Earlier today I published a review of my recent stay at the Park Hyatt Dubai. Only standard rooms were available the first night, but I was offered a suite my second (and final) night. Would you move rooms just for one night?
Moving rooms, even if traveling lightly, is a hassle. It requires extra packing and unpacking, which is annoying and time-consuming.
But a suite…
Sometimes I wonder what the allure is, especially when traveling alone. I love the extra space and having two bathrooms, but it’s not like I spent time sitting in my living room or on both balconies.
I think I have a much easier answer to my question than others — I write about hotels for a living and therefore reviewing a suite provides useful content for my blog.
It is also fair to note that not all suites are created equal. I’d assume that almost all of us would be willing to move to a Presidential Suite for a night versus just a junior suite.
Last week in Zurich I waited three extra hours for a “junior suite”. What a waste of time. Had I just looked online at the room descriptions, I would have known that a junior suite is simply a slightly larger room–
Everything else is the same.
But I can also tell you that without this blog I would not have bothered to change rooms at the Park Hyatt Dubai, especially for just one night. There I certainly had a real suite. But all I did was sleep and work.
So I’m just curious here — do you consider suites like first class upgrades, i.e. not to be turned down even on short flights/stays? Or would you have turned down a one or two-night suite upgrade at a hotel if it required moving rooms? Does it all depend on who you are traveling with?