Last year I was the first Globalist to stay at the Hyatt Place Bangkok during the hotel’s soft opening. A year later, the hotel continues to mature…in a good way.
By virtue of my cheap Hong Kong Airlines business class ticket, I found myself in Bangkok for a night last month with one of my salesman. Since we were on the “company dime” I opted to stay at the <$80/night Hyatt Place over the $250+ Park Hyatt. Too bad the Hyatt Regency had not opened yet…
Last time I enjoyed a nice corner room at the hotel. This time, I was upgraded to a suite that was far nicer than many Grand and Regency Hyatts in the USA. I appreciated soft colors and well-situated plugs. The bedroom was spacious and the bathroom contained a bathtub, something my corner room last year did not.
View from the suite:
Breakfast is the same…not great, but not bad. Omelets are made to order and there is a wide selection of Thai food, though the coffee and juices were not worth drinking. I know it is a limited-service property, but a nice cup of coffee and glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice are so essential for a great breakfast.
Speaking of drinks, the rooftop bar is now open and really quite nice. The cocktails and drinks are expensive, but you’ll enjoy a great view of the Bangkok skyline.
The pool is also now complete.
My colleague was assigned a standard room down the hall and had no complaints. Sure, it is no Park Hyatt, but there was never any competition. The hotels are in two different leagues. But a year later, the hotel is holding up well and the pool and rooftop bar are nice additions.
I know there are many very cheap and very nice Airbnb properties in Bangkok, but if you are loyal to Hyatt and looking to save some money, this remains a very suitable property.
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