Hyatt recently opened its third Waikiki property in Honolulu, a Hyatt Centric. The new hotel looks promising.
Although I was in Honolulu last week and would normally go out of my way to try a new Hyatt property, I just stuck with the “tried and true” Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa nearby for two reasons. One, I was traveling with my parents and used a Suite Upgrade to book at the Hyatt Regency almost a year in advance. Two, my parent’s love the Regency Club at the Hyatt (and I do too).
I was not even going to visit the Centric property until I could properly stay and review it, but my parents wanted to check it out. So they did, and snapped the following pictures–
My parents complained that the hotel has “no ocean views” but that is not the case. Although the hotel is on Kuhio Avenue which is one block behind Kalakau Avenue along Waikiki Beach, guest rooms with partial ocean and ocean views are available. It is true that the lobby level does not have prime ocean views like the Regency.
Here are some stock photos I pulled of the hotel’s website–
Frankly, these rooms look just as nice if not better than standard rooms at the Regency.
Prices at this hotel are competitive: the hotel is running a grand opening special of $199 per night which is about 1/3 cheaper than the Hyatt Regency. I would like to check out this hotel, though I am all Hawaii-ed out for now.
Better Hotel for Hyatt Globalists?
For Hyatt Globalists, this hotel may even be the better choice in terms of the complimentary breakfast amenity than the Regency. While the Regency Club offers a cold continental breakfast (or Globalists can save 15% in the hotel restaurant), the Centric only has a restaurant which means Globalists can order what they wish off the menu for themselves and each registered guest.
Has anyone stayed at the new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach yet?