Grand Hyatt New York Downgraded to Hyatt Grand Central

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Hyatt has announced that the Grand Hyatt New York will be reopening on November 1, 2021 after being closed over 18 months. However, the hotel will be downgraded from the Grand Hyatt brand to just a “regular” Hyatt.

The new name will be the Hyatt Grand Central New York, which I can’t help but wonder if the ownership is using “Grand Central” as a play on words, to confuse guests that this is actually still a Grand Hyatt.

a bedroom with a bed and a blue couch

Per Hyatt,

Hyatt Grand Central New York is located at 109 E. 42nd Street, offering a premiere location in the heart of Midtown Manhattan for guests to rest and recharge after exploring all the city has to offer. Just steps away, guests will find world-class dining options, recently re-opened Broadway entertainment, renowned 5th Avenue shopping, and iconic city attractions like the Empire State Building.

Inside, the property features 1,298 inviting guestrooms and suites with glittering city views. The Market will help satisfy cravings with grab-and-go snacks and meals, and at the hotel’s 24/7 state-of-the-art fitness center, guests can maintain their fitness routine while away from home with Technogym® and Precor® cardio equipment and free weights.

a lobby with a statue in the middle

As part of the property changing brands, the hotel’s Grand Club will not be part of the hotel’s reopening, a major loss for Globalists. It’s unclear what the breakfast offerings will be for Globalists, however I would hope a full breakfast would be offered in the restaurant.

The hotel will be a World of Hyatt Category 5 with free nights starting at 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

I wonder if this hotel will part of Hyatt’s New Hotels Bonus Offer where you can earn 500 bonus points per night. Technically it’s considered a new hotel, right?!

What are your thoughts on the Grand Hyatt New York reopening as a Hyatt next month? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below if you plan on staying their upon reopening.

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  1. The Hyatt in Aspen has been called a Hyatt Grand that confused some people into thinking it may have been a Grand Hyatt. Last I checked, it was called the Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen.

    The former Helmsley hotel became the Westin New York Grand Central. Hyatt Grand Central New York meet your almost namesake.

  2. For the New York Hyatt Grand Central, they at least have an excuse as the Grand Central Station (train station) is literally right there.

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