A few weeks ago I was invited to an exquisite brunch at the Park Hyatt Melbourne hotel with Janice Breen Burns (VoxFrock), Ms I-Hua, Catherine Best (Get Lost Magazine), Jessica Chester (Chester Eyewear) and Stef Dadon (How Two Live). The luxury hotel had just launched “the World’s Largest Focus Group” in September to find out ways to further enhance their guests’s stay. They asked their guests “In a Hyatt World what would they want to make their stay more enjoyable, relaxing and productive?” Now that’s customer service! And how sweet of Park Hyatt to share their innovative ideas with us over a delightful 10 course meal.
Dane, head chef at Radii Restaurant & Bar at the Park Hyatt was kind enough to teach us how to make these delicious chicken tortellinis. The folding reminds me of wonton-making :) It’s so interesting to see the similarities between Chinese and Italian cuisine…
Wish I could eat this EVERY DAY! The crispy filo pastry embraced a perfect matrimony of spinach and ricotta. And don’t you just love the wooden tray!
One of the changes the Park Hyatt Melbourne has made is to include more healthy and vegetable-based dining options. The menu has been redesigned for clients that desire delicious dishes that look and taste great but also make them look good. I’ll put my hands up for that! What’s the fun in eating a rich dish but then having to slave over a treadmill to still fit into that slinky gown you love? Radii Restaurant & Bar has a wonderful food philosophy, everything is “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served” so Dane and his team acquire their fresh herbs from the hotel garden grounds on site.
Instead of completing the 10 course meal with a syrupy dessert, Dane made a lighter and healthier alternative. Fully loaded with antioxidants! Actually come to think of it, upon arrival, we were invited to try the new smoothie blends. I really want to get the recipes so I can sip these each morning! They are packed with nutrients and will be such a refreshing way to start the morning in summer!
Another change Park Hyatt Melbourne has made is to include a large range of amenities that their clients may need on their travels. Often in a rush, people forget to pack some vital travel companions. It happens to the best of us. But we don’t have to rush out and buy the forgotten iPhone charger, hair-straightener, or hairspray anymore, and we certainly don’t need to bring our own set of weights or yoga mats, Park Hyatt Melbourne is able to provide them all! We are able to borrow or purchase anything from a curling iron to an air humidifier! I’m eyeing off those weights…
Park Hyatt Melbourne also boasts a decadent Day Spa flanked by a Grecian mosaic-paved lap-pool. Hotel guests are able to use of the pool, gym and sauna on a complimentary basis.
Photos courtesy of Park Hyatt Melbourne
And the third change Park Hyatt Melbourne has made, last but not least, is that hotel guests will have the same gender staff serving then. No more feeling embarrassed when you’re in your dressing gown and a male waiter brings in your room-service brekkie… These are significant changes. Good on Park Hyatt to not just take the initiative to find out what their guests want and need, but to implement them, on a global scale! To find out more about these changes, have a squiz at these 3 hilarious videos [HERE], [HERE] and [HERE]. We laughed so hard watching them :)
So, I have some exciting news lovelies! Since it’s going to be a little difficult to travel overseas next year with MiniKee and all, we’ve decided to still treat ourselves to weekend-aways in Melbourne. Needless to say, I’ve already booked us in for Valentine’s Day next year! We cannot wait to enjoy the luxury hotel’s hospitality, taste the healthy menus, indulge in some relaxing spa treatments and maybe even bring MiniKee along for the fun! Because the Park Hyatt has Babysitters! Priceless!
[spoiler title=”中文版”]几个星期前，我被邀请到Park Hyatt Melbourne参加一个精致的午餐。豪华的酒店在九月刚刚完成了他们“世界上最大的焦点小组”,为了以进一步提高他们的顾客服务。他们问了很多客人“如果在一个理想的世界里，为了让他们住得更加愉快，轻松的并有效力，他们希望旅馆能提供他们什么？”通过午餐Park Hyatt与我们分享他们许多新的创意。
当我们吃完10道菜后,大家都非常的饱,还好餐后没有什么大量的甜点，而是个健康的替代品。酸奶和山莓果！哦对了，我们刚到Park Hyatt Melbourne的时候,就品尝了他们健康的早饭冰沙。我真的好想要得到这些食谱,可以以后在家里每天早晨喝一杯！尤其在夏天,将是个多么清新的方式开始每一天！
我有一些振奋人心的消息与你分享！因为很快我要成为新的妈妈了，明年我们可能不会有很多旅游的机会,但我们决定还能在墨尔本的附近过”周末旅行”。明年的情人节我们会回到Park Hyatt Melbourne来度假！我真迫不及待想再一次享受豪华酒店的热情好客的服务，品尝他们健康的菜单，并尝试一番他们的水疗护理.我们打算带宝宝一起来![/spoiler]