Hyatt Place makes Asian debut with in Patong, Phuket

This hotel is definitely for the scatterbrained or overworked soul.  You really thought that you packed everything, but your laptop cord is snugly plugged in at home miles away.  There is no drama if you are staying at the new Hyatt Place Phuket, Patong. Their unique “Odds & Ends” program is at hand for buying, borrowing or just having the forgotten item for a moment. Hyatt has you covered with their total commitment to meeting their guests’ needs, if not anticipating them beforehand.

hyatt_placeThe second Hyatt branded hotel in Phuket to open, the Hyatt Place Phuket Patong sits mere moments from the sandy shores of the Andaman Sea and the dynamic eclectic tourist enclave of Patong, with stunning views over the sparkling blue waters of the never-ending bay.  Catering to both those seeking holiday time out or the business executive yearning for somewhere different to have that necessary conference, the 161-room hotel is stylish and contemporary.  It is awash in mellow greys and whites with aqua swimming pools taking center stage of the sleek design.  Once you step through its doors the casual and chic ambience of uncluttered style infuses a relaxing mood for the guest, with the hoi polloi of the masses quite often associated with Patong, forgotten.

Throughout the hotel there is free Wi-Fi to keep you as “connected” as you want to be with the real world.  A complimentary hot breakfast each morning of your stay will have you lingering over your rich espresso and freshly baked pastries or eggs, cooked just how you like them.  In fact the Hyatt has taken the food issue so seriously that you can grab a bite to eat 24 hours a day with the opening of their 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market, where peanut butter cookies reign when wanting a snack of decadence.  The Coffee to Cocktails Bar is the place to unwind with a sunset aperitif or a boutique beer, to fire up the appetite for some local spicy dish.  Dining options include the open-air lobby, by the outdoor pool or in the cool air-conditioned dining area.

Complimentary ear buds to block out the heaving breathing of the person beside you are for the taking, as you sweet it out in the gym whilst gazing at the ocean vista before you.  For those in lazy mode, there are white umbrellas shading sunbeds to contemplate the shapes of the white fluffy clouds floating away in the sky. The kids haven’t been forgotten about with their own pool and access to rental games, to keep them occupied.  There is an E-Room set up with a high-speed Internet connected computers and printing equipment, for those that have no alternative but to keep the business clogs turning.

The majority of the spacious guestrooms face westward in homage to the blood red sunsets signaling the end of another perfect day in paradise.  Guests can chill out on a cozy sofa-sleeper whilst mindlessly staring at the 42” flat-panel HD TV.  Light and airy bathrooms are stocked with boutique complimentary shower amenities.  From the Standard Room to the Pool or Ocean View Rooms, all have separate sleeping and living areas to play in, with generous balconies to allow the gentle sea breezes to waft through.

Keep in mind that being 30 minutes from the Phuket International Airport, there is a limousine service available from the hotel.  If in a hire car, there is free parking and for those in need of it, there is disability access to many of the rooms.  The Hyatt Place Phuket Patong have a complimentary shuttle service for the mad moments when you want to crunch your credit card amidst Patong’s shopping mecca.

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Gail Palethorpe is a self-confessed travel junky and caffeine addict with a penchant for the finer things in life such as expensive wine, designer labels and decadent fluffy pillows to lay her head on at night. Having lived in Thailand for numerous years, she is a bit of an avid hotel bed sleuth where the sheet thread count rivals the depth of the bathtub, free standing of course, and whether there is a rubber duck to play with. It is always those extra touches that win her over.

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