Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans to bring its Hyatt Place brand to Malaysia for the first time with a new hotel in Malacca, set to open in late 2019. The Hyatt Place Melaka Gateway will comprise some 200 rooms across 25 storeys and will include over 250 sqm of function space, a rooftop swimming pool and a poolside bar.

The new Hyatt is being built as part of Melaka Gateway, a mixed-use project currently under development on the western coast of Malacca City, comprising three reclaimed islands and scheduled to be fully completed in 2025.

“Hyatt Place Melaka Gateway will be the first Hyatt Place hotel in Malaysia and we are delighted to work with KAJ Development to introduce the brand to the country,” said David Udell, group president, Asia Pacific at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “The opening of this hotel will mark a significant milestone for Hyatt as the Hyatt Place brand continues to expand worldwide and offer more choices to our guests in key gateway cities.”

Melaka Gateway will consist of office towers, residential space, hotels, shopping centres and a convention centre. Other attractions include a 100-metre-high Ferris wheel and a lighthouse, while access via sea will be available through a dedicated cruise terminal, which is claimed will be the largest in Asia.