travellers iconic nature destinations,” said Libbie Rice, Chief Commercial Officer.

Kenan Simmons, Senior Vice President Americas, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, stated: “We are delighted to welcome Under Canvas and ULUM nature properties to our rapidly expanding portfolio. As our independently minded guests continue to seek immersive nature experiences paired with comfort, these glamping options easily exceed expectations. With their exceptional locations near iconic American national parks and quality facilities, these additions demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing sustainable luxury accommodations with character, prioritizing environmental responsibility.”

Under Canvas’ stunning safari-inspired tents are equipped with king-size beds, luxurious linens, USB chargers, bedside lamps, wood-burning stoves, private terraces, and en-suite bathrooms (with hot showers, sinks, and toilets). The unique Stargazer tent features an observation window above the large bed for stargazing at night. The hotel’s complimentary programme includes concerts, daily yoga, and more. Off-site activities hotel include horseback riding, canyoning, guided hikes in national parks, exceptional river boat excursions, and more. On-site Guest Experience Coordinators are also available to recommend favorite local hikes and must-see attractions, both within and outside the property. The Signature tents in the main lobby are decorated with contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture from West Elm, and design elements alluding to the region’s rich history. Embers, the brand’s signature restaurant, serves as a gathering place for meals, coffee, and relaxation. Its menu features fresh and healthy dishes, including salads, charcuterie, fresh trout, cereals, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as cocktails and refreshments.

The new ULUM brand from the group takes comfort in nature to a whole new level. Nestled in a secluded crescent-shaped desert setting, just steps from the Looking Glass Arch and surrounded by a majestic sandstone wall, ULUM® Moab offers elegant comfort, breathtaking views, and exclusive discovery opportunities. This exceptional estate, comprised only of suites, features a restaurant, pools, rain showers, Aesop products, and wellness-focused programs, including sound baths and stargazing sessions.

The brand’s Mindful Approach principle is a key element of Under Canvas’ experience and development ethics. This approach includes pull-chain showers, low-flow toilets, and the use of rechargeable powerbanks in tents, all contributing to minimizing energy consumption and carbon footprint. Under Canvas and ULUM properties are designed to minimize their impact and maximize open spaces, each with dedicated and undisturbed green spaces. Properties are designed to flow with the natural topography of the land to eliminate unnecessary earthwork. The brand’s commitment also includes measures to minimize overall environmental footprint in waste management, water usage, and special lighting to mitigate light pollution, thus maximizing the pleasure of observing the night sky. Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase recently achieved the title of the world’s first Dark Sky certified property.




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