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Now that Lady Gaga has gone and upstaged the most famous hotel in all of Australia, the Park Hyatt Sydney, let's take a look at the super-swank Sydney Suite which she called home during her visit down under.
The suite was occupied--by someone other than Gaga--during our recent tour of the property, but we can show you these PR shots from the hotel. And if you click through our gallery, you'll also see our snaps of the Park Hyatt's Harbour Suite, not so shabby itself, and going for AU$5,500 a night this weekend.
We can tell you that Gaga's digs, the Sydney Suite, usually rents at $16,000 a night. Or, if you decide to rent it along with the two Rooftop Suites on the same level, to create a super A-list compound for yourself, the whole floor will set you back $50,000 a night.
Few things are more coveted among hotels than claiming the title of "World's Tallest Hotel". However, just as "World's Tallest Building", chances are something just that little bit taller will be built soon enough.
So is the case for Park Hyatt Shanghai, located on floors 79-93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center, tallest hotel until The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong opened (which is set to be eclipsed yet again by the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai).
That didn't stop us from popping in and taking the express elevator up to the lobby on floor 87 and restaurant 100 Century Avenue (named after the hotel's address) on floor 91. Views across Shanghai are truly staggering, with the famous Oriental Pearl Tower looking positively puny in comparison.
One floor up on level 92 is bar Music Room which features live music to accompany the night-time view. That shiny multi-faceted building you see front left? The Grand Hyatt Shanghai, where you can head to Cloud 9 Bar on floor 87 if Music Room on 92 is just a few floors too high for you.
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Zac Efron has done a lot of growing up since playing 'Troy' on the hit Disney trilogy High School Musical. These days, he's busy being a bona fide movie star, jetting around the world, condoms exploding out of his pocket, and frolicking around on hotel balconies in his undies.
The 24-year-old actor was photographed half-naked making some pretty suggestive poses on his balcony at the Park Hyatt Sydney, with no apparent knowledge that the paps were waiting below. Which is slightly ridiculous, given the fact that he was on a balcony. According to the website that posted the photos, his suite was facing out to Sydney Harbour, so technically he might have had reason to believe he was in the clear.
Or maybe, he just really wanted to show off how well he can carry a room service tray without spilling anything.
Opening in 2013, the Park Hyatt Busan will be part of a new mixed used development comprising three residential towers, one office tower and the ubiquitous retail space located at Haeundae Beach in Busan.
The hotel itself will have 268 guestrooms, including 69 suites, two restaurants, a lobby lounge, fitness center, seven-treatment room spa, and an indoor pool. The hotel is being designed by New York starchitect, Daniel Libeskind and the Tokyo-based design firm with the super cool name of Super Potato will do the interiors.
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Apart from a sprinkling of tweets from a fab Aussies lucky enough to go to an opening party for the Park Hyatt Sydney last week, there has been very little fanfare about the return of the iconic hotel.
This is a surprise, but as blogger Sven Hennig points out in his review of the hotel, it is still in the soft opening phase, so perhaps they are waiting just a teensy bit longer before waving the big old Australian flag around--not to mention showing us photos of the new-look rooms on their website.
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We better start saving our pennies now because come 2014 there will be two brand-new luxury hotels that we will be dying to try out.
Earlier this week, Mandarin Oriental announced plans for the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum in Turkey, located on the waterfront of "Cennet Koyu", or Paradise Bay, overlooking the Aegean Sea. The destination resort will have 82 guestrooms and 20 suites, all with sun-decks and terraces and some with private gardens and infinity-edged pools.
There will be six restaurants and lounges on a site, a signature Mandarin Oriental cake shop, a spa and a Beach Club offering a ton of water activities, including an array of pools. The resort will also have 214 residences attached.
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Apparently the hotel is on track to re-open in mid-February but is taking reservations from March 1 onwards. And the starting rate for a night on March 1st? $AUD 855 a night.
Before you think, but hey, that's Aussie dollars. It's got to be cheaper when you convert it, right? --check out how strong that Aussie dollar is. The rate converts to $893 US dollars. Ouch.
The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas opened on November 1st and just in case some of you jetsetters out there have not made it to the new hotel, we've got a couple of interior snapshots to drool over, starting with that bedroom view.
The hotel is located on a nine-kilometer stretch of beach on Saadiyat Island, so most views from the rooms offer views of the beach. If you don't have a beach view, then you're probably looking out over the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club or the hotel's own gardens but no matter the view, each room has its own balcony or private terrace.
Elsewhere on the property is a the two-level Atarmia Spa, the Park Bar and Grill, the Library Bar (which serves tea and coffee specialties) and The Beach House, the beachfront restaurant which serves Mediterranean cuisine.
We'll admit it; we have a thing for photographing hotels at night. There's something about the glowing windows, the architecture lit by spotlights and the knowledge that the interior is still a flurry of activity, even when everyone else has gone to bed. Other hotels we've night-stalked are the Langham London and the Mandarin Oriental London, for example.
The hotel recently unveiled their revamped NoMi restaurant, Spa and lounges, and we've heard rumors that more renovations are on the way. Last night, however, all was quiet.
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Are wireless hot spots the next hot hotel amenity? Judging by these two recent reports from luxury hotels in Asia, they just might be!
YES has a table in the lobby, adjacent to the Front Desk, where guests can borrow (deposit, but no rental charge) a 4G station, called a “Huddle”. Then, for RM50 per day (USD15/day) you get all the wifi data you can eat. That includes downloading their app and turning your iPod Touch or iPhone, or iPad, into a VOIP phone for free… and, you can connect up to 5 devices at one time.
I’m on it right now with my laptop, and have also connected an iPad and my US iPhone 3GS. I now have all the data and calls I can consume, all at a flat rate.
The Huddle is slightly smaller than the iPhone, and would easily slip into my pocket. I now have a wifi hotspot with me, throughout KL… It just needs to plug in and recharge overnight.
Right now, this is only of value in KL, but what a great connectivity platform! Is this what 4G can do for hotels? No more data roaming overseas at randomly high rates?
We all know that hotels aren't as forthcoming as they should be with photos of their rooms and public spaces on their websites but we still have a chuckle over the other kind of photos hotels put on their website--the totally staged shots of people doing totally random things.
Like this "hotel guest" who is doing a little yoga all alone at the indoor rooftop pool at the Park Hyatt Beijing.
Granted, the Park Hyatt Beijing is a stunning property with killer views of the city from nearly every futuristic nook and cranny in the place and while the pool (one of two lap pools in the hotel) may not be awash in heavenly light at all times, it is pretty spectacular looking.
But still, as a hotel guest, would you just bust out into tree pose by your lonesome here? Hey, maybe you would. Rates at the hotel start at $350 a night for a Park Room King if you want to give it a try.
But the other week when we were in Chicago we got to soak in the views of Lake Michigan while doing some soaking of our own in the tub at the Park Hyatt Chicago.
This here is the view from the hotel's Lake Suite, an enormous suite on the 16th floor with prime views of the Water Tower and in the distance, Lake Michigan. And yes, you can even see this view while sitting in the suite's oversized tub, thanks to a set of sliding wood doors that open out to the bedroom.
Further setting the mood are trio of candles and a vessel of bath salts. Even better, the entire hotel has free WiFi so you could actually peruse your iPad while soaking if you want. (We didn't trust our clumsy selves to do that.)