Last year I was the first Globalist to stay at the Hyatt Place Bangkok during the hotel’s soft opening. A year later, the hotel continues to mature…in a good way.
By virtue of my cheap Hong Kong Airlines business class ticket, I found myself in Bangkok for a night last month with one of my salesman. Since we were on the “company dime” I opted to stay at the <$80/night Hyatt Place over the $250+ Park Hyatt. Too bad the Hyatt Regency had not opened yet…
Last time I enjoyed a nice corner room at the hotel. This time, I was upgraded to a suite that was far nicer than many Grand and Regency Hyatts in the USA. I appreciated soft colors and well-situated plugs. The bedroom was spacious and the bathroom contained a bathtub, something my corner room last year did not.
View from the suite:
Breakfast is the same…not great, but not bad. Omelets are made to order and there is a wide selection of Thai food, though the coffee and juices were not worth drinking. I know it is a limited-service property, but a nice cup of coffee and glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice are so essential for a great breakfast.
Speaking of drinks, the rooftop bar is now open and really quite nice. The cocktails and drinks are expensive, but you’ll enjoy a great view of the Bangkok skyline.
The pool is also now complete.
My colleague was assigned a standard room down the hall and had no complaints. Sure, it is no Park Hyatt, but there was never any competition. The hotels are in two different leagues. But a year later, the hotel is holding up well and the pool and rooftop bar are nice additions.
I know there are many very cheap and very nice Airbnb properties in Bangkok, but if you are loyal to Hyatt and looking to save some money, this remains a very suitable property.
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I’ll have to disagree. I think they have regressed. The main issue is that the breakfast, though decent in quality for a Hyatt Place (though for Bkk hotels is well below average), the eating area is grossly undersized and understaffed. If you are not downstairs by 8am you will be waiting 20 minutes just for a place to sit, and then another 15 minutes for eggs. Another pet peave for me is the annoying elevator music, and the fact you have to change elevators for most rooms, and it’s not like it’s a big hotel.
A saving grace is it’s in a nice location, close to BTS, and very close to my favorite muay thai gym.
For the money thought I’d recommend most stay at the Aloft, Courtyard, Four Points or Doubletree.
Seriously? Stay at a Hyatt Place in Bangkok? Bangkok is probably one of the cheapest cities in Asia to stay in high end properties including some amazing Asian hotel chains so the last place I would stay is a Hyatt Place.
@ Santastico: Seriously? Hyatt Place would be the last place you would stay in BKK? Then you haven’t spent much time there. There are many places I would put last before I claimed the Hyatt Place to be the last. It may not be on the top of my list but I would never put it last!
Just FYI I have been more than 20 times to Bangkok in the last 6 years. There are amazing hotels that you can enjoy for much less than what they would cost in any other country in the world. I just picked a random week next year and other then the Park Hyatt which has a $350 rate (which in my opinion does not justify at all) other top properties are under $200 per night including Lebua, Grand Hyatt, Oriental, Hyatt Regency, Sofitel, Banyan Tree, Anantara, Conrad. Even the St Regis is at $234. Thus, in my opinion spending around $200 for the hotels I Listed above is a no brainer vs staying at a Hyatt Place even if the cost was $80 per night.
@Santastico. This was work, not vacation. I also neglected to mention I needed a late checkout and the hotel gave me until 6:00PM.