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Could There BE Any More Luxury Hotels Opening In The Near Future?

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  Site Where: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193
May 20, 2013 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Westcliff Johannesburg

You guys, the hotel news keeps rolling in so fast we can barely keep up with it. In order to get us all up to speed, we’ll give you a brief rundown of some of the latest news & rumors for Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Rosewood and SBE that have us mighty intrigued.

Starting in South Africa, Business Traveller reported last week the venerable Westcliff Johannesburg will move from Orient-Express to Four Seasons, and based on our own investigation, that does look to be happening. If you’ve had Sunday brunch at the glorious La Belle Terrasse, spent time at the pool, and wandered its cobblestone streets and lush gardens, you know this place is easy to fall in love with. If indeed ‘substantial’ renovations will be part of the transition, things will only get that much better.

Surprising as it might be, late next year will be the first time Four Seasons will get in on the luxury hotel action in Dubai, with a 237-room resort at the northern end of Jumeirah Beach. More in the Middle East should follow in Abu Dhabi, Oman, Bahrain, Doha, Jeddah, and Kuwait. Like Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons is also planning on Kyoto and Casablanca, and if that wasn’t enough, we’re hearing about South America (with a number of hotels in Brazil) and various rumors elsewhere as well.

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10 More Hotel Openings to Get Psyched About

February 20, 2013 at 3:02 PM | by | Comment (1)

We're only two months into 2013 and while we've had our share of disappointments, there's still a bunch of new hotels to start saving your pennies for. So because we can't get enough of that new hotel smell, here are 10 More Hotel Openings To Get Psyched About:

W VERBIER: There are only two W Hotels opening in 2013 and this winter wonderland in Switzerland is one of them. This will be the very first "alpine escape" from W and will feature 123 rooms and suites, each with their own fireplace, balconies and signature W beds. Being cold has never gotten us so hot.

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Say 'An Nyung' to Korea's New Park Hyatt Busan

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  Site Where: 51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea, 612-824
February 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

The second-largest city in South Korea can now brag about snagging a new Western behemoth of a hotel. Yesterday, Park Hyatt Busan welcomed guests to the thoughtfully designed tower, creating a new area for wining and dining.

Overlooking the Busan Marina and surrounding beaches, the multi-purpose complex will play host to the luxury hotel that neighbors a few residential towers, some retail and office space. Each of the buildings, while very modern in design, use traditional Korean architecture to incorporate natural elements that mimic the ocean or flower petals.

With 269 rooms to choose from, the folks over at Hyatt have kept those travelers that want a little space to stretch out. There are 69 suites--23 Park, 43 Executive, 2 Diplomatic and 1 Presidential anyone can find a room that's just right. Regardless of choice, guests can gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows and relax in the natural wood and textile layout by Tokyo-based designer Super Potato.

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Best Killer View of 2012: Up High At The Park Hyatt Shanghai

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  Site Where: 100 Century Avenu, Shanghai, Pudong, China, 200120
December 28, 2012 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of year again: the 2012 HotelChatter Awards! Today and Monday, we'll be showcasing the best (and worst) of hotels over the past year. But we couldn't do it without you! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or shoot us an email. And the Award goes to...

The Park Hyatt Shanghai is located on floors 79-93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center and was once considered the tallest hotel in the world (that’s now been trumped by the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai).

Still, no matter the designation, we give it an award for having the best view around and we've loved it for a long time. The reason is simple. Once you take the express elevator up to the 87th lobby floor of this mammoth building you’ll be gobsmacked by the incredible panoramic views of the city that’s becoming the center of attention for many hotel brands. The Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Banyan Tree, and Bulgari are coming to town, sooner rather than later.

An afternoon dim sum lunch at the 100 Century Avenue restaurant on the 91st floor makes it hard to concentrate on the food and not the famous Oriental Pearl Tower in the distance. And at night, the ambiance and views at the Park Hyatt get even better when you go to level 92 and the Music Room, where a cocktail to accompany the live music sets an incredible scene.

Naturally, if you’re afraid of heights, you might disagree with our choice, but we just say, don’t look down!


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Bangkok Is Overdosing On Hyatt Hotels

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  Site Where: Bangkok, Thailand
December 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM | by | Comments (2)

Park Hyatt Bangkok

Earlier this year, we told you about the plans to open a Park Hyatt Hotel in Bangkok, due in 2014 in the above mixed-use building with-a-twist in the central business district.

Just as the year comes to a close, it turns out that Hyatt has further plans for Thailand’s capital with both a Hyatt Regency and a Hyatt Place arriving a few years later in 2017.

With the Grand Hyatt Erawan already open, the group’s selection of brands in the city is nearly complete. So Mister Hyatt, will an Andaz be next? While we wait for that announcement (we just heard about a Tokyo addition), read on for details on the two new hotels.

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Ski, Then OD On Free Fancy S'mores At Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

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  Site Where: 136 E Thomas Place [map], Avon, CO, United States, 81620
December 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (3)

Ski at Beaver Creek Mountain Resort in Colorado, and it's hard to deny there's any hotel better situated than the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Other Beaver Creek ski lodges and hotels can promise "ski in ski out" access, but none have Park Hyatt's backyard right at the base of the mountain, not to mention a front yard right in Beaver Creek Village.

You might expect uber exclusiveness given the hotels pristine location, but we recently discovered something unexpectedly communal about Park Hyatt Beaver Creek; free gourmet s'mores.

It was about 4 pm and we were coming in from our last run as the slopes were closing for the day. The sun was already on the move to set and we couldn't help but to notice the glowing fire pits at the Park Hyatt, just steps away from the Buckaroo Gondola. Why not wander over? It was far too picturesque and inviting to pass up.

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Hurricane Sandy Must've Had It In For The Park Hyatt New York

Where: 157 West 57th St [map], New York, NY, United States
October 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

Either Hurricane Sandy has unresolved issues with Hyatt, or NYC construction workers didn't properly secure their equipment like they were supposed to. We're guessing it's the latter.

In any case, earlier this afternoon, a crane on top of One57 (the still-in-progress glass tower that's eventually supposed to become the Park Hyatt New York) got snapped in half by howling 60 mph winds, and is currently dangling precariously over 7th Avenue.

Since further winds could cause the crane to collapse completely and fly off into the air, the NYPD is ordering the evacuation of all buildings surrounding the crane, which includes more than a few major hotels (Hilton New York and Le Parker Meridien come to mind).

Did we mention that One57 is also slated to be Manhattan's tallest residential building? Yeah, this is kind of a situation.

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Skip Yoga for the Park Hyatt Tokyo's 'Good Night Sleep Stretch'

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  Site Where: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
August 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Final stop after the stretch

Sunrise yoga. Noontime meditation. Rush hour water aerobics. Really, we thought we'd heard of everything when it comes to lower impact fitness classes offered at hotels. That is, we thought we'd heard of everything until we got wind of the "Good Night Sleep Stretch" at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

Sure, the hotel may be more famous for its cloud-high New York Bar where pivotal scenes of Lost in Translation were filmed, but unlike the bar with its evening cover charge, the Sleep Stretch is a free amenity for guests.

So what happens? Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9pm in the Aerobics Studio of the hotel's Club On The Park, guests come together with an instructor to "relax and stretch [their] entire body before bed to promote a restful sleep." Simple and relaxing. And did we mention it was free?

[Photo: s.yume/Flickr]

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Knows What You Want: Beer and Ice Cream

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  Site Where: 136 East Thomas Place [map], Avon, CO, United States
August 24, 2012 at 3:46 PM | by | Comment (1)

BEER FLOATS. Yes, you read that right. BEER. FLOATS. As in, like root beer floats but with actual alcohol. Just because you've likely never had them doesn't mean they simply don't exist, and the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is proving their awesomeness by offering a variety of boozy combinations at their 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill.

Contrary to any sticky memories of past root beer floats, the Park Hyatt's beer floats will naturally arrive at your barstool with a bit more savoir-faire. Each beer, for example, is a rare or seasonal offering. Each ice cream and sorbet chosen for it is also something handcrafted and handpicked for ideal balance.

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Park Hyatt is Planning a Caribbean Escape in St. Kitts

July 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

In the past few months, Park Hyatt Hotels have unveiled plans for new hotels in Bangkok and South Korea but now the luxe Hyatt brand is coming a little closer to us--St. Kitts.

The relatively small island hotel will have just 200 guestrooms and 50 residential condos along with three restaurants and bars, a fitness center, a 12-treatment room spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, a beach club, and a 300-acre super yacht marina and marina village.

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HotelChatter Originals: Photogenic Park Hyatt Hotels Around The World

June 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

Thanks to our far-flung, adventurous and nonstop jetsetting contributors who never enter a hotel room without photographing the place from top to bottom, we've been able to get a peek into hotel rooms around the world by flipping through our numerous Photo Galleries.

We have so many good shots from so many great hotels, it's getting hard to keep track of all of them. So from now on, we'll be rounding up our favorite photo galleries once a week. Some will be pulled together by hotel brand, like we're doing today, others will be done by city, design, style, amenities or just plain old hotel lust.

Got a hotel you'd like to see more of? Ask us, we probably have pictures of it!

Today, we're spending time with a few of our favorite Park Hyatt Hotels, specifically Park Hyatt Sydney, Park Hyatt Shanghai and Park Hyatt Chicago. Plus, there's even a bonus video of the tub at Park Hyatt Mendoza. Happy flipping!

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Inside the 'New' Park Hyatt Sydney

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  Site Where: 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000
June 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

Yes, the Park Hyatt Sydney is still on our minds! After learning of Lady Gaga's grand entrance at the hotel, and taking a look at the suite life she enjoyed while there, it's time to look at how the 'regular folks' live when they check into the new-look Park Hyatt.

We say 'regular folks,' because an entry-level room here, a City Harbour King, starts at around AU$750 a night. For us, that's a Lady Gaga price tag.

Which is why we couldn't stay at the hotel during a recent visit to Sydney. But we did get a tour of a few rooms and the public spaces so we could bring you this look from inside the perennial celeb fave and now-hot-again Park Hyatt Sydney...

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