However, when the Sales Manager of Hyatt Regency Dubai invited me and my family to visit their hotel, I couldn’t resist. He promised a tour of their one-of-a-kind staff area, and since I’ve never actually seen the hidden side of a five star hotel, I agreed immediately.
So after work on the 1st of May, my family and I met Guillaume at the lobby. He immediately led us up to one of their floors and showed us their Standard King Room which had a beautiful view of Deira and the corniche, impressing my daughters so much Sophie even told me “Mommy, it’s amazing!”
We then followed G into the "No Back of the House" through The Avenue, and saw the absolute opposite of what we expected it to be. Their dining area looked just like a restaurant (definitely not a cafeteria!) and it was so organized and classy! Staff had the option to eat on normal tables, on barstools, or in booths at Casa de Jose.
|Private table at Casa de Jose|
Since I didn't take as many photos as I wanted of the hotel's back area (I was just too distracted with everything I saw), here's a video so you can see for yourself how cool it is:
It's like the hotel version of the Google office, huh?!
The last areas we were shown to were one of the hotel’s meeting rooms and their newly remodeled Crystal Ballroom. When lights were turned on while we were in the middle of the ballroom, we just stood there in awe staring up at the ceiling. The lights reflected on the crystals made everything so grand!
Finally, Guillaume led us to Miyako Restaurant where he had made a reservation for us.
We heartily savoured the delicious and perfectly cooked teppanyaki, along with California Maki, Sashimi, Miso soup, Ebi Tempura, and Yaki Udon (which I completely forgot to take a picture of). Quite a lot, huh? Amazingly, we finished almost everything with just a few udon left over.
|The area of that gray-colored thing was an edible logo of the company I work for |
(which I hid for security purposes ☺)