First Hyatt Place Hotel In India Celebrates Opening
Hyatt Place Hampi Continues Hyatt’s Growth Strategy in the Country
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 23, 2012) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Chartered Hampi Hotels Private Limited announced the opening of Hyatt Place Hampi in Karnataka, India. The hotel introduces the Hyatt Place brand to India and follows Hyatt Place San Jose/Pinares in Costa Rica as the second Hyatt Place hotel to open outside the United States. More than 20 additional Hyatt Place hotels have been previously announced throughout the country, including Hyatt Place hotels in Nagpur and Pune.
India is a key area of growth forHyatt. Hyatt Place Hampi joins 10 hotels currently open under various Hyatt brands in the country, including Park Hyatt Hyderabad and Park Hyatt Chennai, which both opened earlier this year. Momentum will continue with more than 50previously announced hotelsunder development in India across various Hyatt brands, including Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, Hyatt Regency Ludhiana, Hyatt Raipur, Andaz Gurgaon and Grand Hyatt Kochi. Additionally, Hyatt announced a multi-property deal in October to rebrand five Ista hotels in the country as Hyatt Bangalore, Hyatt Pune, Hyatt Hyderabad, Hyatt Ahmedabad and Hyatt Amritsar by March 2013.
“We are excited to bring the Hyatt Place brand to India, andwebelieve this continued global expansionwill complement thenearly 170 Hyatt Place hotels in the United States,” said Peter Fulton, Executive Vice President, Group President – EAME/Southwest Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “As we continue to grow our brands strategically in emerging markets, we look forward to having our entire portfolio of brands represented in places where our guests are traveling.”
About Hyatt Place Hampi
Hyatt Place Hampi is an upscale, select-service hotel designed for multi-tasking travelers. The hotel is conveniently located within one kilometer of JSW Steel Limited and is in close proximity to the business centers of Bellary and Hospet. It is an ideal place for leisure travelers with the world’s largest open-air museum and UNESCO world heritage site at Hampi, just 27 kilometers away. Guests may also enjoy a visit to Kaladham, an interactive, 3D Museum providing a virtual trip to Hampi, located adjacent to the hotel.
“Hyatt Place Hampi is located in an unexplored destination that has a lot to offer both domestic and foreign travelers. The hotel offers an open, intuitive design, a warm and casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and 24-hour food and beverage availability,” said Sumit Kumar, General Manager of Hyatt Place Hampi.
Hyatt Place Hampi offers:
· 115 spacious guestrooms, including seven rooms with private plunge pools and three suites
· All rooms feature a 40-inch TV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed, a three-seat sectional sofa or a Cozy Corner (sofa pull out bed) and Hyatt Plug Panel media center for connecting a laptop or media device to the TV
· Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
· Complimentary hot buffet breakfast
· More than 3,500 square feet of flexible, hi-tech meeting and function space
· 24/7 Market offering freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and a variety of bottled beverages
· Bar serving premium beer and wines
· 24/7 “Gallery,” an all-day-dining restaurant serving Indian and Western cuisine
“Hampi is one of the most splendid historical sites in the country. Hyatt Place Hampi’s location not only offers guests the chance to explore Hampi but also other historical sites in North Karnataka such as Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal,” said VarunSaraf, Director, Chartered Hampi Hotels Pvt. Ltd. “As our company continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to be involved with the upcoming development of other Hyatt hotels in various urban centers.”
HYATT PLACE HAMPI LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place Hampi is under the leadership of General Manager Sumit Kumar and Director of Sales Rohith K. In his role, Kumar is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 82 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Rohith K is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting JSW Limited or the Bellary/Hampi/Hospetarea.
For Hyatt Place Hampi information or to make a reservation, visithttp://hampi.place.hyatt.com.
ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner, an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. For more information, please visit www.hyattplace.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®and Hyatt HouseTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence Club TM. As of September 30, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.