I live in New York City, but except for a drink and a walk-through, I’ve never stayed at the Park Hyatt New York. Amongst World of Hyatt members, particularly Globalist members, this is the New York City hotel of choice when money is no object.
The hotel is aspirational, which is to say it is expensive. Very expensive. Over $1,000 per night for a standard room (although I don’t think you can call any room at the Park Hyatt standard). I had a certificate for a free night at any category 1-7 World of Hyatt hotel which was expiring soon, and being this is a category 7 hotel, I chose the Park Hyatt for my free staycation night in ‘da City.
This is the view when you enter the hotel from swanky 57th Street, across the street from Carnegie Hall. You are then guided to an elevator to the lobby level.
On the lobby level, there is the hotel front desk, concierge and a seating area as well as the restaurant, The Living Room (where I had a drink the first night and breakfast the following day). The entire hotel is beautifully decorated.
The check-in was friendly. I was greeted and told I was upgraded to a one-bedroom suite (thank you!).
This is the hotel restaurant, the Living Room.
We proceeded to the suite, which was on the 18th floor. I took photos and made a video. Here’s the video first:
When you enter the suite, there is a small bathroom on the right and an entry table in front. To the left is the living room area, and the bedroom.
This is the living room area:
And yes, there was a view of Central Park – Look over or between those buildings – do you see the green?
This is the bedroom. The bed is really comfortable. I am allergic to down, but the hotel has non-feather pillows and featherbeds that are wonderful.
Between the bedroom and the bathroom, there are two large closets. The closets have robes and a safe and a stereo (which I never figured out how to work).
The bathroom is really nice. There is a bathtub, a toto toilet that opened and closed when you opened the door (which frightened me each time!). The shower is fabulous! There was also a TV in the mirror, so you can watch MSNBC while bathing.
We weren’t in the room very long, when the doorbell rang. The hotel had treated us to a bottle of Rose Moet, chocolate covered strawberries and nuts! So nice!
Before heading out to dinner, we stopped in at the Living Room Restaurant and each had our favorite drink – a Manhattan for me and a Bloody Mary for him.
The following day, we worked out in the hotel fitness center (which will be reviewed in a separate post), and then went to breakfast (which is served until noon!). Since I am a Globalist World of Hyatt member, breakfast was complimentary. We each chose the egg and lobster dish, which was delicious.
In the afternoon, we enjoyed some relaxation time in the whirlpool. The pool is serene and beautiful.
Our visit to the Park Hyatt New York was flawless. The employees were all friendly and attentive. We had a lovely and relaxing time.