Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Hyatt | World of Hyatt
Reload this Page >

Hyatt Centric -- Mountain View, California REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Hyatt Centric -- Mountain View, California REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Oct 16, 16, 3:46 pm
  #1  
Moderator: Luxury Hotels and FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Palo Alto, California,USA
Posts: 17,330
Hyatt Centric -- Mountain View, California REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Looks like there is going to be one here, it's in the massive construction project at San Antonio Road and El Camino Real, for those who know the area.

I know nothing about it other than I happened to be driving around the project area (the grocery store I use is here) and saw a sign designating the "Hyatt Centric construction HQ."

Anyone know anything more?

P.S. What is a Centric, anyway? Kind of looks like a downscale Andaz.
RichardInSF is offline  
Old Oct 17, 16, 7:45 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Austin Texas
Programs: "But, I'm a GLOBALIST guest...."
Posts: 2,835
This is pretty awesome. Would love to see some better Hyatt's in the area.

Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
P.S. What is a Centric, anyway? Kind of looks like a downscale Andaz.
Trendy Boutique Hotels: Urban Traveling | Hyatt Centric
https://centric.hyatt.com/
Experience unique, personalized treatment at Hyatt Centric boutique hotels. Treat yourself at these trendy hotels to a relaxing and stylish stay.
austin_modern is offline  
Old Oct 17, 16, 5:33 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Programs: Hyatt Global, Marriot Lifetime Titanium
Posts: 2,213
Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
Looks like there is going to be one here, it's in the massive construction project at San Antonio Road and El Camino Real, for those who know the area.

I know nothing about it other than I happened to be driving around the project area (the grocery store I use is here) and saw a sign designating the "Hyatt Centric construction HQ."

Anyone know anything more?

P.S. What is a Centric, anyway? Kind of looks like a downscale Andaz.
That's awesome, especially with the occupancy changes at the HR near Levi's Stadium.
JackE is offline  
Old Oct 18, 16, 12:19 am
  #4  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Monte Sereno, California
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, AA EXP, 2 mm, Marriott Gold
Posts: 1,398
This is good news, there is a major hotel shortage in the Palo Alto / Stanford area... most of the hotels are dumps and charging $375 to $500 a night during the week. There is also a new Marriott full service hotel being built in Menlo Park. The Hyatt Centric is a welcomed addition to the area. Not a bad location, close to the San Antonio Cal Train Station.

Hopefully it will open by mid 2018 I have a major conference to host in the area and need rooms!!!

Here is a rendering:
http://www.lusardi.com/lusardi-build...san-francisco/
Radiant Flyer is offline  
Old Oct 18, 16, 9:05 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: BOS
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, Mosaic
Posts: 797
Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post

P.S. What is a Centric, anyway? Kind of looks like a downscale Andaz.
Upscale HP with bare minimum "casual" full service is more accurate, at least according to the DC and Miami implementations. Imagine HP but with a proper restaurant, with breakfast free for diamonds and nicer furnishings.
pWei is offline  
Old Oct 19, 16, 6:13 am
  #6  
skj
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IAH
Programs: UA 2MM, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Gold
Posts: 1,313
Originally Posted by pWei View Post
Upscale HP with bare minimum "casual" full service is more accurate, at least according to the DC and Miami implementations. Imagine HP but with a proper restaurant, with breakfast free for diamonds and nicer furnishings.
Not in my experience ... I find properties that are now branded as Centric, such as New Orleans, The Woodlands, Park City and San Francisco, far superior to a HP and even most Hyatts or HRs in terms of service, amenities and furnishings. I generally enjoy the unique elements of each property and find them a nice change from the "cookie cutter" mainline brands.

By the way, I don't even see a "DC implementation" of a Centric property. Are you thinking of a different brand ?
skj is offline  
Old Oct 19, 16, 4:41 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: BOS
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, Mosaic
Posts: 797
Originally Posted by skj View Post
Not in my experience ... I find properties that are now branded as Centric, such as New Orleans, The Woodlands, Park City and San Francisco, far superior to a HP and even most Hyatts or HRs in terms of service, amenities and furnishings. I generally enjoy the unique elements of each property and find them a nice change from the "cookie cutter" mainline brands.

By the way, I don't even see a "DC implementation" of a Centric property. Are you thinking of a different brand ?
My mistake, the property I was thinking about in DC was indeed a HP. No wonder it looked like a HP!
I did visit the Miami Centric in person and concluded that I probably wouldn't be back. Perhaps I was too quick to judge the brand based on one of its first properties.

Either way it's not a bad thing for the South Bay. There're many HP/HH, but only one full service.
pWei is offline  
Old Oct 19, 16, 5:11 pm
  #8  
skj
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: IAH
Programs: UA 2MM, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Gold
Posts: 1,313
Originally Posted by pWei View Post
Either way it's not a bad thing for the South Bay. There're many HP/HH, but only one full service.
Agreed ! I miss Rickey's !
RichardInSF likes this.
skj is offline  
Old Oct 19, 16, 7:52 pm
  #9  
Moderator, Delta Skymiles and Mileage Run
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seat 2A
Programs: DL Diamond, Hyatt Diamond, former AS MVPG 75K, Marriott Titanium, Hilton Gold
Posts: 2,274
Thanks for sharing, this made my day! can't come soon enough!
ryandc99 is offline  
Old Oct 20, 16, 10:32 am
  #10  
Moderator: Luxury Hotels and FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Palo Alto, California,USA
Posts: 17,330
Originally Posted by Radiant Flyer View Post
This is good news, there is a major hotel shortage in the Palo Alto / Stanford area... most of the hotels are dumps and charging $375 to $500 a night during the week. There is also a new Marriott full service hotel being built in Menlo Park. The Hyatt Centric is a welcomed addition to the area. Not a bad location, close to the San Antonio Cal Train Station.

Hopefully it will open by mid 2018 I have a major conference to host in the area and need rooms!!!

Here is a rendering:
http://www.lusardi.com/lusardi-build...san-francisco/
Great to see further confirmation that this is happening. The San Antonio train station would be about a 6 minute walk but it mostly only gets service once an hour. Still it would provide a cheap, somewhat clumsy, link to both SFO and SJC.

In the meantime if you are looking for a place to stay that probably is more affordable, try to call and get "qualified" for a corporate rate at Dinah's, which is old but fairly decently kept. Wouldn't show up much on searches because it's not part of any chain.

If you're into complete luxury silliness, try the Clement http://www.theclementpaloalto.com/default-en.html , owned by the same guy who owns the two hotels next door.
RichardInSF is offline  
Old Oct 21, 16, 12:10 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,059
Thanks for the rec

Since ds hopefully will be starting his new job in january in Palo alto. Still needs to finish up last minute stuff at school before packing up. Housing will be fun for him to find, at least well have a Hyatt to start getting stays near by him
cmjaffe is offline  
Old Jan 16, 17, 1:47 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SJC/BUR
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, IHG Platinum, Hilton Gold, Club Carlson Gold, Starwood Gold
Posts: 664
I would say downscale Andaz is apt. Upscale Hyatt Place is slightly less fair, but I can concede what someone would mean in saying that
stvr is offline  
Old Jan 16, 17, 3:53 pm
  #13  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 91,835
Originally Posted by skj View Post
Not in my experience ... I find properties that are now branded as Centric, such as New Orleans, The Woodlands, Park City and San Francisco, far superior to a HP and even most Hyatts or HRs in terms of service, amenities and furnishings. I generally enjoy the unique elements of each property and find them a nice change from the "cookie cutter" mainline brands.

By the way, I don't even see a "DC implementation" of a Centric property. Are you thinking of a different brand ?
I always thought that Hyatt Centrumi/Centruia (Centrums doesn't look good as a plural for Centrum unless we are talking about the vitamins) were supposed to be urban. Unless there's been an awful lot of development in the area since I was last there in a rental car, I don't consider Mountain View to be an urban location.
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Jan 16, 17, 7:42 pm
  #14  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: PHX/SFO
Programs: AA EXP; AS 75K; WN A List; UA 1K 1MM; Hyatt Globalist; Marriott AMB; Hilton Diamond (Aspire)
Posts: 45,783
Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Unless there's been an awful lot of development in the area since I was last there in a rental car
Um, yeah.

City of Mountain View - Current Projects.

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I don't consider Mountain View to be an urban location.
With density of over 6000 residents per square mile, the US Census disagrees with you. By a factor of 6x.
Kacee is offline  
Old Jan 17, 17, 10:57 am
  #15  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Monte Sereno, California
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, AA EXP, 2 mm, Marriott Gold
Posts: 1,398
Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I don't consider Mountain View to be an urban location.
It's rapidly becoming an urban suburb. Palo Alto and Mountain View are the center of innovation, high tech, etc. etc. This area is booming and growing unlike no place on earth. What was a sleepy suburb 20 years ago is now a mini vibrant city. It's a great location for this hotel.

FYI: I just stayed at the Hyatt Centric in Montevideo, great hotel, location is so so. It's not really located in an urban area of the city. I had to take a taxi every where. Great views of the Rio de la Plata, the club is nice but not a true club.

Last edited by Radiant Flyer; Jan 17, 17 at 11:09 am
Radiant Flyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: