I last stayed at the Park Hyatt Milan in 2011 and posted this review. Seven years later, very little has changed (further validating why I post old trip reports). The hotel remains an amazing property in the heart of Milan.
Park Hyatt Milan Location
The Park Hyatt Milan is in the center of everything. The Duomo (cathedral) and the best shopping is all within short walking distance. You cannot beat the location.
Park Hyatt Milan Parking
Parking is E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E. €70.00/day (valet or self) plus a €5/day congestion charge. Good news for World of Hyatt Globalist members, though: parking is complimentary on free night stays. The hotel is a Category 7 property, so 30,000 points per night. Free parking softened the blow. Note cash + points stays are not considered “free nights” and parking fees would apply.
While street parking is available, it is very limited…almost not worth the effort. If you have a car and don’t want to pay for parking, I suggest leaving it at a Metro station a bit outside of town an taking the train in.
Park Hyatt Milan Service
Service sparkled at this property. Every associate was excellent and the front desk staff went out of their way to recognize my top-tier status. The associate who seated me for breakfast had memorized my name by the second day…always impressive for a hotel that was running full.
Park Hyatt Milan Guest Room
I scored a nice upgrade…with a catch. We checked in at noon and the suite would not be available until 5pm. Rather than make us wait, the hotel offered us a base room plus coffee while we were waiting for the base room to be cleaned (it took about 15 minutes):
Unlike my spacious terrace suite last time, this room (502) was very small…perfect for honeymooners, but not for two businessmen.
The room contained a queen bed, desk, and chair.
Also available: an illy espresso machine.
We had an interior view of the domed La Cupola below. Note the paint on the exterior walls is in desperate need of refresh.
The bathroom was almost as large as the bedroom:
I’ll review our suite upgrade in a subsequent post. If you do not have status however, and book a base room, expect something like this.
Park Hyatt Milan Breakfast
Breakfast was a treat each morning in La Cupola, with good coffee, a nice buffet, and an excellent a la carte menu.
The buffet included a large assortment of cold items and a few hot items like eggs and bacon (which were not present last time I stayed at the property):
Here’s the a la carte menu:
I ordered off the menu dishes including Eggs Benedict with salmon and avocado, an omelette, and French Toast.
18EUR for berries (but free due to my Globalist status):
Note that Globalist members cannot order room service on a complimentary basis.
Park Hyatt Milan VUN Andrea Aprea
I wanted to have dinner at VUN, the hotels’ Michelin two-star restaurant. But I was far too late to score a table and my status did me no good here. No matter, we had a great dinner anyway at a nearby restaurant.
Besides, this restaurant is also better enjoyed with a spouse or friend, not business colleague.
Park Hyatt Milan Room Service
The room service menu, which is identical to La Cupola menu is available 24/7. My colleague slept through breakfast one morning and ordered a pizza in the room:
Park Hyatt Milan Dry Cleaning
Our weekend in Milan was at the midpoint of our business trip and my colleague had some clothes to wash. Unfortunately, it is not cheap to have clothes laundered or dry cleaned at this hotel:
Park Hyatt Milan Fitness Center + Spa
The fitness center and spa are unchanged from seven years ago. The equipment is varied and more than enough for a good workout. Running maps are also available if you care for a jog outdoors.
There is no pool, but a nice hot tub with gold tiles.
Inside each locker room are lockers, a steam room, and complimentary toiletries.
The shower in the locker room is also excellent, with water available in all directions. I used it after my steam bath.
This is a tremendous property…there is a reason it is in the Category 7 tier. As far I am concerned, there is nowhere else I would rather stay in Milan. I look forward to returning.