Hyatt Hotels expands into Sri Lanka

Hyatt Hotels expands into Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is a recovering tourist destination

Hyatt Hotels has announced a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Sinolanka Hotels & Spa for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Hyatt Regency Colombo will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Sri Lanka.

“Sri Lanka continues to be a growing market, and we are excited to work with Sinolanka on this iconic project in Colombo,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president - real estate and development, Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

“Establishing our brand’s presence in key gateway cities like Colombo is an integral part of our strategy to drive preference for the Hyatt brand in the South Asian region.

“We believe the hotel’s excellent location and full range of services and dining options will meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.

“It is our privilege to work with Sinolanka and be part of the government’s initiatives to develop tourism infrastructure in Sri Lanka.”
 
Expected to open in 2014, Hyatt Regency Colombo will be a 42-floor hotel on Galle Road, which is one of the arterial roads in the central business district (CBD) area.

The hotel will feature 475 guestrooms and 84 serviced apartments, as well as a lobby lounge, an all-day dining, multi-cuisine restaurant, three specialty restaurants, a bar, eight spa treatment rooms, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, and a Regency Club lounge.

Additionally, the hotel will offer more than 17,000 sq ft (1,579 sq m) of enclosed meeting space, including a 7,500 sq ft (696 sq m) ballroom.