Park Hyatts are among my favorite hotel brand in the world, because for the most part they’re “true” five star, luxury hotels, and most importantly they’re attainable on points. I’ve stayed at the Park Hyatts in Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Istanbul, Melbourne, Mendoza, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo, and without exception have had amazing stays.
I just finished a two night stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich, which was using the two suite nights I earned for signing up for the Chase Hyatt Visa card. The free nights were going to expire in August and I came to realize that I kept pushing off redeeming them hoping for an uber-aspirational stay, and this seemed about as good of an opportunity as any to redeem them.
The retail cost for my two night stay was an astounding 3,005CHF (~$3,170USD).
Now, admittedly Zurich is an outrageously expensive city, so you can’t really compare this to what you’d get for ~$1,600USD per night in a city like Munich or Bangkok. In Zurich a pack of gum costs $4USD and a grande iced drink from Starbucks costs $9USD, so it’s on a bit of a different scale.
Still, everything about the stay was phenomenal. The suite was gorgeous, service was top notch, location was right where you want to be, and Diamond breakfast was great as well.
It was also my first time in Zurich, and I thought it was beautiful. The city itself isn’t quite as charming as Vienna, for example, though it’s setting on Zürichsee sure makes up for any other shortcomings. The only downside of my stay was that aside from the first afternoon the weather was horrible. I don’t think it stopped raining once.
I love Park Hyatts and I love our little hobby. That’s all.