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Hyatt outlines growth of independent collection brands

7 Mar 2021 by Mark Caswell
Hotel du Palais Biarritz

Hyatt has provided details of growth plans for its three independent collection brands – the Unbound Collection, Destination by Hyatt and Joie de Vivre.

The Unbound Collection launched in 2016, and now counts 25 properties within its portfolio, with recently added hotels in Dusseldorf and Nanjing.

Later this month the group will reopen the restored Hotel du Palais Biarritz (pictured above), which joined the Unbound Collection in 2018.

Meanwhile the group added the Destination and Joie de Vivre brands (in recent times shortened to “JDV”) to its portfolio when it acquired Two Roads Hospitality in 2018.

Mission Pacific Hotel, a JDV by Hyatt hotel, and the adjacent Seabird Resort, a Destination by Hyatt hotel (pictured below) are both expected to open in California this spring, spanning 700 feet of Oceanside beachfront, and The Shay, a third Californian property, is expected to join the Destination by Hyatt brand later this year.

The Seabird Resort, a Destination by Hyatt hotel

In Beijing, the refurbished 175-room Commune by the Great Wall is expected to open under the Unbound Collection in April, and The Langbo Chendu is also set to join the brand this year.

Hyatt will also add its first JDV hotels in Sweden and Canada in 2021, with locations in Stockholm, Malmo and Toronto.

The group has also outlined properties slated to open by 2025, including:

  • Hotel La Compania, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Panama City, Panama)
  • Grand Hansa Hotel, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Rancho Pescadero, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Todos Santos, Mexico)
  • A hotel in Tongli, Suzhou, China, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
  • The Barai Hua Hin, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Hua Hin, Thailand)
  • The former Byblos Hotel, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Mijas, Spain)
  • A hotel near Mount Fuji, Japan, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Shizuoka, Japan)
  • A hotel in Hollywood, California, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Commenting on the growth Katie Johnson, global brand leader, independent collection, Hyatt, said:

“With each new hotel opening under Hyatt’s three independent collection brands, we are encouraging unique discovery of the local culture or history of the hotel’s location, truly illustrating the spirit of these three distinct brands.

“Learning from our guests, members, and customers is key to Hyatt. Each of these hotels accelerates our efforts to expand our independent collections in markets that reach travellers and surprise locals with captivating experiences.”

hyatt.com

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