Grand Hyatt Guangzhou: It’s Great to Be Grand

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The Grand Hyatt Guangzhou Hotel Review is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places:


Getting There: Unless you followed my Uber China App Workaround, you will have to take a taxi from the airport. The cost is 180 RMB more or less. Turn on the meter.


Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt entrance
Grand Hyatt entrance

Welcome to the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, an impressive hotel with great customer service, a beautiful room, and an overwhelming breakfast. But for my stay at the Park Hyatt Guangzhou, I would recommend making this your home when you visit Guangzhou.

The Location 

The Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is located in the ‘Shanghai Pudong’ part of Guangzhou. It’s in an area that is very new and, unlike most of China, very quiet. Within walking distance of the Grand Hyatt is the Park Hyatt, the W Hotel, and other major hotel brands. The local attractions are very close by metro so skip the hotel’s advice on taking a taxi.

Me in taxi, you in Rolls
Me in taxi, you in Rolls

The Hotel Itself 

The lobby was beautiful as were the views from the city. What I really enjoyed was the Christmas decorations.

The lobby
The lobby
The lobby
The lobby

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Christmas
Christmas
Lobby view
Lobby view
Lobby view
Lobby view

The Room 

I used a diamond suite upgrade and found myself in a room that’s too big for one person, if not three people.

The living room
The living room
The living room
The living room
View from the couch
View from the couch
The work table
The work table

The Espresso Machine And Amenities 

People in suites must drink more espresso because these rooms always come with more capsules than the standard room. Since I’m only one person, I take the extra ones home with me unless I go on a caffeine binge.

Look at all those espressos. 4 normal, 2 decaf
Look at all those espressos. 4 normal, 2 decaf
Interesting brand and branding given the situation in Tibet
Tibet water bottle trying to look like Fiji water bottle
"I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot"
“I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot”
The sweet treats
The sweet treats

The Bathroom 

Hotel after hotel, I found myself asking why my bathroom at home does not stack up to the ones in hotels. This one was massive and had a reflecting piece of glass which allowed me to look at myself. The shower was the standard rain but the tub was interestingly square.

The bathroom
The bathroom
The bathroom
The bathroom
The square tub, explain
The square tub (explain) with the bedroom to the left
My favorite soaps
My favorite soaps
The bathroom looking into the living room
The bathroom looking into the living room

The Bedroom 

From the shower, I could see the king size bed. From the king size bed, I could see Guangzhou and its towering buildings. Count me impressed.

The bedroom
The bedroom
The bedroom
The bedroom
The bedroom looking into the shower
The bedroom looking into the shower
2 little birds, where's the third?
2 little birds, where’s the third?
The bedroom
The bedroom
The bedroom
The bedroom
The lounge couch
The lounge couch
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
View of the buildings from the bedroom
Christmas by night from the bedroom
Christmas by night from the bedroom
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

The Breakfast 

I arrived very early and asked if I could have breakfast the day of check-in instead of the next day. The hotel said that would be fine and I spent the next hour eating plate after plate. The selection was a combination of Western and Asian. The best was the unlimited dim sum.

Carb reload
Carb reload
The breakfast
The breakfast
The breakfast
The breakfast
The breakfast
The breakfast
The breakfast
The breakfast
Dim sum station
Dim sum station
Croissants
Croissants
Plate #1
Plate #1
Asian breakfast
Asian breakfast
Plate #2
Plate #2
Plate #3, 4, 5
Plate #3, 4, 5
Christmas
Christmas

The Gym 

China is not good for my health. I’m not speaking about the smog. I’m talking about the nights of drinking, fake smoking (it’s impolite to refuse a cigarette), and limited hours sleeping. This trip I made it a point to go to the hotel gym. While not as fancy as the gym at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, this gym did have the necessities.

Cardio only
Cardio only
And this kick thing
And this kick thing

Lounge 

My healthy routine was gym then lounge to eat and drink. The Regency Club was incredible. It was like going to a Super Bowl party. It had unlimited wings, fresh sushi, and top-shelf dim sum. Who needs to go out to eat?

Remy and Jack and Johnnie
Remy and Jack and Johnnie
Wings!
Wings!
Sushi man
Sushi man
More dim sum
More dim sum
Super Bowl snacks
Super Bowl snacks
Wonton soup
Wonton soup

Overall 

The Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is a great hotel. At $125 a night, it’s not worth using points but it was worth upgrading to a suite.

Way down there is the Grand Hyatt from the Park Hyatt
Way down there is the Grand Hyatt from the Park Hyatt

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I like how the asian plate for breakfast didn’t count as towards the other 5 plates lol. Nice post, really like the chinese travel content, as not many other bloggers do mainland china.

    • lol. i probably had more but how many pics was i supposed to take with everyone watching.

      stay tuned for more of guangzhou, shenzhen, and sanya. Mainland China is my favorite place to visit.

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