I booked 4 nights at the Hyatt Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong for 15,000 Hyatt points per night. I normally don’t spend so many Ultimate Rewards on hotels, but Hong Kong hotels are quite expensive and my friend offered to use his points to book the hotel. It seemed like a decent deal because the hotel is right on top of a major subway stop (Tsim Sha Tsui station) and it has been recently renovated. Also I signed up for Hyatt Diamond trial for the 2nd time, so staying at a Hyatt was ideal and I don’t think spending 25,000 to stay at the Grand Hyatt HK.
Our flight came in at about 10:30PM and took a taxi directly to the Hyatt Tsim Sha Tsui. It cost about $30 for a 20 minute ride, which is quite reasonable considering that the airport express cost about $10-$12 per person one-way. Upon check-in we were informed that we received an upgrade to the club floor with free breakfast for being Diamond members. Awesome!
Our room was quite basic, but a good size for Hong Kong. I was surprised how new everything seemed! The room itself is comparable to some luxurious hotels I’ve stayed at. I liked how spacious the bathroom was and that there was a separate shower and bathtub.
There was also a Nespresso machine that was refilled daily, which I only find at high end hotels. I actually never had any because there was good coffee in the lounge, but I took some home :). When we woke up, we had a decent view of Victoria Harbour.
Perhaps the best part of the hotel has to be the club lounge. The club lounge is located on the 23rd floor and has some great views of Victoria Harbour. The breakfast spread and evening spread are both quite impressive. We had breakfast everyday in the lounge overlooking the harbour. Unfortunately besides the first day, the weather was quite cloudy.
Although the selection was not vast, the pastries changed everyday and there was always fresh food. The quality of the food was much better than lounges in America. The spread was mostly western choices and congee for breakfast.
The evening reception was quite impressive with its decent selection of alcohol and appetizers. It was nice having a glass of champagne overlooking the city, especially that we didn’t pay a cent out of pocket.
We didn’t check out much of the other hotel amenities, but we did take a look at the pool. Unfortunately the weather was bad so nobody was at the pool. The pool seemed nice if it were a hot day in the summer. That’s fine because we spent most of our day outside and would come back before dinner for a rest and happy hour. Our sightseeing plan worked great because the hotel location is in the middle of all the places we wanted to visit.
Overall, I would say that the Hyatt Tsim Sha Tsui is excellent value for 15,000 Hyatt points and I strongly recommend the hotel if you are a Diamond member. This hotel does not get much attention and I think it is quite underrated. The location is quite convenient to a lot of the major sites and the club lounge is one of the best that I’ve visited. If you want a hotel was a great deal and location, this is a good choice. If you don’t care about the price, then there are certainly some higher end hotels such as the Grand Hyatt, Intercontinental, or Conrad for double the price.