When I received an invite to the Park Hyatt Hyderabad which is the first urban Park Hyatt hotel in India, I was but naturally excited. My flight from Pune to Hyderabad was a late evening one and by the time I landed, it was well past ten in the night. I was received at the airport by the airport representative and informed that it’s a 45 minute drive from the airport to the hotel. The airport representative told me that I could place a call from the car to the duty manager and order for dinner in addition to informing them about my preferences, this was really impressive! I realized at that moment that the hotel’s philosophy of ‘luxury is personal’ starts right from the time a guest steps foot in the hotel’s car. With a vision to create an intimate hotel experience that celebrates fine art, delicious food and wine, and truly personalized service, Park Hyatt hotels around the world are enriched, sophisticated and uncommon, making one’s experience, a world of exception as I was to discover in the next two days of my stay.

The hotel features 185 spacious and elegantly appointed rooms, 24 suites and 41 service apartments. Each of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites are among the largest in Hyderabad, measuring at least 45 square meters and 110 square meters respectively. It is equipped with a range of facilities and world class amenities which includes complimentary Wi-Fi access and a hi-tech media hub. Designed by the renowned architecture firm of John Portman & Associates, each room at the hotel is designed to cater to the discerning individual seeking privacy, personalized service and luxurious elegance of a contemporary hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in an elegant suite and it was a delight to be welcomed by a bottle of red wine as I checked in.

From the time Park Hyatt Hyderabad has opened in the city of Nizams, I have visited this gorgeous hotel several times and admire the fact that the team is extremely media savvy. Thomas Abraham-Area Vice President South Asia and his efficient team ensure that this fabulous hotel is always in the news for the right reasons. During my visit I enjoyed a pleasant interaction with General Manager Thomas Abraham and Preeti Philip-Cluster Director Marketing Communication who made me feel very welcome during my stay in the hotel.

Park Hyatt Hyderabad offers a luxurious Spa and Fitness Centre for relaxing and unwinding after a hard day of work and meetings. The Spa that draws inspiration from the wellness practices of the Nizams, creates an exceptional experience for the mind, body and soul. Featuring five treatment rooms equipped with separate bath areas, the spa suites are spacious and luxurious. Where attars and instrumentals waft through the air, technology and tradition intertwine and new beauty intersects with ancient wisdom, a visit to The Spa turned out to be a delightful experience for me. I chose a spa journey that lasted for three hours and consisted of a scrub followed by a wrap followed by a massage and a facial and almost dozed off in the midst of the treatment as my therapist was really efficient. Stimulating creative power and creating space for meditative calm, The Spa at Park Hyatt Hyderabad offers a carefully calibrated spa program to purify, appease, reform and recompose, restoring mind-body balance with the splendour of herbal wellness preparations and the Nizam’s exquisite eye for beauty. The Fitness Centre, spread over 185 sq m (2,000 sq ft) is equipped with ultra-modern Technogym cardio as well as strength training machines. Personal training sessions are available upon request. The visually appealing pool is temperature controlled and is carefully designed to give you the perfect sunlight and shade with four poolside cabanas and a pool deck expanding over 500-sqm giving it the look of an infinity pool.

Park Hyatt Hyderabad is synonymous for its plethora of food choices and Executive Chef Yogendra Pal leads a fantastic culinary team which is obvious when one visits the finest Italian restaurant Tre Forni, Rika-the Asian restaurant and The Dining Room which offers Indian and International cuisine.

Tre Forni is designed around three ovens, hence the name. The 96 cover Tre Forni run very efficiently by Chef Marcello Tortora is an epicurean’s delight-a veritable treat for the senses what with a luxuriously designed restaurant, the aroma of freshly baked breads, pizzas emanating from the kitchen and the delectable Italian fare. The art and décor of Rika transports you into an elusive and imaginative world. Whether it is the wine racks, or the murals, or the bar installation; every element is curated to create an experience that stands out. Culinary theatrics under the able supervision of Chef Asep Hendra along with some of the most innovative cocktails served at the bar by a team of highly experienced mixologists make it into a delightful experience. The Dining Room, a 24 hour all day dining restaurant in the city of Hyderabad is an elegant all-day-dining restaurant that offers the best of Indian cuisine featuring regional favouites in Hyderabad. Located in the lobby lounge, The Dining Room is an all-day-dining restaurant with a theatrical open kitchen as its focal point. While dining here, it is a great idea to go for Hyderabadi favourites like the chicken biryani and the delectable Khubaani Ka Meetha.

The hotel creates a fresh and vibrant mood in the lobby through its glazed open atrium with natural light forming a spectacular view of the hotel’s interiors and The Living Room. Occupying a contemporary style, Park Hyatt Hyderabad showcases eye-catching interiors in The Living Room, designed by Atlanta’s Hirsh Bedner Associates. A remarkable sculpture forms a stunning center piece in the main atrium lobby called ‘The Sculpture’ designed by John Portman, highlights the main entrance to the lounge.

A stay at the Park Hyatt Hyderabad is a luxurious journey that satisfies the mind, soul and body all at once. While in Hyderabad, it is a great idea to visit this hotel for a pleasurable stay that combines great food, a refined ambience, superlative service and upscale amenities!

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Jyoti Balani is a well established food, wine and travel writer based in India. She started her writing career with the Times of India in 2003. Since then She have contributed to well known publications such as Savvy CookBook, Khaleej Times, Sommelier India, Society world of luxury, Atelier, Go Now, The Collection, Jetwings, Business Traveller Asia Pacific and many more lifestyle magazines. So far her culinary adventures have taken her to France (Bordeaux), Germany, Spain, England, Thailand, Ireland and Australia.