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Park Hyatt Milan REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Park Hyatt Milan REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Dec 9, 2003, 8:11 pm
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Park Hyatt Milan REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Burned points to train down from Zurich on Sunday and spend a rainy night enjoying this elegant property.

Well worth the 15k to ride out jet lag and walk around the Galleria and Duomo.

The front office manager was kind enough to show us to our room, then upgrade us on the spot to a larger room by walking us down the hall. A Diamond ammenity of fresh oranges, spicy roasted nuts and red wine followed by 10 minutes.

Jet lagged again and the details escape me.

Experience summed-up by our check-out ... THREE employees stood in the rain, on opposing sides of the block, trying to flag a cab as the Concierge tried the cab companies for 90 minutes (1-day Milano transit strike) ... missed our intended train to Geneva but waited out the backlog enjoying the bar downstairs.

They've been open since October 8, I believe. Put it on your list!
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 8:14 am
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PH Milan: Breakfast, Parking, View

I plan to be staying at the PH Milan at the end of the month and would appreciate any suggestions regarding parking alternatives (EUR 50/day sounds a bit steep...I don't expect I'll really need to use the car during the weekend stay), as well as information on the breakfast provided to Diamond GPs--i.e. what is it? Also, are there any rooms in particular which are more highly desirable (e.g. view of the Duomo)? Any general information/comments would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 8:26 am
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Adding to the above question, I'm planning on a one night stay in early July, rates appear to be a bit steep (starting E450+ for a weekend night~~~yikes!!), has anyone found any cheaper rates for this property?
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Old Feb 14, 2004, 7:04 am
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Hi! Just spent a fabulous weekend on FFN nights in Milan last week. Here's the info:

No views to be had as the hotel is tucked away behind the galleria. But the location is as good as it gets.
Good access is through the galleria main entrance, then left, out the galleria again, cross the street, there you are.

Wonderful property, friendly, helpful staff. Many similarities to Paris Vendome, well, the designer is the same. GP free morning beverage through special order form which is provided for all nights of your stay upon arrival in your room. Diamond GPs receive free continental breakfast, either in room or restaurant.

Do eat at the Park Restaurant ... amazingly good.

Elevator sounds will drive you crazy (is R2-D2 riding with me?), but they're working on it.

Bathrooms are a-ma-zing.

Enjoy.

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 10:51 pm
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I stayed there for a night 2 weeks ago, and was very impressed. The rooms are well designed and comfortable. The staff members with whom I interacted were all extremely friendly and helpful.

Late on the night before my arrival, I emailed the hotel with some questions for the concierge about shopping. When I checked in, there was an envelope for me from the concierge with detailed answers to all of my questions, and a map on which he had marked the locations of the places I had asked about.

The lady that checked me in impressed me a lot - she was friendly, charming and informative. She escorted me to my room and gave me a quick tour of it. I tried to offer a tip, which was not insubstantial, but she would not accept it (and managed to do so gracefully).

I would certainly like to try the hotel again when I next get a chance to go to Milan.

Regarding rates, I was able to get a rate of Euro430 from Amex for a week night - not much lower than the one you were offered, but it might be worth trying them.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 7:07 am
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Thanks for the info. I did book the e450 rate-but as it is fully cancelable, I'm hoping as we get closer to summer, weekend rates will come down and/or discounted promo rates will appear!
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 3:46 pm
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Just back from Milan. Splendid property, excellent location, top drawer staff!
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Old Aug 9, 2004, 6:54 pm
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Park Hyatt Milan questions

I'm burning some FFN's (3 nights x 2 rooms) to this property and have some questions that hopefully this place can answer.

1. I'll bringing a family of four (me, 2 kids - 12 & 10 yrs, spouse). I was told I need 2rooms. Being someone from US, and also Diamond, I'm a little skeptical I'll need 2 rooms. I was hoping they could upgrade me to a suite with my Diamond . How big are the rooms? Can I ask for rollaway beds instead of having 2 rooms?

2. Is parking available and if so, what is the charge for it? What other parking options are available?

We are driving in from (Venice/Florence) and plan to use Milan as a base for trips to Lake Como/Bellagio & Genoa. Needless to say, car will be garaged/parked during the night only
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Old Aug 10, 2004, 7:42 am
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Two's the limit

When I stayed at the property in February, I had inquired about the possibility of 3 in a room. I was told (politely, but) in no uncertain terms that 2 was the limit per room. After having stayed there--and from a practical standpoint--I cannot imagine more than 2 guests in a room, as the rooms are not that large. The bathrooms, on the other hand are enourmous, perhaps equal to or larger than the size of the bedroom in some cases.

If I recall correctly, hotel parking was available at EUR26/night, although it might have been even more expensive. There are parking lots throughout the center, but expect no bargains. Breakfast is no bargain, either, at EUR32/person.

From a logistics standpoint, I'm not sure you are doing yourself and your family any favors by using Milan as a base. You will have to deal with lots of traffic--incoming and outgoing, and commuting (particularly to Genoa) will not be much fun. In addition, costs will be greater in Milan. While the hotel is certainly lovely, I can't imagine that you will be in a position to enjoy it so much with kids in tow. You might want to consider seriously hotels which are closer to your desired destinations--most include breakfast. You will certainly be giving yourselves more time at your destinations versus the autostrade.
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Old Aug 10, 2004, 10:05 am
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Also, just as an aside, the La Scala Opera House opens again in December. I was able to book a quick January weekend there using points, for a Saturday night performance. The hotel is walking distance to the Opera House. I did not know that breakfast was not included, so thanks for the info, and for the room description. We were contemplating taking our 10 year old along with us, but will not now based on your info from the hotel about the room capacity.

And I agree about the location. It is not in a good place to get in/out of for sightseeing out of the city. It couldn't be more in the middle of the city (in the Duomo square) The original poster should spend the night in the Lake Como region, it is beautiful, and deserves more than a day trip. You will be exhausted driving in/out of Milan for the day.

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Old Aug 10, 2004, 12:40 pm
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Diamond GP gets you breakfast for 2

...just to clarify. Even if you reserve 2 rooms, you will be be comped for only 2 breakfasts.
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Old Aug 11, 2004, 1:11 pm
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Parking is a pain

Parking is a royal pain in this area. There is one garage near the Reniscenti (sic) store, Hotel Duomo and the movie theater, but expensive. There is another at the end of the Duomo's ped walk, near the Hugo Boss store and the beginning of the designer shopping area, Monte Napolean (or something like that.) Also pretty expensive and a bit of a walk. Street parking is usually available, but there are areas where there are time limits, also, meters or the "parking assistant" to deal with. Just try to remember where you parked your car, as I remember one trip I found a great spot to park near a bank and wrote down the bank as a landmark. Unfortunately, there was one of these banks on every street corner, it seems, so it took a while to find the right one. At least the taxi driver had a good laugh.
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Old Aug 11, 2004, 2:25 pm
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Park Hyatts without Regency Clubs?

Back to my old thread, am I to assume that this, like most Park Hyatts, does not have a Regency Club? I have been to the wonderful Regency Club at the Park Hyatt Hamburg! Yeah!

We are thinking of flying down there for a quick weekend sometime soon. I think Mr. BHH was just getting one of those hyatt.com issues.

We would be traveling with Baby HH (hey, he celebrated his 1 month birthday with a Hyatt stay and even slept through the night!) Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks for all input...

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Old Aug 12, 2004, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by BoulderHyattHopper
Back to my old thread, am I to assume that this, like most Park Hyatts, does not have a Regency Club?
You are correct. No RC, but buffet breakfast under the glass dome is quite nice .
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Old Aug 12, 2004, 10:34 am
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I stayed at PHM two weeks ago using FFNs. The rooms definitely cannot accomodate more than 2 people. Diamonds get continental breakfast in the atrium, or can use that amount (E26) towards the cost of a buffet or a la carte breakfast.

Service was excellent throughout, particularly by the concierges.
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