We are so excited to announce the launch of Hyatt Privé, Hyatt’s new travel advisor partnership program. Ourisman Travel has been involved in the creation and development of this program as a Beta tester since 2014 and we think the structure of this program will become an industry standard. This exciting new program offers amenities at most of the Hyatt hotels, expanding our value-add network beyond those that are members of Virtuoso. We are now able to offer amenities (think complimentary breakfasts, upgrades, and hotel credits) at hotels that were previously not part of any amenity program.
Beyond offering amenities to our guests, Hyatt has encouraged deep participation in the program at the individual hotel and sales team levels. As we have tested this program, we have seen an impressive amount of participation from the hotels, not just to honor the amenities, but to become involved in the trip planning and understanding our clients’ personalities and travel wish-lists. We’ve seen first-hand how this program is enhancing our clients’ travel experiences and this has us feeling a lot more excitement than any free breakfast could ever generate.
To celebrate the launch of Hyatt Privé, we sifted through the portfolio of Hyatt hotels to introduce you to some of our favorites, and a few we hadn’t considered until now.
A powerhouse of Manhattan hotel options:
- Park Hyatt New York – Located right near Central Park, in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is the Park Hyatt New York. This modern hotel epitomizes the brands slogan, “luxury is personal” and is the Park Hyatt’s global flagship location. As soon as you walk through the entrance, you will feel as if you are staying in a New York City residence, rather than a hotel. With so many fantastic hotels in that neighborhood, choosing one to stay in can turn into a daunting task. The Park Hyatt New York should stand out because of their massive entry level rooms, among the largest in the city!
- Andaz 5th Avenue – Looking for a more boutique experience while in Manhattan? We’ve got you covered! Enter the Andaz 5th Avenue, located across from the New York Public Library and a block away from Bryant Park. This hotel offers fantastic views down 5th avenue and has a great, locally sourced restaurant. This neighborhood does not only attract business travelers, but with the countless shops and restaurants, it is a great area for leisure travelers as well!
- Andaz Wall Street – Right in the heart of the financial district, you will find this area to be booming! I would recommend staying here when the weather is warmer. You can spend your time wandering around the Seaport, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, relaxing in Battery Park, or kicking back with a drink in the hotel’s Beer Garden. The rooms here are loft style and extremely modern indesign.
Angela and Jessica toured these hotels and survived a major blizzard in the process! You can see pictures from their adventures with the Hyatts of NYC here.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay – The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is a great option for families in the northeast looking for a resort getaway. Although a great place in the summer, this resort can be a year-round destination. In the warmer months, enjoy the Choptank River, the outdoor pool, and the golf course at the River Marsh Golf Club. When it’s a bit cooler out, the resort has a beautiful indoor pool and a relaxing spa and salon. There are multiple dining options, a few catering to families and offering local seafood with water views. Don’t forget to enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Water’s Edge Grill!
The Confidante Miami Beach – It can often be difficult finding the right Miami hotel for you. Many can seem too large or too loud. The Confidante in Miami Beach is the perfect combination of lively beach hotel with boutique touches. This hotel is slightly north of South Beach yet it is still walking distance to the area’s attractions. The Confidante originally opened in the 1940’s and the hotel’s current décor pays homage to the era. Pro-tip: don’t miss out on the open-air rooftop spa!
Park Hyatt St. Kitts – Run, don’t walk, to the new Park Hyatt St. Kitts! Park Hyatt has finally ventured to the Caribbean with its brand-new resort that opened in November 2017. This jaw-dropping ultra-luxury resort is in Banana Bay, a secluded section of St. Kitts, offering soft-sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Every room category faces the beach, some with their own private swimming pools. Relax at the pool or on the beach and spend some time in the Miraval Spa. You will find two pools at the resort, one just for adults! The three signature restaurants all offer different cuisine and blend local and international flavors. This resort is the perfect place for a couple’s getaway or a family retreat.
Andaz Scottsdale – While in Scottsdale, you would want to stay somewhere with a sense of place. The Andaz Scottsdale hits the nail on the head with this! Perfect for a winter escape, this resort is an oasis located in the heart of Scottsdale. The guest rooms are all bungalow-styled and are a combination of modern design and local flair, creating a unique atmosphere. Camelback Mountain and Pinnacle Peak are a stone’s throw away, making this a perfect home-base for an adventurous retreat. Relax and unwind from exploring the desert at one of the three resort pools or the spa/apothecary.
Hyatt Regency Maui – Finally ready to begin planning that family vacation to Hawaii that you have been dreaming about for so long about? The Hyatt Regency in Maui is a great place to start! With so much to see and do, this is a perfect resort for both families and couples. All room categories offer private lanai’s and fantastic views, ranging from the West Maui Mountains to the Pacific Ocean to the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’I; the suites are our favorite. We also recommend booking into the Regency Club for access to the newly renovated indoor/outdoor club lounge with personal concierge service and complimentary snacks. Ten onsite restaurants and countless cultural activities will leave you with so much to do and not enough time to do it! But don’t forget to schedule in some pool time. The kids will not want to miss the “Keiki Lagoon”, an interactive pool with a waterslide and you won’t want to miss the adults-only infinity relaxation pool. Don’t miss the Drums of the Pacific Luau or the morning penguin feeding!
Carmelo Resort Uruguay – With so many fantastic Hyatt hotels in South and Central America, consider a Hyatt-trek through this part of the world. Spend some time off the beaten path at the Carmelo Resort in Uruguay. Its unique location allows for views of vineyards, the forest, and the river. You will be surrounding by nature and close to beaches and coastal towns. At the hotel, you can learn about the local wine or hike/bike through trekking paths. Relax with complimentary yoga and meditation lessons, unwind at the private beach or port, and spend some time golfing and at the spa. A convenient ferry to Buenos Aires makes this resort a perfect city/country combo option with Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. Iana did just that on a recent trip; read more here!
Park Hyatt Bangkok – Bangkok was named 2016’s most popular tourist destination in the world. As the countless number of tourists flock to the city, the Park Hyatt Bangkok has created a peaceful oasis for its visitors. This tranquil city hotel prides themselves on providing a true Thai experience with an extraordinary level of service. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows showing off this booming city. The infinity rooftop saltwater swimming pool will feel like you are swimming out over Bangkok. The dining options are unparalleled and offer local ingredients. This hotel is definitely not one to miss!
Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen – Located just a block off of the famous Fifth Avenue shopping zone, this resort is perfect for anyone looking for a beach getaway with access to shopping and nightlife. The architecture of this resort is unique and eye-catching with unexpected nods to the regions Mayan history. Our favorite features of this resort are the adults-only swim-up rooms, the cenote-inspired spa, and the activity-filled play room for kids (age 4-12).
Jessica did a hard hat tour of this hotel before it opened; click here to see pictures of a unique resort in the making!
Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht – This hotel certainly does not lack style and personality! The décor is bright and quirky incorporating unique works of art. The hotel’s location puts you in the heard of historic Amsterdam and introduces you to some eclectic neighborhoods and under-the-radar sites to explore. Complimentary bicycles make it very easy for you to explore the area. After a day of wandering, rejuvenate in the spa and enjoy dinner and cocktails in the Bluespoon restaurant.
We can’t wait to give you a taste of what Hyatt Privé has to offer! Which Hyatt will you try first? Let us know when you’re ready to go!
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