Park Hyatt Zurich - Review

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    Park Hyatt Zurich - Review (With a few more pictures of the room)

    We stayed for two nights at the Park Hyatt Zurich on free night certificates from the Hyatt Visa. We were coming from Milan on the train so we got to the hotel from the main train station, which was very very easy.

    From the train station you can take the 2, 7 or 13 tram and get off after 4 our 5 stops at Stockerstrasse from there you turn left and the Park Hyatt will be two blocks on the right side.

    I know many of you have seen the reviews that those on the SMD4 posted from this beautiful hotel, but let me tell you, pictures don't do it justice. The lobby is absolutely elegant and beautiful. The colors of the lobby are all a dark brown/black wood that just screams warm and welcoming. But that could be the cold temps and the inviting fire talking to me from the lobby sitting area as well.

    We were quickly escorted to the check-in desk and offered the opportunity to finish checking-in inside our room, but we decided to just check-in at the desk. That was a good thing because we had some trouble with our reservation since we had booked them with free nights from the Hyatt Visa Card that each of us had. Hyatt Reservations had combined the reservations into one, but the computer wasn't showing it that way so we had to wait a bit for them to make the computer behave. They finally got it taken care of and the very nice check-in agent escorted us to our King Room on the 4th floor and showed us around the room and explained all the features of the room (including the very important "how to turn on the lights" and put the "do not disturb" light on).

    The room its self was very beautiful and simple. When you walk in the bathroom is to your right and next to that is a large walk-in closet which included two "Park Hyatt Zurich" bathrobes, which were very comfortable. In the entry way was a dresser which had a few drawers for storage but was the main location for the mini-bar and safe. But on top was a beautiful fruit plate as a welcome gift that was put out again on our second day. This served as the perfect afternoon snack.

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    When you head past the dresser you enter into the main part of the room. On the right was the king bed which featured a night stand on either side with knobs and buttons that adjusted the lighting all over the room. Which I never quite was able to figure out...so most of the time I just repeatedly pushed buttons to find the right setting.

    Across from the bed was the larger dresser and television which had a good selection of channels, but had BBC Radio, which is my absolute favorite thing and was on for most of our stay. To the left of the tv and dresser was a large glass desk and an arm chair next to the window which looked out over the street in front of the hotel. One of the craziest things was the retractable shade on the outside of the window that was used instead of a shade on the inside of the window. You could press a button and the shade would automatically go down or up on the outside of the room.

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    Turning back to the front of the room there was a sliding set of doors that opened up into the beautiful marble bathroom and tub. The tub was right on the edge of the set of doors and just beyond that was the shower which had both a hand shower AND a rain head shower. I love rain head showers and will take any excuse to use one so I was pretty happy about that. The room also featured a warming rack for the towels and a beautiful marble sink with a selection of high end cosmetics.

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    The room and the hotel were very beautiful and I can see why people love the Park Hyatt brand. The simple touches that the put with every bit of service in the hotel was so welcome. The constant questions of if we need anything and if we needed directions, suggestions or reservations was so great and the awesome Park Hyatt umbrella they let me use in the rain was wonderful. I don't know that I would ever pay the full rate for a night in the hotel (that's my penny pinching ways) but if I win the lottery or get more free night certificates I would not hesitate to spend it at the Park Hyatt Zurich again!
     
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    Park Hyatt Zurich, 2 nights, April 2014.

    [​IMG]|| PARK HYATT || ZURICH || SWITZERLAND || April 2014 || We enjoyed our stay here incl. gorgeous Park Room with King bed, eating and drinking, plus the fabulous design focus, location and the on-demand services too. || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    When we learned that Hyatt was devaluating their loyalty program Gold Passport we decided to burn our points at the Park Hyatt Zurich for two nights, where we wanted to stay for a longer time, and the hotel was one of the properties which had been devalued since, from 22.000 points a night to 30.000 points a night needed.

    We arrived at Zurich Airport with Swiss, which was a great experience. We had more leg room, comfortable seats, a Mediterranean Quiche and chocolate, which was delicious, and in flight entertainment (Mr. Bean and other child friendly programs).

    We took the train to Zurich Main Train Station and paid ca. 44 CHF (ca. 36.15 Euro or ca. 50.20 USD) for two 1st class return tickets. From there we had the choice of public transport or taxi. We were looking for a more comfortable and hassle free way, so we took a taxi. It should cost under 20 CHF (ca. 16.45 Euro or ca. 22.82 USD). The journey took around 10 minutes.

    At the hotel we were welcomed by the door man and accompanied to reception.

    Check in was done quickly, and we were brought to the room by the receptionist. He explained the room features. Our suitcase arrived shortly afterwards.

    Our room was large and filled with natural day light. The color scheme was gold, brown and beige.

    There was a large king sized bed, a chair with ottoman, coffee table and a writing desk with two chairs.

    The headboard was interesting, a canvas with a print of some kind of fruit, maybe olives.

    The large flat screen TV provided international channels like Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC, some regional and to our surprise UK channels.

    Internet access was free, fast and reliable. We also received a fruit plate, which we liked, because it included an apple, a pear, grapes and a plum.

    There were different magazines as well, including the Hyatt and one from the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world, based in Zurich.

    Another unusual feature was the "grass". It was part artwork and also part of the night light.

    Our room overlooked an apartment building and we could spot the Sheraton Neues Schloss to one corner.

    There was also a cupboard and wardrobe, Nespresso Coffee Machine with complimentary capsules and a minibar.

    Having a sweet tooth we took the Gottfrieder praline filled wafer. It was very good and cost 7 CHF (ca. 5.80 Euro or 8 USD).

    The rest of the mini bar was more or less what one would expect and started from 8 CHF (ca. 6.60 Euro or 9.10 USD).

    Free water was also every day provided.

    The bath room was large and had a shutter, which could be opened to the room. The bath tub and shower were set up like a Japanese wet room. There was also a large sink, a plant, a TV in the mirror - the remote control didn't work too well, for example going down channels was not possible - and toilet, which could be sealed off with a door. The amenities were by Laura Tonatto. We love the products, knowing them already from our stays at the Park Hyatt Milan. This one was slightly different than the one in Milan and even bath salt and mouth wash was included.

    We used the 24 hour room service for our breakfasts and dinners. One time we had the healthy breakfast, the other time a la carte.

    The healthy breakfast included Green Tea, a smoothie, a juice of our choice, scrambled eggs with sundried tomatoes, radishes and peppers with guacamole, cream cheese, plain yogurt, jams and fruit bread rolls. One of us has a raisin allergy. Checking with room service confirmed the rolls were made with them, but the Hyatt was flexible in this and one set of the breakfast came with other rolls.

    Both breakfasts were excellent. We loved the high quality, tastiness and how appetizing and colorful the meals looked.

    Cost for the healthy breakfast was for two 95 CHF (ca. 78 Euro or ca. 107.75 USD) including tip, the a la carte was 110 CHF (ca. 95.40 Euro or ca. 130.45 USD).

    Having informed ourselves before the travel we knew that there was a specific cuisine available, developed by a nutritionist, either at The Lounge or through in room dining. Besides The Lounge there are also the fine dining restaurant Parkhuus, Onyx Bar and Cafe Z. The cuisine is divided into three groups Beauty, Brain or Mood food.

    Items were available individual or as two or three course meals. We had always a three course and it was not only healthy, but also very tasty and allowed us to eat things we hadn't tried before like Perch Pike or Canadian Bison. Whenever possible the ingredients are sourced locally, so the pike and trout for example came from Lake Zurich.

    Our favorites were the veal carpaccio, the trout and vegetable lasagne (this dish has a twist), the bison steak and of course the not so sweet desserts, Lingonberry Cheesecake with grape salad and chocolate mousse with blueberry ice cream.

    We paid including drinks and tip between 155 CHF and 165 CHF (ca. 127.25 Euro and ca. 135.45 Euro or ca. 175.80 USD and ca. 187.15 USD)

    The hotel also has a spa, the hotel is very good located, just a few blocks from the lake and the Bahnhofstrasse or Old Town.

    The Park Hyatt is also famous for their Art Concept. The hotel has a large collection of modern art pieces. They call it classic modern. Some of the artists on display are Sol LeWitt, Heinz Mack and many others.

    All the staff encountered was very friendly, but also efficient and knowledgeable. It was nice to have contact with the same people, for example room service was mostly delivered by the same person and the gentleman, who checked us in, took one of our calls and was also there at check out.

    Even if the overnight rate is steep, we believe strongly it would be worth paying for.
    The comfort of the room is great, the food outstanding and the employees do everything possible to make your stay a memorable one. Should we be in Zurich and not looking for a different experience, we are going to stay again.

    Would we stay again at this hotel? YES!
    Would we recommend this hotel to a friend? YES!
     
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    Here are some photos we took during our stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich in April 2014:

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