Park Hyatt is my favorite luxury hotel brand to book with points. While I generally think Park Hyatt and St. Regis are roughly comparable, I prefer World of Hyatt for being able to confirm a suite upgrade at the time of booking as a Globalist member, which really lets me maximize the hotel stays that matter most to me.
This has been an exciting several months for Park Hyatt — the Park Hyatt Kyoto opened a few months ago, and the Park Hyatt Auckland will be opening in 2020 (though the opening keeps getting pushed back, even though they’re accepting reservations).
In August 2019 the Park Hyatt Niseko started accepting reservations for stays as of March 1, 2020, and this is an update to that, as the hotel is now opening in a few days, earlier than initially expected.
Park Hyatt Niseko opens January 20, 2020
The Park Hyatt Niseko will be opening as of Monday, January 20, 2020. So that’s in just a few days, meaning people can still enjoy this ski season at the resort.
The Park Hyatt will be a resort located in the ski town of Niseko, in Hokkaido, with views across the Annupuri ranges and Mount Yotei. The property will be eight stories and will have about 100 guest rooms, in addition to residences.
Park Hyatt Niseko Category 7 World of Hyatt property
The Park Hyatt Niseko will be a top tier Category 7 World of Hyatt property, so free night redemptions cost 30,000 points per night.
As a point of comparison, paid rates vary wildly based on the season. For example, in summer I see rates starting at $300+ per night, while in winter I see rates starting at $1,000+ per night.
On top of that, the hotel does seem to seasonally have minimum stay requirements, as is often the case for resorts with peak seasons.
The standard rooms are an impressive 700 square feet, while the standard suite here is about 1,050 square feet. So this place will have some huge rooms, which is cool.
See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.
Book through Hyatt Privé if paying cash
If you’re paying cash for a stay here rather than redeeming points, make sure you book through a Hyatt Privé advisor. When booking through Hyatt Privé you pay the same as the standard best available rate, and you receive the following benefits:
- A $100 property credit per room per stay
- A one category room upgrade confirmed within 24 hours of booking (room-to-room or suite-to-suite) — based on availability at the time of booking
- Daily full breakfast for two in the hotel’s restaurant
- Early check-in (as early as 9AM) and late check-out (as late as 4PM), subject to availability
- A welcome gift and letter
It’s an absolute no brainer to book Park Hyatt stays through Hyatt Privé. If you need a Privé agent you can contact Ford at [email protected] He doesn’t charge booking fees for Park Hyatt stays, so you’ll just pay the same as the standard daily rate.
Park Hyatt Niseko pictures
As of now there are a pretty limited number of pictures of the resort, though the resort looks beautiful.
The Park Hyatt Niseko looks like a great addition to the Park Hyatt Portfolio, and I can’t wait to check it out. I’m not a skier, but I’m still intrigued by this hotel, as I love nature. For me, maybe this is more of a summer destination than a winter destination
I’m going to Japan this spring and was considering staying here, but due to the logistics of getting to the Park Hyatt Niseko, I decided to skip it this time around (though I will be checking out the Park Hyatt Kyoto). I hope to check it out next time, though.
Who else is excited to check out the Park Hyatt Niseko? Has anyone been to Niseko before?