Entrance to the Park Hyatt Milan hotel - white stone with greenery on top of the entrance area
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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Milan

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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 overview

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, point 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 7 hotels that ring up at 30,000 points per night. Points and Cash is also available at 15,000 points plus half of the cash rate per night.

A standard room in June costs €630 which is roughly $715 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.

Entrance to the Park Hyatt Milan hotel - white stone with greenery on top of the entrance area
Entrance to the Park Hyatt Milan
Girl with statue of dog outside entrance to the Park Hyatt Milan
With one of the two dogs welcoming you to the Park Hyatt!

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!).

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.

L-shaped gold couch with small table and a desk with chair in the living area of a terrace suite at the Park Hyatt Milan
Living area
Small table with two chairs and three mirrors above them holding snacks and beverages
Small table and chairs to the side in the living area of the suite
Cookies, snacks and drinks on a table at the Park Hyatt Milan
Treats!

The doorway opened to the bedroom with a king bed, chair and TV.

King bed fully made with white decorative shelves lining both sides and a window to the left
King bedroom

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.

Bathtub and shower at the Park Hyatt Milan
Bathtub and shower – both were heavenly!
Sink, mirror and toiletries at the Park Hyatt Milan
One of two sinks in our bathroom
Bathroom at the Park Hyatt Milan with luggage stowage racks and drawers
The bathroom is huge!

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 say, I may still have a few bottles of these at home with me!

Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion provided by the Park Hyatt Milan
I may have taken these home…

Outside Terrace

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.

Terrace with two chairs looking toward the Milan Duomo and seeing the top of its spires
View of the Duomo’s spires
Outside terrace with bench, 2 chairs, ottomon and small table with lush greenery at the Park Hyatt Milan hotel
A bench, two chairs and a small table made up our terrace suite (with lots of greenery!)
Terrace with couch and potted tree with pink and white flower at the base
Our terrace suite – serenity in the city

For the next three nights, I lived (what I consider) the life of luxury. We usually only fly coach (one time have 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.

Dark wood tables and teal chairs in the main restaurant, La Cupola, of the Park Hyatt Milan
La Cupola Restaurant

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.

Mother and daughter sitting on a wicker couch on a terrace at the Park Hyatt Milan
Enjoying our Terrace at the Park Hyatt Milan

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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8 Comments

  1. Hello! Did you have trouble booking a standard room with 2 adults and a child?
    My wife and I are trying to bring our twin infant boys to this hotel, but they said the maximum occupancy of our confirmed Standard King room is 2, including infants, and asked us to book another connecting room. That made me really sad.

    1. Hi! Yes, I had trouble everywhere trying to book a room with 3 people. The only thing that was on my side here was that I was booking a suite (because I had a free suite upgrade award from Hyatt). I could not book a regular room at all. I truly understand your frustration because I feel it everytime we go to Europe. I have found that Hiltons and Sheratons tend to have rooms with a higher occupancy, but that just may be a coincidence. Europe is very strict about occupancy requirements and it’s hard (In my opinion) for families. I found the only way to book is to go to a central site (like booking.com or expedia) and put in the number of occupants and see what hotels offer it. It’s not the ideal situation, especially when you are trying to use points. We are planning a trip with my sister next year and she has to book 2 rooms to accommodate the 4 of them. I wish you the best, yes it’s frustrating.

    1. Unfortunately, my luxe life will be ending on Feb 28th next year…. I’m not going to be able to keep my status – too difficult.

  2. This is awesome! I haven’t cashed in any hotel points yet, but definitely trying to rack up Marriott Bonvoy and Hyatt points! This is definitely something to keep in mind! Thank you for sharing this amazing place- sure beats the cheap hostel I stayed in when I was there!

    1. I think I am addicted to hotel points more than airline miles LOL. Unfortunately, I have gotten used to staying in very nice places because of them. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I use all of them…

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