Hyatt Place Executive Suite Upgrade Experience
The Hyatt Place brand is sort of a double edge sword. On one hand it provides a consistent experience across all properties, but on the other hand you don’t get very many elite benefits and most Hyatt Places look exactly the same. From the “L” shaped couch to the bed and the small bathroom. Even breakfast looks the same.
Thankfully things are changing a bit though. Some of the older Hyatt Place properties are being renovated with a more modern grey color scheme and some newer properties are just flat out different and nice. I covered two such properties in a post about the future of the Hyatt Place brand and to be honest I am impressed.
Still, as a top tier Hyatt Diamond elite, the benefits at Hyatt Place locations are lacking. Sure I get a free drink or 500 points, but that is about it. Room upgrades are non-existent, unless you want to count a high floor, but those rooms are often a punishment in older properties where the elevators move slow as molasses. Low floor please!
Thankfully I can now report on my first real Hyatt Place room upgrade. I stayed at a newer Hyatt Place in Detroit the other day (Novi) and it was awesome. I could tell from the minute I stepped into this place that it wasn’t the same old Hyatt Place. The employees were friendly, the public spaces were modern and large and when the front desk agent told me I was upgraded to an “Executive Suite” I about fell over.
Of course, I went up to my room with a bit of skepticism. Surely he was just overselling this suite. Maybe it was a slightly bigger room or just the standard room that he decided to talk up. And then I opened the door and voila! It indeed was a suite. A very nice one as well.
The suite featured an entry way, small kitchenette area and even a dining area that reminded me of the breakfast area downstairs. There of course was the signature “L” shaped couch but it was housed in its own living room. In a separate area was the large bedroom and standard but large bathroom. All told the room three televisions! Nothing too luxurious, but good stuff.
While I still argue that there isn’t much value for a Diamond elite at Hyatt Place locations, it is nice to see these newer properties that not only feature nicer rooms and better amenities, but also a chance for an upgrade as well. While this Executive Suite wasn’t a life changer, it did make me feel better about my endless pursuit of Hyatt Diamond, even if only for a night!