Middle East Travellers Look Close To Home For Eid Breaks
Goa, Kathmandu and Istanbul Ideal Holiday Destinations for Travellers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (24 June, 2012) – Travellers from the Middle East seeking Eid getaways are choosing destinations within a four to five hour flight, according to leading global hotelier Hyatt Hotels.
With Eid breaks tending to last no longer than a week, holidaymakers are still choosing to travel but stay within a short flight from their home cities, maximizing their time away as much as possible.
“Travellers from the Middle East tend to want to stay close to home when holidaying, especially for short breaks. With the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr holiday next month, we foresee a large number of travellers looking for a holiday experience which provides luxury and style, but within a short distance from home to maximize their time away,” said Thierry Bertin, Vice President World Wide Sales, Hyatt International – South West Asia.
Swaying palms, white sands and sparkling waters are await visitors to the balmy shores of Goa, a rich state on the western coastline of India, bound by the Arabian Sea. During the months from June to September is the monsoon season, when the weather cools down and the countryside is lush and green.
Grand Hyatt Goa has recently opened on India’s west coast. The first Hyatt hotel to be located in vibrant North Goa, Grand Hyatt Goa is a contemporary resort and spa built in the architectural style of a 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace. Located on the calm and inviting waters of Bambolim Bay, this enchanting destination resort and spa is situated just over four miles (7 km) from the capital city of Panaji and is located 20 minutes from the airport by car. Grand Hyatt Goa joins Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, located in South Goa, in one of India’s top resort destinations.
Spread across 28 acres of lush tropical gardens and rolling, green lawns, the hotel has 314 guestrooms and suites and a Royal Villa, seven restaurants and bars, an extensive outdoor pool complex and an indoor swimming pool. Shamana Spa at Grand Hyatt Goa is a destination spa with 19 treatment suites offering Thai, Balinese and Indian treatments in serene and luxurious facilities spread across 34,000 sq ft (3,200 sq m). Grand in scale and design, the resort also offers the largest banquet facilities in Goa with state-of-the-art meeting and business facilities.
For more adventurous travellers, Nepal is a unique travel destination with diverse geography, from incomparable snow-capped mountain ranges to colorful valleys and plains, ancient architecture, art and culture, vivid traditional festivities, religious and spiritual symbolism are prevalent in every aspect of Nepali life and can be seen everywhere.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a luxury five star city resort hotel situated ten kilometers from the city center on the road to Boudhanath Stupa - the most holy of Tibetan Buddhist shrines outside Tibet. The hotel is also within close proximity to the business district and shopping areas. The Boudhanath Stupa is within ten minutes walking distance from the property. The hotel is also host to Club Oasis Spa, a sanctuary of calm in Kathmandu.
Another short flight from the region is stunning Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, with an incredible long and rich heritage dating back to ancient times. Shopping-hungry can visit The Grand Bazaar, and get lost amongst over five thousand vendors all vying to sell their goods to bargain-hunting travellers. With history and modernity literally placed side by side in this bustling city, attractions not to be missed include the Bosphorus, the straits between Asia and Europe, the Cistern Basilica, and the Blue Mosque.
Ideally located in the fashionable Nişantaşı residential and shopping district, Park Hyatt Istanbul–Maçka Palas encompasses 90 generously sized deluxe rooms including 20 residential Spa rooms and 10 Suites as well as the finest outlets in town. Housing the existing Emporio Armani and Gucci boutiques, the hotel is also within walking distance to many other upscale designer fashion houses, as well as ultra-trendy bars and restaurants.
The relationship between old and new is displayed throughout the hotel and fills the guest experience with what can be called “unexpected pleasures”. Historic Turkish patterns and icons are represented in contemporary scale and composition, while fine architectural details have been painstakingly restored, complementing contemporary finishes and lighting. Classic walnut in varying finishes and anodised bronze runs throughout the hotel.
Hyatt hotels across the world offer Middle East travellers striking and luxurious accommodation in major city-center locations. Guests staying at Hyatt properties experience first-rate facilities and can take advantage of leading fashion and food outlets housed within the hotels.
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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 House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 488 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.