Hyatt Regency Riyadh
Hyatt to open 2 new hotels each in UAE, Saudi
Dubai, May 6, 2014
US-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation outlined its expansion plans in the region with the upcoming launches of two properties each in the UAE and Saudi Arabia at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
The launches include Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga in May 2014, and Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, Hyatt Regency Riyadh and Hyatt Regency Makkah in the following months.
“The GCC provides a unique and diverse arena for us to continually evolve our brand portfolio and we are delighted to be making a strong impact in the region,” said Ron Cusiter, vice president, Sales Operations for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, South West Asia.
“Not only are we excited to share our expansion plans, we are also pleased to introduce our award-winning, innovative brand – Hyatt Place—to the GCC. Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga is the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in the Middle East and joins more than 190 other Hyatt Place hotels around the world.”
“We have been managing hotels in the UAE and KSA for several years now and continue to recognize and expand into these two critically-strategic markets. We currently operate six full service hotels in these two countries alone,” said Tareq Daoud, regional vice president Global Sales—Middle East, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, South West Asia.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
In Abu Dhabi, a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Emirates Pearl for Development & Investment, a joint venture between Atlas Telecom and the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), for a new Grand Hyatt hotel.
The 47-storey hotel is located on the Southwest end of the Coastal Boulevard in the Ras Al Akhdar district of central Abu Dhabi.
The contemporary “twisting” glass tower offers 368-rooms and 60 fully-furnished service apartments with four restaurants, a lounge, two bars, extensive meeting facilities and a sophisticated spa & fitness centre. The hotel has been designed by Dennis Lems Architects Associates, with interiors by MKV Design of London.
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek
Hyatt and wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management, have announced the launch of Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek in 2015. Situated within Dubai Health Care City, by the iconic Dubai Creek, the property will feature extensive food and beverage options, a Regency club lounge, spa with eight treatment rooms and signature gym and fitness studios. The development will feature 464 hotel rooms and 405 apartments.
Hyatt Regency Makkah
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Jabal Omar Development Company to manage three properties in Makkah, the Holy city. Hyatt Regency Makkah will be part of a two-phase master planned mixed-use development with a built-up area of more than 2 million sq m. Hyatt Regency.
Makkah, slated to launch in 2015, will offer 657 guestrooms including 26 suites, in addition to several dining venues, a Regency Club lounge, a fitness center, as well as 24-hour in room dining.
The hotel is located in close proximity to several religious sites, including the holiest shrine of Islam – Al-Masjid Al-Haram or the Sacred Mosque, Mount Arafat, Muzdalifah, and Mina.
Hyatt Regency Riyadh
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Mohammed A Al Swailem for commercial investment for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Riyadh offering 260 guestrooms including 40 suites spread across 28 floors of gracefully modern architecture. Each room and suite offers rich textures, designer décor, fine furnishings, panoramic views of Riyadh and natural daylight, which is equally suited to work or relaxation.
The hotel, slated to launch in 2015, will also feature a lobby lounge, two restaurants, a Regency Club lounge, Fitness Centre, more than 1,000 square metres of ballroom and event space, and a number of small meeting rooms.
Offering intriguing architecture and panoramic views, Hyatt Regency Riyadh is ideally situated downtown in Olaya Street, a prime location for both business and pleasure. From the hotel's location in the heart of the central business district, it is just a two-minute walk to Centria Mall, Olaya Towers and Tahlia Street, where business meets fashion and entertainment.
ATM 2014, the leading international travel and tourism event in the Middle East, opened on May 6 and will run until Thursday at the Dubai International Exhibition and Conference Centre. – TradeArabia News Service