Hyatt House steps into Australia

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A Hyatt Hotels Corporation affiliate has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Holder East Ltd for a Hyatt House hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

Expected to open in 2025, the 97-guestroom Hyatt House South Melbourne will mark the entry of the Hyatt House brand in the country.

Urban sanctuary

The property will be located in the bustling hub of South Melbourne, home to the South Melbourne Market and a host of multicultural food, shopping and entertainment landmarks.

Construction is underway on the hotel, which is part of the mixed-use Oasis Residences, an urban sanctuary designed by Hayball architects.

Home comforts design

The hotel’s accommodation will offer a mix of room types such as studios and one-bedroom residential-styled kitchen suites with a kitchen island, refrigerator, and stovetop, a spacious living room, a plush bed in the bedroom, and a modern bathroom, ensuring all rooms are thoughtfully designed with the comforts of home.

An onsite all-day lounge will also house the H Bar, a central gathering spot where guests can enjoy freshly made breakfast or sip a cocktail and unwind in the evening. In addition, the hotel will offer a 24/7 fitness room and communal spaces for working, socialising or relaxing.

Exciting milestone

David Udell, group president, Asia Pacific, Hyatt, said: “We are proud to work with Holder East Ltd on the first Hyatt House hotel in Australia. The brand brings all the comforts of home to guests who do not just want to stay somewhere, but to live somewhere, even if only for two nights. That means more space for living and working, delivered with flexibility, comfort and thoughtful touches.

“This exciting milestone also reflects Hyatt’s continued growth of our extended-stay portfolio, enabling guests to experience our signature care in new ways.”

CJ Wu, chief operation officer of Holder East Ltd, added: “Hyatt House South Melbourne will be a vibrant addition to the South Melbourne precinct. The brand’s focus on offering a home away from home experience will make guests feel genuinely at ease with an elevated, spacious, and stylish experience.”

Continuing evolution

The Hyatt House brand was introduced in 2012, named after the very first Hyatt hotel, and showcases a presentation of warmth, comfort and hospitality.

The brand’s growth reflects its continuing evolution to meet the needs of guests who today work more remotely than ever, seeking more space, more autonomy, and amenities that embody the comforts of home.

Once open, Hyatt House South Melbourne will join a global portfolio of more than 130 Hyatt House properties worldwide, and other pipeline projects include Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya in Japan, Hyatt House Dongguan Dongcheng in China and Hyatt House Saigon, District 7 in Vietnam.