When booking my hotel in Bangkok this week I was surprised to see not only a Hyatt Place show up in my search, but that it was available for booking. I quickly booked it.
Turns out I arrived on the second day of the hotel’s soft opening and I have the distinction of being the first Globalist member to stay at the property. It’s still a work in progress, but already a very nice property at a much more reasonable price point than either the Grand Hyatt Erawan or the new Park Hyatt.
I was assigned a corner room on the 7th floor (currently only the first 18 floors are open) which actually reminded me of the corner room at the Park Hyatt. The view was great, but more importantly the room was very spacious.
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Even better, the room offered universal plugs and USB outlets everywhere…a lot of thought went into the design of the room.
Hyatt Places outside the USA are not the cookie-cutter properties found in the USA. The common areas of this hotel are quite beautiful.
Like all Hyatt Places, a pantry is available in the lobby that offers ready-made meals and a microwave to heat them up. I ordered Mexican food (of course) from a nearby restaurant and had it delivered to the property.
The 19th floor features a two-room fitness center and swimming pool. The pool is not yet complete, but the fitness center has brand new Matrix and Life-Fitness equipment.
Breakfast is also very nicely dine, in a beautiful third floor dining room with a nice selection of eastern and western items.
I’ll put up a full review of the property next week, but it is nice to see Hyatt enter the limited-service market in Bangkok. Obviously the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt are nicer properties, but I will not hesitate to return here. A new rooftop bar is opening soon that will afford beautiful views of Bangkok.
The hotel is located on Sukhumvit 24, just a few doors down from Hilton and Marriott full-service properties.