HYATT EXPANDS ON PLANS FOR GCC GROWTH AT ATM DUBAI
HYATT EXPANDS ON PLANS FOR GCC GROWTH AT ATM DUBAI Continues to Attract Wider Range of Guests with Diversified Offerings and Choice Locations in KSA and Abu Dhabi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (May 4, 2015) – Hyatt announced today at the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) exhibition in Dubai that it continues to spotlight the burgeoning Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) market with new hotels across several of its brands -- from the bold and dramatic Grand Hyatt to the upscale Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands.
At least nine new Hyatt-branded hotels are expected to open across the GCC by 2017. Six of these nine new regional hotels will open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and join the existing Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa.
Hyatt continues to diversify its offerings in the GCC with one of the fastest growing brands in its global portfolio – the upscale Hyatt Place brand. The company will also introduce its upscale extended stay Hyatt House brand in the region for the first time with Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street and Hyatt House Makkah.
The Grand Hyatt brand will be showcased for the first time in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when the iconic Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl opens.
“Hyatt’s progress in the GCC has been remarkable, and we are excited about our pipeline for the next few years. We’re determined to capture resurgent business travellers, as well as the growing demand in leisure travel, and we will continue to focus on enhancing and diversifying our brand portfolio in the Middle East,” said Dubai-based Tareq Daoud, Regional Vice President – Sales, Hyatt Sales Force, Middle East & Africa, on the sidelines of ATM.
“The GCC is a market with multiple demand generators -- with travellers and residents seeking premium brands at multiple price points without having to sacrifice quality. This is precisely what Hyatt offers across its portfolio of brands, and is the reason why we continue to strengthen our offering of Hyatt Place properties in the region – we are determined to cater to the different needs of our loyal guests,” Daoud added.
GCC Development Pipeline
Hyatt currently has 10 properties operating across the GCC, with a number of new openings through to 2017, including Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, Park Hyatt Doha, Hyatt Place Makkah and Hyatt House Makkah, Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street and Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road.
Hyatt Regency Makkah
Hyatt Regency Makkah is part of a two-phase, mixed-use development in the heart of Makkah -- a one-minute walk to Al-Masjid Al-Haram.
The hotel offers 657 guest rooms including 26 suites over 19 floors, with a Royal Suite on the 18th floor, overlooking Al-Masjid Al-Haram. All rooms offer rich textures, designer décor and fine contemporary furnishings as well as the latest services and facilities. Each guestroom has been thoughtfully designed for the fulfilment of religious duties. Natural lighting permeates the property, augmenting its panoramic views of the holy city.
Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square
Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square is conveniently located in Nasser Square-Dubai's historic district on the eastern side of Dubai Creek famed for its wealth of enriching individual experiences for both business and leisure travellers.
With 126 spacious guestrooms, Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square features a variety of services and amenities, including free Gallery Kitchen hot breakfast served daily during your stay. The Gallery Cafe, offers carefully chosen and delicious a la carte selections for lunch and dinner in a modern comfortable ambiance.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotels and Residences
The iconic 47-story hotel is located on the southwest end of the Coastal Boulevard in the prestigious Ras Al Akhdar district of central Abu Dhabi. It is conveniently located close to upscale shopping malls and tourist attractions and is only 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The contemporary “twisting” glass tower will offer 368 rooms and 60 fully furnished service apartments with four restaurants, a lounge, two bars, extensive meeting facilities and a sophisticated spa and fitness centre.
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya enjoys a prime city location in the commercial and retail heart of Riyadh. Situated just 30 minutes from King Khaled International Airport, near the city’s financial district and the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel is an ideal setting for both business and leisure activities.
The hotel’s 261 spacious guestrooms, including 40 suites, are spread across 28 floors of graceful, modern architecture. All rooms and suites offer rich textures, designer décor, fine furnishings, panoramic views of the vibrant city of Riyadh and natural daylight equally suited to work or relaxation.
Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street
Due to open in the fourth quarter of 2016, Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street is located in the Al Faysaliayah District, in close proximity to Sari and Thaliay Streets which connect it to the Corniche. The extended stay hotel in within a mile from Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road, which is due to open in 2017.
The hotel will have 104 guest rooms, divided into 45% studios, 40% one bedrooms and 15% transient rooms. It will also offer 100 square meters (1,076 square feet) of meeting space, as well as a gallery and restaurant, prayer room and small fitness center.
Hyatt is taking part at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai from 4 –7 May 2015, located in HC6450 in Sheikh Saeed Arena at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
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 develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of December 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 587 properties in 50 countries.
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to whom and what matter most to them. More than 140 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail.
About Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt hotels provide first-class accommodations, dramatic architecture and state-of-the-art technology in major gateway cities and resort destinations. Sophisticated global travellers stay in these hotels to experience extraordinary restaurants, bars, spas and fitness centers, as well as comprehensive business and meeting facilities. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.grandhyatt.com.
About Hyatt House
Launched in 2012, HYATT house was designed to welcome residents rather than guests. Inspired by extensive research of guest experiences, HYATT house is designed to surprise and delight with services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that will remind guests of home. Residentially inspired studios, one- and two-bedroom suites feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A complimentary full hot breakfast is served daily as well as a complimentary Evening Social with savory bites, beer and wine. In lieu of the Evening Social, some locations have an H BAR featuring the Sip+Savor menu and full bar. Public spaces include a 24-hour workout room, Guest Market and laundry facilities. A friendly House Host is available to check-in guests, provide directions or help with other needs to help guests feel at home. The brand is committed to helping guests keep their real-life routines rolling while on the road. HYATT house recently earned the top spot in the upscale extended stay category in Business Travel News’ 2012 Hotel Chain Survey, based on a survey of corporate travel buyers. Additionally, the brand was named one of the 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families by Parents Magazine. Chosen amongst more than 70 hotels chains, HYATT house was recognized for its convenient, functional, and family-friendly amenities, with separate parent and child sleeping areas topping the list.
About Hyatt Place
Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines style with casual hospitality. Featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner, free Wi-Fi, the 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast with your stay. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgot and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.