Hyatt, the well-known international hospitality chain, is continuing to expand into the Middle East and grow its portfolio.
These plans including the opening of the very first Hyatt Centric hotels in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the first Andaz hotel in Dubai.
These lifestyle properties will give travellers luxury as well as unique and adventurous experiences in these destinations.
Over 1,300 keys are expected to be added to the region.
By 2023, there should be seven Hyatt lifestyle hotels operating within the Middle East.
Hyatt’s vice president of operations in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia Kurt Straub says that there is a growing demand for lifestyle hotels in the Middle East.
Hyatt is intending to “grow with intent”, to expand its brand presence within the Middle East via the introduction of lifestyle-driven brands catering to the requirements of all guests while fitting into their environment.
Straub adds that the planned hotel openings in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have cemented the brand’s commitment to the region and will offer guests an enhanced lifestyle experience.
The planned growth will include the openings of the fast-growing lifestyle brand of Hyatt in three nations.
Projected openings include the Hyatt Centric Dubai La Mer and the Hyatt Centric West Bay Doha, both of which will open next year, and Jabal Omar Hyatt Centric Makkah Hotel and Residences, which is likely to open in 2023.
Hyatt Centric hotels are situated at the centre of the most exciting cities in the world and are designed to help guests discover and explore the local environment.
The UAE’s second Andaz hotel is set to debut this year in the form of the Andaz Dubai The Palm, which will be a further expansion of the presence of the luxury lifestyle brand within the country.
The hotel will provide a multi-sensory and immersive experience in the local environment, featuring distinctive aspects of the rich heritage and culture of the city, which is a staple of the brand.
Oman is also set to get its second Alila resort next year with Alila Hinu Bay Salalah, which will bring to life the contemporary expressions of traditions that are hundreds of years old.
The Alila brand has a strong reputation for the crafting of intimate and rare destination experiences in one-of-a-kind locations all over the world, with the intent to redefine the notion of luxury within the lifestyle space.
The Middle East currently has two Hyatt lifestyle hotels in Oman and Abu Dhabi.
Hyatt’s lifestyle segment expansion includes plans for a variety of new hotels to be opened in the Middle East.
In the UAE, Andaz Dubai The Palm, the first Andaz property in Dubai, will feature 217 guestrooms, 116 serviced apartments, a fitness centre, exclusive beachfront access, a spa and twin 15-storey towers.
Anyone intending to travel to the UAE or the Middle East and stay in any Hyatt hotel will need to take out travel insurance beforehand.
Travel insurance protects against financially detrimental occurrences such as cancelled flights and lost luggage.