Pic: River view from “Club View King” room at Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
Pic: King Bed Club room at Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
Pic: Seating area and work desk Club room Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
After my excellent stay at Park Hyatt Seoul last year, I had to try Grand Hyatt Seoul this time. The night before my stay I was resting my head at IP Boutique Hotel (Itaewon). Google maps indicated a 400 meter distance between IP Boutique and Grand Hyatt, so I decided to walk. Turned out to be a bad idea. GH Seoul is located on Namsan (lit. “South Mountain”) which means it’s a 400m steep uphill walk. To make things worse, the hotel’s entrance faces uphill, so you encounter the back of the hotel first. What an embarrassing hotel arrival, carrying my suitcase through the garden looking for an entrance. I finally managed to get in via the Spa/Gym floor garden entrance. Arriving from the opposite direction at the front desk, staff were surprised I wanted to check-in, not check-out. After showing my Gold Passport Diamond card, I was guided to the Club floor for check-in formalities. My standard room (booked using Gold Passport points: category 4 hotel, 30K points for 2 nights) was upgraded to a Club View King room (1558, 28-sq. m) offering panoramic views of the city and Han River. I was also informed about the free shuttle service which runs daily from 10am until 9pm as follows: Hyatt :00 -> Itaewon :05 (In front of KFC) -> Hyatt :10 -> Myeondong Subway Station Exit4 :20 -> Hyatt :35
Pic: Gold Passport Diamond Welcome Amenity Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
Pic: Bathroom Club room Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
Pic: Nighttime view Club View King room Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
During the winter months, the outdoor pool is converted to an ice skating rink.
Pic: In room breakfast service at Grand Hyatt Seoul (Mar 2012)
Complimentary continental breakfast, evening drinks & Hors-d’oeuvre were served in style at the Grand Club on the 15th and 17th floor. On the morning of my arrival, I had late in room breakfast charged at KRW35000 (€24).