Park Hyatt is a simply spectacular brand in Hyatt’s portfolio offering a sizable collection of 5 star hotels and top tier luxury. The brands offers a classical atmosphere and design with properties in some of the most sought after cities in the world. During our most recent trip, Jen and I had the opportunity to stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich for 4 nights. The property was amazing and knocked our expectations out of the ball park. Here’s the full review!
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The Park Hyatt Zurich is located a few blocks from the lake and a short walk to Zurich HB (Central Station). The property sits a short ride from ZRH airport and was easily accessible with a single train ride and a 600 meter walk.
At the time of booking, this property was a category 7 property with standard award nights at 30,000 points. This property has since moved into category 8 with standard rates beginning at 40,000 points per night. Our trip to Switzerland was during off beak days so rates were 25,000 points per night. As a Hyatt Globalist, I had a couple of suite upgrade certificates and I was able to apply one to the reservation. For a total of 100,000 World of Hyatt and a suite upgrade certificate, I was able to lock 4 nights in the Park Suite King at the Park Hyatt Zurich where rates hover above $2,000 for a full suite!
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Checking in was quick and easy. Upon walking from the Zurich Enge train station to the main entrance, we are greeted by the staff and whisked away to the check in area. The gentleman who was check us in today took a copy of our passports and within minutes we were ready to head to our room. Instead, the desk agent was kind enough to give us an overview of the city using a provided map and highlighting some of the basic train/walking routes to take. The desk agent was also kind enough to give us a heads up regarding Sunday dinner reservations and how to handle Sundays in Switzerland(many stores are closed on Sundays).
This is hands down the most luxurious room I’ve ever stayed at. Sure Jen and I have been to the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabo Pedregal and Beverly Hills, but those were standard rooms. For this stay we had a Park Suite which provides a nice 775 square feet of space, a separate living and bedroom area, and a second bathroom. The shower area consisted of a wonderful soaking tub and a waterfall shower.
In true luxurious fashion, the room also had a Nespresso machine with the capsules tucked away is a stylish leather box.
The hotel has a fine dining restaurant called Park Haus that doubles as a breakfast spot during the mornings. Breakfast began at 7am every morning and lasted to 10:30/11 depending on the day of the week. As Hyatt Globalists, Jen and I recieved complimentary breakfast at the Park Haus which was either a buffet option which included 2 eggs made to order, or 52 Swiss Francs credit per person which was the price of the buffet. While we were curious about ordering a la carte, we stuck with the buffet option every morning due the impressive spread of pastries, fruits, and cured meats.
Breakfast also includes a variety of juices and coffees. In contrast to American hotels, I found that most lattes and cappuccinos in Europe were far more delicious and did not contain a bitter after taste. Maybe its the coffee beans? Anyhow the coffee was delicious and hand made in true European fashion.
The hotel had a small gym with one power rack, a barbell, and a small selection of cardio equipment. This was a huge improvement as most gyms do not have barbells or free weights. I was able to get in some bench press and squats during an evening workout session. In addition, the gym also has a steam room and sauna, along with private showers. Towels and slippers are available in the gym for all patrons.
There was also a concierge near the front doors. During check-in, the front desk suggest that we see the concierge for Sunday dinner reservations as many places in Zurich are closed on Sundays. This includes the hotel’s own fine dining restaurant. While we didn’t use the concierge for dinner reservations, we did borrow an umbrella during a rainy day.
Our room was also stocked with a couple bottles of water daily along with a few pieces of chocolate.
I loved the Park Hyatt Zurich. From the classical luxurious vibe, to the excellent service and wonderful breakfast, I felt like 25,000 points per night provided exceptional value. Although our room and the hotel has a classical vibe, there were many modern enhancements such as remote controlled drapes, enhanced lighting for the bathroom, and automatic lights for the closet. These small enhancements were a sweet touch. While the property has moved up to category 8, I think there could still be value in redeeming points during expensive months such as Summer. I hope to be back, but with the higher price tag I think chances are unfortunately slim.