The Park Hyatt Kyoto and Park Hyatt Niseko are Accepting Reservations. The Park Hyatt Kyoto is accepting reservations for stays starting November 15, 2019, and the Park Hyatt Niseko is accepting reservations for stays starting March 1, 2020. We highlighted the new hotels in our post on Park Hyatt New Openings: Niseko, Kyoto, Auckland although the Park Hyatt Auckland is not yet accepting reservations, even though it's supposed to open in Q4 2019.
Note that some of the March 2020 dates for the Park Hyatt Niseko are still considered high season, so there are 3 night minimums for some dates.
10/19 Update: Both hotels are now bookable with Hyatt Privé Benefits:
- Welcome amenity
- Complimentary full breakfast for up to 2 in-room guests
- $100 hotel credit, once during the stay.
- Priority upgrade: confirmed within 24 hours of TravelSort's request (unless the property anticipates high occupancy; in that case upgrade is subject to availability)
- Priority for connecting room availability and early check-in / late check-out
Both hotels will be key additions to their respective destinations. Kyoto, until relatively recently, was sorely in need of luxury hotel rooms. There's now the existing Hyatt Regency Kyoto, the Four Seasons Kyoto and the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, and Aman Kyoto will also be opening in November 2019. Kyoto is only a 2 hour 15 min. train ride from Tokyo on the shinkansen, and the Park Hyatt Kyoto is about a 15 min. drive from the station.
Niseko has long been a popular ski resort in Hokkaido, but there hasn't been much in the way of luxury (and it will still be interesting how Park Hyatt Niseko grapples with the need for staff during peak ski season). The hotel is located about a 2 hour drive from the New Chitose Airport (CTS).
Japan will be extremely busy during the Summer Olympics 2020 in July-August, although that wouldn't be my recommended time to visit Japan for sightseeing purposes; much nicer times are in early April during cherry blossom season (although prices reflect this) and also in the fall, during the foliage, around late October-early November.
Do you plan to stay at the new Park Hyatt Kyoto or Park Hyatt Niseko?
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