Our $32,000+ Honeymoon in Paris for only $2,000! – Park Hyatt Paris, Park Suite

Our $32,000+ Honeymoon in Paris for only $2,000! – Park Hyatt Paris, Park Suite

Million Mile SecretsOur $32,000+ Honeymoon in Paris for only $2,000! – Park Hyatt Paris, Park SuiteMillion Mile Secrets Team

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Video tour of our Park Suite at the Park Hyatt in Paris.

Emily refers to this as an executive suite in the video, but it was actually a regular Park Suite.

Daraius:  We landed at Charles de Gaulle airport at about 4:00 pm, took a bus to the terminal, collected our bags, and went outside to the taxi stand.  I was determined not to have a repeat of our New York experience where we waited 1.5 hours for a taxi, so I researched a private car transfer.

But the cheapest car service would charge 90 euro, which was more than the ~50 to 60 euro for a taxi.  We could have also taken the Roissy bus, which drops you just 7 minutes walk from the hotel for 10 euro per person, but we had been traveling for a long time and I wanted to get Emily to the hotel as soon as possible.

So we took a taxi (there was no wait!), and I told the driver “Cinq rue de la paix, Place Vendôme, si’l vous plait (5 rue de la paix, Place Vendôme, please).”  I took French in high school, so I do know a few French phrases (but don’t remember enough to have a conversation), but I made sure to mentally practice the hotel address in French before we got into the taxi.

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Emily Outside the Park Hyatt Paris

We arrived at the hotel and the bellboys took our luggage and we made our way to the reception.  The hotel agent greeted us very cordially and welcomed us to the Park Hyatt.  She mentioned that we were staying for 2 days in a Park Suite (entry level suite).  I replied that we had separate reservations, but had asked the hotel to combine the reservations.

As I explained in the introduction, I had booked 2 nights using my 2 free nights from the Hyatt credit card which were in a suite because I was a Hyatt Diamond member, and had booked 5 additional nights using Hyatt points which I transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards.  I could have paid 33,000 points (instead of 22,000 points for the regular room) for each of the 5 additional nights to remain in the suite, but took the chance that the hotel would not make us move.

She very apologetically explained that the hotel was sold out (I knew this was true, because I had checked online) and that she was unable to give us all 7 days in the suite.  I mentioned that it was our honeymoon and that we had let the hotel know in advance and that we were very excited to see Paris.  She apologized again and offered to give us 7 days in a regular room so that we didn’t have to move our stuff…which I declined.

She then offered to put us in a slightly larger Park Suite (Room 628) for the first two nights, which she described as an executive suite, and to move us to a deluxe room (Park King) which was the next best room after the entry-level room (Park Queen) which we had booked for the next 5 nights using points.

Oh well, 7 days in the suite would have been nice, but it wasn’t the end of the world that we had to change rooms to a deluxe room after the first 2 nights.  We’re in Paris and unlikely to spend most of our time in the hotel room in any case.

But we later found out that room 628 wasn’t technically an executive suite, but a larger Park Suite, but it doesn’t really matter since we loved our room!

We were escorted up to our room by the agent who showed us our room.  She explained that since it was our honeymoon, the hotel had given us a bottle of champagne to celebrate. She also explained that our room faced the inner courtyard, which was quieter than the rooms which faced the street.

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Emily in the Park Suite

There was also a box of chocolates (which were delicious!) and a card congratulating us on our honeymoon.

Emily Jablon:  The room was so large that it had two doors to enter and had two full baths, which saved a lot of time getting ready in the morning.

There was a very comfortable bed in the larger room.  There were reading lights and controls for the electric curtain blinds by the side of the bed.

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Emily on the Bed

Next to the bed was a small writing table with a TV and a Nespresso coffee machine.  The mirror on the walls had little metallic statues of people stretching their arms and legs.  We found these little metallic statues throughout the room and in other parts of the hotel.

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Emily by the Desk

The door to the bathroom led to the bathroom(s) and you could go through the bathrooms to the other room in the suite.  The bathroom was huge and had three sinks, two shower areas, and 1 tub.

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Emily by the Entrance to the Bathroom

I claimed the sink which had more counter space for my stuff…

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Emily by the Bigger Sink

…and gave Daraius the smaller one.

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Smaller Sink for Daraius

There was a third sink area which we didn’t use.

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Unused 3rd Sink

The room and the bathroom in particular were very well constructed, with wood paneling, marble, and gold colored bathroom fixtures.  The amenities were Blaise Mautin which did smell a bit different, but we soon got used to the fragrance.

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Blaise Mautin Amenities

There were lots of amenities in the bathroom!  The hotel was very good about restocking our amenities twice a day.

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More Amenities

There was even a yoga mat and an umbrella in the closet.

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We Never Used the Yoga Mat

There was a towel warmer, and the warm towels after a shower felt very nice!

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Towel Warmer

Daraius:  The toilets in the suite had electronic aides, which were not present in the regular room we moved to later on.

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Such Refinement!

In the interest of blog research, I experimented with the device and experienced the ultimate in laziness.

Emily Jablon:  There was a bathtub, and 2 shower areas with a rain shower.

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Emily by the Main Shower Area
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Emily by the Second Shower Area

The bathroom connected to the smaller room which had a couch and a chair, a TV, and a writing desk.

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Emily on the Couch
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Emily by the Desk

There were more bronze statues doing the stretches.

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Stretching Statues

The smaller room had a separate door to enter and leave from.

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Entrance to Smaller Suite Room

We were thrilled with our suite and started unpacking and had a shower before heading out for dinner!


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Next year is my 30 year Anniversary and we will be travelling to Europe for the FIRST time. This is my dream vacation and I want to travel in style. We have saved over 550,000 AMEX points (AMEX platinum) and will be using most of these points for travel and air flights. We will be staying in Paris for 4 days, then off to Venice for 3, Florence for 4 more. (with a night train ride from Paris to Venice overnight and a day train from Venice to Florence ).

We are going to book Delta firstclass with our AMEX points, but the hotel transfer rate is outrages. Hhonors is a 1000 to 1500 spread ratio but the per night stay in a hhonors hotel is 80,000 points! I need your help to make this a most memorable, first class event.

My wife and I just recently, last week in fact stayed in Room 628 Suite. In my mind I had a feeling that you and Emily had stayed in that suite too. It was amazing to be upgraded and we are only Platinum. We also received the bottle of champaigne all on points too. What a coincidence that you guys stayed there also.

Can you please advise if all suite guests have lounge access at Park Hyatt Hotels? Thanks!

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@Kris - It varies depending on the hotel.

You said " I had booked 2 nights using my 2 free nights from the Hyatt credit card which were in a suite because I was a Hyatt Diamond member"

however the Hyatt site says

"Treat yourself to a suite upgrade at the time of reservation four times annually on eligible paid nights4"


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@David0603 - When I applied for the card, you got the free nights in a suite if you were a Diamond member!

Do you think they would allow a family with 2 kids (10 and 12) use that suite?

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@KennyB -I'd attempt to make a reservation and see the occupancy for the suite.

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