First Hyatt Place in Mideast opens at Al Rigga
Dubai, May 5, 2014
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management, have announced the opening of Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai.
The opening of the 210-room hotel marks a significant milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand outside the US. Hyatt Place hotels have recently opened in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Armenia, and The Netherlands, as well as throughout the US.
“We are delighted to introduce the Hyatt Place brand to yet another part of the world with Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, and to provide travelers with more Hyatt-branded hotel options when visiting Dubai. We believe that both business and leisure travelers will embrace the high-tech, stylish design that seamlessly meets 24/7 lifestyle requirements,” said Pablo Graf, senior vice president of operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Southwest Asia.
“The opening of this hotel further strengthens our relationship with Hyatt, which currently includes three of wasl’s properties, including Park Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt Dubai and Hyatt Regency Dubai,” said chief executive officer Hesham Al Qassim, wasl Asset Management Group. “The Hyatt Place brand offers an innovative service concept and a modern design that we believe will be very successful in Dubai and throughout the Middle East. wasl remains committed to providing affordable and modern accommodation and facilities to cater to Dubai’s increasing demand for mid-range tourism in the years leading up to Exp 2020.” - TradeArabia News Service