Best Park Hyatt hotels, according to Globalists

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Dream vacations and aspirational trips often include some of the most luxurious hotel brands in the world. Park Hyatt is often at the top of the list — and it’s not just because of the Le Labo amenities found in many of its guest bathrooms.

While the brand is often just as synonymous with exorbitant nightly rates as it is with exemplary service and impeccable design, there are ways to get more bang for your buck with a stay by participating in Hyatt’s loyalty program. World of Hyatt Globalists — members of the loyalty program’s highest tier — get added benefits like free breakfast and suite upgrades that can transform a luxurious indulgence into a trip of a lifetime.

While we’re sad the renowned Park Hyatt Tokyo is closing for a yearlong renovation, there are still plenty of other Park Hyatt hotels around the world to satisfy your craving for luxury. Here are our top picks.

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Planning your bucket list trip to the Maldives? Head to the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa for the white sand, jaw-dropping Indian Ocean views, overwater villas and nonpareil pampering.

Villas at the Park Hyatt range from overwater bungalows to those mere steps from the sand, nestled among the trees on the Park Hyatt’s private island. The newest and biggest splurge at the resort is the recently added three-bedroom Overwater Reef Residence, which spans nearly 10,000 square feet and comes with its own infinity pool. There’s even a private chef and the ability to have the resort’s Vidhun Spa team come to you for in-residence treatments (if the overwater mansion isn’t relaxing enough, the massage infused with Maldivian sand will surely help).

The pool area and beach provide plenty of opportunities to make your social media followers jealous. But go beyond the upload potential and consider some of the Park Hyatt’s excursions like diving, snorkeling and reef exploration. End your day with dinner at Koi at The Drift, the hotel’s overwater Japanese restaurant that doles out impeccable sushi and sake along with spectacular sunset vistas.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa start at $712 or 25,000-35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Live like a (very opulent) Manhattanite at the Park Hyatt New York, located in New York City’s One57 tower — one of the tallest and most exclusive residential towers in the city. It may be amid the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan, but the Park Hyatt New York affords guests a quiet stay and attentive service.

Sleek minimalism (with a large footprint by New York City hotel standards) is the name of the game here in terms of guest room decor: Earth tones, dramatic soaking tubs and cozy bedding are standards in even entry-level guest rooms. But suites are worth the splurge, particularly terrace suites for a little more al fresco fun with your stay, or the 1 Bedroom Sleep Suite by Bryte, where Park Hyatt partnered with sleep technology firm Bryte to provide a room geared toward the ultimate night’s sleep. This includes Bryte’s Restorative Bed, a smart bed that tailors to your sleeping preferences with the goal of providing longer, better rest.

The Living Room is the Park Hyatt New York’s main restaurant for everything from breakfast (we recommend the three-egg lobster scramble) to a pre-show martini in a window seat overlooking Carnegie Hall. But the real decadence here is Spa Nalai, an expansive wellness facility on the 25th floor featuring treatments like 90-minute facials utilizing Valmont skincare products and a heated pool that pumps classical music from underwater speakers. Liszt with your laps, anyone?

Rates at the Park Hyatt New York start at $995 or 35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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When you ask the TPG newsroom about the Park Hyatt brand as a whole, those who have visited Vietnam tend to say, “There’s exemplary Park Hyatt service — and then there’s the Park Hyatt Saigon’s exemplary service.” Every city hotel might try and claim itself as an urban oasis, but let me tell you: This Ho Chi Minh City hotel actually is (I spent three nights there last winter).

Step inside, and you’re in the lap of luxury with polished wooden floors, voluptuous floral arrangements, friendly staff and (at nighttime) a serenade from a singer or two at the Park Lounge off the lobby. Rooms and suites have a more classical look seemingly inspired by Versailles, compared to the pared-down aesthetic of newer Park Hyatts, but these spaces are nevertheless an ideal retreat from the city’s streets, with cozy beds and expansive bathrooms (aim to get a room with a view of the pool deck).

The hotel’s third-floor terrace features an outdoor pool where you can get drinks and snacks served right at your lounger, but the real decadent treat includes dinner at Square One for Vietnamese clay-pot cuisine. Be sure to save room for a glass of Champagne at the Park Lounge (or head down for the art-inspired weekend tea service), as the servers here are particularly delightful and friendly. Don’t miss out on breakfast at Opera, the Park Hyatt’s Italian restaurant, which is known for having one of the best breakfast buffets in Asia (come for the pho, and stick around for the waffles and other Western-inspired favorites).

Rates at the Park Hyatt Saigon start at $262 or 17,000-23,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Park Hyatt as a brand might immediately conjure various images of opulence, but the Park Hyatt Vienna goes a step further, as this luxe Austrian hotel resides in the grand former headquarters of the Bank of Austria. Marble, chandeliers and gold accents pervade the public spaces — tastefully, of course — and provide a dramatic backdrop for a singular stay in the heart of the city.

Pay attention to the details in each guest room and suite: Mother-of-pearl floor inlays, dark wood accents and sleek chaise lounges add an extra layer of decadence to rooms with spacious marble bathrooms and views of the historic city center. The Royal Penthouse Suite is the ultimate splurge for larger groups, as it sleeps 10 and comes with a whopping four terraces.

The Bank Brasserie & Bar, a nod to the hotel’s past, is the main restaurant, serving breakfast and popular afternoon and evening dishes like the Bank beef tartare and chateaubriand for two. While the open-concept kitchen is entertaining enough, the Bank is worth a visit for the decor alone since the dining room was the former cashier hall at the Bank of Austria.

The Arany Spa, located in what was the bank vault in the building’s original iteration, is known more for glamorous manicures and soothing massages rather than storing fabulous diamonds. Either way, it’s worth booking a treatment to cure any lingering jet lag.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Vienna start at $636 or 25,000-35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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For those looking for quieter island time with a heaping dose of luxury on their next Caribbean adventure, the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbor delivers exactly what you’re craving. The bucolic resort is only a 20-minute drive from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), the island’s hub, but can feel a world away thanks to its secluded location on Banana Bay.

Guest rooms and suites each feature a private balcony or patio as well as soaking tubs, Le Labo amenities, light wood paneling and bright furniture that’s a nod to Caribbean design. Splurge on the seaside view for guest rooms, and consider the temptation to upgrade to a suite with a private plunge pool.

Fisherman’s Village is a beach lovers paradise where you can tuck into freshly caught seafood from a thatched-roof hut by the sea. The Stone Barn is a more intimate setting for adults-only dining with romantic vibes emanating from the Caribbean views (as well as the scrumptious tasting menu or Mediterranean-inspired a la carte dishes like scallops and prosciutto, or lobster roulade).

The pools and sun deck are great for splashing around or reading a book, and the beach here is superb for kicking back. But for those seeking a little more rest and relaxation, the Park Hyatt’s Sugar Mill Spa & Sanctuary features treatment space mere steps from the beach — might we recommend booking a 50-minute aloe wrap treatment to cool down and calm the skin after a day in the sun?

Rates at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbor start at $560 or 25,000-35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Whatever image comes to mind when you think of Kyoto architecture, the Park Hyatt Kyoto is going to fit the mold. The luxury hotel’s hillside perch is a mix of history-laced hospitality and modern luxury, with Kyoyamoto, a sixth-generation traditional family-run ryotei restaurant and tea house dating back to the Edo era.

But the embrace of history doesn’t come at the expense of contemporary comforts and attention to detail. This more intimately sized Park Hyatt features spacious rooms and suites embellished with tamo wood, lacquered furniture, minimalist decor and sloping ceilings. Request rooms and suites with views of the city’s Yasaka Pagoda to enjoy postcard-perfect sunset views each day of your stay.

The bar and restaurant scene at the hotel is exemplary, with Yasaka — the hotel’s signature restaurant — serving French-inspired teppanyaki (Japanese wagyu follows a course of blue lobster bouillabaisse). Be sure to start or end your night with a Pagoda Martini at Kohaku, looking out over Kyoto from the lounge’s floor-to-ceiling windows. But the ultimate unwinding comes at the Spa at Park Hyatt Kyoto, where a 150-minute Park Hyatt Kyoto Signature Experience includes both a massage and facial utilizing Kotoshina skincare products. Be sure to leave time to enjoy a soak in the spa’s bathhouse or relax in the steam rooms or sauna.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Kyoto start at $1,273 or 35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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La dolce vita is in full swing at the Park Hyatt Milan. It is just steps from the Piazza del Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade, which is home to high-end stores and is known for its ornate iron-and-glass roof. For its part, the hotel resides in a palazzo dating back to the 1800s, but the accommodations are modern (with a dose of Milanese modishness).

Venetian stucco, mosaic tabletops and neutral tones dominate the accommodations’ decor. All rooms and suites are spacious and include Italian marble bathrooms, while some also come with private terraces — it’s well worth considering a suite upgrade to get a guarantee on this outdoor space in warmer months.

Start your day under the glass dome of La Cupola, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, fit for a leisurely breakfast or a quick bite amid a busy shopping day. Happy hour should always include Mio Lab, the hotel’s highly popular cocktail bar and the place to get that Negroni you were dreaming about before your trip to Italy. Pellico 3 Milano is the hotel’s Mediterranean outlet, known for its highly seasonal menu and multicourse options — Italian lamb, Calabrian black pork and rhubarb confit are just a few of the dishes that come and go.

A visit to Aqvam Spa will round out your stay with a rejuvenating treatment like a facial using products from London-based 111Skin. The 80-minute Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift facial will have you feeling firm and fresh ahead of a night out in the city.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Milan start at $906 or 35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Ski bunnies and novices alike flock to the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, as it provides plenty to do for those wishing to hit the slopes or visitors merely looking to partake in a leisurely apres-ski.

Guest rooms and suites are cozy and feature a wood cabin-inspired design scheme. Suites offer more room for entertaining, and many include fireplaces and views of either Beaver Creek Village or Beaver Creek Mountain. But one doesn’t come to Beaver Creek simply to skulk within a suite or guest room.

Ice skating, shopping and plenty of restaurants keep guests busy before they even head to the slopes. The hotel’s main restaurant, 8100′ Mountainside Bar & Grill, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, while the Brass Bear Bar will have your preferred cocktail waiting for you after your final run of the day.

While the resort can get pricey if you’re paying cash rates, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a favorite among World of Hyatt members looking to redeem points. Globalists get even more bang for their buck with free parking, complimentary breakfast and suite upgrades (though upgrades are harder to come by during peak demand periods like the winter).

Rates at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa start at $355 or 35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points.

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There’s a bit of a World of Hyatt points redemption legendary status that goes with booking a stay at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. It’s one of the most expensive — and best-located — hotels in the City of Light, so using points for a few nights here really helps ease the strain on the wallet that a trip to the French capital might incur.

Pieces by Parisian sculptor Rosline Granet and other artworks dot the lobby and elevate the first impression of the hotel (as if the designer stores flanking the property didn’t already do that). The decadence continues upstairs, where mahogany, gold and cream are the color palette in guest rooms and suites. We particularly favor city-view rooms and suites with fireplaces.

Start your day in the bright, fashionable Cafe Jeanne for either the breakfast buffet or a la carte items ranging from eggs Benedict to acai bowls. But the show-stopping dining experience is found at Terrasse du Park by Jean-François Rouquette, with its see-and-be-seen atmosphere amid a tree-lined terrace.

Pop into Le Spa to round out your trip with body and facial treatments utilizing ultraluxe La Mer products, but save time to indulge in the facility’s Jacuzzi, hammam and sauna after you work out those knots in your back.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome start at $1,687 or 35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The OG is back better than ever. The Park Hyatt Chicago debuted its new look in 2022, and it quickly became a TPG favorite. The upscale hotel, steps off the Windy City’s famed Magnificent Mile, was the first Park Hyatt in the world and plays a leading part in Chicago’s ultraluxury hospitality scene.

Renovated guest rooms and suites are quiet, spacious and feature a mix of earth tones and light wood accents. Splurge on an upgrade for a room with a Lake Michigan view, and sleep easy in the comfort of the Park Hyatt’s fluffy bedding and blackout shades (controlled by the push of a nightstand button) to close out the city lights.

From room service that arrives in a flash to compressed watermelon salad on the terrace of NoMi Garden, the Park Hyatt Chicago excels at mealtime. NoMi Kitchen, the more formal dining area, overlooks the Chicago Water Tower and Lake Michigan and is perfect for everything from eggs shakshuka at breakfast to octopus carpaccio at dinner.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Chicago start at $464 or 21,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Those missing the Park Hyatt Tokyo during its renovation shutdown will find a similar luxury-in-the-sky experience at the Park Hyatt Seoul: Ascend to the 24th-floor lobby for check-in and stick around for amazing views of Gangnam and the city beyond.

The mix of floor-to-ceiling windows, pale oak and marble in guest rooms and suites (and their spacious bathrooms) gives a stay here a natural, tranquil tone amid an otherwise bustling business district.

Cornerstone, the hotel’s main restaurant, serves “healthy Italian” dishes like grilled octopus and spaghetti with Canadian lobster in a basil, oregano and tomato sauce. The Timber House is a laid-back lounge perfect for a cocktail, a Dusty Springfield record and a tantalizing izakaya menu. Don’t miss out on a 120-minute facial and full-body massage at Ocelas Spa or a dip in the granite-tiled infinity pool overlooking Seoul at the hotel’s Park Club Fitness Center and Spa.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Seoul start at $397 or 21,000-29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Its location in The Rocks district, along with its waterfront views, might be your main reason to book a stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney, but the overall experience here is what makes it one of TPG’s favorite places to redeem World of Hyatt points. Overlooking Sydney Harbor, the hotel also has bragging rights for having one of the city’s few rooftop pools (complete with a view of the iconic Sydney Opera House).

Guest rooms and suites feature the works of Australian artists and spalike bathrooms (and many include private balconies). Globalists can indulge in a free full breakfast for up to two adults and two children in The Dining Room by James Viles at the hotel each morning of their stay. The Dining Room also serves Australian-inspired meals throughout the day, like Barnsley lamb chops and barbecued Maremma duck.

Unwind from it all with a visit to The Spa for treatments ranging from a 90-minute massage combining Ayurvedic techniques and Australian native clay and hot oil to a 60-minute Italian orange and Australian jojoba body buff aiming to de-stress and conjure happiness. We’re certainly happy after a stay here.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Sydney start at $892 or 35,000-45,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The Park Hyatt Toronto is one of several Park Hyatts to get a face-lift in recent years, and TPG loved the end result when we checked in last year. A refined ambience without being stuffy or over-the-top felt like the appropriate end result of a much-anticipated four-year renovation.

The art gallery-meets-living room look of the lobby makes this hotel feel like a home away from home in the heart of Canada’s largest city rather than some imperious luxury hotel. Staff members are warm, friendly and greet guests by name. Guest rooms and suites feature a mix of wood paneling and earth tones as well as spacious bathrooms with soaking tubs and modern finishes. For those really looking to take the residential feel to the next level, the hotel’s Presidential Suite and 2-Bedroom Bi-Level Suite are the most spacious offerings and feature ample living and entertaining space.

Be sure to slink up to the Writers Room Bar on the hotel’s 17th floor for a cocktail looking out over the city. The legendary space has been the backdrop in many novels from Canadian writers, including Margaret Atwood’s “Cat’s Eye.” Joni Restaurant, the hotel’s main dining venue, serves a lavish breakfast (a TPG favorite for serving a wide array of options from avocado toast to confit duck leg over creamy polenta) as well as afternoon tea from Thursday through Sunday.

The hotel’s renovated Stillwater Spa proffers an array of treatments to unwind in its urban wellness oasis. The Rose Indulgence Body Ritual is 60 minutes of decadence aiming to provide more hydration for your skin (and leave you feeling quite enriched upon checkout).

Rates at the Park Hyatt Toronto start at $472 or 21,000-29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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No, those Moroccan-meets-Mediterranean white buildings topped by blue domes on the horizon aren’t a desert mirage. The Park Hyatt Dubai offers a step back from all the action in one of the Middle East’s flashiest destinations thanks to its location alongside the Dubai Creek and marina and adjacent to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

The visitors here may hail from around the world, but jet lag isn’t as much of a concern thanks to the Park Hyatt’s pillow library, allowing guests to tailor their sleeping hardware (or software, for those preferring fluffy over firm). Bathrooms are enormous, with freestanding soaking tubs and rainfall showers, and all rooms and suites feature terraces or balconies to take in views of the marina and the city’s distinctive skyline.

Soak in the sun and French Riviera vibes at Twiggy By La Cantine, the hotel’s beach club and restaurant, where the seafood platters and gazpacho can help tide you over between applications of fresh sunscreen. You might be a long way from Cape Cod, but the combination of New England-style decor and Japanese-Peruvian fusion fare at Noepe is a hit with guests craving views of the creek to go with specialties like miso-glazed cod and deep-fried salmon maki.

Be sure to save time for a treatment at Amara Spa, where treatment rooms come with their own tranquility garden and indoor-outdoor showers — because even a 90-minute Thai massage could use a little extra moment of Zen.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Dubai start at $180 or 21,000-29,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Sky-high luxury comes to those checking in to the Park Hyatt Shanghai, located on the 79th-93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Centre (the bottle opener-shaped skyscraper on the city’s Financial District skyline) and overlooking the Bund and Huangpu River.

Rooms are sleek and chic, with a mix of cream-colored walls and pops of dark wood accents in the furniture and floors. The dramatic showstopper element, however, is the panorama of the city, after all — skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. Opt for a room or suite with a Bund view for better social media shots.

Start your day with the Park Hyatt Shanghai’s sprawling breakfast buffet (complimentary for World of Hyatt Globalists) in the 100 Century Avenue Steakhouse on the 91st floor. The windows provide a breathtaking view to go with your dumplings and noodles or more Western breakfast options like eggs and bacon. At night, we love the Dining Room, the hotel’s acclaimed Shanghainese restaurant serving dishes like duck baked in a lotus leaf and braised short ribs.

Don’t forget to get in a little cardio in the clouds with a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool on the 85th floor or duck into Water’s Edge Spa for a facial or massage.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Shanghai start at $254 or 17,000-23,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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Rooms are elegant without being overdone at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar, located on the white sandy beaches of Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast and in the heart of the Stone Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Heritage meets modernity here, as Indian and Arabian design draw the eye as much as the sparkling infinity pool overlooking the sea, not to mention plenty of hotel bars and restaurants to grab a flirty cocktail or decadent meal.

Guest rooms and suites feature four-poster canopy beds and views of either the shore or historic Stone Town (opt for rooms with private balconies to enjoy that sea breeze). Keep in mind: Suites here aren’t eligible for upgrades or points redemptions.

There’s still plenty to indulge in here without a suite upgrade. Beach House, the resort’s waterfront restaurant, serves a variety of fresh-caught fish while the more formal Dining Room serves Middle Eastern fare like hearty beef mishkaki. Save time to grab a sunset cocktail like the gin-based Homemade Tangawizi Ale on the outdoor terrace at the Library and Veranda.

Rates at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar start at $369 or 17,000 -23,000 World of Hyatt points per night.