Since I’ve started working here in Kathmandu, I have been struggling to fit things into my one day weekend (which is Saturday). It’s quite a shock to the system to not have two days of leisure. Oh Sundays…
Recently I got invited to HYATT REGENCY for their weekend brunch. So a weekend brunch offer includes access to the beautiful HYATT pool and all-you-can-eat style buffet brunch at the hotel. Before I jump into it, lets just say this was a Saturday well spent. The brunch consisted of all sorts and had plenty to offer. Unfortunately, due to an eventful Friday night I wasn’t feeling too good to try out everything on offer. However, the little that I did try – salad, pasta, hot dog and a cake – was delicious. My friend/photographer who accompanied me to HYATT on the day is a complete foodie and seeing him eat away confirmed that all of the food was indeed very delicious and too tempting to miss out. The food trays were all fully stocked, fresh and there were plenty of staff around to give you a hand or to answer any particular questions.
Shortly after we finished the feast, it was time to head over to the HYATT pool. The pool area was dotted with families, young adults and children. Visitors wishing to come to HYATT for the brunch offer may want come early in order to avoid not getting a sun-bed. Having said that, the pool wasn’t that busy. I guess everyone prefers topping up their tan over dipping in the pool. A refreshing few laps around the HYATT pool can instantly make you forget the chaos of Kathmandu. The honking, the dust, the rich smell – they were all so far away. I was secure from it all. It is indeed a different world here. And if you fancy sippin’ on your martini or a non-alcoholic drink right by the pool, then you can! The pool-side bar comes in handy for those that want to bathe under the sun without having to lift a leg.
The final part of this HYATT experience concluded with a Choornaswedam massage at the Club Oasis. As it was my very first time receiving a massage and being anywhere near such an environment, I was a little apprehensive. Being all exposed, wait – Lexposed – and having somebody touch me isn’t my idea of fun or being in peace but I was pretty wrong. From the music, the lighting to the very skilled masseuse, the experience was a treat! I had to be woken up at the end. I surely must’ve dozed off for quite some time.
As I made my way out of HYATT I saw a line of cars and official figures coming out from the event where the Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi had just finished giving her speech. One day I shall go see her talk and who knows… maybe even take a selfie but for now, my reLexing day at HYATT was enough for me.
PS. Photos by BIVIT GURUNG.
HYATT REGENCY KATHMANDU QUICK FACTS:
- 280 Rooms including Eight Suites
- Helipad Available
- Three Astroturf Tennis Courts
- Club Oasis, a health and fitness club spread across 331 square metres (3,566 square feet), offers cardio equipment, weight training complemented by an on-site personal trainer and yoga lessons
- Steam, sauna and indoor/outdoor whirlpool bath
- 1.6 Kilometre Jogging Track
- Five restaurants and bar including ROX BAR
- Over 950 square metres of event space
RECENT POPULAR HYATT GUESTS:
- Aung San Suu Kyi
- Sunny Leone
- Akshay Kumar
- Jay Sean (he performed at HYATT REGENCY)