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Review: The Park Hyatt New York – Hyatt’s most $$$ NYC property

a swimming pool inside a building

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The Park Hyatt New York

The Park Hyatt New York is regarded as one of the premier Hyatt properties in the world. It’s located just a couple blocks from Central Park, a hop, skip, and a jump from the N,R,T,Q subway line, offers sleek 5 star service and amenities, and has been on my bucket list for quite some time. As luck would have it, work took me to NYC for a couple of nights and I had the opportunity to review the Thompson Central Park which is just across the street and the Park Hyatt New York on back to back nights.

Both hotels have virtually identical locations, offer park views to the higher floors, and have cash rates that knock on the $1000 a night door. Staying at them one night after another gave me a good perspective on whether or not the Park Hyatt New York was worth the premium. It’s a category 8 hotel with World of Hyatt rates ranging from 35k to 45k depending on when you book vs the Thompson which ranges from 21k to 29k. I landed my night for the standard rate of 40k points. Let’s take a look at the Park Hyatt New York!

Here is a side by side view of each hotel’s room ( I was upgraded to a studio suite at the Thompson )

Park Hyatt New York Stay Details

I actually waited to the very last minute to book my rooms in nyc for this trip, and didn’t book the Park Hyatt New York until I had checked into the Thompson New York. I booked a room with two double beds that was upgraded to a 1 King bed city view room at check in.

  • When: November 2022
  • Where: New York City
  • Rate: 40k points
  • World of Hyatt status: Globalist
    • 2 free waters
    • Room upgrade
    • Free breakfast ( Mine was $100 )
    • 4pm late checkout
  • Parking: Free for Globalist, $80

Youtube room tour

Location

Check In

You’ll enter the hotel on street level, take an elevator up a few floors, and check in there. I moved hotels at 12pm and lucky for me, a room was available and I was able to drop my bags off before my meeting.

1 King Bed City View Room Park Hyatt New York

Immediately, when you open the door, you’ll notice the room is scented with a nice floral emanation. Each room is set back and features a rather long hallway that provides some good sound dampening from the anyway in the hotel. Right at the end of the hall, you’ll find a luggage style piece of furniture that houses a safe.

a hotel room with a large window and a bed

Luggage that serves as a safe

A beautiful piece of furniture that also serves as a drink caddy with mini car and nespresso machine

The bathroom

Dual vanities. Soaker tub. Tv in the mirror. Yes, yes, yes. But, the area where The Park Hyatt New York really stands out is the shower.  A true rain shower with great pressure and a fogless mirror.

a bathroom with a bathtub and sink

I’m not a huge bath taker, but after a long day walking in the city my dogs were barking and I enjoyed a salt bath. Much to my surprise, when I returned, not only was the bed turned down, but the bath products were fully replenished.

a bed with a lamp and a rug

The Park Hyatt New York Spa, Fitness Center, and Pool

This is an area where the Park Hyatt New York really stands out. Swimming, 25 floors off the ground, with bright floor to ceiling windows, is quite the treat. I made sure to plan my morning to have enough time to not only take a long walk in the park, but also hop in the pool and steam room. I didn’t visit the spa, but it is replete with all the finest treatments, lotion, and potions.

The fitness center

Incredible views, quite a bit of space for a NYC hotel gym, and tons of high tech equipment. One of the nicer hotel gyms I’ve been in.

a room with exercise machines and windows

The pool

The water in the pool was quite warm, and the steam room had a rain shower built into it that meant you could really sweat out the nyc toxins and then rinse off in cold water all while inside the steam room.

a swimming pool inside a building

Dining – The Living Room Park Hyatt New York

I met my buddy Tyler and his friend Ryan for a nightcap. Very cool vibes, but be prepared to throw down some cash. My old fashioned was $36 after tip and tax – wow!

a room with a bar and chairs

Breakfast

I was told that my Globalist breakfast included one hot item, a hot beverage, and a cold beverage. I could have room service or go to the The Living Room. I chose to go downstairs after my swim.

I ended up ordering both the pancakes and the lox and bagel. Both were delicious. In fact, I didn’t think the lox were outrageously priced at $18 and would consider coming back here just for those.

a plate of food on a table

So is the Park Hyatt New York worth category 8 pricing?

Sure. It’s a great hotel, no doubt.

Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Park Hyatt New York, and perhaps if I was coming back for a special occasion and thought I’d use the pool, enjoy the subtle refinements the Park Hyatt offers, I’d pay the extra points to stay here. But, when the Thompson is across the street, priced at 25k points per night, the margin is too wide in my opinion to justify paying the premium for the Park Hyatt.  When it was just 30k point – 100% I’d do it.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Park Hyatt and it’s truly a 5 star hotel.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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