Hyatt Centric Waikiki now available for booking with dates from March 15, 2017, and beyond. Originally slated to open during winter 2016, the property seems to have experienced a slight delay in opening. Technically March 15 is still winter, though just barely, and it isn’t going to be 2016 anymore. ?
No matter, the Hyatt Centric Waikiki looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous property. I think it’s going to be a great addition to Waikiki and should hopefully help nudge surrounding properties to improve. So, the big question… What do rates look like? Well, during the month of March the nightly rate is $297 for Gold Passport members for a king, no-view room. Ocean view rooms will set you back at least $347/night and suites start at $497/night.
During that time, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach is actually going for the same nightly rate. Of course the Hyatt Regency does charge a $30/night resort fee, along with a nightly parking fee of $30 (self) to $35 (valet). The Hyatt Centric charges no resort fee, so far anyway, and charges a nightly parking fee of $32 (self) to $37 (valet). Interestingly enough, the Hyatt Centric seems to be kind of an “Andaz-lite,” offering complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks from the minibar, replenished nightly.
The Hyatt Centric Waikiki does sound like it’s going to be fairly feature filled too. It won’t have a Hyatt Concierge, but will have one from Expedia. Other features includes a pool with cabanas, fitness center, business center, complimentary wifi, and a “tapas-style eatery and lobby restaurant and bar.” The building which houses the Hyatt Centric, the Waikiki Trade Center, will also be home to a Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and Nordstrom Rack.
That being said, the Hyatt Centric Waikiki will be located on Kuhio Ave., not Kalakaua Ave. It isn’t on the beach, though a 10-ish minute walk should get you to one. Rooms will start at 320 sq/ft, which seems pretty good, though the lowest grade rooms seem like they’ll have smaller windows. Take a look at the reservation search image above for an example.
If you want to stay at an ocean front hotel, the Hyatt Centric likely won’t be for you. For a similar price, you could stay at either of the Hilton branded properties. But, the Hyatt Centric does look a lot more chic and will come with some nice benefits. And though not on the beach, it’ll be in the center of Waikiki’s shopping district. The Royal Hawaiian Center and the International Market Place are just a couple blocks away. Lot’s of great dining options will also be nearby.
I for one am excited to see this property open and can’t wait to give it a try. At the moment, Gold Passport award stays are not available, but I’ll dig into it a little more. What do you think? Would you give Hyatt Centric Waikiki a try on your next Waikiki vacation?
I am not sure about pricing but if they plan a large pool area with cabana’s etc they might get some of the crowd that likes the pool areas and not so much the “beach” Again how they market it and the quality of the renovation. The HP is a sad example of cheap cheap renovations get it open and charge!! It’s really a dog. So have been some of the CY’s and now they are having to redo them once again because of the complaints
This could be a nice property if done well.
Let us know when you stay there.
Island Miler says
Ghostrider, exactly. The Hyatt Place could be so much better, but nope. I do like it better than the Courtyard Waikiki, though that isn’t saying much. That property is yet another example of them simply addressing cosmetics and ignoring some pretty significant issues.
I’m skeptical about the Hyatt Centric’s pool area, to be honest. The readings don’t make it look all that big. That being said, this project is a conversion of an office tower into a hotel. I’d imagine the renovation has to be MUCH better than the HP, which is simply a rundown hotel with renovated rooms.
But yes, I’ll be sure to post a review when I stay. First gotta check out what’s going on with the Gold Passport stays ?