Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that it will be expanding to 27 new cities by 2020, and the next 24 months will see 14 new Hyatt hotels in India alone.
According to the company, 2019 will mark a record growth for Hyatt in India, “Aside from growth in the larger capital cities, the emphasis will be on leisure and cultural destinations, with a focus on emerging cities within India.”
The expansion plans include “hotels in eight new markets in the country, thereby establishing Hyatt’s brand presence across 27 cities in India over the next 24 months.”
Later in 2019, Hyatt plans to open the Hyatt Regency Kochi Malayattoor, a resort property and the Hyatt Regency Thrissur. The company also plans to add its first resort in The Himalayas with the anticipated opening of Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort in the second half of 2019.
The Indian city of Gurgaon will also be in focus in later 2019, with the scheduled opening of Grand Hyatt Gurgaon. These hotels will add over 1,000 guestrooms to Hyatt’s existing offering in India and will establish its brand presence in four new markets.
At the beginning of 2019, the company introduced the Hyatt Centric brand through the opening of Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa. New to the Hyatt portfolio, the Alila brand has also added two new properties in India in Diwa Goa and Fort Bishangarh.
Talking about the Indian market, Sunjae Sharma, vice president operations-India, Hyatt said, “For Hyatt, India has a high growth potential and remains a market where we can expand our brand representation. Being focused on intentional growth gives us a unique edge as Hyatt can differentiate by having the right assets in its portfolio,”
Here are the planned openings in 2019:
- Hyatt Regency Kochi Malayattoor (Q2 2019)
- Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort (Q3 2019)
- Hyatt Regency Thrissur (Q3 2019)
- Grand Hyatt Gurgaon (Q4 2019)
Planned openings in 2020:
- Hyatt Place Bangalore Urbana (Q3 2019)
- Hyatt Regency Jaipur Mansarovar
- Hyatt Regency Dehradun
- Hyatt Place Vadodara
- Hyatt Regency Trivandrum
- Hyatt Place Jaipur Malviya Nagar
- Hyatt Regency Udaipur