Park Hyatt in Saadiyat Island turned out to be my first taste of UAE opulence.
When I made that remark, someone laughed and said that this hotel was actually basic compared to the other “real” luxury hotels in UAE. Later in my trip, I was able to visit a couple of those “real” luxury hotels, and I still found the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi to be better in terms of style and taste. I prefer a more subtle elegance, rather than a screaming one.
Anyway, back to the property.
Because I arrived in the wee hours of early morning, I wasn’t able to inspect the entire property and grounds right away. So I have reserved that for Part II.
I checked in and went straight to my room.
I got the standard lead-in room category. And this is the first view when you open the door.
Again, the word “Bedazzled” came into my mind the 2nd time around that early morning.
A lot of attention to small details too. A welcome note from the hotel manager, along with a bowl of fruits, which was very refreshing after a 7 hour flight, and also a box of dates. My first Arabian dates!
and for a standard category, this room was SPRAWLING. Even 2 people could both have their own spaces here and not bump into each other the whole stay.
A separate bidet in the toilet. The hand held bidets (to the left) are what I’m used to. And this is my first exposure to a separate “proper” bidet. The concept is, you do your business in the real toilet bowl (with cover), and after that , you promptly transfer and sit on the bidet, turn on the tap, which will , uhm, squirt off water to wash what needs to be washed.
This is a common feature in most UAE hotels.
I am loving the small details again here. The bathroom fixtures and faucet, I totally love! and the toiletries and extra cosmetic stuff are all encased in a leather box. The Nespresso coffeemaker is located at the bar behind the bathroom wall. Too bad I don’t drink coffee.
The study / tv area. The TV screen was already huge, but it still looked tiny mounted on the wall because of the room’s huge expanse. I have to say though too. Because of how huge the room is, if you are watching tv from the bed, it can seem abit too far.
This trip was sponsored by Etihad Airways and Hyatt Hotels. All opinions are my own.