Hyatt Announces Significant Brand Expansion Plans In India

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced plans to grow its brand footprint in India – one of Hyatt’s top three growth markets globally – by more than 70% by 2023. With over 20 executed managed and franchised agreements, Hyatt will add more than 3,600 keys to its existing portfolio of 32 Hyatt-branded hotels across eight distinct brands in the country, including the Andaz, Alila, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, and Hyatt Place brands.

This ambitious growth in India is fueled by an ever-increasing demand from guests, World of Hyatt members, customers, and owners to offer unique and differentiated hotel experiences. This announcement signals significant intentional growth plans for Hyatt, bringing the number of Hyatt-branded hotels in India to more than 50 by the end of 2023, resulting in a more diverse portfolio of hotel offerings in new and existing markets.

“Hyatt remains focused on thoughtfully accelerating its brand growth and momentum by transforming the hotel landscape in India with planned openings in some of the most frequented and desirable destinations in the country,” said Dhruva Rathore, Hyatt’s vice president real estate & development, India. “Hyatt’s pipeline in India reflects a thoughtful growth strategy by expanding into new markets and leisure destinations that are relevant to our guests and customers. We are thrilled to collaborate with a number of new and existing owners to bring these exciting projects to fruition. We are also focused on expanding our independent collection portfolio by teaming up with owners and developers who are eager to leverage our global distribution network and World of Hyatt loyalty program.”

In 2021, Hyatt plans to primarily expand its Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place brands. The Hyatt Regency brand, which continues to drive Hyatt’s brand growth in India, will enter two new markets with Hyatt Regency Jaipur Mansoravar, and Hyatt Regency Trivandrum. The Hyatt Place brand will enter four new markets with Hyatt Place Bodh Gaya, Hyatt Place Jaipur Malviya Nagar, Hyatt Place Vadodara, and Hyatt Place Bharuch.

“India remains a growth driver for Hyatt, and we are committed to catering to the Indian traveler with a comprehensive portfolio of hotels,” said Sunjae Sharma, Hyatt’s vice president & country head, India. “Despite the challenges the industry faced last year, Hyatt signed eight new hotels across various brands that will cater to the needs of both leisure and business travelers. The growth of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt Regency brands remain a key priority for India, with nearly 20 hotels under these brands expected to open across India by 2023.”

Hyatt’s growing brand footprint in India will offer a balanced portfolio designed to provide unique and engaging guest experiences, coupled with Hyatt’s deep understanding of the local and global hospitality standards for which it is known. Executed managed and franchise agreements for Hyatt-branded hotels in India that are expected to open through 2023 include:

Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt hotels bring travel dreams to life by celebrating the iconic in small details and magnificent moments. Guests can experience superior service within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture, inventive restaurants, luxury spas and sophisticated meeting spaces. grandhyatt.com

  • Grand Hyatt Gurgaon
  • Grand Hyatt Jaipur

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency hotels allow guests to transition from work to play, and create their own meaningful connections in modern spaces designed for sharing, socializing and collaborating. Each property boasts spirited restaurants and bars, vibrant event venues, and their trademark atrium lobby setting. hyattregency.com

  • Hyatt Regency Jaipur Mansarovar*
  • Hyatt Regency Trivandrum*
  • Hyatt Regency Dehradun
  • Hyatt Regency Ghaziabad
  • Hyatt Regency Udaipur Sisarma
  • Hyatt Regency Kochi Malayattoor Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Goa Baga
  • Hyatt Regency Kasauli
  • Hyatt Regency Surat
  • Hyatt Regency Jaipur

Hyatt Centric

Hyatt Centric hotels inspire exploration and discovery for savvy, millennial-minded travelers with an adventurous spirit. Offering shareworthy experiences at and around each property, each property connects guests to the heart of the action in each destination, so they never miss a moment of adventure. hyattcentric.com

  • Hyatt Centric Sector 17 Chandigarh
  • Hyatt Centric Lonavala
  • Hyatt Centric Electronic City Bangalore

Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place hotels offer guests the opportunity to recharge and make the next day more successful than the one before. Each property is thoughtfully, intuitively designed around guests needs and wants. From the lobby to guestrooms to 24/7 market dining options, Hyatt Place hotels deliver a seamless transition from work to relaxation. hyattplace.com

  • Hyatt Place Bodh Gaya*
  • Hyatt Place Jaipur Malviya Nagar*
  • Hyatt Place Vadodara*
  • Hyatt Place Bharuch*
  • Hyatt Place Vijayawada
  • Hyatt Place Dehradun Rajpur Road
  • Hyatt Place Kolhapur Shiroli
  • Hyatt Place Tirupati
  • Hyatt Place Visakhapatnam Madhurawada

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleagues and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.

For more information or to book a stay, please visit www.hyatt.com.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

  • Hyatt-branded hotels expected to open in 2021.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of December 31, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 975 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 69 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise, own, lease, develop, license, or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of March 31, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 900 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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