Hyatt will open its first property in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in southwest China.

Located in Kunming’s Panlong business district, the Grand Hyatt Kunming will be part of the Spring City 66 development which opened last year. The new property features 332 rooms, occupying the first 26 floors of the hotel and residential tower.

As one of the city’s largest largest commercial complexes, Spring City 66 is a 15 minute drive from Kunming railway station and 30 minutes to Changshui international airport. It has direct access to the airport via metro line 6, according to its Chinese website.

Hyatt partnered with property developer Hang Lung Properties for the project.

Weber Lo, CEO at Hang Lung Properties, said: 

“We are excited to collaborate with Hyatt to introduce the world-renowned Grand Hyatt brand to Kunming. Grand Hyatt Kunming will be a magnificent addition to our landmark commercial development Spring City 66. Just one year since it opened, Spring City 66 has already brought together about 300 top international and local retail, dining, lifestyle and entertainment brands.”

David Udell, group president, Asia Pacific at Hyatt, added:

“With the new addition of Grand Hyatt Kunming, guests from across China and the world will be able to enjoy truly extraordinary moments for which the Grand Hyatt brand is known, while indulging themselves in the spring-like climate all year round, the extraordinary landscape, rich historical and cultural heritage that Kunming could offer. 

“Grand Hyatt Kunming’s contemporary design, thoughtful and intuitive service, as well as its strategic location within the city as part of Spring City 66, will be an asset to Kunming and is set to become a regional icon for local and international guests.”

Hyatt also manages Jinmao Hotel Lijiang, previously known as Grand Hyatt Lijiang, near Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Yunnan province.