Hyatt plans Canadian development doubling

Pictured: rendering of Hyatt Centric Victoria - Old Town.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation is poised to double its footprint in Canada by the end of 2026, with more than 20 executed managed and franchised agreements across its brands.

As Hyatt continues to build net rooms growth globally, it believes this strategic and intentional growth in Canada reflects its focus on listening and developing in destinations that matter most to guests and owners.

Canadian targets

With nearly 20 hotels currently open in Canada, Hyatt expects to have an additional 23 hotels open and operating by the end of 2026.

This significant expansion includes newly announced deals for luxury and lifestyle hotels including the second hotel in Canada within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The hotel will be located in Ontario wine country and will join Spirit Ridge located in Okanagan Valley wine country.

Canadian Centric

The Hyatt Centric brand will be growing its Canadian presence, with developments including Hyatt Centric Winnipeg Downtown. Opening in 2025, it is expected to be the second Hyatt Centric hotel in Canada and will be in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. The lifestyle hotel will offer 140 modern guestrooms and suites, approximately 1,200 sq ft of meeting space, a signature restaurant and bar and an open concept lobby that will capture the local spirit. The property is owned and will be operated by The Kothari Group.

Another site, Hyatt Centric Victoria – Old Town, will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Victoria, British Columbia and will join Hyatt’s growing Boundless Collection portfolio in Canada. Centrally located in Old Town Victoria, the hotel will offer 135 rooms and suites, and dynamic food and beverage options including a restaurant, bar, lounge, and coffee shop, when it opens in 2026. The property is owned by Chard Development Ltd.

New markets

Hyatt’s commitment to growing its brands in Canada will offer guests a portfolio of hotels designed to provide memorable and engaging guest experiences. By the end of 2026, Hyatt expects to have an established brand presence in several sought-after leisure markets that currently do not have a Hyatt hotel.

These include Hyatt House Port Elgin, due in 2026, which will be located in close proximity to sandy beaches on Lake Huron, and Hyatt Place Whitehorse, which will provide a home base for adventurers looking to explore the Yukon wilderness when it completes in 2025.

Airport location growth

Hyatt is expanding its brand footprint at some of Canada’s busiest airports with elevated experiences including free breakfast for guests and 24/7 conveniences that are aimed to be attractive to both leisure and business travellers.

Already in the pipeline are Hyatt Place Montreal – Trudeau International Airport (2025); Hyatt Place Toronto International Airport (2025); Hyatt House Toronto International Airport (2026); Hyatt Place Mississauga – Airport Corporate Centre (2024); Hyatt House Mississauga – Airport Corporate Centre (2024); Hyatt Place Vancouver International Airport (2026); and Hyatt House Vancouver International Airport (2026).

Meaningful momentum

Scott Richer, vice president of development and owner relations for Canada, Hyatt, said: “Hyatt is focused on accelerating brand growth and momentum in meaningful ways with several planned openings to meet every stay occasion in sought-after destinations coast-to-coast across Canada.

“In 2022, Hyatt established a cross-functional corporate team dedicated to Canada, which enables us to continue growing Hyatt’s brand presence across the country with new and existing owners, to bring these — and more — exciting projects to life.”