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Park Hyatt Sydney (Post-Reno) REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Park Hyatt Sydney (Post-Reno) REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

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I have an upcoming stay and read the entire thread. I saw some common themes, and thought it would be useful to start a wiki. Please feel free to update or correct anything. I haven't stayed here, so the information is based on the contents of the thread:

- Diamond Suite Upgrades are NOT available at this property.
- Diamond members receive a complimentary full breakfast for up to 4 guests.
- The beds are very firm platform beds. I saw a few posts where a foam pad for the top of the bed was requested.
- Docked cruise ships that may obstruct the view from the Harbour view rooms.
- The hotel is 4 stories.

The concierge desk offers a weekly tour of the Rocks on Saturday.

Link that shows when cruise ships will be docked opposite the hotel:
https://www.portauthoritynsw.com.au/...ruise-schedule

Room Types and Floorplans:
https://www.scribd.com/document/3404...t-Sydney-Rooms

Expert Review posted in Luxury Forum: http://www.flyertalk.com/hotel-revie...w-caveats-1943
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Old Dec 30, 18, 8:39 pm
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Congratulations But it was more the Christmas - NYE that I was talking about. Would LOVE to be there and see the fireworks. Just don't want to spend $$$.
They run 5 functions for NYE including dinners and two parties. Generally Belvedere Vodka party in the Guesthouse and Vueve on the rooftop for around $500 each. Both have access to the boardwalk but non really see the bottom of the Bridge.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 11:20 pm
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Stay at Park Hyatt Sydney January 2019

I stayed at the Park Hyatt Sydney in January 2019 for 2 nights. I had emailed the GM for a request to upgrade to a harbor view or Opera view room 3 days before my check in, and he sent back an email saying Opera view was sold out, and it was going to cost $300 AUD per night for the Harbor view, or $950 AUD for the King Opera Deluxe. As I was continuously traveling, I could not get an opportunity to reply back ( I was going to decline the paid upgrade.. 600 AUD was too much for just the view). When I checked in, I was pleasantly surprised that they did the upgrade to the Harbor view nonetheless!

The hotel is good, nothing phenomenal to write about. I am sure there are much better rooms available for a cheaper price, e.g. Four Seasons, Shangri la, etc. If not for point redemption, I would not stay at the Park Hyatt.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 1:27 am
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I stayed at the Park Hyatt Sydney in January 2019 for 2 nights. I had emailed the GM for a request to upgrade to a harbor view or Opera view room 3 days before my check in, and he sent back an email saying Opera view was sold out, and it was going to cost $300 AUD per night for the Harbor view, or $950 AUD for the King Opera Deluxe. As I was continuously traveling, I could not get an opportunity to reply back ( I was going to decline the paid upgrade.. 600 AUD was too much for just the view). When I checked in, I was pleasantly surprised that they did the upgrade to the Harbor view nonetheless!

The hotel is good, nothing phenomenal to write about. I am sure there are much better rooms available for a cheaper price, e.g. Four Seasons, Shangri la, etc. If not for point redemption, I would not stay at the Park Hyatt.
You make a good point. PH Sydney is 2.5x as much as the Langham. And 3x as much as the Sofitel, Four Seasons, Shangri La, etc.

No doubt it's a nice property but value wise, very, very questionable.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 11:38 am
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I feel you are paying for the position/views at PH Sydney.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:20 pm
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I feel you are paying for the position/views at PH Sydney.
Exactly. Popular with cruisers and first-timers. And bloggers. Would not command $1K per night in any U.S. city even with the best of views. Lack of competition gives the PH the leverage to charge the prices it does.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 4:09 pm
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Exactly. Popular with cruisers and first-timers. And bloggers. Would not command $1K per night in any U.S. city even with the best of views. Lack of competition gives the PH the leverage to charge the prices it does.
Not sure how true this is. The PH NYC rarely charges less than $1K/nt for base rooms and I wouldn't say they're much nicer than the PH SYD.

There aren't many good luxury options in the city. Calling the FS Sydney a Four Seasons is almost laughable. Shangri La is decent but nothing to write home about. Sofitel Darling Harbour is nice but inconvenient. The new W and Crowne hotels in the CBD/Darling Park should hopefully introduce some quality competition.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 4:13 pm
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Not sure how true this is. The PH NYC rarely charges less than $1K/nt for base rooms and I wouldn't say they're much nicer than the PH SYD.

There aren't many good luxury options in the city. Calling the FS Sydney a Four Seasons is almost laughable. Shangri La is decent but nothing to write home about. Sofitel Darling Harbour is nice but inconvenient. The new W and Crowne hotels in the CBD/Darling Park should hopefully introduce some quality competition.
NYC is much more expensive than SYD. Makes sense that a true luxury hotel like the PH would cost a small fortune.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyflyer12 View Post
Not sure how true this is. The PH NYC rarely charges less than $1K/nt for base rooms and I wouldn't say they're much nicer than the PH SYD.

There aren't many good luxury options in the city. Calling the FS Sydney a Four Seasons is almost laughable. Shangri La is decent but nothing to write home about. Sofitel Darling Harbour is nice but inconvenient. The new W and Crowne hotels in the CBD/Darling Park should hopefully introduce some quality competition.
As a Sydneysider could not agree with this more.

The FS is one of the worst in the World. Shangri La is meh.

I doubt the W will be a true luxury hotel...
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Old Feb 7, 19, 5:27 pm
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NYC is much more expensive than SYD. Makes sense that a true luxury hotel like the PH would cost a small fortune.
You would be surprised...

I actually find Australia can be more expensive depending on the prevailing FX rate.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 4:34 pm
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Currently staying at the property. My only tip is to avoid the breakfast entirely. Really, really unimpressive spread for this type of hotel. Park Hyatt Melbourne was much better.
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Currently staying at the property. My only tip is to avoid the breakfast entirely. Really, really unimpressive spread for this type of hotel. Park Hyatt Melbourne was much better.
Are they still serving utterly appalling coffee because they couldn't spend whatever minimal cost it is to train some staff as a barista?
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Are they still serving utterly appalling coffee because they couldn't spend whatever minimal cost it is to train some staff as a barista?
not a coffee drinker, but the concierge said they get it from some hip spot nearby. Not gospel.
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Currently staying at the property. My only tip is to avoid the breakfast entirely. Really, really unimpressive spread for this type of hotel. Park Hyatt Melbourne was much better.
Did they offer you the al a carte menu?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 8:30 pm
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Are they still serving utterly appalling coffee because they couldn't spend whatever minimal cost it is to train some staff as a barista?
Can you clarify? You couldn't order a real coffee (not "Americano") or it was just bad?
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Can you clarify? You couldn't order a real coffee (not "Americano") or it was just bad?
This was a couple years back, but yes, I ordered a flat white and received the most disappointing coffee of my week in Australia, which came from a bean-to-cup machine.
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