What looks like a shiny silver-mirror tube is the hotel, halfway between the real-gold domes of the city's two main historic cathedrals
A delightful patchwork of new and old culture and architecture, Kiev is often a little-known destination for those oriented further away from Eastern Europe. Although the Hyatt Regency Kiev has an entrenched respect for the past, it is obviously more of a modernist iteration of Kiev.
Close to a plethora of museums and monuments, Hyatt Regency Kiev is forced to offer some jewels of its own to keep guests within its walls - and it does a fine job. 234 rooms are smartly adorned with a blend of modern pieces and those offering a nod to the classics. High speed Internet and heated bathroom floors make welcome additions
The pool here may be elegant, but it's no stick in the mud. Ask the Barkeep at the poolside bar to show you why. Towel off, and head to Bar on 8 for European dishes, fine wine, and full-bodied cigars. Still hungry? In the mood for a touch of far eastern flair? Simply sink into Grill Asia, where woks and steamers will make guests feel as though they're traveled further than they first thought.
If you eat yourself into a coma, refresh at Spa Naturel, where a myriad of techniques will have you up and around Saint Sophia's Square in no time.