For our trip to Europe, our flight arrived in Paris, but we were headed to Belgium the next day on the train. Since it was only one night and I thought we would likely spend a lot of time sleeping that first day since we would be tired from the flight over, I decided to splurge and book the Park Hyatt for this first night. Rather than spend 600 euro for a single night, I instead transferred 22,000 points from Ultimate Rewards over to Hyatt to book an award night.
A couple of days before arriving, I emailed the hotel asking if they provided any special accommodations for first-time guests. Even though I don’t have any sort of status with Hyatt, I had read that numerous people had received free breakfast during their first stay, and I definitely wanted to see if I could get that. Luckily, the manager who responded saying that she would be happy to extend us free breakfast and a possible room upgrade. Score!
The Park Hyatt Paris Vendome is without a doubt the nicest hotel I’ve had the opportunity to stay at. Everything was luxurious and bougie, and the service was generally spot on. Since our flight arrived so early in the morning, we got to the hotel well before the normal check-in time. I figured that we would just drop off our stuff and walk around Paris until the afternoon, but they were super gracious to offer us super early check in.
The staff was superb. Our check-in agent walked us to our room and gave us a mini-tour of the hotel and various features of our room, and our luggage was waiting for us when we got there. We had been upgraded to a larger Park Deluxe King, which gave us a little bit more space for all of our things, and there was a small gift of the most delicious shortbread I’ve ever had in my life waiting for us in the room.
Later in the evening, they delivered another welcome amenity: macarons. I’m not sure exactly where they came from, but they were as delicious as macarons from Pierre Herme or La Duree.
It was definitely a good choice to get a nice hotel on that first day. Not only did we take a lengthy nap during the day, but I slept like a rock for that first night and was pretty much over my jetlag for the rest of the trip.
Breakfast the next morning was great as well, although I probably would not have paid the over 40 euro it would have been out of pocket. There was a nice selection of pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, and other cold items; hot items were generally limited to eggs.
Overall, I’m so glad to have had the chance to stay at this hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Paris, and I would definitely try to book with points rather than cash.