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One of most aspirational Hyatt award properties is the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, which is quite possibly the nicest Hyatt in the world. Located in the Opera section, just minutes aware from the Louvre, the Park Hyatt Paris meets expectations, and more.
The Park Hyatt sits on Rue de la Paix, with the closest metro station being Opera, a short 5 minute walk away. Rue de la Paix is the glitzy shopping street with all of the famous jewelers. Just next to the hotel is Van Cleef & Arpels, if that gives you any indication as to the expense of this neighborhood.
Walking down Rue de la Paix, I almost missed the Park Hyatt entrance, as it blended into the storefronts and shops. It wasn’t as grandiose as I was expecting, and was easy to walk by if you weren’t paying attention. Perhaps that was a good thing.
Walking into the Park Hyatt, you could already sense that this was a high-end property. The hallway leading to the front desk was made of marble, and you passed a concierge desk manned with no less than five willing ladies and gentlemen who were at your beckon call. The front desk is situated in the middle of the hotel, so you pass the concierge, hotel restaurant and elevator bank before.
Checking in was painless, although I do think I had a new agent helping me out, as she was prompted to hit several keys on her keyboard by who I believe was a supervisor. Nonetheless, she typed away with a smile, and personally led me up the elevator and to my room.
My room was a Standard King on the first floor. I’m not sure I ever realized this, but I requested low-floor rooms in my Hyatt Platinum profile. Not that I mind this at all, but I found it interesting accommodating to this request. Good to know for future visits.
The room is large for European standards, and featured a coffee maker, mini bar, and safe to the right as you entered. Funny enough, for this expensive property, there was a complimentary box of cookies. I had to do a double take to make sure they were free. 🙂
To the left was a spacious closet, with an area to store luggage.
Proceeding into the room, there was a desk with a chair, tv and lounge chair.
There was a large king sized bed located to the right, which featured bed stands on either side. A great amenity in this hotel, like many other hotels in Europe is complimentary bottles of water, refreshed each day. Housekeeping replenished 2 bottles of premium Evian water, which is a welcome amenity, so as to avoid having to find a local grocery to purchase them.
The bed was firm, but plenty comfortable. It was within easy reach of the bathroom next door, and had perfect view of the tv across the room.
The bathroom was stunning at best, and featured a marble tub, separate shower with sink, private toilet, counter with a second sink, all enclosed within sliding wooden doors.
I didn’t end up eating in the hotel itself, as I had booked this stay on points, and didn’t have a free food and beverage credit to use. The prices within the hotel restaurant itself were quite exorbitant, so instead went to some local places that were recommended by the hotel concierge.
How did I book this hotel: I booked this hotel using 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points, prior to the major 2014 devaluation.
What was included in my rate: Aside from the room itself, nothing.
Pros of the hotel: Fantastic location, and terrific service. The room was clean, and serviced well daily. I loved the free water that was provided nightly.
Cons of the hotel: My room, though on the first floor, was on the back end of the hotel, and thus didn’t have the best of views. I was hoping for a room on Rue de la Paix, but the front desk clerk advised they had no rooms along that side due to the hotel being overbooked because of the French Open. While my view wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t great either. When you stay here, make sure you request a room on Rue de la Paix. Services in the hotel are exorbitant, so if you plan on eating in, bring your checkbook.
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My advice to anyone going to Paris with Hyatt points is, “just book it.”
This place is special, and the employees there are the complete antithesis of stereotypical Parisians.
Cool! Were you able to check out the French Open? Also, out of all the Park Hyatt Vendome reviews I’ve read, I think this is the first one where the reviewer showed the hotel front facade! Thank you!
James Larounis says
I did make it to the French Open! It was awesome! I got grounds passes, and really really enjoyed it.
That’s great! One of the items in my bucket list was to go to all 4 grand slams and am glad I did that one (wimbledon 2002, us open 2003, roland garros 2007, aussie open 2011). Roland Garros was the one that felt the most international because of the language!