The Park Hyatt NYC is the flagship property of the Park Hyatt Brand, so my expectations were high. Upon arrival, there was a tremendous amount of construction going on which meant that the taxi cab couldn’t stop right in front of the hotel. Usually at hotel’s such as this, a doorman will run out to assist you with your luggage which did not happen. Maybe it was because I looked like a hobo?
The hotel itself occupies the lower 25 floors of the One57 building, one of NYC’s newest luxury hotels. I used my Founder’s Card to secure a rate at half the best available rate and then used a diamond suite upgrade (DSU) to further upgrade myself into a junior suite (the entry level suite). I mentioned that I was celebrating my birthday with an around-the-world trip, and the hotel was kind enough to further upgrade me to a full Park Suite King. The front desk representative was very friendly, checked us in and gave us a brief tour of the property and our room. Before leaving, she offered to have a refrigerator sent up since our stay would be four nights. Great service!
The suite itself was amazing and I was blown away, I even had a little view of Central Park. In line with most newer buildings, every sq. ft. was squeezed out of the floorplans–but hey, space is at a premium places like NYC, Hong Kong and Honolulu. On the desk, the hotel had left a delicious birthday gift. I was truly impressed. Another very cool feature of the room was the ability to control many of the room’s functions via iPad app! I was able to schedule housekeeping, turndown and room service without ever leaving my bed or having to talk with someone on the phone. #jadore #winning #thewaylifeshouldbe
However, the one thing I wasn’t impressed with nickel & dimining of the diamond breakfast benefit. The default is to provide a $90 credit (breakfast for 2) which goes surprisingly quickly. The hotel’s “57th Street Breakfast” is considered a ‘full’ breakfast but I still felt hungry after eating it 🙁
Last modified: January 27, 2017