2023 development preview: Hyatt luxury EMEA portfolio

Pictured: Park Hyatt Johannesburg.
A strong pipeline of luxury openings and development projects signals Hyatt Hotel Corporation’s continued commitment to catering to high-end travellers in new and desirable markets.

The group is planning to expand its luxury portfolio in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions by over 30% through to 2025.

Destination debuts

There are 13 hotels set to join Hyatt’s high end brands including Park Hyatt, Andaz and Grand Hyatt. Developments over the next three years will see debuts in destinations including the UK, Spain, South Africa, Austria and Finland.

As part of THP News’ preview of 2023’s project schedule, we take a look at some selected additions to the major company’s portfolio arriving next year for each brand.

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Johannesburg

Following an extensive refurbishment of Winston Hotel in the Rosebank suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, overseen by global designer Yabu Pushelberg, Park Hyatt Johannesburg will reestablish the brand in South Africa. Set to open in early 2023, the hotel will showcase every aspect of luxury through its thoughtful redesign, with 30 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant with al fresco offerings, and a bar with an open-air courtyard. 

Park Hyatt Marrakech

Bringing a personalised, luxury experience to the Al Maaden residential and leisure development in Marrakech, Park Hyatt Marrakech will be the first Park Hyatt hotel in Morocco. The 181-room property is slated to open in early 2023 and will be set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. The site will feature a Moroccan garden-inspired 18-hole golf course designed by Kyle Phillips.


Andaz Doha

Located in the centre of the Qatari capital’s West Bay area, and set to open in early 2023, Andaz Doha will offer 256 rooms with 32 suites and four Royal suites and 56 residences. Amenities will include a signature restaurant, a Singaporean street food restaurant and a jungle-themed bar, an outdoor pool and a fully equipped fitness studio.

Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay

Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay will be located in a large-scale mixed-use resort on the southern oceanside of China’s Hainan Island, and will be complemented by branded villas. With a mountain on one side and a white sand beach facing the South Sea on the other, the 183-key hotel will offer five restaurants, as well as a 2,500-sq-ft ballroom and three meeting rooms. Guests will also have access to a Spa Village featuring an outdoor swimming pool, beach club, fitness centre, spa facilities and treatment rooms, as well as a restaurant, tea house, and bakery. The hotel will be developed and owned by Sunny Bay Development Company and is due to arrive in Q2 2023.

Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt The Red Sea

This 430-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, the hub of the ambitious Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast, is expected to open in Q4 2023. This luxury resort hotel will represent the largest of 11 hotels set to open on the island and will occupy a prime position within this tourist development. The 430-room site will be the second Grand Hyatt hotel in the Kingdom and the seventh Grand Hyatt hotel in the Middle East.

Grand Hyatt Colombo

Located at the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital city and bordering the Indian Ocean, this 47-storey RCC framed structure will house the 5-star Grand Hyatt hotel when it opens in Q3 2023. The building will contain two parking basements, apartments, the hotel, expansive atriums, an expansive high-ceiling restaurant, banquet rooms and other recreational facilities. The hotel will feature 475 keys comprising suites, king rooms and twin rooms covering a total floor area of 1,110,000 sq ft. An infinity pool with a pool deck will be constructed on the 11th floor.