This is the second part of my Grand Hyatt Incheon experience this week. You can check out my review of Grand Hyatt Incheon East Tower. After a night at the East Tower’s Standard Twin Room, I booked a separate room on the West Tower which was a 1 King Bed Deluxe room.
In this review, I will go over some features that are present in West Tower as well as the room I stayed in.
About Grand Hyatt Incheon West Tower:
Grand Hyatt Incheon’s West Tower is built relatively recently. As mentioned in my previous post, the KAL group decided to build an additional tower to accommodate the incoming guests and players for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
The West Tower houses 500 rooms and suites and it is built partially as a residence for long-term visitors. With a modern design and bright atmosphere, the West Tower is popular among locals and families with indoor and outdoor facilities all on this tower.
Checking-In At Grand Hyatt Incheon West Tower:
There is a different check-in area at the West Tower on the ground floor right by the entrance. Prior to my check-in, I requested that I would like to move my room early in the morning right after breakfast and my request was approved as there were empty rooms available. Normally, guests need to pay around 50,000KRW or US$38 for an early check-in but as I had a continuous stay, I did not have to pay the extra fee.
As I moved from the East Tower to West Tower, I used the sky bridge on the second floor which connects the two towers. It took about five minutes to walk to reach the other lobby and I got upgraded to a 1 King Bed Aiport View Room which cost a little more than the Deluxe Room I have booked initially.
Grand Hyatt Incheon West Tower King Airport View Room:
After rechecking in, I was assigned to room 000. The King Bed Airport View Room features 38sqm or 409sqft of space offering a panoramic view of Incheon International Airport through the floor-to-ceiling windows. For those who are avgeeks, I strongly recommend staying in this room as you can see aircraft taking off into the blue sky during the daytime and the dazzling lighting of the airport at night.
With stylish and contemporary interior design, the room feels completely opposite to the ones at the East Tower. If the East Tower feels more antique, then the West Tower was more modern.
The King Airport View Room has a separate bathtub and shower although there are in one big shower cubicle, an iPod docking station and multiple power sockets for convenience.
Grand Hyatt Incheon West Tower Grand Café:
Grand Café is exclusively accessible to Grand Club customers as well as Hyatt Globalists with an option of continental breakfast and evening cocktails only. If you want a full buffet breakfast, it is served at Restaurant 8 located in the East Tower.
Up until May, Grand Café was called Grand Kitchen due to restricted access to the opposite quarantine tower, and a breakfast buffet was served here. I really liked the location of the restaurant for breakfast as it is easier to pick up a buffet than Restaurant 8 which has a more complex layout.
Grand Hyatt Incheon West Tower Swell Lounge:
Swell Lounge is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee, a selection of wines or even a cocktail, or light meals served all day long. It opens from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM on weekdays and to 10:00 PM on weekends. Craving for a drink or having a business meeting? I’d recommend having it at the Swell Lounge as it provides more privacy than Restaurant 8.
Grand Hyatt Incheon West Tower Club Olympus:
On the second floor, there are a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. The area is called Club Olympus where non-guests have to pay to use these facilities while in-house guests are complimentary. Club Olympus is open from 6:00 Am to 10:00 PM. East Tower has a separate indoor pool but currently, it is closed so expect the pool at the West Tower to be crowded.
The fitness center was huge and it had many different types of equipment.
Staying in two completely different rooms in two towers was an intriguing experience for me. I am glad both towers are operating back to normal. Each tower has its own advantages and I think it is all depending on your personal preference. Some facilities are still closed so I will need to wait until everything opens up so I can have more insight about the hotel soon.
For me, I love the rooms at the West Tower as it is newer and easily accessible to other hotel facilities. I hope my review of these two towers will help you make your decision on your next stay at Grand Hyatt Incheon.