Hotel Check: Park Hyatt Bangkok (Three Nights Over The Opening Weekend)

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The long awaited Park Hyatt Bangkok opened the other Friday and I was the second guest to check in on Friday morning at 8:30AM.

Park Hyatt Bangkok

The hotel was under soft opening when I was there and was to have its grand opening this past Thursday (May 18th). Here’s my take of it based on my three night stay over the opening weekend.

You can access Park Hyatt Bangkok’s website here.

Here are 120 or so photos that I took over the three nights annotated:

Entrance & Lobby:

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Entrance - Sign
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Entrance – Sign
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Entrance - View Of The Building
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Entrance – View Of The Building

 

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Entrance - Car Entrance
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Entrance – Car Entrance
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Entrance - Ground Floor Art
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Entrance – Ground Floor Art
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby - Check In Desk
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby – Check In Desk
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby - Concierge
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby – Concierge
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby - Meeting Room
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby – Meeting Room
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby - Meeting Room Itself
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby – Meeting Room Itself

Executive Suite 1616:

You have to remember that due to the shape of the building there are practically no two identical rooms or suites. Some of the largest rooms are also about the size of the smallest suites.

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Guest Toilet
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Guest Toilet
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Work Desk
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Work Desk
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Living Room
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Living Room
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Living Room Entertainment Center
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Living Room Entertainment Center
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Welcome Amenity
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Welcome Amenity
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Welcome Amenity Another View
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Welcome Amenity Another View
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Coffee Machine & Alcohol Bottles
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Coffee Machine & Alcohol Bottles
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Minibar
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Minibar
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Minibar Snacks
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Minibar Snacks
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Minibar Tea & Coffee
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Minibar Tea & Coffee
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Minibar Plates
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Minibar Plates
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Living Room Other View
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Living Room Other View
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Living Room Sofa
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Living Room Sofa
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Living Room Chair
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Living Room Chair
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Flower
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Flower
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bedroom Sofa
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bedroom Sofa
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bedroom TV
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bedroom TV
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bedroom Bed
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bedroom Bed
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Closet
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Closet
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Closet Luggage Rack
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Closet Luggage Rack
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom Amenities
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom Amenities
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom Sink
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom Sink
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom Shower
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom Shower
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom TV
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom TV
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom Toilet
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom Toilet
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom Bathtub
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom Bathtub
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bathroom Mirrors
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bathroom Mirrors
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bedroom Bed Another View
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bedroom Bed Another View
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Bedroom TV &Sofa
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Bedroom TV &Sofa
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Rainy View
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Rainy View
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - View From The Suite
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – View From The Suite
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - British Embassy
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – British Embassy
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Birthday Surprise With Drink
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Birthday Surprise With Drink

I had a birthday on the opening day and the hotel provided a bottle of champagne and s small cake.

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Room Service Order
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Room Service Order

The room service order above was not much of a success (just chicken scraps) but the salad below turned out better.

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Executive Suite 1616 - Room Service Order Salad
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Executive Suite 1616 – Room Service Order Salad

Fitness Center:

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Treadmill
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Treadmill
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Cardio
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Cardio
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Weights
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Weights
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Machines
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Machines
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Exercise Machines
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Exercise Machines
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Exercise Machines More
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Exercise Machines More
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Core Training
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Core Training
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Balls
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Balls
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Locker Room Lockers
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Locker Room Lockers
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Locker Room Mirror
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Locker Room Mirror
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Private Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Private Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Jacuzzi
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Jacuzzi
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Fitness Center - Steam Room
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Fitness Center – Steam Room

Pool Area:

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Bamboo Walk
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Bamboo Walk
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Bamboo Walk Other Side
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Bamboo Walk Other Side
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Vegetation
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Vegetation
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Pool
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Pool
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Sun Chairs
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Sun Chairs
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Infinity Pool
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Infinity Pool
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Infinity Pool Other View
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Infinity Pool Other View
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - View Of The Hotel
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – View Of The Hotel
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Cabanas
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Cabanas
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Sun Chairs Elevated
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Sun Chairs Elevated
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Sun Chairs Elevated Vegetation
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Sun Chairs Elevated Vegetation
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Pool View From The Cabanas
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Pool View From The Cabanas
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - View Of Construction (Rosewood)
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – View Of Construction (Rosewood)
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Pool Area - Embassy Room Terrace
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Pool Area – Embassy Room Terrace

Embassy Room:

Embassy room is the main restaurant (at least until the rooftop restaurants are open). The breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available there. Lunch was a set menu. I once had dinner from the Embassy but ate it at the bar.

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Embassy Room - Dining Menu
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Embassy Room – Dining Menu
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Embassy Room - Beverages 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Embassy Room – Beverages 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Embassy Room - Beverages 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Embassy Room – Beverages 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Embassy Room - Dining Area By The Window
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Embassy Room – Dining Area By The Window
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Embassy Room - Dining Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Embassy Room – Dining Area

Living Room:

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Living Room - Chairs
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Living Room – Chairs
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Living Room - Sitting Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Living Room – Sitting Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Living Room - Stairs To Lobby
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Living Room – Stairs To Lobby
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Living Room - Art
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Living Room – Art
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Living Room - Walk From Elevators
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Living Room – Walk From Elevators

Lobby Bar:

I liked the atmosphere of the lobby bar and had few drinks there over the three days. Also, ate once lunch and dinner.

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - View Of Liquor
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – View Of Liquor
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Mixing Station
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Mixing Station
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Churchill's Secret Drink
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Churchill’s Secret Drink
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Snacks
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Snacks
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Birthday Surprise
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Birthday Surprise
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Negroni
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Negroni
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Whisky Sour
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Whisky Sour
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Churchill's Secret Drink Second
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Churchill’s Secret Drink Second
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Embassy Room Bread
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Embassy Room Bread
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Embassy Room Tuna Tartare
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Embassy Room Tuna Tartare
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Embassy Room Lobster Risotto
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Embassy Room Lobster Risotto
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Living Room Tomato Soup
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Living Room Tomato Soup
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Living Room Satay
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Living Room Satay
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Sitting Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Sitting Area
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Wall Art
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Wall Art
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Lobby Bar - Wall Art Other Side
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Lobby Bar – Wall Art Other Side

Breakfast:

The Embassy room breakfast has separate area for a small buffet and then you can order hot item from the men such as the eggs benedict that I ordered few times.

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Refrigerator
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Refrigerator
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Bakery Items
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Bakery Items
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Fruits
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Fruits
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Cold Items
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Cold Items
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Cereals, Blueberries & Raspberries
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Cereals, Blueberries & Raspberries
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Embassy Room Breakfast Menu
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Embassy Room Breakfast Menu
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Table
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Table
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Eggs Benedict
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Eggs Benedict
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Eggs Benedict Closer Look
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Eggs Benedict Closer Look
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Blueberries & Yogurt
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Blueberries & Yogurt
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Breakfast - Breakfast
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Breakfast – Breakfast

Embassy Floor 6:

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Floor 6 - F&B Outlets 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Floor 6 – F&B Outlets 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Floor 6 - F&B Outlets 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Floor 6 – F&B Outlets 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Floor 6 - F&B Outlets 3
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Floor 6 – F&B Outlets 3
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Floor 6 - F&B Outlets 4
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Floor 6 – F&B Outlets 4

Room Service Menu

Park Hyatt Bangkok - Room Service - Breakfast
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Room Service – Breakfast
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Room Service - Lunch & Dinner 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Room Service – Lunch & Dinner 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Room Service - Lunch & Dinner 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Room Service – Lunch & Dinner 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Room Service - Overnight
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Room Service – Overnight
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Room Service - Beverage Menu 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Room Service – Beverage Menu 1
Park Hyatt Bangkok - Room Service - Beverage Menu 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Room Service – Beverage Menu 2
Park Hyatt Bangkok -Restaurants & Bar
Park Hyatt Bangkok -Restaurants & Bar
Park Hyatt Bangkok -Restaurants & Bar More
Park Hyatt Bangkok -Restaurants & Bar More

Some issues that I had during the stay:

– The minibar was noisy when it went on. Should probably should have just unplugged it.

– The premise of a luxury hotel is that all your reasonable requests are fulfilled. The hotel couldn’t make me tom kha kai (Thai dish). One of the managers noted that it would be like going to Italy and hotel not having pizza or pasta on the menu.

– There were just two trash bins in the suite and both in the toilets (you are not supposed to dispose toilet paper by flushing it down). No trash bin in living room or bathroom. They did bring me two after I pointed this out.

– The power outlets attached to the work desk were inoperable.

– The first question that someone asks when you go to the breakfast at a luxury hotel shouldn’t be what  your room number is. Luckily, the F&B director was standing less than two meters away.

– The morning when I was checking out I could only get hot water in the suite. Took two calls to have it fixed.

– The TV didn’t work first. They had to switch some cables that were wrongly installed.

– The TV volume then wouldn’t go below 20.

– Ordered chicken curry from the room service that turned out to be fatty chicken scraps. Ate around the chicken.

– Checked out this past Monday and the stay still hasn’t posted to my account. However, I did receive an email asking for my feedback.

Conclusion

You should never go to a new hotel within half a year of its opening. There are always service and hardware issues that need to be worked out. Overall, I would say that most things were running smoothly.

I hate to say this, but when I was working on the desk inside the suite, I was wondering if this could be Hyatt Regency or Grand Hyatt based on the furnishing. It certainly could. The sofas looked like they had come from IKEA. Nothing much of a Park Hyatt in the suite except the bathroom. I didn’t like the bedroom due to no view at all.

Not sure where the price of this hotel will eventually stabilize. The price for the opening week first was 10,000 THB per night. I was eventually able to bring it down a bit by using the opening offer that came with a discount and some bonus points. Hotels tend to start their pricing high and then the price comes gradually down to more sustainable levels. Difficult to see how they could sustain price higher than the St. Regis that tends to hover around 6,000 THB (and corporate rates being less than 5,000).

The Central Embassy mall hasn’t been much of a success so far and there has been quite a turnover with tenants. It is very upscale (does Bangkok really need more upscale malls?). During my stay at the Park Hyatt, I did catch the latest Alien movie at the Embassy Screen (movie theater with beds, minibar and lounge with price to match).

Bangkok is a remarkable hotel market. All the chains and brands are present while prices being rather reasonable for the product. Rosewood is coming up next to the Park Hyatt and the new Waldorf-Astoria next to the Grand Hyatt. There will be two more Hyatt’s coming up as well, a Hyatt Regency and a Hyatt Place (whose future GM I met at breakfast).  It is good that there are more price points for those that still believe in Hyatt’s World of Hyatt guest (dis)loyalty program.

I liked the bar area a lot and ended up having drinks there with few friends and one LoyaltyLobby reader who I had previously met at the Ho Chi Minh City Renaissance. He had come to check out the new Park Hyatt and was having couple of drinks at the bar. The hotel pushes the Living Room menu at the bar but you can order from the Embassy Room as well.

They plan to open the Penthouse that consists of the two top floors of the building sometime in the June. There will be a grill and roof top drinking venue.

I’ll probably revisit this hotel sometime in the fall when it is properly open.

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