Hyatt Hotels and HILLGATE Properties, a leading Dutch real estate developer, today signed a deal which will see a Hyatt Place open in the Netherlands.
Situated near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the property will be the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in Europe when it is completed in 2013.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport, with 330 rooms, will be located in Hoofddorp, within close proximity to Amsterdam Schiphol airport and will be easily accessible from the motorway A4/A5, which connects The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
It will be 12 kilometres from Amsterdam RAI, the main international exhibition and congress centre in north-western Europe.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport will further benefit from the nearby Hoofddorp railway station, which provides regular services to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport, Amsterdam Zuidas (South Axes), Amsterdam RAI and the city’s main station, Amsterdam Centraal.
“Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport will be the first Hyatt Place branded hotel in Europe and Hyatt is delighted to be working with HILLGATE Properties on this important brand introduction in such a significant gateway city and market,” said Stephen Haggerty, global head of real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
“Introducing our select service brands in Europe, which is the destination of more than 50 per cent of international travellers, is key to our growth strategy and we are confident that the Hyatt Place experience will have the same appeal to travellers in Europe as it does in the US.”
Launched in 2006, today there are more than 160 Hyatt Place hotels in the United States and more than 30 under development throughout the US, India, Panama and Costa Rica.
Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select-service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport will be the second Hyatt property to open in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, following the expected opening of Andaz Amsterdam in 2012.
“We are proud to develop the first Hyatt Place Hotel in Europe,” said Johan Poort, managing director of HILLGATE Properties.
“The Hyatt Place concept is unique, and we are convinced that this will be a very successful hotel serving the Amsterdam airport market.”