september – december 2oo7

                                                   THE PARK HYATT EXPERIENCE

g reetings from the 22 Park Hyatt hotels worldwide. This issue will highlight the new
destinations, renovations, special offers, services and upcoming city attractions at our
premier locations. Your satisfaction inspires us to strive for excellence. Therefore, we
will proudly continue with our focus on impeccable service, innovative design, and
delivering you unique spa and dining experiences.Thank you for being our inspiration
and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

what’s new?
•   Park Hyatt Beijing Room Unveiled (Opening early 2008):            with cable and satellite programming; a DVD player; adjustable
    Conceived by the US-based design company Remedios                 mood lighting controls; a personal safe with a built-in laptop
    Siembieda Inc, creators of some of the world’s most luxurious     charger; a private bar; an espresso machine; and humidifiers
    hotels, including Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Park Hyatt Beijing will      on request. A workstation will be geared for full productivity,
    incorporate Oriental aesthetics in a sleek, contemporary          equipped with enhanced lighting; wireless and wired broadband
    design. Situated from Levels 37 to 49, the hotel will offer 237   Internet access; dual-line telephones; and international power
    deluxe guestrooms, including 18 suites ranging in size from       outlets. A spa-inspired open bathroom, lined in limestone,
    45 to 24o sq m (48o to 2,58o sq ft). Contemporary and clean-      will feature a deep soaking tub, a separate shower with a giant
    lined in design, all guestrooms will feature a flat-screen TV     square rain showerhead and designer bathroom amenities.

Park Hyatt Beijing                                                    Park Hyatt Beijing
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harbourbar – Park Hyatt Sydney

•   Park Hyatt Sydney is scheduled to complete a full renovation           •   Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, a lifestyle destination located
    of its harbourside bar by September 2oo7. Known for having                 in South Goa, recently launched Casa Sarita, a signature
    the best views in town, harbourbar will be redesigned in line              fine dining Goan restaurant offering guests authentic flavours
    with the hotel’s uncluttered timeless style, using natural colours         prepared by the culinary maestro Chef Sarita. Named after
    to create a warm and relaxed lounge bar.With creative use                  her, Casa Sarita literally translates as “House of Sarita”
    of mirrors and furnishings to showcase space and light, the                and promises to spread the nostalgic essence of a delicious
    redesign of the space will make harbourbar look even better.               home-cooked meal.
    Offering an award-winning cocktail list, a tapas menu designed
    by the executive chef, live entertainment on Friday and                •   Future Park Hyatt Hotels
    Saturday nights, and friendly service, harbourbar is a recipe              2oo8: Park Hyatt Beijing
    for an enjoyable experience for the discerning.                                  Park Hyatt Cairo
                                                                                     Park Hyatt Istanbul
•   Park Hyatt Chicago is hosting the Masters of Food & Wine in                      Park Hyatt Jeddah
    NoMI on September 21, 2oo7. Several of Argentina’s premier                       Park Hyatt Shanghai
    chefs will join Executive Chef Christophe David to create a                      Park Hyatt Ningbo
    six-course dinner paired with up to 1o rare Argentine vintages             2oo9: Park Hyatt Andalusia
    complementing the country’s ethnic cuisine.                                      Park Hyatt Chiang Mai
                                                                                     Park Hyatt Patagonia – Frutillar, Chile
•   In winter 2oo8, Park Hyatt Washington will begin renovation                      Park Hyatt Tbilisi
    of its four largest suites into luxury spa suites designed by Tony         2o1o: Park Hyatt Mexico City – Reforma
    Chi.The spa suites will feature spa-inspired bathrooms, and
    modern contemporary designs using natural materials and
    luxurious fabrics to create a soothing ambience in the heart
    of Washington, DC.

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                         exquisitely designed to exceed the finest standards
                                       of contemporary luxury.

Park Hyatt Goa                                                      NoMI – Park Hyatt Chicago

The Park Hyatt experience around the world continues to be          • Top 5 Hotels in Asia
recognised by top publications. Most recently:                        (Celebrated Living Magazine): Park Hyatt Tokyo
                                                                    • Top 1o Power Dining Spots in the World
• The Best Spa in India: Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa                 ( NoMI at Park Hyatt Chicago
  Resort and Spa (SpaAsia Readers’ Choice Awards 2007)              • Best Hotel Restaurant in Chicago
• Hot List (Conde Nast Traveler, North America):                      (Time Out Chicago’s 2007 Reader’s Choice Eat Out Awards):
  Hot New Hotels: Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires             Park Hyatt Chicago and NoMI
  Hot Tables: XIX at Park Hyatt Philadelphia,                       • World’s Best Service, Number 9 in Region (Mexico,
  Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington                           Central and South America) (Travel and Leisure North America):
  Hot Spas: Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek                   Park Hyatt Mendoza
  Resort and Spa
• The 65 Coolest New Hotels in the World (Conde Nast                park particulars
  Traveller, UK): Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
                                                                    •   Pamper at the Park (now – December 31, 2oo7) – Feed your
• The Go List (Food & Wine, North America):
                                                                        body and soul with the “Pamper at the Park” experience. Enjoy
  Washington, DC: Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington
                                                                        accommodation including breakfast for two at any Park Hyatt
• The World’s Best Hotels 2oo7 (Institutional Investor):
                                                                        worldwide, and pick from your favourite indulgence with
  Park Hyatt Washington
                                                                        up to $15o dining or spa credit.Whether you choose a feast
• The Best Hotel in Sydney (Global Finance, Asia):
                                                                        for your palate with exquisite cuisine or unwind with a local
  Park Hyatt Sydney
                                                                        spa treatment, the ultimate pampering experience awaits
• Number 1 in the Top 1o U.S. Business Hotels
                                                                        you. For full details about this package and information on
  (Celebrated Living Magazine): Park Hyatt Chicago
                                                                        additional special offers, please visit

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                                                 simple elegance. park hyatt.

•   Weddings at the Park (now – June 3o, 2oo8) Celebrate your
    wedding at a Park Hyatt hotel and enjoy two complimentary
    nights at any Park Hyatt or Hyatt Resort worldwide, whether
    to celebrate an anniversary or just as a romantic getaway.
    Choose from Paris, a destination synonymous with glamour and
    romance, or lush, tropical Kauai, where dazzling sunsets over
    the Pacific Ocean are always in style. For the wedding of your
    dreams, please contact any of our hotels’ wedding specialists.

did you know...
•   that at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, a complimentary
    s’more-gasbord happy hour is held daily from 4 to 5 pm in
    the firepit? Guests can choose milk or dark chocolate, pair it       Park Hyatt Saigon
    with graham crackers and try one of the chef ’s hand-made
    marshmallows in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, crème          Bag that can carry a full set of clubs, as well as men’s and
    de menthe, grand marnier, m&m, toffee and plain.                         women’s apparel and accessories.

                                                                         • that   Park Hyatt Melbourne is now a completely smoke-free hotel?

                                                                         •   that Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme now sells a selection of products
                                                                             centred around the five senses and created exclusively for the
                                                                             hotel? A creative team comprising Blaise Mautin, the hotel’s
                                                                             perfumer; Jean-François Foucher, the Head Pastry Chef; and
                                                                             Jérôme Maître and Alexandre Sauty de Chalon, founders of the
                                                                             musical Time4Play studio combined their talents to create
                                                                             some 1o items, such as “Le Parfumeur” macaroon, a massage
                                                                             oil delicately perfumed with lemongrass that is used exclusively
                                                                             in the hotel spa, or the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme tea label,
                                                                             created in association with the Betjeman & Barton House.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa                                   •   that Park Hyatt Saigon offers Vietnamese cooking classes for
                                                                             guests? The class includes a short trip to the local market
•   that Park Hyatt Chicago features weekly wine tastings in the             followed by 1.5 hours of cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes,
    chic Cellar on the seventh floor with NoMI’s Advanced                    from lotus stem salad to fried garoupa.
    Sommelier, Fernando Beteta? Fernando guides guests through
    a blind tasting of up to 1o different wines or spirits from a        •   that Cornerstone, the signature open kitchen restaurant at
    particular region while guests enjoy the urban cellar atmosphere         Park Hyatt Seoul, promotes slow food? A growing campaign in
    and spectacular views of the Chicago skyline.                            the food and beverage industry, the slow food movement is a
                                                                             stand against fast food and promotes growing environmentally
•   that Park Hyatt Hamburg offers guests a PUMA Travel Golf Kit?            friendly produce and cooking it slowly from scratch.
    The PUMA Travel Golf Collection compromises a Golf Travel

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•   that the Concierge at Park Hyatt Tokyo creates tailor-made              the collectors corner
    “Insights” accompanied tours of Tokyo that give guests expert
                                                                            Park Hyatt hotels are home to some of the finest art in the
    knowledge of the area to make each experience unique
                                                                            world. Park Hyatt Seoul is a gallery-like hotel where more than
    and memorable?
                                                                            5oo minimalist art pieces express modern, as well as traditional,
•   that Park Hyatt Toronto has redesigned one of its suites with           Korean sensibilities.
    a “Blue” theme to help build awareness of the Prostate
    Research Foundation of Canada? All proceeds generated from
    the room during Prostate Cancer Week will be donated to
    the Foundation. Similarly, during October, funds raised from
    the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Pink Suite will be donated to the
    Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In support of breast
    cancer research, Park Hyatt Toronto and Stillwater Spa offer
    a “Pampered in Pink” package.

•   that Park Hyatt Washington has the deepest inventory of Pu-Erh
    tea in the country and offers vintages as old as 1949?

•   that Park Hyatt Zurich has the largest suites in the city? With its
    luxurious suites that range between 76 and 1o8 sq m (818 and
                                                                            Park Hyatt Seoul
    1,163 sq ft), Park Hyatt Zurich offers approximately 2o-3o sq m
    (215-325 sq ft) more space in its Suite category than other
    five-star hotels in town.The exclusive 18o sq m (1,928 sq ft)           The most avant-garde art pieces are four wooden sculptures
    Presidential Suite is in a class of its own, with an additional         displayed on the third floor. Often mistaken for benches, the
    4o sq m (43o sq ft).                                                    untitled art works by Seok-Won Park, a famous Korean sculptor,
                                                                            add a distinct charm to the beautifully winding corridor. Made
                                                                            from hundreds of neatly cut wooden bars, the sculptures repre-
                                                                            sent a sense of interdependency.They also try to imply how
                                                                            culture, Park’s prime topic over the years, is all about “stacking”
                                                                            or a “surplus”. Extremely minimalist and abstract, all Park’s
                                                                            works are rooted in the theme of interdependency between
                                                                            nature and culture, which is in line with Asian philosophy.

                                                                            22 reasons to stay at park hyatt
                                                                            hotels worldwide; tips from our
                                                                            clefs d’ or concierges:
                                                                            •   Baku: The Maiden Tower, a favourite among tourists, is a must-
                                                                                see in Baku as visitors can climb to its roof and view the entire
Park Hyatt Zurich                                                               city.The building remains stubbornly silent, hiding its history
                                                                                and the ancient past of Baku.The monument is included on
                                                                                the World Heritage list, forming part of the country’s cultural
                                                                                and natural heritage.

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•   Beaver Creek: Visa Birds of Prey World Cup at Beaver Creek                  festival brings together famous music shows, art exhibitions
    (November 29 – December 2) – Constructed for the 1999                       and folk dances to make your shopping experience even
    World Alpine Ski Championships, Beaver Creek’s Birds                        more pleasant.
    of Prey course is widely recognised as one of the top five in
    the world and is one of the few venues to hold all four races           •   Goa: Festive, colourful and vibrant are just a few elements that
    at one location. Beaver Creek comes alive during this period                visitors will experience in Goa in the last three months of the
    as the American team faces off against the world’s best in the              year. In October, partake in the “Garba Dance” of Dussehra;
    FIS Men's tour. As always, the Village will be hopping with                 welcome Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights in November;
    après ski parties, athlete autograph sessions, high-stakes racing           and celebrate Christmas and the New Year in December.
    and much more.
                                                                            •   Hamburg: Starting on November 26, the city will gleam
•   Buenos Aires: Polo Open 2oo7 (October 17 – December 8) –                    in a sea of lights and traditional, festive Christmas markets.
    If you are a polo fan, do not miss this popular championship,               Younger visitors’ hearts will beat faster as they watch the
    which is both a social and sporting highlight of the year.                  fairy tale-decorated barges that anchor at the Jungfernstieg.
    Expect to see some of the very best players in the game today               Find the ideal gift for a loved one or yourself at Neuer Wall
    as teams from all over the polo-playing world compete in                    in Germany’s favourite shopping city, Hamburg.
    this prestigious tournament.
                                                                            •   Madrid: On Sunday mornings, visit the El Rastro Flea Market
•   Canberra: Floriade (mid-September – mid-October) –                          in Madrid’s Plaza del Cascorro, which is always bustling with
    Each year, Canberra bursts into colour with Floriade,                       crowds of people.The streets are set up with stalls selling
    the largest Spring festival in the southern hemisphere.                     clothes, crafts, paintings, food, antiques…you name it. If you
    Floriade 2oo7 will present a uniquely Australian theme,                     like flea markets, this is definitely for you.
    focusing on great Australian icons. See great Aussie
    inventions, celebrities, landscapes, sporting culture, history
    and much more represented in an incredible display of
    floral beauty and creativity. More than one million blooms
    flower at Floriade and each day brings something new
    during this unmissable Spring event in Commonwealth
    Park, a short stroll from Park Hyatt Canberra.

•   Chicago: Chicago International Film Festival (October 4 – 18)
    – A great opportunity for movie-lovers to enjoy the oldest
    competitive international film festival in North America,
    presenting more than 1oo feature films, and 5o shorts and
                                                                            Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel
•   Dubai: Dubai Shopping Festival (December 2oo7 – February
    2oo8) – A month-long extravaganza of city-wide discounts,
                                                                            •   Melbourne: Melbourne Cup Week (November 3 – 1o) –
    raffles, promotions and entertainment. Dubai malls boast the
                                                                                Melbourne comes alive each Spring with the glamour, colour
    world’s finest brands in fashion, jewellery, watches, cosmetics,
                                                                                and excitement of thoroughbred horseracing. The $5.1-million
    home accessories, furniture and electronics. In addition, the

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                                                                           •   Paris: 2oo7 Rugby World Cup (September 7 – October 2o) –
                                                                               Four years after Australia, France is welcoming the Rugby
                                                                               World Cup 2oo7.The greatest teams and the world’s top
                                                                               players will compete to win the Webb-Ellis Cup and succeed
                                                                               England as World Champions. A total of 48 matches will be
                                                                               held in 12 different stadiums. Find out who will be the next
                                                                               winner and experience the dynamic and exciting atmosphere
                                                                               of the Rugby World Cup 2oo7.

                                                                           •   Philadelphia: Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (November 22)
                                                                               – This annual parade dates back to 192o and was the nation’s
                                                                               first. Marching just steps from Park Hyatt Philadelphia’s
                                                                               door, the 6ABC/Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as it is
Park Hyatt Milan                                                               now known, features 13 marching bands, floats, balloons,
                                                                               a 1,ooo-member youth choir, tap dance troupes and all the
    Emirates Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race – it is              Disney characters.The parade is capped off with a visit from
    a 145-year-old social and cultural tradition that literally brings         St. Nick himself, marking the start of a month of holiday
    Australia to a standstill. The race draws competitors from all             celebrations, including the lighting of the City Hall Christmas
    over the world, with the annual influx of northern hemi-                   tree and the legendary Avenue of the Arts performances:
    sphere-trained stayers making it a truly international event.              “The Nutcracker” (December 14 – 31) and “The Velveteen
                                                                               Rabbit” (December 1o – 3o).
•   Mendoza: “Hyatt de Moda” (October 18) – Do not miss
    Argentina’s top models and designers in what is now                    •   Saigon: “Taste of the World” (December 7 – 9) – Get a deeper
    recognised as one of the country’s top fashion shows, held                 insight into Vietnam’s, and the world’s, food cultures with
    on the stairs of Park Hyatt Mendoza, with its beautiful                    this culinary festival. Activities include food contests and are
    façade as a backdrop.                                                      designed to offer visitors delicate Vietnamese dishes, as well
                                                                               as showcase the art of food arrangement, all against the
•   Milan: Women’s Fashion Collection (September 2o – 3o) –                    backdrop of international culture.
    Milano is home to the most important catwalks in the world
    for pret-a-porter collections. Over these 1o days, Milan trans-
    forms itself into a giant showroom, with hundreds of fashion
    shows by the most important worldwide designer names.

•   Moscow: Millionaire Fair (November 22 – 25) – The largest
    exhibition of luxury goods and services in the world, the
    Millionaire Fair is a wonderful world of luxury, somewhere
    between the extravagance of London’s Harrods and the
    complete pleasures of Disneyland.The goal of the exhibition
    is to impress.That’s why the participants at Millionaire Fair
    are companies that offer only the most interesting and unique
    goods, which even millionaires have never seen before.
    Millionaire Fair is a chance to get all the best luxury goods
    at one time in one place.                                              Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme

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•   Seoul: Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Performance (Saturdays                collection of the best films from festivals around the world.
    in September) – The modern version of Namsadang Baudeogi                As the world’s largest film festival, open to the general public,
    has been revived and is performed at Namsadang’s Jeonsugwan             some 3oo-4oo films are screened at approximately 23 down-
    Outdoor State in Gyeonggi-do. Namsadang was a performance               town Toronto venues.This is the premier film festival in North
    troupe in the Joseon Dynasty and one of its most beloved                America and marks the start of the Oscars race, as Hollywood
    leaders was a woman named Baudeogi.The most popular item                A-listers take over Toronto’s trendy Yorkville neighbourhood.
    is tightrope-walking, called “Eoreum Jultagi”, which makes
    audiences wild with enthusiasm and wins big ovations. Mr.           •   Washington: Photography Exhibitions (September 15, 2oo7 –
    Gwon Wontae, the world record-holder of tightrope dancing,              January 27, 2oo8) – Photography aficionados will find some of
    moves nimbly and freely across the tightrope.                           the world’s leading names on display at the Corcoran Gallery of
                                                                            Art this Autumn. An Ansel Adams showcase presents 125 of the
•   Sydney: Sculpture by the Sea (November) – Bondi is Australia’s          photographer’s iconic landscapes, as well as his rarely exhibited
    largest annual outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture.            prints, while Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 199o-2oo5
    Staged along Sydney’s spectacular Bondi-to-Tamarama coastal             (October 13 until January 13) features more than 2oo photo-
    walk, the exhibition now attracts more than 45o,ooo visitors            graphs by the celebrated portraitist. Rounding out the calendar,
    and has exhibits by some 1oo artists from Australia and overseas.       American Falls: Phil Solomon is a new multi-projection video
                                                                            installation by the celebrated American filmmaker.
•   Tokyo: Tokyo International Film Festival (October 2o – 28) –
    One of the world’s 12 largest international film festivals, this    •   Zurich: Jazznojazz Jazz Festival (October 31 – November 3) –
    event has had a major influence on Japan’s film industry and            Theaterhaus Gessnerallee and the ewz Unterwerk Selnau, the
    culture. Sample a taste of Japanese film trends and special             electric power company, will be hosting 2o concerts as part of
    screenings of works yet to be released at Japan’s most famous           the Jazznojazz Jazz Festival.The “nojazz” element is perhaps the
    celebration of film.                                                    most significant development in modern-day jazz, symbolising
                                                                            the fact that jazz is increasingly integrating music from the
•   Toronto: 32nd Annual Toronto International Film Festival                most diverse backgrounds imaginable. Jazznojazz aspires to be
    (September 6 – 15) – Known originally as “The Festival of               part of this exciting process and presents a selection of the
    Festivals”, this event was founded in 1976 and began as a               best-known musical “cross-over” artists.

        andalusia (2oo9). baku. beaver creek. beijing (2oo8). buenos aires. cairo (2oo8). canberra. chiang mai (2oo9). chicago. dubai.
    goa. hamburg. istanbul (2oo8). jeddah (2oo8). madrid. melbourne. mendoza. mexico city (2o1o). milan. moscow. ningbo (2oo8). paris.
    patagonia, chile (2oo9). philadelphia. saigon. seoul. shanghai (2oo8). sydney. tbilisi (2oo9). tokyo. toronto. washington, dc. zurich.


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