I’ve been wavering back and forth on which Hyatt hotel to stay at when I visit Paris in February. On the one hand, I’ve heard many people say that the Park Hyatt Vendome isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. On the other hand, I’ve heard many say that the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be. Of course, comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges. In between are two more very nice Hyatt brand hotels. I should note that all four Paris Hyatt hotels are in the midst of some degree of renovation or construction.
Although I’m 99% decided that I will be Vendoming it (as TheDealMommy would say), I haven’t relinquished my reservations at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile yet.
I received an email this morning from the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile informing me that, due to construction, the Regency Club will be closed at the time of my visit. The letter says:
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile!
As you may already know, a full renovation program is in progress at our property and our Regency Club will unfortunately be unavailable during your stay.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will of course be very happy to extend complimentary breakfast for the number of persons registered and credit your Gold Passport account with 2500 points upon your departure.
I love when a Hyatt Regency offers it’s Diamond members 2,500 additional points for a closed Regency Club! Some hotels offer this for closed lounges, some don’t. I hate to pass up free points, and for a moment considered staying at the Hyatt Regency for one night just to get the points. That moment passed though!
I’d be curious to see how the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile handles this issue with respect to those who made club room reservations for 3,000 HGP points and $20 a few months ago.