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Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard hotel opens in London

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The Great Scotland Yard Hotel finally opened this week after delays.

Great Scotland Yard is a luxury five star hotel in Central London, situated just around the corner from the Corinthia.  If you imagine leaving Embankment tube station towards the Strand and turning immediately left under the railway bridge, you are heading in the right direction.

Great Scotland Yard hotel

The building is, unsurprisingly, the original Scotland Yard headquarters from the 1820s.  Scotland Yard later moved to Victoria Street, next to what is now Conrad St James, but that building was demolished earlier this year to make way for apartments.  Scotland Yard is now based on Victoria Embankment.

The hotel has 152 rooms.  It is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, which allows it to operate at arms-length and without any overt Hyatt branding.  There is an impressive food and drink line-up, led by chef Robin Gill, including signature restaurant The Yard and a tearoom called The Parlour.

The tearoom is “inspired by The Imperial New Delhi hotel for its opulence and sense of tradition”.  I’ve stayed at The Imperial and I am intrigued as to how this looks.

Great Scotland Yard hotel opens

Full details are on the Hyatt website here.  You will earn a bonus 500 World of Hyatt points per stay until 31st March 2020 – no registration needed.

As a redemption, the hotel is currently 25,000 points per night.  This is good value given that cash rates are around £300 – £400 midweek and beats our standard valuation of a World of Hyatt point of 1.1p.


World of Hyatt update – September 2021:

Get bonus points: Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion.

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You will get a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points by 31st October 2021.

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Comments (162)

  • Ian M says:

    OT – The new business class cabin on Aeroflot’s A350’s looks very good!

  • Lev441 says:

    Only 100,000 miles and a status away from that necker island redemption…!

    • memesweeper says:

      Lucky you …. I’m earning Virgin miles so slowly the price increases are moving the redemption further away from me!

  • BJ says:

    OT: Avanti West Coast already appearing on Nectar. A miserly 500 bonus point launch offer, however, no minimum spend stipulated. There is also 25 free points for watching an LNER video; don’t all rush to spend them in one shop shop.

    • Shoestring says:

      Esso – just today (as one of the offers expires tonight) – you could triple dip – £5 off £50 (Amex) + 10x Nectar points filling up with Synergy + 250 Nectar points >20 litres

      • BJ says:

        Can they tell what spend is on? I was going to try handing over my Nectar card with amex to pah council tax bug unfortunately I forgot.

        • Shoestring says:

          put a Mars bar in and pay both bills together?

          • BJ says:

            Too late for me, my last visit was final CT payment and I don’t have room for £50 gas.

          • Shoestring says:

            just overpay if you need to

          • RussellH says:

            Just visit our nearby Esso garage (it is on the Amex list). Has to be the most expensive non-Motorway place on the UK mainland!

          • Shoestring says:

            same here! + even if it were just Pricepoint, it’s £5 there & back 🚮

          • BJ says:

            Went in to try a £200 Monese topup with amex and nectar, promttly informed by annoyed woman that it was cash only and that she would not accept Nectar on such transactions…cannot win them all 🙂

  • TripRep says:

    1.5 million miles for one week on Necker island?

    A third of that practically covers the cost of 10 nights at a certain Maldivian Island….

    I know which of the two I consider better value.

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      As someone currently sitting on over a million Virgin miles, I was genuinely aiming for this redemption. Sadly with the goal posts now moved, it looks like it will take a little bit longer.

      if you are based in the US and get 20% or 40% conversion bonuses, the target isn’t unrealistic.

      But I know exactly what you mean. I’m off to the Conrad Bora Bora in March for 10 nights and at a fraction of the cost.

    • BJ says:

      If you’ve not been you cannot be sure 🙂

    • Kai says:

      Most people also consider it better value to sit in economy and save a lot of money for a measly ten hours. Worthless to challenge how different people perceive value.

  • mutley says:

    Very good video, the sleeper is expensive though, There are some good railway experiences to be had still in the UK, I recently travelled to Cardiff from Paddington on GWR and had the breakfast in the Pullman car, it was £18 and superb, also the same day I travelled up to Chester from Cardiff and was delighted to find that there is a three course meal included in the price of a first class ticket, again the food was excellent, there was also a pretty decent wine list, if you wished to partake.

  • Shoestring says:

    I’ve been status matched to Hertz President’s Circle Gold 🤪

    • BigSi says:

      I’ve had it for a few years, pretty useless in the UK unless you book a very small car but had some great upgrades in USA. I also have highest status with Avis and find them much better in the UK.

      • SimonW says:

        From what i read, the guarnteed upgrade is only to biggest car in the class you book, and doesnt include SUVs…. So what is the sweet spot to book to benefit the most. Will need a large car in US next year for family of 4 and all our luggage.

        • Shoestring says:

          I’m curious as to whether it means I get a better car with the Hertz £1 to Airport drop off deals

          • Rob says:

            Obviously you get whatever car has to go back to the airport, Mini or Jaguar!

          • Shoestring says:

            not sure if their systems are as good as that (or if I’ve just been unlucky)

            I’ve done 4x £1 deals so far and all the cars have been pretty small

            maybe it’s just a ‘headcount’ of cars held at out-station vs total needed at LHR? ie they don’t particularly care which car you get, so you (having paid £1) might as well get some ditchfinder whereas a real paying customer gets an upgrade

          • Jovanna says:

            Keep your Amex Plat card saved in your profile with Hertz – even it you’ve cancelled the card and you’re using another (saved) card. I’m just saying…

        • BigSi says:

          Strictly that is true but they are much more generous in the US. I would book the minimum you need and then hope for a nice upgrade. Last Christmas in Florida I got an upgrade from a regular 7 seater to an XC90.

        • Jeff says:

          We’re doing the same, US (California) trip

          Family of 4, kids are young kiddies.

          Any tips/advice welcome!

    • Anna says:

      That’s nothing compared to my excitement – my OH’s BAPP resets today and we have some great offers on the cards (a lot of wine might be arriving next week, for example). What election?! 😂

  • Russ says:

    OT and advanced apologies for taking off track but has anyone dealt with a taxi firm called Talixo in the middle east? I’m usually happy paying for a hotel car but the prices are now getting silly at some hotels. I also note you can pick up Miles & More points so perhaps there are other loyalty schemes to credit taxi rides to?

  • bsuije says:

    OT – bits & sorry if previously covered!

    Amex Shop Small additional T&Cs (i.e. the ones you have to click to get to from the T&Cs on the Offers page) says that transactions processed through a third party payment processor are not eligible.

    What are people’s experiences with this? Are you seeing credits coming through? If not, do you talk to Amex to get them added manually, and do they agree to do so? I guess it might be a little early to tell, but any feedback appreciated.

    • mark2 says:

      In my experience you do not get the £5

    • Rooster says:

      Apart from online how are we supposed to know if they are using a third party or not, I presume they are referring to something like PayPal or stripe but you can’t know for sure until tested!

      • Kai says:

        If the merchant has the small iZettle machine you know for sure it’s not gonna trigger the £5. Have had it a few times in previous years but managed to claim it back.

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