Hyatt grows Asia presence

With Asian travel volumes now returning to pre-pandemic levels, Hyatt is planning a well-timed tranche of hotel openings across the region in 2024

Hyatt has revealed plans to open eight hotels across India and Southwest Asia in 2024, timing its growth to meet the upturn in post-pandemic travel across the region. The openings will feature its Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Centric brands.

The group has been building momentum in India, where Hyatt aims to grow the coverage of its lifestyle and luxury brands. It recently opened a hotel in Goa, the first in the country under its JdV lifestyle brand and marking the arrival of its ninth brand in India. The Ronil Goa hotel has 135 rooms, and embraces the style of Indo-Portuguese architecture while delivering the ambience of a boutique, lifestyle property.

Growing the Regency brand

The Hyatt Regency brand will grow with openings in Kasauli and Ghaziabad. In Kasauli, a hill station and retreat in the north of India, the new hotel will have 89 rooms and provide guests with sweeping views of the area, while also having significant function space and an outdoor pool. In contrast, the Ghaziabad property will be located in the greater Delhi NCR region, close to commercial and affluent residential areas. It will include 120 rooms, and 19,000 sq ft of event space.

Hyatt Place will enjoy three openings under its brand, during the rest of 2024, in Aurangabad, Haridwar and Dhaka Uttara in Bangladesh. The 150 room hotel in Aurangabad will be Hyatt’s first hotel in the city; while the Haridwar hotel will be the third Hyatt property in Uttarakhand. Haridwar is in the north of the country, where the Ganges flows on its long journey to the sea, featuring visitor attractions including historic temples, sprawling gardens and wildlife expeditions to Rajaji National Park.

Launching into Bangladesh

The third Hyatt Place property will open in Dhaka Uttara, with the distinction of being the first Hyatt hotel to open in Bangladesh. The hotel will have 85 bedrooms, and include an infinity swimming pool.

Also opening during 2024 will be two new hotels under the Hyatt Centric brand. The 93 room Hyatt Centric Ballygunge Kolkata pays homage to the city’s rich cultural tapestry, and will feature three differently styled restaurants. And in Hebbal, a fast growing hub in Bengaluru, work is nearing completion on a 152 room Centric that will open with around 10,000 sq ft of event space, an outdoor pool, and rooftop bar.