HYATT ANNOUNCES COMPLETED CONVERSION OF FOUR NEW PROPERTIES IN FRANCE
Number of Hyatt Branded Properties in Deluxe European Destination More than Doubles
Senior Hyatt Executive Expects Significant Outbound Gulf Traffic to New Premium Properties
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (7 May, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels has announced the completed conversion of its four newly acquired iconic hotels in France, more than doubling the number of Hyatt locations in the country.
Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, Hotel du Louvre , Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile and Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranée are now fully operational as Hyatt properties, in time for the heavy summer draw from the Gulf states.
“The rebranding of these four properties to Hyatt-branded hotels in France, in time for peak travel over the summer months, represents Hyatt’s continued growth in key gateway cities. Gulf travellers are already well aware of the Hyatt brand within the region and in France itself, and are well aware of what to expect from a Hyatt guest experience, and we expect many GCC visitors to these new properties over the summer period and beyond,” said Tareq Daoud, Regional Vice President Global Sales - Middle East, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Southwest Asia.
Paris continues to see an influx of visitors year on year, with 36.9 million overnights recorded in 2011. After London, Paris has the largest number of hotel rooms in Europe with the majority of hotel visitors (more than 54 percent) representing foreign visitors, according to a recent Paris Tourism Office report’s key figures. A recent report on hotel occupancy puts the number of bed nights from the GCC region in Paris at 1.7 million for 2012, up more than 15 percent on the previous year.
“Paris and Cannes are France’s two most important cities for business and leisure travel, and Nice is one of the most in-demand resort areas in the world,” said Peter Fulton, Group President, EAME/Southwest Asia for Hyatt.
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile (Formerly Concorde Lafayette)
Easily accessible from all of Paris’ major tourist and business districts, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is the only hotel with direct access to Palais des Congrès – the largest conference venue in Europe – and hosts approximately 120 conferences per year. The hotel offers 950 guestrooms, including 21 suites, and features a concierge club, two bars, two restaurants and 37,000 square feet of conference space. Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile will offer a full range of services and dining options to business and leisure travellers.
Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez (Formerly Hotel Martinez)
Situated in a prime location on the exclusive Boulevard de la Croisette, overlooking the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez benefits from Cannes’ status as France’s second most important city for business tourism and is one of the prime destinations for exhibitions and conventions. The hotel consists of 409 guestrooms, including 27 suites, and features a private beach and the only 2-star Michelin gastronomic restaurant in Cannes. With nearly 27,000 square feet of conference space, it is one of the city’s largest conference facilities. Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez will provide sophisticated, upscale accommodations to business and leisure travelers.
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranée (Formerly Palais de la Mediterranée Hotel)
The hotel boasts an excellent location in the city center and prominent beach frontage. Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranée consists of 188 guestrooms, including 12 suites, many of which have individual terraces with unobstructed views of the sea. It also offers extensive conference and banqueting facilities totaling 20,000 square feet. Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranée will offer a full range of services and dining options to business and leisure travelers.
Hotel du Louvre
Centrally located in one of the most sought-after tourist and commercial districts in Paris, this highly visible historic building is well served by restaurants, high-end shops and art galleries. Following a two-to-three year renovation, the hotel is to become an Andaz.
Hyatt is taking part in ATM Dubai from 6 to 9 May 2013, located at HC 5450 in Sheikh Saeed Arena Hall.
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