Hotel: Park Hyatt New York
Room: Park Deluxe King
Price: Free (two nights free as sign-up bonus for the Chase Hyatt Visa)
Having signed up for the Chase Hyatt Visa card earlier this year, I had two free nights to burn at any Hyatt property worldwide. To maximize the value of my nights, I wanted to redeem them at a Park Hyatt, which is Hyatt's luxury brand.
Park Hyatt New York
The Park Hyatt New York (PHNY) seemed like a good choice -- standard rooms are routinely above $700.
Park King Room, 8/18/2015
So when I had an east coast trip for work, I was excited to book a two-night stay at the crown jewel of Hyatt's US properties. But my expectations weren't super-high, given that the FlyerTalk hive mind hasn't had very kind things to say about the property.