Hyatt has announced the signing of Six new management and franchise agreements for hotels in Europe across The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, and Hyatt Regency brands.
Hyatt states that this announcement builds on Hyatt’s growth strategy to significantly expand its brand portfolio in Europe by the end of 2023 – the six new executed agreements are expected to increase Hyatt’s brand presence in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. This is in addition to the recently announced planned acquisition of Apple Leisure Group (ALG), which is expected to expand Hyatt’s European brand footprint by 60%.
Felicity Black-Roberts, Vice President Development, Europe, Hyatt, said:
The newly executed agreements highlight the positive strides we are making towards our growth strategy in Europe, and the new projects sit alongside a strong pipeline of Hyatt-branded hotels scheduled to open over the coming years. Confidence in the hospitality sector remains high among investors, and we are delighted to collaborate with leading owners and operators who recognize the value and profitability of Hyatt’s entire brand portfolio, with an emphasis on Hyatt’s independent collections, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and JdV by Hyatt brands, and lifestyle brands, including Hyatt Centric. With these new deals, we are asserting our expertise in leisure destinations, reinforcing that Hyatt’s brands continue to resonate and cater to leisure travelers.
New hotels include:
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt hotel in Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Rhodania, a luxurious boutique hotel in the Swiss Alps, will join the The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in 2023. The 41-room hotel is currently located right on the third tee of the famous Severiano Ballesteros golf course, approximately 4,900 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level in one of the most prestigious and well-established year-round mountain destinations in Switzerland. The region is also well known for its wealth of sporting options, including skiing, mountain biking, hiking and golfing; one of the most renowned golf tournaments played on European soil takes place in Crans-Montana each year.
Inside the hotel, the rooms and suites will be characterized by their elegant and luxurious décor. The hotel’s food and beverage outlets will offer high-quality local products and regional cuisine at both the main restaurant and the Swiss Chalet, creating unique dining experiences for worldly, independent-minded guests.
ll Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence, Italy
Hyatt states that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with AG Group for Il Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence, which will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The luxury boutique 62 guest room hotel is scheduled to open in October 2021 and will be the first Hyatt-branded property in Florence. The historic property on the Via de Tornabuoni will be surrounded by many high-end fashion boutiques and some of the most extraordinary tourist attractions.
Guests will be able to step back in time with a climb up Giotto’s Campanile, a marbled Gothic tower that delivers spectacular views across the city, and will find the historic Ponte Vecchio, which is a Medieval bridge hosting authentic Italian jewelry shops, right at their doorstep. Carefully curated, the hotel’s interior design will truly reflect its historic roots from the Renaissance era, offering guests a story-worthy experience. References to the city’s architecture, history, nature, and food will be woven throughout the hotel’s design and amenities
JdV by Hyatt
The Tribune Hotel in Rome, Italy
The Tribune Hotel in Rome, Italy, will join the JdV by Hyatt brand. The American hospitality chain states that this will mark a significant and long-awaited milestone in Hyatt’s growth strategy: the introduction of the Hyatt brand to Rome. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with AG Group for the new hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Site city. The hotel will open in October 2021.
Once the capital of an ancient republic and empire, Rome is known as the “Eternal City,” remaining today a political capital, religious center, and memorial to the creative imagination of the past. Located just off the Via Veneto, made famous in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, and close to major tourist attractions, the 52-room upscale hotel will inspire playful travel through neighborhood connections. Whether guests are planning to conclude the evening in style on the hotel’s rooftop terrace with views of the Villa Borghese or head out to wander like a local through the city’s nightlife, the vibrant Tribune Hotel will welcome everyone with its socially inclusive concept in the center of Rome’s most happening neighborhood.
A JdV by Hyatt hotel in Bordeaux, France
The JdV by Hyatt brand is expected to debut its first hotel in Bordeaux, France, a city rich in architectural and cultural heritage with highlights including its famous harbor, Port de la Lune, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Alboran Hotels and Hospitality for a JdV by Hyatt hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2022.
Located in one of the most active districts of Bordeaux, the independent hotel will be a true reflection of the local neighborhood, enabling guests to immerse themselves in Bordeaux’s culture and connect with its communities. The 147-room property will feature a main restaurant and bar, where guests can enjoy regional flavors, cuisines and drinks, as well as a private rooftop speakeasy bar and terrace for unique experiences. Further thoughtful reflections of the local culture throughout the hotel will invite guests seeking vibrant and socially inclusive stays to embrace the free spirit of Bordeaux.
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Hyatt Centric Altstadt Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany
As reported, the Hyatt Centric brand will debut in Germany under a franchise agreement between a Hyatt affiliate and SV Hotel AG. Hyatt Centric Altstadt Hamburg will be located on Moenckebergstrasse, one of Hamburg’s most vibrant shopping streets.
The Hyatt Centric brand is known to being in the center of the action and Hyatt Centric Altstadt Hamburg will be no different. In addition to securing a strong entry for the brand in Hamburg, a key international destination for leisure and business, Hyatt Centric Altstadt Hamburg is slated to open in 2025 and will be the second Hyatt-branded hotel in the city, joining Park Hyatt Hamburg. The property will feature a stunning top-floor panoramic restaurant and bar, outdoor seating, and a fitness center.
Hyatt Regency Madrid Residences in Madrid, Spain
Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid will expand on its current hotel accommodations to include a residential component – Hyatt Regency Madrid Residences. With 22 premium apartments, the new complex will be located at Paseo de la Castellana, in the heart of the financial center of the capital and in close proximity to many international businesses, diplomatic offices and embassies.
The residences will offer lush and spacious apartments, ranging from 1,000 square feet (100 square meters) to an exceptional 3,700- square-foot (350 square meters) penthouse that will feature a 1,000-square-foot (100 square meter) terrace with panoramic views of the city’s main avenue. Designed for productivity and peace of mind, guests of Hyatt Regency Madrid Residences will have access to the services and amenities at Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid. Guests that seek intuitive experiences and stress-free environments will find all they need to stay connected and energized at Hyatt Regency Madrid Residences.
Recently, Marriott also announced that it will bring its JW Marriott brand to the city of Madrid in 2022.
Recent Hyatt hotel openings across Europe include:
- Hyatt Place Ekaterinburg in Ekaterinburg, Russia
- Hyatt Place London City East in London, United Kingdom
- 7Pines Resort Ibiza, part of the Destination by Hyatt brand, in Ibiza, Spain
- Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle in Zurich, Switzerland
- Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, re-opened as part of The Unbound by Hyatt Collection brand, in Biarritz, France
- Three Story Hotels in Sweden, which joined the JdV by Hyatt brand, including Story Hotel Riddargatan and Story Hotel Signalfabriken Stockholm and Story Hotel Studio Malmö in Malmö
Meanwhile, Hyatt recently opened Thompson Savannah, Hyatt Centric 39th and 5th NewYork, Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville, Thompson Hollywood, Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, Hyatt Place London City East, Hyatt Regency Houston West, Hyatt Place Ekaterinburg (the brand’s debut hotel in Russia), Alila Hinu Bay, Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay, Hyatt House OSU Short North Columbus and Hyatt Centric Charlotte South Park. The American hospitality chain has also announced that its Luxury and Lifestyle brands are continuing to grow globally in order to ‘meet leisure travel demand’. Hyatt will open Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton in October this year. The Chicago-based hospitality chain recently announced the acquisition of Apple Leisure Grouo for $2.7 billion.
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