Hyatt Gold Passport - DUBAI: Park Hyatt or Grand Hyatt?
Mar 15, 12, 7:00 pm
Heading to Dubai this summer for a weekend layover from India and planning on redeeming Gold Passport points for the two night stay.
Have previously stayed at the Sheraton Jumeira Beach.
Both Hyatt's look fairly close to each other. Any opinions on one over the other? There is also the Hyatt Regency.
I am a GP Diamond, so I would get lounge access as well.
Mar 15, 12, 9:04 pm
My wife and I stayed at both about a year ago now. I am a diamond as well.
The Park Hyatt is much grander and felt more exclusive. Rooms were well appointed and great detail. No club lounge so we got free breakfast in the restaurant with was awesome and had a retail price of something like $40 each. The grounds were fantastic and had a great river view. Nothing much more around that area though and not much to do at the hotel.
The Grand Hyatt is larger and does have the club lounge. We got a room on the club floor. Food was good but not like the Park Hyatt. The pool area is larger and has more kid friendly activities. The hotel also has more restaurant choices that are more reasonable. The pyramid mall (sorry forgot the name) is also very close. You could probably walk if you wanted.
While I think you can see the two hotels together, the Park Hyatt being on the other side of the river was a longer taxi ride to the attractions we were going to.
I would say it if is just adults stay at the Park Hyatt. If you have kids, go with the Grand.
Hope this helps. Enjoy.
Mar 16, 12, 12:50 am
This is one circumstance where it's not a no-brainer to choose the Park. Indeed the rates are often higher at the Grand, not that it's relevant to the OP.
Having stayed at both multiple times, I agree with swthomas98. The Park is a very attractive, elegant hotel. The pool area is pretty, the rooms have balconies overlooking the creek, and the restaurants are very good. But the location is strange -- you really cannot walk from the hotel anywhere (not that that's unheard-of in Dubai) -- and the rooms are generally not good unless you're by yourself or in a couple, as the bathroom is open plan with no door separating it from the bedroom.
The Grand has a lot more amenities, including many very good restaurants and bars, as well as a slightly better location. Everything in the hotel is huge -- it's one of the largest pools I have ever seen -- but the service is still excellent. And the club is solid, with full food and drink offerings.
In short, these are both very good hotels and you would be happy with either, I think, depending on what you're looking for.
Mar 16, 12, 10:15 am
Thanks for the useful information. Since we are bringing my 16 year old stepdaughter with us, I think we will go with the Grand Hyatt. I am sure I will be back and can try the Park Hyatt on a future trip.
Mar 16, 12, 10:39 am
Another vote for GH, which is walking distance (about 10 min, but in the heat, of course) to the metro, which takes you to some of the major malls and attractions.
Mar 17, 12, 3:13 pm
My vote clearly goes to rhe PH! Much nicer rooms and area. Only problem is the unfriendly to rude security staff.
Mar 18, 12, 6:03 pm
The PH is 100% more classier than the GH. But, it really depends what you are looking for.
Mar 22, 12, 1:40 pm
Unless anything has changed since Feb 2011, GH feels dated and the pool are reminds me of children's water park.
PH is more exclusive, very nice to walk along the creek... more of a chill-out vibe than the GH.