Hyatt Hotels Corporation, joining its competitors in opening more hotels in India and China, said its affiliates have signed management agreements for an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon and a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi. That brings the total number of announced Hyatt-branded hotels under development in India to 56.
“We are focused on creating preference by enhancing distribution of our full-service, extended-stay and select service brands in both new and established markets in India where our guests are increasingly traveling,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president-real estate and development for Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “Creating a strong presence for our complete brand portfolio in India is critical to Hyatt’s leadership in the global hospitality sector.”
Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014, Andaz Gurgaon will offer 275 guestrooms and 75 serviced apartments. The hotel also will feature a three-meal, multi-cuisine restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a bar and a gourmet store, a six-treatment room spa, a fitness center, and a swimming pool. It will also offer more than 11,500 square feet meeting space, including five Andaz Studios and a ballroom.
Located in Gurgaon, the industrial and financial center of the state of Haryana, Andaz Gurgaon will be situated on the junction of the National Highway 8 (NH-8) and Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), which provides access to many of the city’s main business districts, including Cybercity and Udyog Vihar, and manufacturing districts, including Industrial Model Township.
Grand Hyatt Kochi, which will be located on Bolgatty Island in Kochi, is on the eastern coast of the Indian state of Kerala. It will feature 250 guestrooms and amenities, including a three-meal, multi-cuisine restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a bar and lobby lounge, a 10-treatment room spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and Grand Club lounge. The hotel will also offer more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 26,000-square-feet ballroom. Expected to open in the first quarter of 2017, Grand Hyatt Kochi will be close to many key areas of the city, including Ernakulam, the main commercial district; Fort Kochi, the main tourist center of the city; Willingdon Island, which houses Kochi Port, the Kochi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Naval Air Base; and the International Container Transhipment Terminal, one of the largest container terminals in India.
Hyatt plans to open three new hotels in India in the remainder of 2012 across its Park Hyatt and Hyatt Place brands, including Park Hyatt Chennai, a 204-room hotel, set to open in late 2012, that will be situated in the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu; Hyatt Place Hampi, a 115-room hotel expected to open by the end of the year, located near the Bellary industrial district; and Hyatt Place Pune, Hinjewadi, a 117-room property, set to open at the end of the year, that will be located within the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park at Hinjewadi, a prominent software hub.
In India, Hyatt now has 18 Hyatt Regency hotels under development, in addition to five already open; five Grand Hyatt hotels under development, in addition to two already open; five Park Hyatt hotels under development, in addition to two already open; 23 Hyatt Place hotels under development; three Andaz hotels under development; one Hyatt House hotel under development; and one Hyatt hotel under development.
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