Hyatt has announced plans for the first UK property under its lifestyle Hyatt Centric brand.
The 150-room property will be located within the University of Cambridge’s Eddington development, and is expected to open in 2021.
Hyatt Centric Cambridge will feature “locally inspired design”, as well as “local retail and food offerings”, and bicycles for rent (the colleges of Cambridge University are around a 15-minute bike ride away).
The development will also offer 3,000 residential units, a 180-room extended stay hotel, retail facilities, a community and performance arts centre, sports fields, public parks, a school, student accommodation, and academic and research facilities.
The hotel will be the seventh Hyatt Centric property in Europe, and the tenth Hyatt-branded hotel in the UK, joining Andaz London Liverpool Street, Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport, Hyatt Place West London Hayes, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Hyatt Regency London The Churchill, Hyatt Regency Manchester and Hyatt House Manchester and Great Scotland Yard Hotel.
The two Manchester properties were a result of the recent rebranding of the Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza hotels within the city’s Lume development.
Business Traveller recently reviewed Great Scotland Yard Hotel, which recently opened under Hyatt’s Unbound Collection brand.
Commenting on the news Guido Fredrich, Hyatt’s regional vice president of development for Europe said:
“We are thrilled to announce plans to bring the Hyatt Centric brand to the UK – where we’re focused on growing Hyatt’s brand presence – and the first Hyatt hotel to Cambridge, England.
“We are looking forward to working with [developers] Edyn to debut Hyatt’s fastest growing lifestyle brand in one of the country’s top-performing hotel markets and connecting our guests to the heart of the action when in Cambridge.”