Wow - I just loved this hotel and room! I stayed in a room ending in -22, which was a lovely corner suite - seriously would be difficult to beat the stay I had! So, let's break it down:
-STUNNING. Floor to ceiling windows with views of the city. Lovely bed, gorgeous bathroom with a really neat soaker tub with a waterfall faucet. The outer room was fantastic for working - very comfortable office chair and even a couch for relaxing.
What's really cool about this hotel is that while it seems new and renovated, if you look closely, it is what looks to be an amazing mix of new fixtures and original tile, etc. I love that if that is true, it is so much less wasteful, and yet still feels contemporary and well-kept.
The Front Desk/Phone Service:
Excellent - no complaints! Really great service from the front desk that was consistent and helpful. Great valets that were really 'on it'.
Well, I only received service twice, and once was what I expected, but the second time was actually weird because I came in and while they had made the bed, the outer room looked like they hadn't touched it (messy papers on the table, backpack sitting out and messy..) - such a minor issue in the scheme of things, but worth mentioning..
Great! No complaints - had an *excellent* steak downstairs, but be prepared for your wallet to bleed - but filet mignon done properly and so beautiful,
The room was super-quiet too - I could work and sleep in peace. Really, one of my favourite stays in a hotel.
How can you beat this??? You can walk to the Monorail (to the Space Needle), Pike Place, shopping, great restaurants - you name it!
Those of you who are following my saga of picking a hotel chain to keep as my 'home hotels' know that this was the last chance for the Hyatt. So far, I've been an SPG member, and recently became a Hyatt preferred guest as well. That's enough info to at least compare these two chains for my home networks. I have to say that if all my Hyatt stays had been at the level of this one in Seattle, I would have chosen the Hyatt as my network hands-down. In fact, when I went into this experiment, I honestly went in expecting my decision to be the Hyatt after testing the Hyatt, Hilton and SPG. Unfortunately, 3 out of the 4 Hyatt hotels I stayed in (in major cities) were out of date, the service wasn't great, and it was disappointing. So, in the end? SPG wins hands down, although this hotel's service and class was enough to give me serious pause. Well done HGS!
Next up, for those following my hotel chain saga, the last chain to evaluate: the Hilton! So, the next reviews you will see from me will be from the Hilton chain!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hyatt Seattle will satisfy even the most sophisticated business & leisure travelers. Centrally located in downtown Seattle, next to the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, the hotel redefines the hospitality standard in the Pacific Northwest. Open spaces with a friendly accommodating spirit and high-tech wizardry, the hotel was created with meetings in mind. Its ballrooms, prefunction rooms and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space feature marble, fine woods, and rich fabric decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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