Hyatt has celebrated the opening of its 1,000th hotel worldwide, with the addition of the Alila Napa Valley in California.

Founder Jay Pritzker purchased the first Hyatt hotel in 1957, and the group has since grown to include 18 brands.

Hyatt acquired the Alila brand when it purchased lifestyle hotel management company Two Roads Hospitality in 2018, with the collection currently comprising 15 properties in six countries.

Alila Napa Valley is the brand’s second hotel in the Americas, and offers 68 rooms surrounded by the Home Vineyards of the Beringer Estate.

The adult-only retreat features an outdoor pool overlooking mountains and the adjacent vineyards, as well as a “seasonally driven” restaurant and bar, a fitness centre and Spa Alila.

Commenting on the milestone Jim Chu, Hyatt’s executive vice president of global franchising and development, said:

“Hyatt’s thoughtful journey to 1,000 hotels has been grounded in listening, growing, and innovating along the way to meet guest, member, customer and owner needs.

“Today, we remain focused on expanding our global footprint and building our business based on where we can best extend care and make a positive impact on our guests and the communities in which we operate.

“With a strong pipeline of new openings and developments, Hyatt continues to offer differentiated experiences that will cater to the growing demand for leisure destinations our guests are seeking as they get back to travel.”

Hyatt recently signed a deal to develop hotels totalling over 1,000 rooms across Thailand, and earlier this month outlined plans for the growth of its three independent collection brands – the Unbound Collection, Destination by Hyatt and Joie de Vivre.

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