Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Beijing

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The airy lobby of the Park Hyatt Beijing hotel is up on the 63rd floor, so stepping off the elevator you feel like you’re up in the clouds. The lobby features an 8 foot tall bronze sculpture of a woman flautist dressed in traditional Chinese clothing. The sculpture, named “Memories of Jiang’nan”, welcomes guests with the imaginary melody of music and the soft lapping of water.

There is a comfortable seating area with floor to ceiling window views, and small water ponds are positioned around. Waiting to check in, I almost snickered as I watched a man accidentally step into one of the shallow ponds, but politely looked away instead. I’m sure there was a staff member discreetly waiting nearby with a cloth.

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Taking a cab to the hotel from Beijing’s airport, the ride took about 45 minutes. The hotel is directly opposite the China World Trade Centre and the new CCTV Tower, so it’s in a very convenient location for business travelers. There was a lot I wanted to see in town, and the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square are just 15 minutes away from the hotel by car.

The check in hostess greeted me warmly, and gave me a pamphlet with hotel info. She said she was happy to inform me that I had been upgraded to a Park Deluxe Suite King, which was more than 200 square feet larger than the Park Suite I had booked using a Diamond confirmed suite upgrade.

The 44 Park Hyatt Penthouses and luxury residences are at the top of the building. Just beneath is the shared lobby, with the 246 hotel rooms below so when I left the lobby I took the elevator down to my room. Stepping across the threshold, I entered a brightly lit and spacious sitting room decorated in beige and calm ivory with light wood accents. A welcome plate of fresh fruit had been laid out.

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There was a table, plenty of seating, fresh flowers in a bowl, and interesting wall art.

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The minibar was stocked with drinks and snacks.

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A large TV stood in the corner.

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A tea set was nearby, with Pu-Er Tuo and Long Jing tea leaves. A Nespresso coffee machine and cups completed the area.

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The bedroom had floor to ceiling windows that offered a breathtaking view over the city – literally. It is a shame about the heavy pollution outside, but the hotel offers some respite with its fresh air.

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The bed itself was fantastic. Smooth sheets, fluffy pillows, and great mattress. Dreamy!

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There was a cushioned bench at the end of the bed, soft lighting in the room, and another TV in the corner.

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Walking into the bathroom, I fell in love with what was the biggest hotel bathtub I can ever recall seeing before. It was more like a spa, and I couldn’t wait to fill it up for a relaxing bath.

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There was a TV, Evian bottles of water, and lots of mirrors.

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It was wintertime, so the heated floors added a cozy and welcome touch.

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There was a Toto toilet, which played fun musical notes and had all sorts of flushing features.

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The bathroom had plenty of plush towels, and everything was clean and organized well.

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When it was time to take a bath, I saw that a little container of bath salts had been set out, next to a natural sea sponge.

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There were plenty of amenities for those who may have forgotten too. I even used the Colgate toothpaste plus toothbrush combo.

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Once it was time to sleep, on the side of the bed I found a control panel with easy access to the temperature controls and the window shades, which offered a complete blackout. Perfect for a good night’s rest!

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Breakfast the next morning was offered at China Grill, up even higher than the lobby, on the 66th floor. They did an excellent job of mixing Chinese traditional foods with Western favorites.

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An expansive counter top was filled with plates and bowls of hot and cold dishes. Items could be made to order as well, chosen from a menu.

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Fruit, yogurt, and even one of my favorites – Bircher muesli.

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There were freshly squeezed juices available.

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Platters of meat & fish.

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Fresh loaves of bread included Rosemary, plain, and a cheesy onion.

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I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff was gracious and helpful, the room was wonderful, and the location was perfect. As a Category 5 hotel, I thought that the value I received was very high.

Hyatt Category 5. 20,000 points for a free night, or 10,000 points + $125 Cash & Points redemption.

Park Hyatt Beijing

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Good To Go

+ Hotel is a refuge away from smog
+ Huge bathtub is a must-try
+ Great room layout
+ Stunning views
+ Breakfast offers something for everyone

Good To Know

- Hotel is fairly new, so tell taxi drivers that you are going to Yintai. Some don't know where there hotel is and may not speak English.
- Center city location means traffic, plan accordingly.

How many Magic Stars did this hotel stay earn?

 5/5 Magic Stars
  1. Darth Chocolate
    Reply

    I travel to Chian a lot, and this review was very helpful. One trick I learned is to visit any hotel’s website and print out the hotel’s name and address in Simplified Chinese Characters to hand to a taxi driver. That will pretty much end any confusion over destination.

    • Melinda
      Reply

      Hi Darth Chocolate, good tip! I’m sure many readers will find this helpful. Thanks for reading.

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