Blowin’ in the wind – The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Don’t go you go anywhere else that’s remotely different?
- To Manchester Airport, British Airways Terraces Lounge
- American Airlines AA55 Manchester Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport
- Automated Processing Chaos
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Intstawalk: State Street Chicago
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- A wind of change
- Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5, British Airways Terraces First Lounge
- British Airways BA9294 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow
- British Airways Arrivals Lounge London Heathrow
- Virgin Trains London Euston to Birmingham New Street
- The Answer My Friend Is Blowin’ in the wind…
With the weekend arriving, it was time to head to my default property in Chicago – The Hyatt Regency O’Hare. This hotel and I have an up and down relationship (to put it nicely) – so it’s interesting to see how this property changes every 6 months or so.
I was welcomed at reception by the door staff who recognise me – and I headed to where I needed in the hotel to do a little setup and catching up before check-in.
With midday passing, I went upstairs to check in, where I was warmly greeted. I was oringally assigned a room in the executive tower (and thankfully got it switched to the main building).
Whilst the executive tower is all well and good, it is a hike away from the main lobby. In addition, when you’re lugging bags or prioritising sleep, the rooms in the main building is a quick elevator ride away.
The check-in agent also told me basic Internet access was free in the room – a welcome change (and before Hyatt made the change for its properties worldwide). However, in the conference areas, it’s still a bit dicey (to be polite).
With the mandatory stuff done, it was time to head to the room.. and the room was a typical Hyatt Room – and that’s no bad thing. The room is what I’d describe as comfortable, with a good aircon unit that didn’t have a mind of its own.
TV and work area
The bed at night.
The Hyatt bed is a long-time favourite of mine as it’s very well sprung, and very comfortable. The fact that I was late most mornings to catch up with friends should say a lot about it.
That or my sleep patterns are up the river. I’ll leave you to guess which is which.
Power plugs were in easy to reach locations – making using a laptop from a bed not difficult in the least.
The bathroom – being a double double room is a bathroom and not a closet as Jettersetters Homestead noted
The bathroom was thankfully stocked with Hyatt’s current range of bathroom amenities – but a small part of me still misses the white ginger they used to have (but then, as most of you know – I’m a bit odd in that respect).
Supplies were refreshed daily, and the room was brought up to a “new room” look each day.
There is one nice thing about the room I was in – I had a great view down toward O’Hare and the planes landing. It’s very pretty during sunset.
The staff seemed happier to be there, and offered good customer service. The conference staff as usual were accommodating with requests and friendly with the interactions.
Check out was no issue and the bill talleyed up correctly.
Overall: One step at a time with this property. It has its ups, it has its downs. Thankfully, the downs were not visible in the least in this trip. Hopefully – there will be more ups in the future.
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