Three days at the St. Regis Bangkok went fast and I have collected enough Bonvoy elite nights to requalify my Titanium Elite tier. So Mrs. White and I decided to visit somewhere other than Marriot brands.
There are a lot of chain hotels in Bangkok and we were thinking if we should try Waldorf Astoria Bangkok to Capella Bangkok. But our decision was to stay at Hyatt properties. I am not a heavy Hyatt hotel stayer as I am loyal to Marriott Bonvoy but trying out luxury Hyatt properties to compare with luxury Marriott brands should be a good experience.
I have stayed few Hyatt properties in Bangkok in the past such as Akyra Thonglor Bangkok – a Small Luxury Hotels brand, Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place. I had a good first impression of all three hotels so this time we wanted to try the highest category Hyatt hotel which turned out to be Park Hyatt Bangkok.
About Park Hyatt Bangkok:
Park Hyatt Bangkok is a recently built hotel in the heart of Bangkok. The hotel was built in conjunction with the Central Embassy mall and it is the 40th Park Hyatt to be built around the globe. The hotel houses 222 rooms in ten different categories: From 173 Standard Rooms to 49 suites including the largest of the room: The Presidential Suite. Park Hyatt Bangkok is known to have the largest standard room in Bangkok with a mixture of creme palette and an oriental Thai art interior throughout the hotel.
The hotel is directly connected to Central Embassy mall and a couple of minutes of walk to the BTS Skytrain “Phloen Chit” station. With the convenient accessibility and unique architectural design, guests can simply head out for an adventure and easily find the hotel even late at night without searching a Google map.
Booking Park Hyatt Bangkok:
We booked a two-night stay by redeeming 40,000 World of Hyatt points which cost 20,000 points per night on a Standard Room. There are a variety of ways to redeem the room such as Points + Cash option but I decided to give all in with the points as the regular rate exceeded a whopping US$410.
Hyatt has a luxury hotel program called HYATT PRIVÉ, which is similar to Marriott STARS and Luminous program that we received on top of the existing member benefits. But this has to be booked as paid stay which I don’t think was economical with such a high rate on a Standard Room.
Checking-In at Park Hyatt Bangkok:
There are two lobbies at Park Hyatt Bangkok. The first lobby has the pickup and drop-off zone, main entrance, and concierge desk. The main lobby is located on the 10th floor where the check-in area, The Bar, the Living Room and Embassy Room are situated. I will go over one of each venue below.
The check-in process was quick as there was no one checking around 1 pm. After a brief explanation about hotel facilities by the staff, we were assigned to room 1607.
Park Hyatt Bangkok King Corner Room:
To get to our room, we took the elevator on the main lobby floor and after a short walk, we reached our room. The hallway to the room was designed with a warm earth tone and a restful light green carpet stretched out.
The King Corner Room we stayed in features floor-to-ceiling windows with semi-panoramic city views, a spacious living area including a large sofa, and a study area. We were informed during our check-in that due to the layout of the hotel, the size of the room may vary from 68 ~ 85sqm or 732 ~ 915sqft. While the bedroom and living area is not divided, the size of the room makes the Corner Room feels like a standard Junior Suite.
The bathroom had a separate rainforest shower and a bathtub and two sinks designed with pearly white marbles. Basic toiletries are provided and the shower amenities are from Le Labo products.
Prior to our stay, Mrs. White and I were celebrating our anniversary so I requested the staff member if they could prepare a little surprise for Mrs. White.
As we got to the room, we received a lovely cake, a fruit platter, a letter, floral decorations for the bed and bathtub and two monogrammed bathrobes saying Mr. and Mrs. Kudos to the staff members for this amazing arrangement!
Park Hyatt Bangkok Embassy Room:
The breakfast is served in the Embassy Room from 7 am to 11 am. Unfortunately, the breakfast buffet was not included in our rate and also we didn’t bother for breakfast as we had to leave before 6 am to visit another city for a tour.
The breakfast is currently served in a semi-buffet style and choices from a separate breakfast menu are offered as a single dish. While the St. Regis Bangkok returned to a full buffet, I have noticed that quite a number of Hyatt properties like Andaz and Park Hyatt Seoul are still continuing the single dish breakfast.
Park Hyatt Bangkok Living Room:
The Living Room at the Park Hyatt Bangkok is an all-day dining area where guests are able to enjoy international and Thai comfort food, afternoon tea or light meals. We have noticed that it tends to get packed for afternoon tea, as both hotel guests and non guests can use the area.
Park Hyatt Bangkok The Bar and Penthouse Bar + Grill:
Actually, Park Hyatt Bangkok has two bars: One is called The Bar and the other is Penthouse Bar + Grill. Let aside The Bar which is in the main lobby, what’s interesting about the Penthouse Bar + Grill is that it is a 4 floor establishment inspired by the classic bars and restaurants of New York located on levels 34, 35, 35M and 36 which are top of the Park Hyatt Bangkok. The restaurants and bars feature a private wine cellar and an amazing collection of over 150 unique whisky labels. And the Rooftop Bar presents you stunning open-air space where you can enjoy drinks while overlooking Bangkok city.
Here’s the list of restaurants below:
- 10th floor – The BAR
- 34th floor – THE GRILL
- 35th floor – COCKTAIL BAR
- 35th floor – WHISKY ROOM
- 35M floor – THE MEZZANINE
- 36th floor – ROOFTOP BAR
Park Hyatt Bangkok Spa:
On the day of our check-out, we had a chance to visit the spa for a massage. This was the only facility we used during our two-night stay. The spa, located on the 11th floor, is called Pañpuri Organic Spa. Walking down the ambient and luxury corridor, we reached the spa reception. Once we entered the spa, the spa attendants took care of our spa experience for the entire duration.
We chose the 90-minute Royal Treat Thai Massgae which cost around 3500 Thai Baht or US$95 per person because 60 minutes is always not enough to soothe our muscles. The price may seem notoriously high when you compare to local massage parlors in Bangkok but when the treatment starts, you won’t be disappointed. Along with the massage, you are entitled to use the jacuzzi either before or after the session. If you prefer to soak before the massage session starts, I’d recommend you arrive at least 30~45 minutes earlier.
There is a variety of sessions to choose from on the spa menu and I think each of the treatments will not fail you. Pañpuri Organic Spa will stick to the definition of a spa and provides you with relaxation and rejuvenation.
Here’s a video is the Spa’s shower room and jacuzzi.
Park Hyatt Bangkok Gym and Pool:
Situated on the 9th floor, Park Hyatt Bangkok has an iconic infinity saltwater pool. This 40-meter pool is surrounded by sun-loungers, cabanas and a garden overlooking the northern direction.
The gym is located on the 11th floor along with the spa. Whether you work out before or after work or travel, the gym is always open for you day and night. It houses a full range of workout equipment to carry on with your daily exercise routine.
I have only been to Park Hyatt Seoul frequently in the past and not anywhere else around the world. Although our purpose in staying at the Park Hyatt Bangkok was to keep our luggage and catch some sleep, Mrs. White and I really enjoyed the stay and the services offered. I put the hotel into the top five of my favorite hotels in Bangkok.
We regret we did not try out the breakfast, bars and other facilities in the hotel. I will definitely visit Park Hyatt Bangkok again next time and will experience everything at the hotel and write a more detailed review of each facility.