After our three night stay at the InterContinental Dubai Marina, Elizabeth and I packed up and headed south to the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. We booked this hotel using a combination of two free night certificates and cash. We ended up spending a total of $378 for our three night stay.
We arrived at the at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi just after 5:00 PM. The bellmen welcomed us, took our bags and escorted us to the check-in desk.
The lobby was big but had that same Park Hyatt minimalist design.
The check-in desk was around the corner to the right and the concierge's desk was around the corner to the left.
Straight ahead was the lounge area with a variety of tables and chairs. The ceiling above the lounge was one giant art installation that reminded me of a pin art board.
The agent at the front desk greeted us and thanked us for being World of Hyatt members. Another associate came by and offered us cool towels. This was the first time I've ever been offered any sort of towel service while checking into a hotel. The hotel's manager also stopped by to welcome us and explain some features of the hotel. This was by far the most well rounded check-in experience I've ever had at a hotel.
We were assigned room 441 on the fourth floor. Despite only being a World of Hyatt Discoverist, Elizabeth and I were upgraded to a Sea View King room.
The entryway to the room had a small chandelier above the dresser and a closet immediately to the right.
The entrance to the room had a large mirror, Nespresso machine, and a mini bar.
Waiting for us on the counter was our welcome amenity. We received a bottle of red wine, a bowl of fruit and mixed nuts.
The bedroom consisted of a king size bed and a small couch. I couldn't believe how well the bed was made. There wasn't a single wrinkle on those crisp, white sheets!
Across from the bed was the television and a table with two chairs.
To the right of the bed was the entrance to the bathroom. I liked that the bathroom had a sliding glass door. It made the room feel more spacious when it was open, but you could also close it if you wanted more privacy.
There were two sinks, a gigantic bathtub, and a rainforest shower.
The toilet and bidet were partitioned off in their own room with a small sink.
The bathroom was stocked with my favorite hotel amenities in the world, Le Labo. Each night I stored them in my bag so they'd restock us the next day. I ended up coming home with enough Le Labo shampoo and body wash to last me a few months!
Just passed the bedroom was the balcony. The balcony had a chair, table and a day bed. We also had a great view of the resort and the Persian Gulf.
The room also came with two 110V outlet converters so we could use them throughout the room depending on where we wanted to charge our stuff.
Now let's dive into the resort itself. The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi has a total of four pools. There's an awesome infinity pool that acts as the center piece for the resort.
Then there were two smaller pools and a kiddy pool too.
The kid pool was next to Camp Hyatt, which I believe is their on site day care for kids. I was really surprised how many families I saw there. Who takes family vacations to the Park Hyatt?! My family certainly couldn't afford anything like that.
In addition to the pools the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi also has it's own private beach on the Persian Gulf. There was a nice boardwalk from the pool deck down to the beach.
The beach had a large selection of lounge chairs and umbrellas. The water on the Gulf was crystal clear and warm! Elizabeth and I spent a couple of hours on the beach each day we were there.
The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi had four dining options on site: The Park Bar & Grill, The Library, The Cafe, and the Beach House. Elizabeth and I got to try each of them during our stay.
The Park Bar & Grill is open each night for dinner from 7:00 PM to Midnight. It's known for it's seafood and fine cuts of steak.
As I looked over the menu I couldn't help but notice where their steaks were from...
I flew halfway around the world to get steaks from Omaha, Nebraska?! What a small world. I ended up ordering the cod and garlic mashed potatoes instead. The cod was perfectly cooked and the potatoes were sinfully delicious.
The next morning we went to The Library for some coffee and croissants. The Library is open everyday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. They serve mainly coffee, tea and small bites.
The hotel's main breakfast is served at The Cafe. The Cafe is open each morning from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM for breakfast and then opens again from 12:30 PM to Midnight for lunch and dinner.
Their breakfast buffet had the most expansive selection I've ever seen. They had every juice under the sun, any carb you could imagine, cereal, fruit, yogurt, cold cuts, vegetables, eggs, hash browns, sausage and bacon.
They also had a chef making omelettes and another making pancakes.
Elizabeth claims they were some of the best pancakes she's ever had.
Our last night we had dinner at the Beach House. Since everything was so dimly lit I don't have any pictures, but everything was great. Every time I tell some one we had "dinner on the Persian Gulf," I still chuckle to myself.
There was also a spa and gym on the resort, but I didn't get pictures of either.
What a fantastic stay! The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi does it all and they do it with class. The service was great, the food was tasty and the facilities were impeccable. I need to be more loyal to Hyatt because I love the Park Hyatt brand.
What are your thoughts on the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi?