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The Park Hyatt Seoul is a 185 room luxury hotel located Gangnam-gu, opposite the COEX Convention and Trade Center. Reward redemptions are a good value since 20,000 points or 10,000 points plus $125 are required for a standard room compared to the average daily rate of $380. Like most Park Hyatt Hotels, its a classy hotel that never feels over crowded with excellent service and great decor.
Since I was using a suite upgrade certificate and the points plus cash rate, I made the booking via twitter (@HyattConcierge) since, it is not possible to apply the upgrade certificate at hyatt.com. I could have called in but sending a message via twitter to Hyatt takes all of 10 seconds.
The Park Hyatt is located in the center of Seoul’s business and entertainment district and also near the Samseong station line 2. From Incheon International Airport is takes 45 minutes to reach the hotel using one the bus/vans that stop at the hotel. While the Park Hyatt is in a nice area, I found the location of the Grand Hyatt to have more interesting things to do.
Like most Park Hyatt hotels, there is never a sense of being over crowded like at Grand Hyatt hotels. As usual, the service from all staff members was professional and superb with check-in and check-out being efficient. The overall decor of the hotel was classy and the food was good. However, being a large city, there is no shortage of food options to choose from in the area. Each floor has just over a half dozen rooms ensuring that you’ll not hear much noise from the hallways.
The room was very spacious with excellent views out of the floor to ceiling windows, even from the 8th floor. I assume the view is much better on one of the higher floors. The suite was separated by a partition with couch, table and chairs on one side and a bed and lounge chair on the other. The room’s floor and walls were covered in light oak wood which seemed a bit dated and unlike most Park Hyatts which have dark colored wood. The bathroom was one of the best I’ve ever seen in a room, especially for a hotel located in a large crowded city.
In conclusion, the Park Hyatt Seoul is the perfect hotel if you are looking for a relaxing retreat from the busy city. The rooms are spacious with large bathtubs to soak in after a long day of traveling. However, if you are looking for something more exciting, the Grand Hyatt Seoul maybe a better option.