Introduction: Maldives an Ocean Paradise
Etihad First Class Lounge JKF Airport
Etihad First Class Apartments New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) A380
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Etihad Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Conrad Maldives Arrival Lounge and Maldivian Seaplane
Around Rangali Island
Maldivian Sea Plane
Leeli Lounge Male Airport
Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
We arrived by taxi and were welcomed by the bellmen. We were assisted with our luggage and brought up to the lobby level.
The lobby was very grandiose and pretty for a Hyatt. I didnt have grand expectations but the opening impression of the hotel was very nice. You could tell everything was new, clean and in immaculate condition.
There was plenty of lobby seating and some tables with refreshments. There were three front desk agents and all three were busy assisting people when we arrived. Another agent cam out of the back room and asked they we have a seat and offered a refreshment while we waited. A short 2-3 minutes later the agent came back to check us in. He was from Japan and noticed we had previously stayed at the Andaz Tokyo and was excited we had visited his home country.
After checkin we were on our way to our room. Upon entering the room we noticed the strong smell of smoke. I called down to the front desk even before our bags arrived to tell them of the issue and to see if we could be moved.
Below are a few pics of the first room:
Our second room was much nicer. It had no foul odor and was slightly large while at the same time having a slightly lesser view.
The bed was big and comfy. They also brought in a complimentary crib for our baby shortly after arriving.
The complimentary wifi was nice and plenty fast for our casual web browsing and email checking.
There was a large tub and a nice shower with waterfall shower head.
My wife was starving and instead of going back out in the heat and trying to find somewhere to eat with the baby it was more convienent for us to simply order room service.
I think I ordered a steak sandwich and a pizza to share and my wife had some pesto pasta with a side of fries. We also tried some dessert which we forgot the name of which was different but good. I think our total for the meal was around $75.
ROOM WALKTHROUGH BELOW:
Overall this was a very comfortable stay. We would have no problem returning here in the future. We arrived around 1pm and departed around 6:30am the following day so we didn’t have a lot of time to experience everything. In our limited time however the hotel was perfect for our short stay.
I ended redeeming my annual category 4 Hyatt free night certificate that comes with me holding the credit card.
The cash price for our one night stay would have been $109 plus tax/per night.