My review of Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Before I start my new job, I decided to visit a friend in Birmingham for a few days. Hyatt Regency Birmingham happens to be offering complimentary 3rd night which makes its price very reasonable, and I’m attempting to fulfil my Globalist challenge, so it became my choice of accommodation.

The hotel is a modern high-rise near the city centre.

I booked a Club room as its premium over a Standard room was only £14 a night, so basically a no-brainer given the inclusive breakfast and access to Regency Club. They wouldn’t upgrade me further to a suite although it’s available – Explorist status isn’t much useful…

My room is located on the 22th floor. Its configuration is the same with a Standard King, apart from being on one of the top floors.

The decoration is a bit too plain to be honest, if not also dated. I understand it’s a business hotel which is why they don’t make a lot of effort.

You can overlook the city through the floor-to-ceiling window.

Breakfast is self-service in the main restaurant.

Spread isn’t great. I asked for a cup of Cappuccino and was told the coffee machine was broken…

The Regency Club is also located on the 22th floor. It’s a fairly spacious duplex, with some tasteful furnishings and a nice view.

Refreshment is available throughout the day.

During the evening Happy Hour, some canapes and desserts are served. There is one kind of beer, red, white and rose each available.

Three hot plates:

  • Carrot coriander soup
  • Stuffed goat cheese mushrooms
  • Duck mushroom terrine

It’s still not a proper meal, but the offering in general is quite decent.

The thing I enjoyed most from this stay was the spa centre.

As I got a pretty good deal for the Club room, the stay was mostly enjoyable. I’ve also stayed once in the Crowne Plaza nearby a few years ago but I don’t think it’s as good as the Hyatt. I’d like to try one of the Marriott hotels as well, but their locations are not very desirable.

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