Park Hyatt New York Accepting Reservations

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The much anticipated Park Hyatt New York is now accepting reservations for dates beginning on August 28, 2014.  Rates seem to start at around $700 per night, but many dates go into the low $1,000’s per night (which of course is the price of a mortgage for many of us…).  I’m sure they are still loading rates and over time we may see some nights a bit cheaper…or we may not.  The points price will be 30,000 points per night, making it one of only two Category 7 Hyatt Hotels in the United States (Park Hyatt Beaver Creek being the other Cat 7 property).  If you want to pay cash and points that will be $300 per night + 15,000 points.  With that option you are responsible for paying the taxes on the $300.

The hotel will have 210 guest rooms including 92 suites.  This makes me wonder how they will be with Diamond upgrades in practice since such a large number of their rooms are suites.  The standard rooms start at 475 square feet, which is really good for New York City.  As a point of comparison, the rooms at the Grand Hyatt New York are 350 square feet, and even those aren’t terribly small for New York City.  This sounds huge since own bedroom when I lived in NYC was under 100 square feet.

The standard rooms that you can book on points include the Park King or the ADA Park Double Beds Roll-in Shower and Tub.  Families should note that the Park King can hold up to two adults and one child while the ADA Park Double can hold two adults and two children.

I called Hyatt and was told that a Diamond Confirmed Upgrade would book you into a Park Junior Suite King.  The dates I checked showed this room type going for $200 more per night than the standard room types.  There are roughly six other suite types that price out higher than that particular suite, but the website is quite scarce on details of the individual suites so far.

It is always possible that this property will open sooner than August 28th (rumor here is mid-June) and that they are just being conservative with when they will open as to not disappointed (and have to move) guests.  Either way, this is a good development for those who have anxiously been awaiting the opening of this property!  Hyatt sure does have a ton of great options in New York, and I can’t wait to try this one out.

Thanks to Lucky for sharing this update!

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  1. It will be great to see what Hyatt will deliver in this new hotel but at this price point it better be something ultra super dupper amazing since for $1,000/night you can stay at Four Seasons, Mandarin, Peninsula, St Regis and others that would be on the top of my list before a Hyatt.

    • Santastico, indeed, though I am sure I will never be paying $1,000 per night out of pocket to stay here. 30,000 points is a bunch of points, but far more attainable than $1,000 per night for my budget.

  2. @mommypoints: Agree and I would never pay that much out of my pocket to sleep in a hotel at least not in NYC. However, most of these very expensive hotels get either very rich guests that could care less for the price they pay, high rank Government employees (diplomats, ambassadors, etc…), celebrities or corporate accounts like banks that have negotiated rates at a much lower price than their rack rate. My point is that at least in my opinion any of the guests in the categories I listed above would prefer to stay at a Four Seasons, Ritz, Peninsula, Mandarin, etc… instead of staying at a Park Hyatt. I may be wrong but stay at high end hotels in NY is about status and I don’t see the Park Hyatt brand on the same level of status as the ones I listed. I know their quality and amazing service but in terms of branding and status I guess they still have ways to go to reach the same level of a Four Seasons or Peninsula. That being said, I would see a Park Hyatt being competing with a JW Marriott in NYC which on the same data that Park Hyatt opens has a rate of $450/night. If I were to pay $1,000 to sleep in NYC I would stay at some of the iconic hotels I listed above.

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