The Park Hyatt Washington DC is located in the West End area, near George Washington University.
The hotel is designed by Tony Chi, as are many of the Andaz hotels. This seems to be a prosperous relationship between the two parties. The décor can best be described as minimalist elegant.
As you approach the hotel, there is no shortage of doormen, with at least 3 present at all times.
As you enter the hotel, there is a small entryway/lobby with beautiful painted glass panes of cherry blossoms.
Check-in was quick and efficient. Not all of the on property benefits were explained, such as breakfast with having Diamond status. I was offered the 4 PM late check-out that is part of having Diamond status.
As I went in the “off season” I got a great rate of $220. Instead of using points, as this property is generally over $500 per night, I decided to pay and use my last Hyatt Suite Upgrade.
I was upgraded to the Park Executive Suite, which is a higher upgrade than their lowest level suite, the Park Parlor Suite.
Upon entering the room, there is a long hallway that leads to the rest of the room. There is a guest bathroom directly to the right. The counter space is rather large with Le Labo products.
At the end of the hallway, the room opens up into a very large living room with a dining table, coffee maker, very large couch and flat screen TV. There is a small fridge above the coffee maker that had 4 bottles of complimentary water.
The next room is a small office with a TV that swivels to switch between the office and bedroom. There is a sitting chair by the window in the office. There is also a pocket door that separates the office and bedroom from the living room. This helps to make two “separate” rooms if multiple people are staying in the room.
The bedroom is on the smaller side, with only the bed and minimal walking space around the bed. A Park Hyatt Washington DC branded bottle of water was set on each of the night stands. There is also a small mini-bar and fridge between the office and bedroom, but the contents are not complimentary.
The master bathroom is rather large. It is very wide, but not very deep. To the right is a rather large tub, with an open shower area. In the middle are double sinks with a plethora of counter space and Le Labo bath amenities. There are enough towels to open a small store. To the left is the closet, which does have a yoga mat (which is part of Hyatt’s new “Hyatt Has It” program.
As a Diamond member, breakfast was in the Blue Duck Tavern. The Short Rib Hash, is an upscale version of the classic Corned Beef Hash. It is served with olive oil poached eggs and horseradish sauce. The dish is somewhat surprising in that the hash is somewhat “loose” as the hash sits is a gravy type sauce. Although good, the dish was rather salty and could benefit from bread or some type of starch to cut down on the saltiness.
This is a great property that has a cozy, boutique feel. Customer service is generally excellent, as all employees are friendly and helpful.
I am definitely looking forward to my next stay here.