A few weeks ago, Hyatt launched a Monsoon promotion in India, where they offered a flat 50% off on room rates. This forced me to do some advance planning for some of my future travel plans, and I gladly gave them away to Hyatt since it gave me an opportunity to try out properties at significantly less than publicly available prices. One of the places I headed up to was Pune, for some quick rest & recuperation and meeting my brother who currently lives in Pune.
Me and my fiancée got into Pune about mid-day from Mumbai, and we checked into the hotel straight away, after trying out Uber for the first time in Pune. Hyatt Hotels is a full service brand of Hyatt, and in India, the brand was launched after the management of the entire set of Ista Hotels in India was taken over by Hyatt and rebadged as Hyatt Hotels.
The hotel is located in Kalyan Nagar, not very far from the upscale Koregaon Park area and the airport, and about 1 km downstream from the Hyatt Regency Pune, which I was scheduled to stay at next. At about 200 rooms, it is a pretty big hotel, but the way it was done up, it did feel small and cosy, and boutique for all the time I spent there. The lobby area, however, was done in a vast and minimalist fashion, something I always like, along with a massive water wall.
The hotel only has about 4 floors full of rooms, and on arrival, I was informed that I was upgraded to a suite on the top floor, due to my Diamond status. Also, as a Hyatt Diamond, full breakfast was going to be complimentary the following morning and the all-day dining restaurant, eighty eight. We were then escorted to the room by the front office manager, who informed us about our benefits at the hotel. At the end, he enquired about my choice of Diamond amenity (1000 points v/s F&B amenity), and I went with the points.
The first thing that struck me about the room was the pool view. It looked very very inviting and I was glad I carried my swimming apparel along.
Like all junior suites usually are, this one was made up of a living room and a bedroom. Very minimalistic and very appealing to my eyes. Here is the living room, which had a vast L shaped couch and a work desk on the side, along with lots of space to lounge around.
Here is the bedroom, with a walk-in closet as well. They also had a bedside control of all the lights in the room.
Here is the bathroom, which had a rain shower as well as hand shower. The hotel used inara bath amenities, which is from the days it was still Ista.