Evaluate: Park Hyatt Zurich, Switzerland
I just lately spent an evening on the 138-room Park Hyatt Zurich. I’m a giant fan of the Park Hyatt model, and it had been roughly a decade since I final stayed right here. This lodge has exceptionally pleasant employees, however in any other case I can’t assist however really feel like this is likely to be probably the most remarkably unremarkable luxurious accommodations on the market.
Like, there’s completely nothing that makes this lodge unhealthy, there’s simply probably not something (aside from the pleasant staff) that makes this place nice. It’s simply sort of an… uninteresting lodge?
You’ll usually hear folks seek advice from Zurich as a sterile banking metropolis. And whereas many declare that it is a false impression, I believe “sterile luxurious lodge in a sterile banking metropolis” completely sums up the Park Hyatt Zurich.
Reserving the Park Hyatt Zurich
I just lately had a fast in a single day in Zurich. Sometimes I’d keep close to the airport (I just lately reviewed the Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport, which is superior). Nonetheless, on this case I made a decision to remain on the Park Hyatt Zurich.
Why? I had a Class 1-7 World of Hyatt free evening award to make use of (earned via the Milestone Rewards program). It was expiring inside just a few weeks, so this appeared like the proper alternative to make use of it.
For context, the Park Hyatt Zurich is a Class 7 World of Hyatt property, that means that a regular room free evening redemption prices 25,000-35,000 factors. For the evening I used to be staying, the lodge was at the usual award pricing, so my keep would have value 30,000 factors, although I used to be utilizing a free evening certificates. For what it’s value, I worth World of Hyatt factors at 1.5 cents every.
So far as money charges go, the lodge was charging ~$700 for the evening I used to be staying. This appears to kind of be what all of Zurich’s high accommodations are charging. In case you’re going to e-book a money keep right here, I’d suggest doing so via the Hyatt Privé program. Hyatt Privé charges value the identical as commonplace versatile charges (not member charges, advance buy charges, AAA charges, and so on.), and embrace the next extra perks:
- Day by day full breakfast for 2 within the lodge’s restaurant
- A $100 property credit score per room per keep
- A one class room improve confirmed inside 24 hours of reserving (room-to-room or suite-to-suite) — based mostly on availability on the time of reserving
- Early check-in (as early as 9AM) and late check-out (as late as 4PM), topic to availability
- A welcome present and letter
Park Hyatt Zurich location
The Park Hyatt Zurich has an important location — it’s between Lake Zurich and the Outdated City, so you may get most locations you’ll most likely need to go by foot. I lucked out with an exquisite, sunny afternoon on the day that I stayed, which I virtually by no means appear to get in Zurich.
That is one main benefit of the Park Hyatt over the Dolder Grand, which is in any other case most likely a greater lodge, however doesn’t have as central of a location. Whereas the Park Hyatt is properly situated, notice that it doesn’t have a lot in the best way of views.
The lodge has a reasonably understated exterior and entrance, and it may be simple to overlook when you’re not on the lookout for it.
The one exception to the understated entrance is the lodge’s Rolls-Royce parked out entrance. I think about you’ll be able to e-book this for airport transfers, although it’s not a complimentary home automotive, or something. Quite it simply appeared to be parked in the identical place for everything of my keep.
In case you’re coming from Zurich Airport (ZRH), it’s solely about 20 minutes to the lodge, whether or not you’re coming by automotive or practice.
Park Hyatt Zurich foyer & check-in
The foyer might be bodily essentially the most attention-grabbing facet of the Park Hyatt. The foyer spans a few flooring, and has a big piece of artwork within the middle, plus a big, colourful paining on the wall. This offers the property some character, although in any other case I really feel just like the foyer feels simply ever-so-slightly previous its prime.
The foyer has a little bit of seating within the very again, along with the principle a part of the foyer lounge, which I’ll speak extra about under.
Reception is situated contained in the foyer and to the left. I’ve nothing however good issues to say concerning the employees at this lodge, and that began at check-in. The affiliate checking me in was pleasant and textbook skilled — she thanked me for my Globalist standing, defined no suite upgrades have been accessible (which was true, I verified on-line), and gave a rundown of the entire lodge’s options.
The worker then walked me to the elevator, and wished me a nice keep. the lodge’s elevators are simply down the corridor from reception, within the course of the principle restaurant and bar.
Park Hyatt Zurich king room excessive ground
The Park Hyatt Zurich has six flooring, and I used to be assigned room 623, situated on the highest ground (this was technically an improve, because it’s a king room on a excessive ground). The hallways within the lodge really feel a bit extra trendy than the remainder of the property, in my view.
Rooms on the Park Hyatt Zurich begin at 36 sq. meters (~387 sq. ft), which is a reasonably first rate dimension for the standard room in a European metropolis.
The room featured an entryway with the lavatory to the proper.
The remainder of the room was straight forward, and consisted of a king dimension mattress, a daybed, a snug chair with a eating desk, and a wall-mounted TV.
The mattress was fairly comfy, particularly by European requirements (which is to say that it wasn’t too arduous).
Whereas the room didn’t have a conventional desk, the eating desk and chair did the trick for me, and I used to be pleased with the flexibility of the setup.
The toilet was separated from the remainder of the room by a few panels, which might be opened from both aspect.
The minibar console was close to the lavatory, and consisted of a Nespresso espresso machine, tea, a kettle, and quite a lot of drinks and snacks for buy.
There was additionally a reasonably good dimension closet close to the doorway.
Quite than having a window that might open, the room had a door that might open to get just a little contemporary air. Thankfully the room had air con, so this isn’t your solely choice for cooling off, ought to or not it’s heat.
Regardless of being on the highest ground of the lodge, there wasn’t a lot in the best way of views — quite my room checked out a constructing throughout the road.
The toilet was fairly good, particularly the bathe compound. While you entered the lavatory, the sink was straight forward, the bathroom was to the proper, after which there was a bathe and tub space to the left.
Toiletries have been the Bergamote 22 assortment from Le Labo.
There was additionally a heated towel rack within the toilet, which I’d actually admire in winter.
About an hour after arriving in my room, there was a knock on the door with a welcome amenity. This consisted of a fruit plate and a few goodies.
Wi-Fi within the room was quick and free, and simple to connect with.
I believed the room was fairly good, and a very good dimension. I did really feel prefer it was only a bit previous its prime, although, and there wasn’t something that basically made this significantly luxurious. In case you simply confirmed me an image of the room, I’d most likely guess it is a Hyatt Regency quite than a Park Hyatt.
Park Hyatt Zurich fitness center & spa space
The Park Hyatt Zurich has a fitness center on the second ground, which may be accessed 24/7 by friends. Whereas the fitness center isn’t large, it has a wide selection of contemporary weight and cardio gear.
It’s just a little odd, as a result of the Park Hyatt Zurich’s web site claims the lodge has a spa, however doesn’t really present any particulars about it. In actuality, contained in the fitness center there are a few spa therapy rooms. Maybe the lodge can name an out of doors firm to supply remedies, however there was nothing in the best way of a correct spa setup right here.
Nonetheless, there’s a sauna and steam room contained in the fitness center, which is accessible every day from 7AM till 11PM.
The Park Hyatt Zurich doesn’t have a swimming pool, for what it’s value.
Park Hyatt Zurich Parkhuus Restaurant (breakfast)
Parkhuus is the Park Hyatt’s signature restaurant. On weekdays it serves breakfast from 6:30AM till 10:30AM, and on weekends it serves breakfast from 6:30AM till 11AM. The lodge additionally serves lunch and dinner, although on a extra restricted foundation — lunch is served Tuesdays via Fridays (menu right here), whereas dinner is served Tuesdays via Saturdays (menu right here). Since I used to be staying on a Sunday evening, the restaurant was closed for every part besides breakfast.
Parkhuus is situated simply down the corridor from the foyer, and it’s bodily an exquisite restaurant, with very excessive ceilings, and a cool wine cellar.
If breakfast is included along with your keep, you’ll be able to count on that you simply’ll get espresso drinks of selection, entry to the buffet, and you may order anybody merchandise off the menu.
The breakfast buffet was wonderful (by European requirements), and included all types of contemporary rolls and pastries, contemporary fruit, cereal, yogurt, muesli, contemporary juices, chilly cuts, and some sizzling dishes.
The espresso was wonderful, and I made a decision to order the “wholesome avocado egg” to eat, which I loved.
The man working at breakfast was extraordinarily pleasant and attentive. Like I mentioned, I didn’t encounter a single not-professional worker at this lodge.
Park Hyatt Zurich Foyer Lounge
The Foyer Lounge on the Park Hyatt is open on weekdays from 8AM till 11PM, and on weekends from 11AM till 11PM (menu right here). That is proper within the coronary heart of the foyer, and as you’d count on, on weekdays it’s principally full of businesspeople in fits.
You possibly can come right here whether or not you’re on the lookout for a espresso, cocktail, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner. Bodily it’s a reasonably good house, although there’s no pure gentle — whereas there are curtains, they’re actually simply overlaying partitions, so far as I can inform.
Park Hyatt Zurich ONYX Bar
The ONYX Bar is situated proper subsequent to Parkhuus, and it’s the Park Hyatt’s night bar. The catch is that it’s solely open from 5PM till 1AM Tuesdays via Saturdays, so it was closed throughout my keep. Beneath is an image of the bar from Hyatt’s web site (I couldn’t get in to get an image, because it was locked whereas closed).
The Park Hyatt Zurich is a superbly good luxurious, business-focused lodge. I wouldn’t hesitate to return if I had a cause to, however I additionally wouldn’t search this place out once more.
On the plus aspect, the lodge has pleasant employees, a central location, and a very good breakfast. Sadly the lodge additionally feels a bit previous its prime, doesn’t have a lot in the best way of views, and lacks facilities. There’s no actual spa, no pool, and each the restaurant and foremost bar are closed a number of days of the week.
If this have been a Hyatt Regency for half the value, I’d say it’s an important property. However at this worth level (even given how costly Zurich is), I really feel just like the lodge ought to supply a bit extra.
In case you’ve stayed on the Park Hyatt Zurich, what was your expertise like?