As 2021 draws to a close, it is time for my annual “Top 10” series. Here, I’ll look back on my 10 favorite hotel stays from 2021.
As a reminder, this is not a top-1o all-time list, but only covers my hotel stays in this travel-compromised year. I stayed at more hotels in 2021 than in 2020, but I still had a relatively short list to choose from. As in years past, I was fiercely loyal to Hyatt but for good reason…I have enjoyed superior service, generous upgrades, and great treatment overall. While Hilton and Marriott play breakfast games, Hyatt continues to take care of its loyal guests.
10. Hyatt Regency Belgrade
This is arguably the best Category 1 Hyatt in the entire system. I had a great stay here during an overnight connection in Belgrade.
> Read More: Hyatt Regency Belgrade Review (Suite)
9. Hyatt Centric Guatemala City
What a pleasant surprise this hotel was: a comfortable room, great service, and a really nice breakfast spread.
> Read More: Hyatt Centric Guatemala City Review
8. Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
I love the kind staff at this hotel and the corner suite I received. Great fitness center and I love the house cat.
> Read More: Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo Review
7. Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport
This is a great new addition to the Hyatt portfolio within a short walking distance of Zurich Airport (yet it feels like you are far away). The Lebanese restaurant, Babel, is highly recommended.
> Read More: Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport Review
6. Andaz Vienna
I enjoyed a lovely short stay here during the summer. From the rooftop bar to the tasty truffle scrambled eggs for breakfast, plus a nice suite upgrade, this is a great hotel.
> Read More: Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere Review
5. Grand Hyatt Bangkok
I would call this hotel the surprise of the year, not so much because I should have been surprised at what a great hotel this is, but because every aspect of the stay was incredible and I now have a new favorite Hyatt hotel in Bangkok.
> Read More: Grand Hyatt Bangkok Review
4. Andaz Munich
Although I have yet to publish our summer trip report in Germany (it’s coming in the new year), my family received absolutely amazing service at this hotel. This hotel served as a lovely retreat from our “road trip” through southern Germany.
> Read More: Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor Review
3. Park Hyatt Paris
I took my wife on a “date night” in Paris in August and we enjoyed a night at this superior hotel.
> Read More: Park Hyatt Paris Review
2. Four Seasons Istanbul
The beautiful outdoor common areas, great food, and tremendous service make this a hotel I look forward to returning to.
> Read More: Four Seasons Istanbul Review
1. Ventana Big Sur
My wife and I enjoyed a weekend in Big Sur at the Ventana, an all-inclusive Hyatt property that represents one of the best uses for your World of Hyatt points.
> Read More: Ventana Big Sur Review
Which hotel stay was best for you in 2021?