Hyatt International is to take over London’s Churchill Hotel from May 1. The Portman Square property is being re-named Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill.
The deal marks a welcome return to London for Hyatt, which was previously represented by the Hyatt Carlton Tower, now part of the Jumeirah International group. Hyatt takes over management of The Churchill from the Inter-Continental Hotels Group. As part of the deal with The Churchill Group, which owns the 445-room hotel, Hyatt is planning an 18-month renovation programme, primarily affecting the back-of-house areas, but also including improvements to guest facilities.
Michael Gray, who was formerly in charge of the Hyatt Carlton Tower, has been named as General Manager.
Within walking distance of Marble Arch and Oxford Street shops, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is also convenient for the West End theatre district.
The Hotel features meeting and banquet facilities for up to 300 guests, and has its own business centre, health club and beauty salon. The award-winning Locanda Locatelli Restaurant, created by critically-acclaimed chef Giorgio Locatelli is complemented by The Terrace on Portman Square coffee bar and the clubby Churchill Bar & Cigar Divan. Unusually for a hotel in the heart of London, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill also has access to a tennis court and its own car park.
“We are enormously pleased to return to London,” said Bernd Chorengel, President of the Hyatt International Corporation. “This is a wonderful addition to our portfolio and I am sure that we can fulfil the potential of this important property.”