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

Park Hyatt Kyoto REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Park Hyatt Kyoto REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Dec 6, 19, 7:10 am
  #436  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeHyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 7,004
Originally Posted by Visconti View Post
You've probably forgotten more about toiletries than I'll ever know! At least it's not the supersized dispenser contraption thing, but I'll probably bring some of the stuff from either the PH or HR Tokyo before my stay. Now that we're going to common wash theme, going to start asking housekeeping for extras nightly.
PH Tokyo's Aesop toiletries all the way. The day they change to Le Labo is when we know the writing is on the wall for Hyatt.

Does anyone have pics of the PH Kyoto suite toiletries?
Visconti likes this.
Aventine is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 8:00 am
  #437  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, UA
Posts: 2,798
Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
PH Tokyo's Aesop toiletries all the way. The day they change to Le Labo is when we know the writing is on the wall for Hyatt.

Does anyone have pics of the PH Kyoto suite toiletries?
This is from one of the Japanese blogs that I mentioned way upthread.

tearex and Visconti like this.
OsakaWino is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 8:06 am
  #438  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, UA
Posts: 2,798
For those intending to use a TSU, you should note that not all of the Park Suites have a great view like the one that invalyd was given. Both of the Japanese bloggers posted photos of a Park Suite with a garden terrace and zero view. Of course they may both have gotten the same suite. invalyd posted that there are 4 Park Suites. Here is a photo of the view from Park Suite that the Japanese blogger received.


Last edited by OsakaWino; Dec 6, 19 at 8:26 am
OsakaWino is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 8:08 am
  #439  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,346
Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
For those intending to use a TSU, you should note that not all of the Park Suites have a great view like the one that invalyd was given. Both of the Japanese bloggers posted photos of a Park Suite with a garden terrace and zero view. Of course they may both have gotten the same suite. invalyd posted that there are 4 Park Suites.
Oh wow! Had assumed like the HR Kyoto they wouldn't participate in the TSU program. Have a 5 night stay and will definitely use a TSU here, and hopefully in March will have accorded them enough time to iron some of these learning curve issues.
Visconti is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 8:16 am
  #440  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, UA
Posts: 2,798
Originally Posted by SNA_Flyer View Post
PH Sydney uses LeLabo - I think it's a high quality product - obviously not Japanese, but neither is the Aesop that PH Tokyo supplies. On your other point Andaz Tokyo does something similar with a better product (Argan) in the Large rooms and Suites.
I'm always a bit suspect of hotel luxury toiletry brands that are made in Malaysia and China when the same brands sold in boutique shops and dept stores are made in US, UK, France, Italy, etc.

I'm not saying the the made-in-Malaysia Le Labo at PH Kyoto is low quality, just that it, IMO, it is a significant step down from the Aesop at PH Tokyo, when the materials (and for example the Dyson hairdryer) at PH Kyoto are of higher quality than PH Tokyo.

I also do not care at all if they want to offer a special brand of toiletries in the suites. I just meant to say that with all the design emphasis on "wa", and the claims of being rooted in the local Kyoto community, they might have considered using some nice made-in-Japan toiletries.
tearex likes this.
OsakaWino is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 8:21 am
  #441  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, UA
Posts: 2,798
Originally Posted by Visconti View Post
Oh wow! Had assumed like the HR Kyoto they wouldn't participate in the TSU program. Have a 5 night stay and will definitely use a TSU here, and hopefully in March will have accorded them enough time to iron some of these learning curve issues.
You had better move fast! Every Globalist planning to stay here is looking to use a TSU, and peak season will be starting from the 3-day weekend of Mar 20-22.
OsakaWino is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 9:34 am
  #442  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Programs: Lifetime Globalist
Posts: 2,872
Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
(and for example the Dyson hairdryer) at PH Kyoto are of higher quality than PH Tokyo.
I can assure you that the Dyson hairdryer at PH Tokyo was of the same quality as the Dyson hairdryer in Kyoto (at least my Diplomat Suite came with a Dyson hairdryer two weeks ago.
SMK77 is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 9:55 am
  #443  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeHyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 7,004
Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
For those intending to use a TSU, you should note that not all of the Park Suites have a great view like the one that invalyd was given. Both of the Japanese bloggers posted photos of a Park Suite with a garden terrace and zero view. Of course they may both have gotten the same suite. invalyd posted that there are 4 Park Suites. Here is a photo of the view from Park Suite that the Japanese blogger received.

The view reminds me of the 1st floor Regency suite at HR Kyoto.

Originally Posted by Visconti View Post
Oh wow! Had assumed like the HR Kyoto they wouldn't participate in the TSU program. Have a 5 night stay and will definitely use a TSU here, and hopefully in March will have accorded them enough time to iron some of these learning curve issues.
I would book it as soon as possible. I can see the usage disappearing quite soon.
Aventine is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 10:12 am
  #444  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,346
Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
I would book it as soon as possible. I can see the usage disappearing quite soon.
Gonna email my concierge or maybe even call to see if I can secure it. Here's an instance where my preference to avoid reading anything unless absolutely necessary isn't always the best approach. LOL
Visconti is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 10:48 am
  #445  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Seattle
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, whatever I'm churning
Posts: 31
So it's safe to assume that here there's no complementary "Twilight time" or the like here like the PH Tokyo for Globs and that basically Globs only receive a free Japanese/Western breakfast/upgrades if available?
SawBo is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 10:51 am
  #446  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,137
Originally Posted by OsakaWino View Post
For those intending to use a TSU, you should note that not all of the Park Suites have a great view like the one that invalyd was given. Both of the Japanese bloggers posted photos of a Park Suite with a garden terrace and zero view. Of course they may both have gotten the same suite. invalyd posted that there are 4 Park Suites. Here is a photo of the view from Park Suite that the Japanese blogger received.

I actually prefer that view, while ours was nice the room was clearly visible from the main street so it lacked a bit of privacy in that regard.
invalyd is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 10:52 am
  #447  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Alaska 75k, Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,137
Originally Posted by SawBo View Post
So it's safe to assume that here there's no complementary "Twilight time" or the like here like the PH Tokyo for Globs and that basically Globs only receive a free Japanese/Western breakfast/upgrades if available?
Yes, that's correct.
invalyd is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 11:08 am
  #448  
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Seattle
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, whatever I'm churning
Posts: 31
Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Yes, that's correct.
Eh not the biggest deal, just a shame other lower tiered properties offer at least a welcome drink of the sort.

Not enough of a problem to turn me away but an annoyance when virtually every other Hyatt in Japan does something decent for globalists aside from breakfast.

Do we know if they offer rental bikes or not yet?
SawBo is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 4:47 pm
  #449  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: SEIBU PRINCE CLUB Platinum, Hyatt Explorist, Marriott Gold, Cocos Gold
Posts: 15,339
Originally Posted by SawBo View Post
Not enough of a problem to turn me away but an annoyance when virtually every other Hyatt in Japan does something decent for globalists aside from breakfast
Where do you get this from? HR Hakone doesn't offer anything extra beyond standard Globalist benefits. Neither does Hyatt House Niseko nor Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay.

As for toiletries, most places will swap available toiletries for you if you just ask them to. That's how I always get Ren at HR Tokyo and Argan at Andaz Tokyo.
hailstorm is offline  
Old Dec 6, 19, 6:21 pm
  #450  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Programs: Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, UA
Posts: 2,798
Originally Posted by hailstorm View Post
Where do you get this from? HR Hakone doesn't offer anything extra beyond standard Globalist benefits. Neither does Hyatt House Niseko nor Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay.


And although things may have changed, I do not recall anything extra from HR Tokyo, GH Tokyo, HR Osaka, or HR Naha.
OsakaWino is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: