The Park Hyatt Zurich is a great place to stay in Zurich. From the outside, the hotel doesn’t even look that fancy, but from the inside, you see its real beauty. I decided to go to Zurich to use my last two Systemwide Upgrades from American Airlines. These upgrades let you book economy class fares but you will get a confirmed upgrade to Business Class. In December 2017 I decided to use my remaining upgrades. One Systemwide Upgrade is needed for each way, meaning I will need to use my last two for the roundtrip ticket. Together with the American Airlines rep on the phone, I decided to head to Zurich. Zurich was one of the many destinations which would actually allow the systemwide upgrade to be applied and was also within my timeframe of travel. So after a few more checks, the trip was booked and set. Zurich here I come!
The Park Hyatt Zurich is a Category 7 hotel, which is Hyatt’s top tier and costs 30.000 points per night. For my three night stay, I used a free night certificate (Category 1-7) and 60.000 points for the two remaining nights. Prices for a regular room during this time of the year are around 540CHF (Swiss Franc) / $583 (USD) and for the Park King Suite 1140CHF (Swiss Franc) / $1230 (USD).
It was a no-brainer to use my free stay certificate and points for the stay. As a Globalist I would also get free breakfast at the hotel. This makes it really worth going for Globalist Status year after year if you can use your points at such amazing locations.