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Grand Hyatt Berlin REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Grand Hyatt Berlin REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Oct 26, 09, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
Could you describe the lounge offerings in the morning and evening since other posters above have indicated that they have seriously cut back on nightly offerings? Danke.
Breakfast is very decent and offered all morning long. Service is very, very good. Cannot comment on afternoon/early-evening offerings as I never take advantage of that benefit. I think that all Hyatts have started cutting back on the afternoon/early-evening offerings, Berlin might not be an exception.

Keep in mind that the Hyatt Gourmet Club is offering you a terrific discount on food at their own outlets: you get 1 meal for free for parties of at least 2 - that's 50% off the food bill... VOX is a must-eat!
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Old Oct 26, 09, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by SMK77 View Post
Breakfast is very decent and offered all morning long. Service is very, very good. Cannot comment on afternoon/early-evening offerings as I never take advantage of that benefit. I think that all Hyatts have started cutting back on the afternoon/early-evening offerings, Berlin might not be an exception.

Keep in mind that the Hyatt Gourmet Club is offering you a terrific discount on food at their own outlets: you get 1 meal for free for parties of at least 2 - that's 50% off the food bill... VOX is a must-eat!
Thanks for the quck response. Glad that breakfast is served all morning long inasmuch as I expect to be partying late into the night -- at the Brandenburg Gate.

What is the Haytt Gourmet Club and is it opne to North Americans?
EDIT -- I will pass on it as I don't expect to be all that often in Germany --

http://hyattcentraleurope.com/gourmetclub.html

Will be burning points at the Marriott Berlin prior to and after NYE -- when we will be at the Grand Haytt using a NBT FFN! I believe they are in easy walking distance to each other.

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Old Oct 27, 09, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
! I believe they are in easy walking distance to each other.
Yes about a 10 minute walk in my estimation.
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Old Oct 27, 09, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by SMK77 View Post
Breakfast is very decent and offered all morning long. Service is very, very good. Cannot comment on afternoon/early-evening offerings as I never take advantage of that benefit. I think that all Hyatts have started cutting back on the afternoon/early-evening offerings, Berlin might not be an exception.

Keep in mind that the Hyatt Gourmet Club is offering you a terrific discount on food at their own outlets: you get 1 meal for free for parties of at least 2 - that's 50% off the food bill... VOX is a must-eat!
Afternoon ist still great , 3 different "self-made " cakes- plus cookies.. as it was.
Only evening is gone bad.

Def. go to the VOX! with gourmet club its 50% off food ( not drinks, though) !
they opened recently a spanish tapas bar "Mesa": GREAT also - a must.
So lots of food to chose from!
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Old Oct 27, 09, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by Onewhoknows View Post
Def. go to the VOX! with gourmet club its 50% off food ( not drinks, though) !
they opened recently a spanish tapas bar "Mesa": GREAT also - a must.
So lots of food to chose from!
I was eating out at "44" and "VOX" during my stay - "VOX" was winning hands down! Terrific food! Very, very good!

Gourmet Club is getting you one person eating for free (no drinks) - that's a 50% off when you are a party of two. With three it becomes 33% off, with four people only 25%...
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Originally Posted by Markie View Post
Yes about a 10 minute walk in my estimation.
Thanks, Mark.
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Old Jan 28, 10, 4:50 am
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Talking Great Hotel

stayed this week for one night, burnt a suite upgrade certificate, confirmed into Grand Suite. Excellent staff in lounge, very attentive, nice cakes in the afternoon. Took very full advantage of free minibar in suites, pretty sure the Scotch in the decanter was JW Black - finished it anyway

Light lunch in Mesa, surprised by how reasonable F&B prices were. Is that a German thing ?

Looking forward to going back soon.
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Old Jan 28, 10, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by Stewie Mac View Post
stayed this week for one night, burnt a suite upgrade certificate, confirmed into Grand Suite. Excellent staff in lounge, very attentive, nice cakes in the afternoon. Took very full advantage of free minibar in suites, pretty sure the Scotch in the decanter was JW Black - finished it anyway

Light lunch in Mesa, surprised by how reasonable F&B prices were. Is that a German thing ?

Looking forward to going back soon.
The basic room rates of the GHB are pretty ambitious for Berlin - but they live up to their promise to deliver great value for money. Especially if you are a Diamond member and/or returning guest, you have their full attention. I love the Grand Suites and the VOX restaurant and bar - the hotel is definitely a very well run property and one of the premium hotels.
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Old Jan 28, 10, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by SMK77 View Post
I love the Grand Suites and the VOX restaurant and bar - the hotel is definitely a very well run property and one of the premium hotels.
VOX is a great restaurant! One of my favorites- even when not staying at the GH I like to frequent this place.
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Old Mar 4, 10, 4:08 pm
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I'm just heading into my second night here and have enjoyed my stay. I originally had two separate bookings based on availability under FFN, with one night being a king and the second night being a twin. Prior to check-in they had merged this into one single booking for two nights. I have a king room on the third floor looking towards the shopping center across the street. This is actually a perk as there are rooms that look into an interior courtyard that you can see from the Grand Lounge on the 7th floor.

The hotel is packed with players from the European Poker Championships. There are folks with cards out in the lobby, and the event schedule shows them in a lot of meeting rooms. Pity I don't have the $10,000 to buy in. There is a casino across the street but not sure where, exactly, they are playing. They don't seem to be impacting lounge access, though, as I've never seen more than 4-5 people in there, and for breakfast this morning I was the only person there once two other guests left.

I have over 300 photos just from Berlin so give me a few days and I'll get some up from here.

I did take a quick look at the exercise equipment up on the 8th floor with the intent to use one of the treadmills, but I've walked more miles than I want to think about and heading to the treadmill has dropped to the bottom of the list. I did not check out the pool. The treadmills faced towards a window looking out, though it was dark when I was there.

Afternoon snacks 3-5

I did visit the Grand Lounge for dessert on both afternoons. I had a chocolate cake one day, and a cheesecake the second day. There were three different choices each time. I had soft drinks both days.

Evening cocktail hour 6-8

I only went up for one night and they had a green salad along with three other dishes. One dish was fish, a second was small pieces of beef with vegetables, and a third dish was zucchini and some other vegetables. I guess you could say there was enough there to make a meal, but that was not my plan when visiting. I only sampled two dishes and had a beer.

Breakfast

Wide variety of fresh rolls and breads, as well different cheeses, meats and fruit. There was also salmon. I had muesli with yogurt this morning, and other cereal choices were available. Tea was served at my table by the host. Very happy with the selection (keeps me far away from scrambled eggs and sausage in those Hyatt buffets at other properties).

Internet

I'm using wi-fi but wired access is also available (see a jack for it). I was told that Diamonds can use either. The welcome screen for wi-fi says it is complimentary for 24 hours once I log in. I did not bring my netbook to the Grand Lounge and try it there.

Welcome Amenity

Seems I've got all the fruit others have been missing. I had a banana, 4 green apples, 1 red apple, an orange, and a bunch of grapes (with pits).

Television

My room has a Bang and Olufsen flat screen television, and a smaller television with separate volume control in the bathroom. I've tired of watching CNN, BBC and SkyNews and have been listening to classical music tonight (very good speakers).

Transit

I came in via S-Bahn from Berlin Hauptbhnhof very easily using a day ticket. I've used both the U-Bahn #2 line here and the S-Bahn.

Within eyesight: Tony Romas, McDonalds, casino, Starbucks, Blue Man Group, 2 story mall with a gelato shop, restaurant that has 100 beers

Within walking distance (15 mins): Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Reichstag, Topography of Terror (includes a section of wall plus photo exhibit outdoors in terrain occupied by the SS and SD)

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Old Mar 4, 10, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by broadwayboy View Post
Would you happen to know the name of manager transfered from PH Vendome?
I had a nice card from the Grand Hyatt Berlin manager tonight and the name listed is Heddo Siebs. Does that help?
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Old Mar 4, 10, 4:29 pm
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Thanks for the great report Tom, and I'm looking forward to the photos - your pics from Dresden were great!
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Originally Posted by broadwayboy View Post
Would you happen to know the name of manager transfered from PH Vendome?
I thought the front office manager was your Vendome friend, Laura. (I've deliberately left out the last name since she is not a public figure, unlike the hotel GM.)

And as Tom has just said, the hotel GM is Heddo Siebs.
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Old Mar 4, 10, 6:02 pm
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It is.

Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
I thought the front office manager was your Vendome friend, Laura. (I've deliberately left out the last name since she is not a public figure, unlike the hotel GM.)

And as Tom has just said, the hotel GM is Heddo Siebs.
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Old Mar 5, 10, 1:57 pm
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I'll just post a couple photos here and you can check out the rest in the Hyatt folder linked below. I also included some photos from out on the street.



Potsdamer Platz S-Bahn station a block from the hotel, There are two similar looking entrances on opposite sides of the street.


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