I’ve got a ton of posts to crank out on our family vacation to Sicily and Salzburg. I’m hoping to get my butt in gear. Here’s a quick peek at what I expect to cover:
- Getting There. Connecting In Rome And Using Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Overseas
- Hotel Review: Sheraton Catania, Sicily
- A Return To Taormina, A Beautiful City On A Hill
- Our Favorite Part of Taormina
- Exploring Mt. Etna
- Walking And Eating In Downtown Catania
- A Day In Siracusa
- Priority Pass Lounge At Catania Airport
- Mess after Mess. airberlin To Salzburg
- Hotel Review: Sheraton Grand Salzburg
- Sound of Music Tour
- Walking Around Salzburg
- L’Osteria Restaurant
- Salt Mines at Berchtesgaden
- Cable Car at Untersbergbahn
- Tasty Donuts, Salzburg
- Train To Vienna
- Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Vienna, OMG
- Haus des Meeres: Aqua Terre Zoo
- Austrian Airways Lounge, Vienna Airport
- Austrian Airways VIE-IAD, Business Class Review
- Wrapping Up
The Park Hyatt Vienna is one of the hotels that makes me a loyal Hyatt member. I had never stayed there before this trip. However, the ability to cash in the points I earned during business travel away from my family at a hotel as inviting as the Park Hyatt looked is extremely appealing. I’d heard fabulous things about the property from numerous friends. Now, I’d have the chance to evaluate it myself.
One of the great benefits of being a top-tier Globalist elite member are the confirmable suite upgrades. Globalists earn 4 of these per year. With the program changes earlier this year, the upgrades are now redeemable on award stays as well. As a lifetime Globalist member, I earn an additional 4 upgrades each year. We had arranged ahead of time to be upgraded to a suite for our very brief stay of 2 nights. The hotel was also kind enough to guarantee a connecting room for us.
The Park Hyatt Vienna is located in a small square in downtown. There’s a carousel out front and plenty of shopping nearby.
When we arrived we were immediately assisted by the bell staff with our luggage. Check-in was quick and efficient. A few minutes later we were being escorted to our room by a member of the front desk staff.
The Park Hyatt is built in the remnants of an old bank in Vienna. Memories of the bank can be found throughout the property in conspicuous and discrete ways.
The suite we were upgraded to is referred to as a Park Suite. It connected to a Deluxe Twin. The hotel was nice enough to upgrade the connecting room ahead of time to accommodate our connecting request along with the suite upgrade. Spoiler alert, these really were some of the most magnificent rooms I’ve ever stayed in.
When we entered the suite we were created by a hallway that connected to a mahogany-lined living room. The room contained a couch and a desk that was surprisingly geared well to the business traveler. There was also an armoire with a coffee machine and various drinks. This would be a delightful room to spend time in on longer stays.
As you can see from the pictures, the hotel was also nice enough to leave us two fruit amenities and some chocolates.
The bedroom beyond was spacious and equally beautiful in decor. Both bedside tables held a complimentary bottle of water and the headboard had discrete electrical outlets on both sides. There was a small seating area near the windows that opened to the outdoors. The room also had a makeup table. The one thing missing? A TV.
Not so fast, though. Our son had fun showing off the hidden flat screen above what was probably a fireplace at one point..
The bathroom was spectacular in white marble. A separate room for the toilet is joined by two mammoth vanities with mirrors. There’s both a sizable soaking tub and a huge walk-in rain shower. There were a variety of lighting levels for efficiency and a quiet, low-light bath. The bathrooms feature Blaise Mautin amenities. One of my all-time favorite hotel bathrooms.
This is the first time I can actually recall a digital tub. It was kind of cool.
Technology is discrete but easily accessible throughout the suite. Along with that hidden television, our kids got a kick out of demonstrating the hotel blinds:
The panels that controlled the blinds were located in a few different convenient spots. There were preset lighting and temperature controls as well.
One last piece of technology was a Bose SoundLink Mini II. I happen to have one of these at home. The wireless charging platforms are great. It gives you the ability to place the speaker anywhere you want and get great sound quality.
The walk-in closets were massive and well-lit. There was plenty of space to unpack if you were on a longer trip than ours.
I’ll bring Charlie back into the picture to show you how the rooms connect:
The “smaller” of the two rooms was still quite sizable. The bathroom was a bit smaller but still impeccably outfitted. The room contained two twin beds as well as a seating area with a couch and a few chairs. There was an identical desk in the smaller room as well.
The Final Two Pennies
The kids really had a lot of fun with the demonstration videos. I hope they were as entertaining for you as they were for me to film. I’ll be covering the restaurants, spa, pool and fitness center in a future post. The Park Hyatt Vienna is a Category 6 in the World of Hyatt program. That means you’ll need 25,000 points for a free night or 12,500 points and $150 for a Points & Cash booking.
The early bottom line on the Park Hyatt is that this hotel has become one of my favorites. I’m eager to return to Vienna to explore the city on a longer trip. I couldn’t think of any hotel I’d rather stay when I venture back.
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