Hyatt Hotels expands in India
Hyatt Hotels Corp. signed two new management agreements in India, bringing its total to 56 properties in the country. Opening at the end of 2014, the 275-room Andaz Gurgaon (in the New Delhi National Capital Region) will feature a spa and fitness center and 11,500 square feet of meeting space. The second hotel will open in 2017 on Bolgatty Island in the port city of Kochi near India’s southern tip. The 250-room Grand Hyatt Kochi will offer three restaurants, a bar/lounge, a spa/fitness center, a 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 26,000-square-foot ballroom.
“We are focused on creating preference by enhancing distribution of our full-service, extended-stay and select service brands in both new and established markets in India where our guests are increasingly traveling,” said Ratnesh Verma, SVP – real estate and development, Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
Three Hyatt hotels will open in India year as previously announced by the company: Park Hyatt Chennai, a 204 room hotel in Tamil Nadu’s capital city; Hyatt Place Hampi, a 115 room property near the Bellary industrial district, and Hyatt Place Pune, Hinjewadi, a 117-room hotel located in the industrial city of Pune about 110 miles from Mumbai.