【Hotel News】Plans announced for first Hyatt-branded hotel in Algeria
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a management agreement with Société d’Investissement Hôtelière EPE SPA for a Hyatt Regency hotel at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers, Algeria. The hotel, expected to open late 2018, will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Algeria. Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will add to Hyatt’s growing brand presence in Africa and brings the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels on the continent to six.
“This is a landmark moment for us. The Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Algeria and further demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its brand in Algeria and throughout Africa,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development – Europe, Africa, and Middle East for Hyatt. “The region is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, with enticing prospects for both business and leisure travel.”
Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will be part of a wider airport expansion in one of North Africa’s largest cities. The 326-room hotel will be situated directly opposite the airport and will be the only terminal-linked hotel. It will provide airline lounges, a Regency Club lounge, a rooftop swimming pool and a large lobby with an all-day dining restaurant, which will serve as a central gathering point at the hotel for business travelers, conference hosts and leisure travelers alike. Additionally, the hotel will offer a variety of lounge and seating areas to provide guests with the spaces they need, whether for work or relaxation, and more than 460 square meters of meeting and event space.
“We are delighted to be working on our first project with Hyatt and to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to Algeria,” said Hamid Melzi, président directeur general, Société d’Investissement Hôtelière EPA SPA. “With the hotel’s prominent location at Houari Boumediene Airport, we believe the globally recognized Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travelers visiting the city.”
Let’s take a look at some other interesting Hyatt projects that are currently underway:
Andaz Resort Bali: The hotel will comprise low-rise clusters and pavilions set within a dramatic landscape. It will feature guestrooms and villas, small intimate meeting facilities, multiple dining options, a fitness center, several outdoor swimming pools, and a spa. Global in scale while local in perspective, Hyatt’s Andaz brand delivers an innovative hospitality experience and attentive service designed to accommodate guests’ personal preferences. Hotels in this collection reflect the unique cultural scene and spirit of the surrounding destination and are dedicated to creating natural and vibrant living spaces.
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit: This will be the first Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in Bangkok. Centrally situated at Sukhumvit Road in close proximity to the Asoke station of the Bangkok Transit System, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development that include boutiques, an upscale residential tower and 26 suites. Designed by renowned Thai architecture firm ‘Office of Bangkok Architects and PIA Interior Co., Ltd.’, the hotel will feature a multi-cuisine restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a bar. Designed to offer a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, the hotel will have over 1,000 square meters of meeting space and includes a ballroom.
Hyatt Regency Arusha: The Hyatt Regency Arusha will be set on a 29-acre site in central Arusha. It will include 144 rooms and a spacious outdoor swimming pool. Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and home to the East African Community headquarters, an intergovernmental organization.