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Hyatt expands presence in India

Hyatt expands presence in India

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed management agreements for an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon and a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi bringing the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels under development in India to 56.

“We are focused on creating preference by enhancing distribution of our full-service, extended-stay and select service brands in both new and established markets in India where our guests are increasingly traveling,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president-real estate and development for Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “Creating a strong presence for our complete brand portfolio in India is critical to Hyatt’s leadership in the global hospitality sector.”

Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014, Andaz Gurgaon will offer 275 guestrooms and 75 serviced apartments. The hotel also will feature a multi-cuisine restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a bar and a gourmet store, a spa with six treatment rooms, a fitness center, and a swimming pool. It will also offer more than 11,500 square feet meeting space, including five Andaz Studios and a ballroom.

Located in Gurgaon, the industrial and financial center of the state of Haryana, Andaz Gurgaon will be situated on the junction of the National Highway 8 (NH-8) and Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), which provides access to many of the city’s main business districts, including Cybercity and Udyog Vihar, and manufacturing districts, including Industrial Model Township.

Grand Hyatt Kochi, which will be located on Bolgatty Island in Kochi, is on the eastern coast of the Indian state of Kerala. It will feature 250 guestrooms and amenities, including a three-meal, multi-cuisine restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a bar and lobby lounge, a 10-treatment room spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and Grand Club lounge. The hotel will also offer more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 26,000-square-feet ballroom.


Set to open in the first quarter of 2017, Grand Hyatt Kochi will be close to many key areas of the city, including Ernakulam, the main commercial district; Fort Kochi, the main tourist center of the city; Willingdon Island, which houses Kochi Port, the Kochi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Naval Air Base; and the International Container Transhipment Terminal, one of the largest container terminals in India.