Checking in: Hyatt Centric Brickell, Miami

Last week I took a trip to Miami for a “staycation” of a sort. I’m a former Miami resident so traveling to Miami always feels like returning to a home away from home. I was hosted at the Hyatt Centric in Brickell as my “home-base” for five days. I had never spent much time in the area, but I know that locals and tourists alike love it. After my stay at Hyatt Centric in Brickell – I was sold (not only on the property) but also the neighborhood! Before I even checked out of the Hyatt Centric, I committed to a temporary lease to spend the rest of my winter in Brickell, Miami! 

The exterior of Hyatt Centric Brickell.

The Location

About a 15-minute ride from Miami International Airport (and about a 35-minute ride from Fort Lauderdale International Airport) the Hyatt Centric is located in Brickell which is in bustling downtown Miami, overlooking Biscayne Bay. I was shocked that in the middle of towering business buildings and glittering luxury condos was a surprisingly cozy and charming neighborhood feel. Right in the center of Brickell is Mary Brickell Village with quaint restaurants (many of which boast outdoor dining) and boutiques. Designed after a French-style village: Mary Brickell Village attracts locals and tourists alike looking to shop, dine and socialize.

Getting around Miami via taxi/uber or rental car is pretty easy and anything that you’d want to do in Miami isn’t that far from Hyatt Centric in Brickell!

Property/Amenities 

The Hyatt Centric Brickell is located in the heart of the business and financial district of Miami: in the tallest building in Miami – the Panorama Tower. The hotel is located on floors 1-19 and the rest of the Panorama tower are all residences. The design of the property is Miami-chic with sporadic homages being paid back to Cuba and the culture that influences and is so prominent in Miami. The stylish blend of Miami birght whites with colorful Cuban accents creates a warm and inviting environment.

The property also boasts heaps of amenities to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Some of the more notable amenities and services at the Hyatt Centric Brickell are:

The heated pool was the perfect spot to catch a #PinkHour as the sun went down!

Dining 

Dining at Hyatt Centric Brickell’s on-site restaurant, Caña, is an experience all in itself! The Cuban inspired restaurant pays homage to Old Havana through vivid decor and vibrant plates. Caña is truly redefining what “on-site restaurant” means at a luxury hotel because I promise it is nothing like you’d expect. You can read a more comprehensive review I wrote of Caña here! 

Caña was also a great place for me to sit down, order a strong coffee and connect to the free Wi-Fi that Hyatt Centric Brickell offers and get some work done.

The Rooms

The best part about all 208 rooms and suites that the Hyatt Centric Brickell boats? They ALL have private balconies! A balcony is one of my favorite hotel amenities and Hyatt Centric Brickell took it a step further because each of the balconies are separated by tinted glass. A lot of times hotels will have a balcony that is open air and almost “shared” with the room next-door: the added privacy was especially welcome when traveling while Covid is still a risk. As the property is facing east it’s a perfect place to sit and watch the sun rise in the morning!

There were also a few small touches/amenities in the room that went a long way such as:

Additional Safety Protocols

Being that Covid is still a risk, there are HEAPS of ways the staff at Hyatt Centric Brickell is ensuring the highest standards of safety for both guests and employees alike. From disinfecting procedures to social distancing protocols and mask mandates for guests and staff there was no stone unturned when it came to the standards that Hyatt Centric Brickell implemented. Some of the protocols I noted included:

  • Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami is GBAC STARTM certified (Global Biorisk Advisory Council)
  • Designated Hygiene Manager on property who oversees all hotel operations and standards
  • Disinfect pool and pool chairs, tables and chairs, etc. between each use
    Require and clearly post signage encouraging the recommended 6 feet of social distance in all hotel public areas, apart from guests who are traveling together
  • Hand sanitizing stations readily available for colleagues in employee work areas and for guests in public areas including outdoor facilities, fitness center, elevators landings, lobby, restaurants and more.
  • Face coverings are required in all public areas besides in guest rooms and on the pool deck.
  • Conduct daily temperate checks for all associates, contractors and vendors
  • Plexiglass dividers at front desk and restaurant hostess stands to ensure the safety of colleagues and guests
  • Utilize single-use and digital collateral/menus throughout the hotel
  • Disinfect all room keys prior to distributing to guests (with availability of touchless / keyless check-in using the World of Hyatt app)
  • Contactless delivery of all food delivery orders and amenity requests
  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of all equipment, daily deep cleaning and ensure social distancing signage is in place.
  • Guest rooms will not be entered for at least 24 hours before to guest arrival, only after a trained housekeeping professional has safely and thoroughly prepared the room. Guest room door handles disinfected prior to check in.
  • Implement 21 Point Inspection Procedure which ensures the disinfection of all hard and soft surfaces in guest rooms, with strict procedures in place to eliminate cross contamination.
  • If you don’t have a mask don’t worry, for your convenience there is a Personal Protection Equipment vending machine available with items available for purchase located on the 1st floor lobby level of hotel.
The sani-center, a Personal Protection Equipment vending machine for guests.

All in all I *loved* my stay at Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami! From the friendly staff to the extra precautions and protocols due to Covid to the views and hues from my hotel room balcony and *especially* the flavors at Caña: I’d highly recommend booking your next stay in Miami at Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami! 

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