Park Hyatt New York Opening Sooner; Radisson Blu St. Martin Sold

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I love New York City and Park Hyatt Hotels (especially when staying on points or free night certificates), so I’ve been doing my best to keep tabs on the much anticipated Park Hyatt New York that is scheduled to open this summer.  I previously shared that the hotel was accepting reservations for stays beginning on August 28, 2014.  It was expected this was an overly cautious date just to make sure there weren’t any additional delays, and indeed the date for accepting reservations has moved forward by more than a month to July 20, 2014.  I don’t see any points availability for that night, but I see some beginning the next night.  It is always possible the actual opening date will inch forward some more.

Their fact sheet lists that there will be 210 guestrooms with 15 guestroom floors and 11 different room types including 92 luxurious suites: 3 Park Junior Suites, 25 Park Studio Suites, 6-57th Street Suites, 14 Park Suites, 30 West Side Suites, 5 Park Executive Suites, 5 Park Terrace Suites, 2 Ambassador Suites, and 2 Presidential Suites.  The fact sheet also lists that the hotel will offer the following complimentary services: WiFi, shoe shine, sedan service (based on availability), and bottled water.  The hotel will also offer 24 room service, a spa, indoor swimming pool, heated floors in the bathrooms, and more.  It looks like it will be a very nice place…that charges very high prices.

Unless there is a ridiculous sale, I don’t ever plan to pay cash to stay there, but if you are interested in cash comparison, the Park Hyatt New York is going for around $800 on July 20th when other NYC Hyatts are in the $200’s.  This will be one of two Category 7 Hyatts in the United States, with the other being the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.  This means it will cost 30,000 Hyatt points per night (or one of the free night certs you get for getting a Hyatt Visa).

Park Hyatt NYC

Radisson Blu Resort St. Martin Sold

While we are on the topic of hotel openings/closing, a reader emailed to let me know that the Radisson Blu St. Martin has been sold to Riu Hotels & Resorts.  According to this artcile it will be renamed the Riu Palace St. Martin on June 1.  This is obviously bad news for those who like to use Club Carlson points to stay at this property.  I had hoped to do the same, but never made it.  I guess this explains why I’m not seeing any points availability on the days I searched!

Comments

  1. That is horrible news about the Radisson Blu. I booked 2 nights with points in Nov and booked airfare. Was going to book 4 more nights when my credit card points post in a couple more weeks. Do you think they will honor those 2 nights I’ve already booked?

  2. @dealswelike,
    Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados is an option. The Aruba property is probably nicer. On the other hand, Barbados is less touristy than Aruba. There is a small shack next to the Radisson Aquatica that makes fantastic fish sandwiches for lunch. Very affordable to just sit on a beautiful beach while enjoying a cold Banks (beer) and a marlin sandwich.

  3. If anyone’s interested there is a Radisson opening in Rio de Janiero very soon this year, beach location. I might check it out, especially with Brazil award elite class flights opening up on TAM etc. Hopefully they will stay that way (maybe)!

  4. I am ecstatic about the PH New York opening sooner. I just booked my first two nights for an early August stay. Looking forward to seeing what it’s like.

    I managed to squeeze serious value out of the Hyatt points.

    $705/night (before taxes) / 30,000 Points = 2.35 CPM

    Not so bad!!!

    Anyone else going to be making a stay here?

  5. I was finally a to book a room using my chase nights I had the suite nights form opening my card as a diamond member last August when they were still doing it as suite nights.

    They were not able to get me the suite but I said just book it as a regular!!

    I was just around there yesterday & the cranes are still up so no idea how it will open in 3 months?

  6. That will leave three Radission’s in the Caribbean. Barbados,Grenada and Aurba. I have trips booked to all three. My plan was to visit one every With the Club Carlton CC and BA miles I could keep this rotation going for ever or until I needed a change.

  7. “I don’t ever plan to pay cash to stay there”

    Cash and points seems like a good option, considering upgradeability and the stay credit.

  8. Good news about the Park Hyatt. Have they opened it up for online booking? I tried a few dates in August, and they show as unavailable in Hyatt’s reservation system.

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