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I had wanted to check out this Park Hyatt for some time after reading other reviews and generally hearing good things. It’s situated in the perfect location for exploring Old Town and Lake Zurich.
Anthony’s Take: The hotel feels luxurious as soon as you enter. It’s an understated elegance and I like the modern decor. Our suite was very comfortable and served us well for a two-night stay. Breakfast was also particularly good and a great inclusion for Globalists (you will easily spend over $150 for two here without it being comped). After staying at the Sheraton and Marriott in the past and being underwhelmed by both, I think I found my new go-to hotel in Zurich with the Park Hyatt.
I booked directly from Hyatt.com on a “Standard Suite Free Night” rate. I chose this suite because I had heard that upgrades were hit or miss here. The Park Suite was retailing for almost 1,600 Swiss Francs per night, so this was a great value. The hotel was fairly empty when we visited, so I was surprised that paid rates were so high. This hotel falls in the Category 7 redemption bucket, which means that a standard room will cost between 25,000 and 35,000 points.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
We took a taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to the hotel. It cost around $55 and took about 22 minutes to drive the approximately 12.2 kilometers with light traffic. When we left the hotel, we headed back the same way to the airport for a similar cost and duration.
The hotel is well situated for exploring the city with easy walks to Lake Zurich and Old Town. Most things that you will want to see are nearby.
We arrived around 9:00 PM and agents were standing by at check in. The agent that helped us had everything ready. He gave me our keys, explained that breakfast was in the Parkhuus restaurant, and confirmed my late checkout. He was friendly and efficient. The process took only a few minutes and we were on the way to the suite.
The lobby is rather austere with huge sculptures. It feels like a museum. I like it, but some find it cold.
It was brightened up a bit when we visited with several Christmas trees.
There are several sitting areas in the lobby and the Lobby Lounge is located to the side. It serves food and we decided to have a quick dinner. It was now 10:00 PM and most restaurants around the hotel were already closed.
The menu is fairly limited with a handful of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We opted for the Swiss Burger. It was served topped with Raclette and bacon. It came with a side of fries and was satisfying for a late meal. These cost 43 Swiss Francs each and were cooked a juicy medium rare.
Park Suite (414)
There are 138 rooms and suites at the hotel.
The suite opens into a living room with a half bath to the left side.
The living room included a couch, desk, chair, and TV.
The room is spacious and I love the decor, which makes this room feel more like an apartment than a hotel.
In addition to the very generous breakfast benefit, a welcome amenity of chocolates and fruit was waiting in the suite.
The living room also housed a buffet with minibar, coffee maker, tea kettle, and more.
The mini bar was full and not sensored with some space to add our own refrigerated items.
There was also a bottle of wine and some snacks for sale.
A Nespresso coffee maker and tea kettle were also provided.
The half bath had a sink and toilet.
The bedroom was through the living room. It was as spacious as the living room.
There is a large wardrobe/closet between the bedroom and bathroom.
This included a safe, robe, and hangers.
It also included a garment bag, laundry bag, shoe forms, and other amenities.
There was also a small vanity and mirror next to the wardrobe.
The bathroom opens up to the bedroom. This is fine for couples, but doesn’t provide much privacy if staying with family or friends. The tub and shower have sliding doors to separate them from the bedroom. Pictured closed above and open below.
Sliding doors to shower and tub open.
The toilet has a separate room within the bathroom.
The vanity and door to the toilet room.
Toiletries are Bergamote 22 brand by Le Labo.
The soap didn’t match the rest (it reminded me of the leaf soaps from the Westin).
As mentioned, we had breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant, Parkhuus, during our stay. There is a small assortment of hot and cold items. Everything was fresh and prepared with high-quality ingredients. Service was impeccable. With the complimentary Globalist breakfast buffet, you’re also able to order a hot entree. The restaurant was mostly empty during breakfast and we enjoyed our meals. This included benefit for Globalists has great value here. What we ordered would have been well over $150, but it was totally comped along with gratuity. Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM until 10:30 AM on weekdays and from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM on weekends.
Smoked salmon and cheese
Pancakes and potatoes
Tomatoes and beans
Sausage and bacon
Pastries and croissants
Bread and rolls
The complimentary Globalist breakfast included any entree from the A La Carte section of the menu.
I chose the Pancakes with maple syrup and fresh berries
The hotel does not have much in the way of amenities.
It offers a small fitness center with a sauna and steam room as well as this Rolls Royce parked outside. This is not a complimentary car. I’d assume it’s there for paid airport transfers, but I never saw it in use during our stay.
You can’t beat the location of this hotel when visiting Zurich. The suites are gorgeous and very comfortable. Breakfast is high quality and the service is excellent. It’s nice hotel and one that I will return to when I’m next in the city.
(Fitness Center Image Credit: Hyatt.)
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