Hyatt has announced plans to bring its Hyatt Regency brand to the US West Coast city of Seattle.

The 1,260-room Hyatt regency Seattle will be the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest when it opens in 2018, and will feature over 100,000 square feet of meeting and events space, “multiple food and beverage outlets”, and a Regency Club lounge.

The property will be located in the city’s Denny Triangle district, two blocks from the Washington State Convention Centre, which itself is planning a $1.4 billion expansion project.

Hyatt currently operates two properties in the Seattle area, including Grand Hyatt Seattle, Hyatt at Olive 8, and Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown.

Commenting on the new development David Tarr, senior vice president of real estate and development, Hyatt said:

“Developing a Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Seattle is consistent with our company’s objective to grow strategically in gateway destinations where our guests want us to be, and to do so with great owners and developers like RC Hedreen Company.

“We look forward to offering our guests and Hyatt’s loyal group of meeting and event planners an outstanding new lodging option in the heart of this dynamic city.”

Hyatt recently announced plans to rebrand three of its US properties under its Hyatt Centric offering.