Park Hyatt New Openings: Auckland, Kyoto, Niseko

New Park Hyatt Hotels Opening in 2019

Park Hyatt Has Several New Hotel Openings in 2019, including the Park Hyatt Auckland, New Zealand; Park Hyatt Kyoto, Japan; and Park Hyatt Niseko, Japan.

Park Hyatt is the top luxury brand for Hyatt Hotels, which currently has just 39 hotels worldwide, primarily in Asia (China alone has 7 Park Hyatt hotels) but also several in the U.S., Europe and Middle East, with a couple in Argentina and one in St. Kitts.

Once reservations open for these new Park Hyatt hotels, TravelSort Clients will be able to reserve them with Hyatt Prive benefits:

Hyatt Privé Benefits

  • Welcome amenity
  • Complimentary full breakfast for up to 2 in-room guests, in the hotel restaurant
  • $100 hotel credit at Park Hyatt hotels; $50 or $100 hotel credit depending on the property for participating Andaz, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels, once during the stay.
  • Priority upgrade: confirmed within 24 hours of TravelSort's request
  • Priority for connecting room availability and early check-in / late check-out

Park Hyatt Auckland, New Zealand

The new Park Hyatt Auckland, slated to open in late summer 2019, will bring much needed luxury competition to Auckland. As a city of over 1.6 million, the most populous in New Zealand and the country's main international gateway, Auckland's luxury hotel segment is tiny. Milan, Italy, for example, a smaller city of under 1.5 million, has the Mandarin Oriental Milan, Park Hyatt Milan, Four Seasons Milan, Hotel Principe di Savoia, Armani Milan, and Bulgari Milan, to name a few. Until the Park Hyatt, Auckland has had just a couple luxury hotels, the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Cordis (the former Langham Auckland).

The $300 million Park Hyatt Auckland will be located at 141 Halsey Street by Viaduct Harbour, just a 5 minute walk from the Sofitel. The hotel will have 195 rooms and suites. Entry-level rooms are over 500 square feet, including walk-in closets and spacious bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and rain showers. Many rooms and suites will enjoy their own private balcony or sun deck. Features will include the light flooded internal atrium, restaurants, and an extensive spa and health club with an 82 feet (25 meters) long infinity pool.

Park Hyatt Auckland, New Zealand to Open in 2019

Park Hyatt Kyoto, Japan

The new Park Hyatt Kyoto is slated to open in fall 2019, a popular time for visitors to Kyoto due to the stunning foliage surrounding many of the temples. It would also be excellent timing ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, as some attendees will take the opportunity to visit other parts of Japan, particularly Kyoto.

The new Park Hyatt Kyoto will be located at 360 Kodaiji Masuyacho in the Higashiyama District, near Kodai-ji Temple, and just a 15-20 minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera temple. On the historic grounds is the nearly 150 year old Kyoyamato Restaurant, known for its kaiseki cuisine, and also a traditional teahouse founded over 350 years ago.

The low-rise hotel will encompass 70 rooms, including 9 suites, with views of the gardens, Kyoto, or Yasaka Pagoda. Interiors by Tony Chi will feature Tamo (Japanese Ash) wood and original artworks.

New Park Hyatt Kyoto to Open in Fall 2019
Park Hyatt Kyoto to Open in Fall 2019

Park Hyatt Niseko, Japan

The Park Hyatt Niseko is scheduled to open in December 2019, which would be in time for Niseko's long ski season, from early December until April. The hotel is located in Hanazono, about a 2 hour drive from Hokkaido's New Chitose Airport (CTS), or about 3.5 hours by taking the train to Kutchan Station then driving 15 minutes to the hotel.

The 8-floor hotel will feature 100 rooms and suites, and there will also be over 100 residences as part of the development. Given the sparsely populated area, it remains to be seen how well the Park Hyatt will be able to deliver on its “Luxury is Personal” service promise, in the face of local labor shortages for many essential roles, including front office English-speaking staff.

New Park Hyatt Niseko, Japan to Open for 2019-2020 Ski Season

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