Over 20 new luxury hotels and resorts are expected to open worldwide by end 2020, including properties under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands. (Hyatt Hotels Corporation)
HONG KONG - Over 20 new luxury hotels and resorts are expected to open worldwide by end 2020, including properties under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands.
The move is part of Hyatt Hotels Corporation's move to expand its global luxury portfolio, including the Park Hyatt brand - with five properties slated to open by next year as part of the brand's 40th anniversary celebrations. The destinations are Doha, Qatar; Jakarta, Indonesia; Niseko Japan; Suzhou, China; and Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently, in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia markets, luxury properties account for over 35% of Hyatt's portfolio.
"We're excited to expand into new markets and enhance the global footprint of our brands, giving our guests and members additional ways to connect with our luxury offerings in places where they want to be," said Mark Vondrasek, chief commercial officer, Hyatt.
In these expansion plans, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is seeing the strongest growth to date in Europe, reaching out to high-end travellers seeking distinctive properties with a fascinating past. There's the just reopened Great Scotland Yard, the location of London's former metropolitan police headquarters; and the majestic Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, the former imperial residence of Napoleon III, which is due to reopen in June 2020 after an extensive renovation.