The Grand Hyatt Guangzhou Hotel Review is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places:
- New York, New York
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
- Guangzhou, China
- Hong Kong
- Shenzhen, China
- Sanya, China
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.
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 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.
The Hotel Itself
The lobby was beautiful as were the views from the city. What I really enjoyed was the Christmas decorations.
I used a diamond suite upgrade and found myself in a room that’s too big for one person, if not three people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.