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Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit in Thailand REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit in Thailand REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

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Old Jan 9, 19, 6:58 pm
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Returned two days ago for a repeat tour but due to my Flickr account being down was not able to post a report. Was shown 3 types of rooms: Twin, Deluxe King, and Regency Suite. Again very nice new furnishings and great relaxing ambiance in the middle of chaotic lower Sukhumvit. Here are my observations:

- CORRECTION: the property will have 273 rooms including suites when fully operational. Currently 110 are open including 10 suites. Final number of suites remains confidential.
- Regency Club is estimated to be completed in 2 months. Globalists and Club rate guests currently have the same benefits at the 4th floor venues.
- Three floors of rooftop venues will be opened above the regency club - floors 28-30 - the same as at the Marriott Sukhumvit 57.
- Deluxe Room are the entry level accommodations for Globalist in case of no suite availability. These deluxe rooms are huge and resemble the Renaissance Suite at the Bangkok Renaissance but I found them bigger and with dramatic bathroom/bathtub. Additionally, the deluxe room has an extra 1/2 bathroom at its vestibule. Only deluxe and higher room category offer coffee making machine.
- Suites will offer "Handy" hand-held mobile device that works exactly like a cell phone except you cannot receive calls. Landline calls within Bangkok, your data, and unlimited calls to 10 countries are included for the duration of your stay. Secure system that will delete all your personal data from the system upon checkout. This is a huge benefit especially the gratis calls to other countries.
- Pool is larger than the one at the Sukhumvit 57 (in my estimation) and has a direct sun exposure. Shaded areas are plentiful for the Asian guests.
- The structure is designed in such a way the the upper and lower floors are wider and offer more space than the middle section. So currently the available lower floor rooms and suites offer a nice space.
- At least two outlets are opened in the attached developer-operated mall, a spa and a coffee shop.


Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Shower & tub with dramatic views - Deluxe Room

Extra 1/2 bathroom that can come in handy - Deluxe Room

Coffee/tea making facilities - Deluxe Room

High ceiling and ample space - Twin Room
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:20 pm
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Regency Suite offer dramatic views facing lower Sukhumvit side of the building through its floor to ceiling windows.


Sofa bed - Regency Suite

Mini bar - Regency Suite

Bedroom views of lower Sukhumvit - Regency Suite

Asok and the SGS as seen from the bathroom - Regency Suite

Handy device with some of the countries listed

Handy station - Regency Suite

Stay Connected benefit - Regency Suite
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:14 pm
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How would you guys compare this new HR with GH Erawan?

I have a reservation at GH Erawan (cash rate 4420 THB) in May with confirmed TSU. HR rate is slightly higher. Just curious
If you have a confirmed suite at the GH I'd stick with that. GH BKK is a solid property though I don't care at all for their standard rooms.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
If you have a confirmed suite at the GH I'd stick with that. GH BKK is a solid property though I don't care at all for their standard rooms.
To be honest with you, even their standard suites are .... after the last renovations. In the GHE suite bathroom, I kept on bumping into walls because of the mirrors they installed to make the fake illusion of a bigger space!
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Old Jan 20, 19, 11:53 pm
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Just booked here in early March with points upgrade to Regency Deluxe Suite. Website says Regency Club opening in March, so perhaps we'll be able to check that out. Will be wheeling over from SGS, where we have two nights in the Rajah suite, purchased at a charity auction last year
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
- Deluxe Room are the entry level accommodations for Globalist in case of no suite availability. These deluxe rooms are huge and resemble the Renaissance Suite at the Bangkok Renaissance but I found them bigger and with dramatic bathroom/bathtub. Additionally, the deluxe room has an extra 1/2 bathroom at its vestibule.
Thanks for the great review. Some hotels have great suites but if their basic room is subpar therefore I am sometimes hesitant to book the basic room and gamble on whether I will get an upgrade or not. I am impressed that the Deluxe room is modern, very large, and has 1.5 bath, in fact it is comparable to suites in other hotels such as Ren!? And as an extra Globalist perk we can get a suite upon availability which is icing on the cake given that I would be more than fine with the deluxe room. All that in a great location on Sukhumvit, plus soon coming a club lounge. As good as Marriott/Starwood options are in Bangkok, I have to try Hyatt Regency and it has potential to be very high on my list going forward because it sounds like it ticks all my boxes. I was initially a bit skeptical given the price point being close to Grand Hyatt and sometimes even higher than GH, but it looks like the product offered justifies the price. An excellent addition to Hyatt options.
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I’m currently on my second stay. Both times upgraded to the Deluxe room. Depending on the floor, they are different sizes. Neither had an extra 1/2 bathroom. The one on the higher floor is slightly smaller due to the tapering of the building so the second sofa is missing.
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Any experience with the fitness center / sauna / pool?
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Completed my third 2-night stay.

Staff is great. Everyone is welcoming and chatty. Good to meet the management again who were earlier at the HR Hua Hin.

Breakfast in the restaurant, included for Globalists, is excellent. The temporary arrangement of using the cafe for cocktail hours is working out really well, though the portions you order from the menu are a too big for one person.

Each time I was upgraded to a Deluxe Room. Each of the rooms was slightly different. The first two were xx15 and were different because the building tapers. This week I had xx14 and the toilet was in a room off the vestibule rather than as a part of the bathroom. In all cases the bathroom had a stand-alone tub and a shower.

There was a physical plant issue during my stay. I was happy with just informing them so it could be addressed by engineering. However, they insisted on service recovery which was well beyond what was needed.

Originally Posted by izzik View Post
Any experience with the fitness center / sauna / pool?
I took a few pics of the pool and gym. I don’t think I’ve seen such an impressive gym at any BKK property.

EDIT: Not uploading, will try later.



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Originally Posted by yosithezet View Post
Completed my third 2-night stay. Each time I was upgraded to a Deluxe Room. Each of the rooms was slightly different. The first two were xx15 and were different because the building tapers. This week I had xx14 and the toilet was in a room off the vestibule rather than as a part of the bathroom. In all cases the bathroom had a stand-alone tub and a shower.
Did you have a room with 1.5 bath on your third stay, or also just one toilet?

You are Globalist and you are 0/3 on suite upgrades. It tempers my enthusiasm about this property.
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Did you have a room with 1.5 bath on your third stay, or also just one toilet?

You are Globalist and you are 0/3 on suite upgrades. It tempers my enthusiasm about this property.
Do they have a limited amount of suites available or just stingy with giving them as Globalist upgrades?
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Originally Posted by yosithezet View Post

I took a few pics of the pool and gym. I donít think Iíve seen such an impressive gym at any BKK property.
I'd curious to see this because there are some quite nice hotel gym setups in Bangkok.
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Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
Do they have a limited amount of suites available or just stingy with giving them as Globalist upgrades?
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21 suites out of 273 rooms does not sound like a lot. It might not be easy to get suite upgrades there once the hotel is over the ramp up period...
My quote above is from one year ago where I expressed my opinion that it does not seem like the property has a lot of suites. The hotel is in the ramp up period so hotel occupancy is probably lower than normal so it would be easier (relatively speaking) for Globalists to score a suite upgrade (especially for a short stay such as 2 nights) now than in one or two years time. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be the case. It might be because the hotel is stingy but until we hear reports that someone saw suites available online at time of check in and did not get a suite, for the moment I am assuming that the reason is simply because guests are paying for the few suites rather than they are stingy. We'll have more clarity as more guests report back here.
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