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Old Aug 9, 15, 9:19 pm
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Best Hyatts in India

Am planning a trip to India for January 2017.

Will in part plan my trip around those Hyatts that have a WOW factor--if there are any.

Please advise on your experience at any of the Hyatt family properties anywhere throughout India.

Info on the following will be a bonus: (a) where location is especially favorable or not; and (b) suites at relevant properties--plan on using DSUs where possible.
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Originally Posted by travelexpert View Post
Am planning a trip to India for January 2017.

Will in part plan my trip around those Hyatts that have a WOW factor--if there are any.

Please advise on your experience at any of the Hyatt family properties anywhere throughout India.

Info on the following will be a bonus: (a) where location is especially favorable or not; and (b) suites at relevant properties--plan on using DSUs where possible.
Try the Park Hyatt in Hyderabad India. It's located in Banjara Hills, where the wealthier folks live.

The hotel is gorgeous and the suites are very, very nice.

Service is top notch too.
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Old Aug 10, 15, 2:43 am
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Park Hyatt Goa
http://www.goa.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Goa in January will be lovely.
Have no idea about the suites at PH Goa, but the property and basic rooms were wonderful.
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Old Aug 11, 15, 2:12 pm
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Thanks for advice in posts so far.

How about anything in the major Indian tourist cities?
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Old Aug 11, 15, 5:39 pm
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Grand Hyatt Mumbai has my vote. It's a little far to Colaba which is the drawback. It has great restaurants; particularly China House and Soma. They have a free shuttle to the airport as well. The best part; it's quiet. You don't hear the constant honking like you would if you'd stay at hotels along Marine Drive.
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Skip Bangelore. The Hyatt there is... dreadful to say the least.

I enjoyed the Hyatt in Amritsar. It's next to a known mall, so tuktuk drivers aren't confused when you asked to be driven there. Also, a hotel driver can meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel for roughly $10 USD.

Service is amazing. As a Diamond, it seemed that I had a concierge permanently assigned to me, as he checked me in, greeted me directly every single time I came in, escorted me to breakfast and dinner, etc. The breakfast there is also extremely solid, with a mix of standard English fare and savory Indian dishes.

I booked this hotel under an promotion, so I only paid 2500 INR per night ($38 USD). While the hotel doesn't have a wow factor, I would go back in a heartbeat.
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Originally Posted by paag View Post
Park Hyatt Goa
http://www.goa.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Goa in January will be lovely.
Have no idea about the suites at PH Goa, but the property and basic rooms were wonderful.
Suites with a DSU are huge. I was assigned a corner suite which had a view of the pool and ocean. (Well, not really the ocean, more like the rolling lawn which led to the beach.)

The suite was roughly 800 sq., two bathrooms and large soaking tub. It was one of my best DSUs ever used.
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GH Goa vs PH Goa

Originally Posted by tphamBU View Post
Suites with a DSU are huge. I was assigned a corner suite which had a view of the pool and ocean. (Well, not really the ocean, more like the rolling lawn which led to the beach.)

The suite was roughly 800 sq., two bathrooms and large soaking tub. It was one of my best DSUs ever used.
I am taking the family (2 adults + 2 young kids - 8 & 6 yrs old) on our first India trip. We are doing ~1.5 weeks of traveling around Rajasthan and then heading to Goa for 4 nights at the end of the trip for some relaxation.

I've got a suite booked at the GH Goa, but am wondering if I should be looking at the PH instead. Opinions?

The lounge and camp hyatt were both driving factors for the GH, as well as the photos on the website, but I do love a good PH.
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Old Aug 12, 15, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by bostonpilot View Post
I am taking the family (2 adults + 2 young kids - 8 & 6 yrs old) on our first India trip. We are doing ~1.5 weeks of traveling around Rajasthan and then heading to Goa for 4 nights at the end of the trip for some relaxation.

I've got a suite booked at the GH Goa, but am wondering if I should be looking at the PH instead. Opinions?

The lounge and camp hyatt were both driving factors for the GH, as well as the photos on the website, but I do love a good PH.
I will vouch for PH Goa. GH Goa is lil away from beach - if that matters. Also the beach isn't that amazing.
PH Goa located at South Goa has a beach right in front. The beach also has shacks that serve amazing food.
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Old Aug 12, 15, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by gemini573 View Post
Grand Hyatt Mumbai has my vote. It's a little far to Colaba which is the drawback. It has great restaurants; particularly China House and Soma. They have a free shuttle to the airport as well. The best part; it's quiet. You don't hear the constant honking like you would if you'd stay at hotels along Marine Drive.
I liked the GH Mumbai a lot for the reasons you mentioned, but wouldn't say it has a major "Wow!" factor about it unlike some of the others such as Taj/Oberoi.

I would say it is still a "conference" hotel, but a very good one at that! It is also quite convenient to the airport. When I used a DSU I got a Grand Suite, which isn't too large (~600 sq. ft), but it suited my needs just find. I liked the lounge as well.
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I would add the GH Mumbai has an excellent Grand Club that offers an open bar happy hour with great food every day from 6 - 8 pm.

GH Mumbai doesn't have the wow factor that Taj Colaba has but few other hotels in Mumbai do...
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Old Aug 12, 15, 2:04 pm
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I am going to express a divergent POV and suggest that you don't plan your India trip around Hyatts. You will miss a lot/most of what makes India, India.
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I am going to express a divergent POV and suggest that you don't plan your India trip around Hyatts. You will miss a lot/most of what makes India, India.
Well said
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Old Aug 13, 15, 5:42 pm
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I am going to express a divergent POV and suggest that you don't plan your India trip around Hyatts. You will miss a lot/most of what makes India, India.
Agree, but if you're diehard to stay with Hyatt then PH Goa is great. It's right on the beach, hotel itself is wonderful. Great spa. GH Mumbai is, as someone else mentioned, a "conference" hotel but a very very good one at that (lots of good F&B options which includes a great Chinese restaurant and a nice Grand Club as well).

I think Ahmedabad is a very interesting place and the state its in, Gujarat is steeped in history and I believe the birthplace of Gandhi. Both Hyatts there are nice though Hyatt Ahmedabad (not the Hyatt Regency) was formerly an Indian chain hotel which means smaller and a less "business-y" atmosphere.

PH Chennai is a nice little hotel as well but not sure there is much to do or see there.
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