Hyatt expands India presence

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that Hyatt affiliates inked management agreements for an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon and a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi, bringing 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,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president – real estate and development, Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

“The new agreements being announced today, along with previously announced properties under development, demonstrate growing confidence in India,” said president and chief executive officer Mark Hoplamazian.

Slated to open in Q4 2014, Andaz Gurgaon will offer 275 guestrooms and 75 serviced apartments. Additionally, the hotel 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. While Grand Hyatt Kochi, will be located on Bolgatty Island in Kochi. The hotel 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.

Hyatt plans to open three new hotels in India in the remainder of 2012 across its Park Hyatt and Hyatt Place brands – Park Hyatt Chennai, a 204-room hotel set to open in late 2012, Hyatt Place Hampi, a 115-room hotel planned to open by the end of the year, Hyatt Place Pune, Hinjewadi, a 117-room property set to open at the end of the year.

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