Hyatt Hotels Corporation is significantly expanding its footprint across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East over the coming 18 months with a total of 21 new hotel openings scheduled by the end of 2020.
The move will see the company’s luxury portfolio in the regions boosted “by more than 25 per cent”, the group said in a press release. This will include a doubling of the footprint of its lifestyle-focused Andaz brand in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, while its most premium brand, Park Hyatt, will be adding seven new properties to its network by the end of next year.
“We are excited to expand our luxury portfolio in Asia Pacific, bringing more distinct experiences through the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz and Alila brands to destinations that matter most to our guests,” said Carina Chorengel, Hyatt’s senior vice president, commercial, Asia Pacific.
“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 traveling for business or leisure.”
So what new properties are opening over the coming 18 months?
Ten new properties are set to open their doors this year, many of which will be under the group’s flagship Grand Hyatt and premium Park Hyatt brands. These include:
- Andaz Dubai The Palm – UAE
- Andaz Gangnam Seoul – South Korea
- Grand Hyatt Al Khobar – Saudi Arabia
- Grand Hyatt Gurgaon – India
- Grand Hyatt Hefei – China
- Park Hyatt Auckland – New Zealand
- Park Hyatt Doha – Qatar
- Park Hyatt Jakarta – Indonesia
- Park Hyatt Kyoto – Japan
- Park Hyatt Shenzhen – China
These will be followed by a number of other properties under the Andaz, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands, as well as two hotels under its Alila Hotels and Resorts arm, which joined the group’s portfolio last year. These include:
- Alila Dalit Bay – Malaysia
- Alila Hinu Bay – Oman
- Andaz Bali – Indonesia
- Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay – China
- Andaz Shenzhen – China
- Andaz Xiamen – China
- Grand Hyatt Jeju – South Korea
- Grand Hyatt Kuwait – Kuwait
- Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula – China
- Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono – Japan
- Park Hyatt Suzhou – China
According to Patrick Finn, senior vice president of real estate and development, luxury properties account for 40 per cent of Hyatt’s overall portfolio in the region.