The hotel, which boasts 464 rooms, as well as 405 Residences/Apartments, is situated in the Dubai Healthcare City, about a 10 minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Dubai.
We entered through the main lobby, which is a wide open space. The Front Desk is off to the left as you enter, with a rather expansive lounge area–the bar has not yet opened yet though–to the right.
The lounge area has a Swarovski Crystals on the wall, and a ceiling that at night can change colors, from a soft blue to a deeper blue and other colors as the night progresses.
There will also be a true Mexican restaurant, La Tablita. It’s my understanding that Executive Chef Carlos Hannon will have a personal mark on the menu.
The Regency Club Lounge:
Our tour started in the Regency Club Lounge, on the 32nd floor, where we were met by Shikhar, who was kind enough to give us a great tour of the hotel. The Regency Club is expansive, with a capacity of 120 seats. Like many Regency Clubs, they plan to serve breakfast, mid-day snacks, and evening drinks and canapes. I was surprised to learn that they foresee 152 rooms to have access to the lounge, the breakdown being 76 Club Rooms, and 76 Suites.
The lounge had a good distribution of seats, and had the flexibility for a variety of groups of folks, from two person tables, to what could potentially be a dozen folks, if tables were moved together. In addition, the lounge has a boardroom with state of the art audio/visual–and a beautiful view on the of Dubai Creek, and Dubai International Airport.
There’s also a small business center.
Though with a view like the one below it might be hard to get much work done.
Regency Suite – Room 912
The first room we had the chance to see was the Regency Suite, the junior of the to suites we had the chance to see. This would likely be where Diamond members are upgraded to when using a Diamond Suite Upgrade.
The suite has a powder room just to the right of the door, as well as a roomy living room. It is notable that the desk area is off the bedroom, rather than in the living room. This is the first time I’ve seen that, but I can see how that might work out well for a family traveling.
The bedroom is also roomy, with a small sitting area, and a full bathroom with shower and soaking tub.
Throughout the room are LED lights and some of the most advanced touch controls I’ve seen in a hotel room. Gone are the days of the “click” type light switches. In fact, controls–as well as outlets–on either side of the bed include a dimmer, where you can just drag your finger along it to the desired dim or lightness of the room.
Shikhar also noted a feature that I liked, which was a motion activated light that during the night will turn on if it senses you getting up from the bed for a mid-night restroom run.
All Regency Suites had a view of the Dubai Creek, and Dubai International Airport.
Regency Executive Suite – Room 807
The second suite we had the chance to see was the Regency Executive Suite, this was similar to the Regency Suite, however it had the desk in the living room area. Many of the features of the room were consistent, including a dining table and couch in the living room, and a powder room, and the bedroom was consistent as well.
The Regency Executive Suite however had a view of the Burj al-Khalifa and downtown.
Overall thoughts on the rooms:
Shikhar mentioned that the Regency Hyatt Dubai Creek Heights had some additional suites, although we were not able to see them. They included:
- The Emirati Suite
- The Prince Suite – which has 3 Bedrooms
- The Royal Suites – Two, full floor suites, one on the 34th, with a wrap around balcony, and one on the 35th floor. 360 degree views for both.
I found it interesting that the “better” rooms had views of the Burj al-Khalifa and downtown, vs. views of the Dubai Creek and Dubai Airport. As an avgeek, this is completely confusing to me–after all, who wouldn’t want to be able to spot planes from your hotel room?
The Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights has a full service spa–calling: NYSA, with a robust fitness area as well.
There’s also a pool, exclusively for hotel guests–and a separate one exclusively for the residences.
This is a significant property. At 464 rooms, plus areas for holding conferences, I suspect it will be a player in the healthcare city center market, but, I’m not a market analyst–nor do I even try to play a Dubai hotel industry analyst on TV. I’m not sure when I’ll be back to the Dubai, but I would certainly look to stay at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights hotel to fully try it out. That said, of the 3 Dubai Creek Hyatts, I’m not sure you could go wrong with any of them.
Note: I was afforded the opportunity to tour the hotel as a courtesy, related to my Diamond Passport status, at no time did I mention Tagging Miles (so as not to get favoritism or anything of the sort).