This is an exciting time for new Park Hyatt openings. Just recently the Park Hyatt Kyoto and Park Hyatt Niseko started accepting reservations, and there has been another new Park Hyatt on the horizon.
Park Hyatt Auckland Opening March 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.
So for months I’ve been checking the Park Hyatt Auckland’s website every so often in hopes of an update. A couple of weeks ago there was finally a glimmer of hope, as the website indicated that the Park Hyatt Auckland will be opening on March 1, 2020.
While that message was on the website, they still weren’t actually accepting reservations, though that has finally changed. You can now book your stay at the Park Hyatt Auckland.
I’d note that it’s still possible that the hotel opens before March 2020. Often hotels will just be conservative with their opening date, and as they become more confident in the date they may move it up further.
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 765square feet.
If you are booking a paid rate I would recommend booking through Hyatt Prive 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
It’s great to see the Park Hyatt Auckland finally accepting reservations. 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.
Anyone else excited about the opening of the Park Hyatt Auckland?