Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Chicago- Grand Executive Suite

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Chicago- Grand Executive Suite

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Chicago- Grand Executive Suite

Now I have reviewed the Park Hyatt Chicago previously but I recently stayed there again just before Christmas and this time I not only used Points + Cash but also used one of my expiring Diamond Suite Upgrades.

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I had planned to take Katie to the Nutcracker in Chicago for her Birthday present and with opening weekend being at the beginning of December I ended up booking these rooms almost 9 months in advance before my upgrades expired.  I knew that if my plans changed I could always cancel and just lose the upgrades, so why not.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

Prior to booking these I had read about what suite you were booked into with a confirmed diamond suite upgrade and it appeared to be the Grand Executive Suite!  At first this seemed like way to big of an upgrade since it always seemed to the most expensive room in the hotel every time I looked!  Once I delved more into it, the consensus was that there were only 2 or 3 of these rooms so they could limit the amount of suite upgrades they were giving away.  But if you get one then it’s great!

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

Room Pricing

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

Room Pricing

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

Room Pricing

As you can see from the images above, there are Park Suites, Executive Suite and Grand Executive Suites.  The last 2 are significantly bigger (and more expensive) than the Park Suites and from what I could gather on Flyertalk, the Executive and Grand Executive are basically the same type of room but the “GRAND” has much better views and is on higher floors.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

View from the suite

I am just going to focus mainly on the room for this one but the FULL REVIEW from the last trip can be found HERE.

After a smooth check-in we headed up to the 14th floor to get to our Suite that was probably 3/4th’s the size of our apartment!

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

As you walk in you enter the living room with a dining table, a desk and an L-shaped couch.  There is also a large flat screen TV and the best part of the room is the GREAT VIEW!

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

I was no longer Diamond at the time we stayed but we were still left with a nice amenity gift of fruit and champagne! (Katie was pregnant so I took care of the champagne 😉 )

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

On the other side of the living room, to your left when you walk in the door, is a closet and a bar are with a bathroom.  The bar area has a coffee machine, dishes, a sink and a mini-bar.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

There are double doors which then divide the living room from the bedroom.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

The bedroom is a great size with a king bed, a lounge chair and another great view of the Water Tower and Lake.  Both of the windows in the living room and bedroom also have seating areas to relax on and look at the city below.  Both rooms also have curtains and black-out curtain which are controlled by a control panel on the wall as well as all the lighting.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

There is also a large en-suite bathroom with a shower, tub and TV in the mirror of the double sink.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

Although I am not doing a full review of the hotel in this post, I did discover a few things that I didn’t notice the last time I was here.  First of all, there are individual work offices that guests can use just to the right of the front desk with a desk and a computer in each.

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

There was also evening hot apple cider put out each night just off the library looking lobby area when you walk in.  I didn’t notice either of these last time so this can add more to the last review!

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

Any restaurant suggestions?

In most of my hotel reviews I give a suggestion on where to eat, and this one will be no different!  Do yourself a favor for breakfast one morning and head to the Doughnut Vault!  This place is literally the size of a closet and usually has a line but it is worth the wait!  They have a limited standard menu as well as specials each day.  GO THERE!

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

hotel review park hyatt Chicago grand executive suite lou malnati water tower michigan avenue

What did it cost?

We did a points + cash booking and this is a category 6 hotel so it cost me 12.5K points as well as $150.  It actually cost me more than the $150 because of tax.  That is one of the drawbacks to not using strictly points.  With the prices in downtown Chicago I was happy to pay only $150 for the night!  Especially since we were able to use a Diamond Suite Upgrade to the Grand Executive Suite which goes for around $1,000 a night!  (Which I would never actually pay obviously)

CONCLUSION

We had another fantastic stay at the Park Hyatt Chicago.  It has a fantastic location and the hotel and staff are really top notch.  The Grand Executive Suite is really awesome and an unbelievable upgrade to get with your Diamond (now Globalist) Suite Upgrade.  BUT, book early!  With only 2-3 of these suites there is never much availability, even when they are all open.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

 

 

4 Comments on “Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Chicago- Grand Executive Suite

  1. Do you plan on re-upping your Globalist status?
    If so, how?
    I’ve been following your website for a year or so now – good stuff.
    I particularly dig that you are a Hyatt guy. I am as well, as my parents are both seasoned Hyatt executives and my brother is currently a Manager.
    Cheers!

    • Thanks for following us! Don’t think I am going to try to re-up this year. I qualified on stays before and with that gone as well as the stays/nights from the credit card gone I don’t think I can do it. Also, when I have done it in the past it has made sense because I had a lot of Hyatt stays on the horizon, but currently I only have 2 planned at the moment (Hyatt Centric Chicago and Hyatt Place NYC).

      That’s awesome that you have some family connections with Hyatt! Must make it even better staying with them. We have always had fantastic experiences with Hyatt, so if I am able to I always pick them over other chains. Just wish their footprint was a little bigger so I would have the option of stay with them more.

      • I’ll look forward to your 2 upcoming Hyatt reviews. I’ve gotta say, it is pretty sweet having the family hook up – particularly when travelling with them.
        When I was a kid, I lived at Hyatt Regency Maui for a little over 3 months while we waited for an apartment to free up. My Dad was the incoming F&B director. My little brother was born in Maui during this time and fast forward 25 years, he became an assistant dept. manager at the same property. Needless to say, our family has a special connection to that property and we look forward to going back as often as we can.

        I agree that it would nice to see an expanded presence in places like Europe or South America. Not having a Hyatt branded product in Spain or Portugal is a real shame.

        • Wow, that is awesome! Life has really come full circle for your brother haha. I have never been to that property but have actually recommended it to people going to Maui as a good option since I just assumed it was good (usually recommend the Hyatt credit card for husband and wife for 4 free nights there). I need to finally check it out when Katie and I go to Hawaii in a couple years!

          There is one Hyatt in Spain now! The Park Hyatt in Mallorca (although I know this isn’t mainland so it doesn’t really count haha)!

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