Another Park Hyatt that was supposed to open in just a couple of months appears to be delayed, though, unfortunately.
Park Hyatt Auckland Opening Delayed To May 2020
The Park Hyatt Auckland has been on my radar for quite a while. New Zealand is a gorgeous country, and Auckland is a city that historically hasn’t had many great luxury hotels. In 2014 I wrote about how the Park Hyatt Auckland was supposed to open in 2017, though the hotel still isn’t open. While construction delays are normal, this is a huge delay.
In September 2019, the Park Hyatt Auckland started accepting reservations for stays as of March 1, 2020. Well, unfortunately it doesn’t look like they’ll be able to meet that schedule. The Park Hyatt Auckland’s opening date has now been delayed until May 1, 2020, and all guests with stays in the first two months are being contacted.
Hopefully they can actually stick to the new revised timeline, and we don’t see yet another delay.
Below are just a few reminders regarding what we should expect at the Park Hyatt Auckland otherwise.
Redeeming Points At The Park Hyatt Auckland
The Park Hyatt Auckland will be a Category 5 World of Hyatt property. This means that a free night will cost 20,000 points per night (Hyatt’s most expensive Category 7 properties cost 30,000 points per night, by comparison).
If you’re looking to earn World of Hyatt points you can redeem towards a stay here, the good news is that points are pretty easy to come by.
See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.
Cash Rates At The Park Hyatt Auckland
Paid rates are definitely on the high side, though from a US perspective not that high when you consider how weak the NZD is compared to the USD. For example, I see rates starting at 595NZD per night, which is ~383USD per night.
For those looking to use a Globalist Suite Upgrade, it looks like the standard suite here would be a Park Suite, which is advertised as being 71 square meters, or about 765 square feet.
If you are booking a paid rate I would recommend booking through Hyatt Privé so you can receive benefits like free breakfast, a room upgrade, a $100 property credit, and more.
Park Hyatt Auckland Facts & Pictures
The Park Hyatt Auckland will be located right on the waterfront. It will have 195 guest rooms, four restaurants and bars, a spa, a 25-meter infinity pool, and a fitness center.
The hotel has now also uploaded some more pictures of what we can expect, so here are some of them:
Park Hyatt Auckland Summary
Unfortunately, the Park Hyatt Auckland’s opening is now delayed by a further two months, as the hotel is accepting reservations for stays as of May 1, 2020. Hopefully, the opening doesn’t slip even further.
This looks to be a very nice property, and at Category 5 it’s also a pretty good value using points, in my opinion.
I look forward to checking out the Park Hyatt Auckland, and more importantly to explore more parts of New Zealand.
Was anyone impacted by the delayed opening of the Park Hyatt Auckland?
(Tip of the hat to Gordon)