I have reviewed the Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle before and note that review remains timely, but wanted to offer a brief review on what a suite is like here as well as provide an update on the Regency Club.
Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport Suite Review
Of course, it is always when I am traveling alone that I receive the complimentary suite upgrades. Here, I already knew before I arrived via the World of Hyatt app that I had ben upgraded from a base room to a king bed suite (thanks to my Globalist status).
I checked in after arriving from Boston on SWISS and although it was just before noon, I was invited to wait in lounge and promised my room would be ready “soon.” It took about two hours, but by 1:45 pm I had my room key and I used the time in the lounge to get my work done for the day. It was a cold but beautiful day in Zurich:
My room, room 814, included a guest restroom, living room with L-shaped couch, two chairs, and a round table with two more chairs, and a small bedroom in which the king size bed took up almost the entire room. However, the bathroom was quite spacious with a closet area, walk-in shower, toilet, and bathtub.
The coffee machine had espresso pods from Austrian coffee company Julius Meinl.
This room would be perfect if traveling my wife and children, but went rather underutilized by me. Still, the suite upgrade was greatly appreciated (I’m now 1/4 at this hotel in terms of upgrades).
Regency Club Lounge
When this lounge first opened during the pandemic, there were not sufficient guests to offer breakfast and happy hour in the Regency Club. Instead, evening snacks were offered in Babel, the hotel’s delicious Lebanese fusion restaurant. While breakfast is still served in Babel, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres are now offered from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the lounge.
I thought the spread of food and drink was very nice, including smoked salmon, hummus, labneh, vegetable sticks, shrimp, stuffed grape leaves, and duck.
There was also a wide assortment of desserts.
Beverage options included beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.
Breakfast At Babel
Breakfast remains such a treat at Babel. An expansive buffet is to be expected at any decent airport hotel, but what I really appreciated was the selection of a la carte items including delectable baked halloumi and shakshuka. I highly recommend both items.
Your breakfast include the buffet plus whatever you wish from the a la carte menu.
Coffee is not bad, though it is all dispensed by automatic machine.
Fitness Center + Wellness
I used the workout room followed by the sauna three times. Each time, I had the facilities to myself.
Convenience To ZRH
We had a 7:00 am flight out of Zurich and you cannot beat the convenience of walking of the hotel, though The Circle, and right into the airport, a process which took less than 10 minutes from hotel to SWISS Lounge.
The Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle remains a stellar airport hotel and is particularly convenient if you have an early flight out of ZRH. Of course I only get suite upgrades when traveling alone, but I appreciated the spacious suite on a cheap weekend stay and look forward to returning.
For a full review of the property, see here.
I’ve stayed here on several occations and I believe it’s one of, or possibly the, best airport Hyatt Regency’s in the world.
+1. I too had an upgrade to a suite. My favorite airport Hyatt!
That breakfast looks incredible, kudos to them for mix of ethnic and American foods.
Still don’t trust the in room coffee makers. While this is an upscale hotel, too many stories online of assclowns urinating in them. I probably just reduced the use of them by 95% by your readers.
It’s a Lebanese restaurant in Switzerland, so technically the American food is the “ethnic” food 😉
What time do you wake up for a 06:00 departure when staying in an airport hotel?
I can’t bring myself to pay for half a night’s sleep- for anything departing before 8, and unless an airline is covering the cost, I will do overnight connections in the terminal with some reading material (ZRH is fine for that, although the lounges don’t open super early).
The beauty of this hotel: waking up 75 minutes before the flight and still having lounge time.
Matthew, thanks so much for this review. As always, your details and spectacular photos are impressive. I will be staying there in two weeks and this information helps me plan my day.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
10 minutes from hotel to Lounge at ZRH? It sounds like they’re gotten their act together finally. I always feel like every passenger flying out of ZRH is *G so there’s never a fast way through.
Im not sure if the decor is either retro-cool or dated, which is neat. I suppose it has a minimalist quality to it that they’re aiming for?