The Park Hyatt Vienna is a property that attracts a ton of attention from the travel blogger world. My fiance and I were going to visit her parents for Thanksgiving in Europe. We took one of the cheap Skyteam fares to Vienna and spent the weekend there (almost entirely to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna that I've read so much about) before heading off to Paris. Rates for a standard room were going for €702 per night for the dates of our trip. We were able to book the hotel on a Points & Cash rate for 12,500 points + €150 per night.
We also applied a suite upgrade award and were quickly confirmed into a Park Suite. The going-rate for a Park Suite was €962 per night, using cash and points for this award we yielded an astounding 7.9 cents per point value!
We arrived in Vienna on a Friday-evening having connected via ATL and AMS on Delta and KLM. We arrived at the hotel and walked over to the check-in desk. We were quickly escorted up to our room to complete in-room check in our suite (oh the horror of having to check in downstairs with everyone!).
The room was as impressive as everyone has stated. Upon entrance you walk into a foyer with the bathroom and the closet to your right and left, respectively. You continue into the spacious living room and the large bed room is off to your right. Our room faced the square across from the hotel, and the Christmas market had just begun! See the pictures of our room below:
The room was appointed and refreshed with bottles of Voslauer still and mineral water daily. I know there is some controversy about the Blaise Mautin toiletries, personally I thought they smelled pleasant. I'd describe their scent as very similar to grapefruit.
The Christmas Market across the street, where we ate plenty of sausages.
The breakfast at the Park Hyatt Vienna was out of this world, I really enjoy the Viennese's affection for sparkling wine. Sparkling wine was provided daily at the buffet along with a very large selection of food including your choice of "5-minute" and "8-minute" boiled eggs. See the slideshow below for a sample of the offering.
You were also able to order special items as requested. On the last day I requested some banana pancakes, and was told they were unable to make them for me because they'd already made the pancake batter (or something like that), but if I were to be there the next day they would make a separate set of batter specifically for my banana pancakes. Unfortunately I didn't get to take them up on their offer, but them even offering was incredible!
Our only disappointment of our stay at the Park Hyatt came at the cigar lounge. One evening we decided to visit the cigar lounge at the hotel as opposed to leaving the hotel. (Vienna is cold in late-November). The service at the lounge was extremely poor, it was one of those instances in which the server seemed to care more about every other patron. At one point, the server crouched down and was holding the hand of a female patron. We found the situation quite creepy finished our drinks and left.
Ultimately, this hotel is a must-visit. I would go out of my way to go to Vienna to stay in this hotel again. The service was impeccable in every scenario outside the cigar lounge. Have any of our readers visited the Park Hyatt Vienna?