In a quest to put my Hyatt Globalist status to the best use possible, our trip to Italy and Spain included two stays at Park Hyatt’s using my Suite Upgrade awards. A girl can really get used to this type of luxury!
This Park Hyatt Milan review is the first hotel review of our trip, with others in the works. Find out more about Italy here:
Park Hyatt Milan Review
I realize that my experience and room will be different than the average traveler because I have Hyatt’s Globalist status. This is not somewhere I could afford on a family trip.
However, points and miles make the impossible…possible. For all you road warriors and travel hackers out there, you know what I am talking about. Luxurious vacations are within reach with a little work and determination.
Booking the Park Hyatt Milan
The Park Hyatt Milan is one of the exclusive Hyatt category 8 hotels that ring up at 40,000 points per night. Points and Cash is also available at 20,000 points plus half of the cash rate per night.
A standard room in November costs €800 which, right now, is equivalent to $800 plus tax.
I applied one of my suite upgrade awards which booked us into a Jr. Suite immediately.
As I have previously mentioned, I can only afford this type of hotel using points. Both my husband and I have the Chase Hyatt Visa that allows us to accumulate points to pay for these types of aspirational stays. In addition, every card anniversary year, you receive a free hotel night at a category 1-4 hotel, plus with additional spending, you can earn more free nights.
Park Hyatt Milan location
I don’t think I have ever stayed at a hotel that is as close to the main city sites as this one. You literally walk out the side of the Galleria and the hotel is right there!
We arrived at Milan Centrale from our high-speed train from Venice. From there, we hopped on the Metro Yellow line for a quick ride to the Duomo station. A mere 3-minute walk and we were in front of our exquisite hotel.
Literally, the Park Hyatt Milan is one street away from the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria. You cannot get any closer. It was amazing.
Inside the Park Hyatt Milan
Speaking of amazing, this hotel took my breath away. The outside is reminiscent of a grand boutique hotel (the Park Hyatt Milan has approximately 100 rooms). Inside the hotel, the reception area is quite small and nondescript. There really isn’t a lobby which is indicative of most Park Hyatt hotels.
We were warmly welcomed and it felt great to finally get here (this was my first category 7 hotel and now it’s a category 8!).
A couple of days prior, a reservations agent for the hotel reached out to me via email to confirm our arrival time. I admit I really like it when hotels do this. One, it confirms my reservation and room type. And two, it lets them know when we will arrive (barring any difficulties).
I was extremely ecstatic (but I tried not to outwardly show it) when the front desk representative told me we were further upgraded to a Terrace Suite. At the time, I didn’t know what it meant, but I knew it was a premium suite beyond the Jr. Suite we booked.
The Park Hyatt Milan Terrace Suite
I doubt I will ever score another upgrade like this one. This will forever be ingrained in my head. It’s times like this that I love points and miles travel because it enables experiences that you otherwise wouldn’t have.
We were escorted to our room and I made sure our bags were out of the way so I could document this incredible suite.
Upon entering the suite, we were in the living area with a couch, chair, small dining table and two chairs, along with a TV, writing table and small refrigerator. A welcome amenity was left for us consisting of cookies, candy and drinks.
The doorway opened to the bedroom with a king bed, chair and TV.
Through another doorway was the incredible bathroom. There were 2 sinks (not next to each other), a soaking tub and a shower in addition to a separate room with toilet and bidet.
Luggage storage and closet space were in the back corner.
Toiletries were located both at the tub and in the shower and are made by ‘lauratonatto‘. One bottle had to be a week’s supply easy, if not more. Suffice it to say, I may still have a few bottles of these at home with me!
But the best part of this suite is the door in the bathroom that led to our own quiet oasis smack dab in the middle of Milan – our own terrace with views of the Duomo’s spires.
For the next three nights, I lived (what I consider) a life of luxury. We usually only fly coach (one time I splurged for business class using points) on miles, but I absolutely love having a nice hotel room. I’m not a big food person either – I can get by taking sandwiches to the park or eating pizza (we are in Italy!).
Globalist breakfast at the Park Hyatt Milan
Breakfast is served in La Cupola restaurant which you see immediately upon entering the Park Hyatt from the street. It is right in the middle of the first floor and has a glass dome that provides a ‘courtyard view’ to rooms that encircle the inside of the hotel
The restaurant is open from 7:00 am – 12:30 am.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any breakfast pictures. I’m still getting the hang of writing about hotels! My future hotel visits will include them.
A Globalist could order off the menu or partake in the buffet. Over the course of three mornings, I tried both – with my preference being to order off the menu. The buffet will set you back $45 per person, however, the charge is waived for Globalist members.
One thing I can tell you – the cappuccino was the best I have ever had. I have no idea what they did, but it was deliciously creamy and just the right temperature. I have never had such a delightful coffee before. It was the perfect start to my day.
Park Hyatt Milan 2-star Michelin-rated restaurant
We don’t usually frequent expensive restaurants, especially with a young child, but this hotel does have a 2-star Michelin restaurant, VUN Andrea Aprea. It is known for its sophisticated twist on Italian classics using locally sourced ingredients. It is open Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Fitness Center and Spa
The Park Hyatt Milan does have a 24-hour fitness center. It is small, but the equipment features the latest high-tech cardiovascular equipment with personal television screens.
Honestly, I never used it. Not exactly sure how people find the time unless you are here on business all the time and don’t need (or want) to venture outdoors. If I was an avid fitness buff, I definitely would have pursued stopping by.
We averaged 8 miles per day of walking around the city, so we were able to get some exercise.
The Spa by Sisley features a selection of Sisley Paris treatments. The spa suggests they support a balance between body, mind and soul. Hours are 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Parking and other Transportation Options
If you dare to drive in Milan (see Italy travel tips #5), you can valet your car for €50 (approximately $56) per night, plus a $5 congestion charge the city imposes.
Otherwise, the hotel can arrange limousine pickup from the airport if scheduled in advance.
Milan’s Linate Airport is a mere 9km (5.4 miles) away whereas the busier Malpensa airport is 51km (30 miles).
As mentioned earlier, the main train station, Milano Centrale, is a short Metro (yellow line) ride away or you can even walk it in 35 minutes.
Park Hyatt Milan Wrap-up
If money were no object, I would stay here again – if only to enjoy the cappuccino! This elegant hotel exudes style while being thoroughly modern in both design and atmosphere.
I loved my time at the Park Hyatt Milan. Hyatt Globalist status takes vacations like these to a whole new level.
What has been your favorite hotel you ever stayed at? Let me know in the comments!
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