Now Open: Hyatt Regency JFK At Resorts World

I spent way too many nights at JFK in a year, or at least before the pandemic. I wrote an October 2020 article about a Hyatt Regency opening close to JFK. I'm not sure if it sounds great or terrible. I thought it was worth sharing an update on the hotel's opening.Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New YorkThe ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hyatt Regency at Resorts World Casino New York took place on August 6, 2021. Reservations are now being accepted starting August 11, 2021.Four-star hotel with 400 rooms will have eight floors and be built on eight storiesNew York City's only casino hotel will host the hotel. It will offer all amenities including conference and meeting rooms, restaurants, and gaming areas.The casino will have over 6,000 slot machines and electronic table games. It will also offer three gaming levels Times Square Casino and Fifth Avenue Casino as well as Central Park Casino and high-limit rooms.Genting Americas owns the hotel and has invested approximately $400 million in its development.Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts WorldHyatt Regency JFK at Resorts WorldHyatt Regency JFK at Resorts WorldHyatt Regency JFK at Resorts WorldThis hotel seems more like a casino than an airport hotel. However, it will still be convenient for anyone flying to or from JFK Airport. You can reach the hotel by A Train, Q37 bus or LIRR to Jamaica Station. There is a complimentary shuttle service between the station and the hotel. Unfortunately, there is no shuttle service between the airport and hotel.The Hyatt Regency rates in points and cashAs of August 11, 2021, the Hyatt RegencyJFK will accept reservations for overnight stays. The Hyatt RegencyJFK will be a Category3 World of Hyatt property. This means that a night in a standard room costs 12,000 World of Hyatt Points, and a night in a suite costs 20,000 World of Hyatt.The hotel charges $200+ per night for paid ratesAn interesting fact is that an executive suite is available in one of the standard suites of this hotel, for the purpose of redeeming points and upgrading Globalist members, and it retails at over $1,100 per day.Problem with JFK airport hotelsThe TWA Hotel is located in JFK. It's amazing, but it's also very expensive. It is a geek heaven and it is connected directly to Terminal 5. It solved most of my JFK airport hotel problems.Pool at the TWA Hotel JFKJFK is one of the most unattractive major airports when it comes to the selection of hotels. The Sheraton was my usual hotel before the TWA Hotel opened. However, it has been converted to a homeless shelter as have many other hotels in the vicinity.This brings us to Hyatt Regency, JFK.You can now earn and redeem World of Hyatt Points near JFK!The hotel will likely have several decent restaurants and 24-hour coffee. This is a great addition to the JFK area hotels.Casinos make me sad, especially when they are not something I intend to do.Shuttle service between the hotel and airport will not be provided.Bottom lineThe ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hyatt RegencyJFK was held on August 11, 2019. It will open as soon as possible, on August 11, 2021. I am excited to have a points-based property that is comparable to the TWA Hotel and one that offers decent dining options.However, I cannot deny that I am excited about the idea of visiting a casino without a shuttle service to JFK.What do you think of the Hyatt Regency JFK new Hyatt Regency?