Over the summer, I booked a flight to Paris to experience Austrian Airline’s Business Class product and built in an overnight layover in Vienna. I love the Park Hyatt brand, and I’ve always heard spectacular things about the Vienna property, so I was really excited to spend a night there. The Park Hyatt Vienna is a newer property – only shy of 3 years old – and housed is in a historical building.Cash + Points is a Great Value
The Park Hyatt Vienna Category 6 Hyatt property, meaning that a free night redemption costs 25,000 points per night. However, if there’s Points + Cash availability, the hotel can be booked for just 12,500 Gold Passport points plus $150 per night, which is a great value. At the time of my stay, my suite was selling for over 900 Euro! I value my Hyatt points at 2 cents per point, so booking with cash and points made sense. Plus, you’re able to earn stay credits and points on C+P bookings. At the time of my stay, my suite was selling for over 900 Euro!
For this trip, I decided to book a car transfer from the airport to the hotel because the price was reasonable, and I needed a seamless experience knowing that I had less than 24 hours in a new city. I also had an insanely early flight the next morning, and I wanted to be sure that there was a car immediately waiting for me at the crack of dawn to take be back to VIE.
I booked my transfer with an amazing company called LimoWien. Rates start at 45 Euro each way, which is about the same as a taxi (minus the possibility of being ripped off, which is always a huge fear of me). Uber is also available in Vienna, but I read that surge pricing goes into effect quite frequently near the airport, and I didn’t want to fondle around with the app during a busy arrival time.
My driver was waiting for me and was easy to locate as soon as I exited the terminal. I was picked up in a Mercedes, and the ride was about 35 minutes to the hotel. The next morning, my car was waiting for me right on time around 5 am – couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
The Location is Ideal
The Park Hyatt Vienna is situated in such a great location in Vienna’s new Goldenes Quartier, overlooking Am Hof square and steps away from Vienna’s exclusive shopping district (Chanel, Valentino, Prada, etc.). I was able to explore the city entirely by foot during the day and night and always felt safe, even as a solo female traveler.
The Suites Are Incredible
I booked a standard room, but to my surprise I was upgraded to a Park Suite as Hyatt Diamond. The room was phenomenal to say the least! There was a huge entry foyer with a gigantic walk-in closet to the left and a massive marble bathroom to the right.The long hallway led into the living room, which was separated by doors from the bedroom. The full-sized living room had a large couch, 2 sitting chairs and a coffee table. There was a flat-screen TV hidden behind a mirror, which I thought was pretty neat!Now let’s talk about the bathroom! The bathroom was tremendous and beautiful! There were mirrors and marble everywhere, 2 sinks and full vanity areas, a large shower (amazing shower pressure), and a separate soaking tub in the middle.The amenities in the suite were large Blaise Mautin toiletries, which I really loved.If you’re a Hyatt Diamond member, you can choose between 1,000 points and a food & beverage amenity. While I almost always go with the 1,000 point amenity, I find it’s usually worth going for the food & beverage amenity at Park Hyatt. I took my chance with the food & beverage amenity and I was a bit underwhelmed considering that it was just a bowl of fruit (no wine, pretty pastries, etc.).Diamond Breakfast is Generous & Flexible
Much like the Park Hyatt Milan, the Diamond breakfast benefit at the Park Hyatt Vienna is very generous and flexible. Since I had such an early flight the next morning, I loved that I was able to preorder my breakfast the night before and enjoy it in my room before the restaurant opened (although the main restaurant looked incredible and I would love to have breakfast in there next time). Even though I was alone, I enjoyed “breakfast for 2” because it was included ;).It’s My Favorite Park Hyatt To Date
I’ve stayed at a lot of Park Hyatt properties including the locations in Paris, Milan, Zurich, Seoul, Maldives, Tokyo, etc., but the Park Hyatt Vienna is my favorite to date. I truly enjoyed everything about the property – the room, the service, and the overall experience. The fact that it’s an incredible value with points and cash makes it attainable for all to experience such top-tier luxury at a reasonable price. I am already looking for an excuse to go back!
Have you had a chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna yet? If so, how was your experience?