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A rendering of Andaz Dubai The Palm

Hyatt announces new hotel openings in ME, Asia Pacific

CHICAGO, May 27, 2019

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans to expand its luxury portfolio by the end of 2020, with new openings scheduled across the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

The expansion includes the anticipated opening of Grand Hyatt Al Khobar, marking the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the kingdom, set to open in late 2019, as well the opening of Andaz Dubai The Palm in the UAE later this year.

By the end of 2020, Hyatt Hotels will the opening of the Alila Hinu Bay in Oman and a Grand Hyatt in Kuwait.

In the Asia Pacific region, Hyatt plans to open 21 new luxury hotels and resorts by the end of 2020.

This expansion is comprised of seven Park Hyatt branded properties, six hotels each under the Grand Hyatt and Andaz brands and two Alila branded resorts, boosting Hyatt’s luxury portfolio in the region by more than 25 per cent.
 
“As we expand our resort, lifestyle and wellbeing offerings, we will better cater to today’s increasingly diverse luxury travellers who seek greater personalisation, whether they are travelling for business or leisure,” said Carina Chorengel, senior vice president, Commercial, Asia Pacific, Hyatt.
 
With this expansion, a record number of seven Park Hyatt hotels are expected to open in under two years – a significant milestone for Hyatt, which adds an average of one Park Hyatt property per year. The Andaz brand, known to offer immersive cultural experiences, is set to double its footprint in Asia Pacific with new openings in major cities such as Seoul, Dubai and Shenzhen, alongside resort destinations such as Bali, as well as Sanya and Xiamen in China.
 
Set to join the World of Hyatt loyalty program later this year following its integration into the Hyatt portfolio in 2018, the Alila brand will add two resorts in Malaysia and Oman next year. Together these two resorts will bring the brand’s contemporary expressions of century-old traditions, authentic experiences and sustainable mindset closer to more travellers. Additionally, the Grand Hyatt brand continues its steady growth momentum with new openings in emerging cities in China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
 
“Hyatt has a distinct and differentiated strategy with each of our brands positioned at the high end of every segment in which we operate, and we are committed to expanding our brand footprint in major business cities, cultural destinations and leisure hot spots that resonate with developers, owners and guests,” said Patrick Finn, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt.
 
Planned openings in 2019
• Andaz Dubai The Palm in the UAE
• Grand Hyatt Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia
• Andaz Gangnam Seoul in South Korea
• Grand Hyatt Gurgaon in India
• Grand Hyatt Hefei in China
• Park Hyatt Auckland in New Zealand
• Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar
• Park Hyatt Jakarta in Indonesia
• Park Hyatt Kyoto in Japan
• Park Hyatt Shenzhen in China
 
Planned openings in 2020
• Alila Hinu Bay in Oman
• Grand Hyatt Kuwait in Kuwait
• Alila Dalit Bay in Malaysia
• Andaz Bali in Indonesia
• Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay in China
• Andaz Shenzhen in China
• Andaz Xiamen in China
• Grand Hyatt Jeju in Korea
• Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula in China
• Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono in Japan
• Park Hyatt Suzhou in China. -TradeArabia News Service




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