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Leisure Travel Demand Fuels HYATT’S Rooms Growth in Asia Pacific

NEWS | 30 September 2022

Expanding footprint of luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts sees Hyatt’s brands entering new markets across the region, offering unique experiences to guests, World of Hyatt members and customers.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced plans for the continued growth of its brand portfolio in Asia Pacific with a robust pipeline of landmark luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts that are expected to open in late 2022 and 2023, ideally timed to coincide with the emerging rebound of leisure travel in the region. This includes the strategic entry of several brands into new markets, such as the arrival of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Japan, the Andaz brand in Thailand, and the Hyatt Centric brand in Southeast Asia with a new hotel in Malaysia. 

These upcoming openings follow the notable debut of the following hotels earlier this year: 

“Following the relaxation of travel restrictions across much of Asia Pacific, we remain confident in the region’s path to recovery,” said Carina Chorengel, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “As people seek to reconnect, explore new destinations, or revisit reliable favorites, we are seeing greater demand for premium accommodations and longer stays at Hyatt hotels. With nearly 70% of our global portfolio classified as Luxury and Upper Upscale, we are well positioned to meet the growing demand from high-end travelers in each segment we serve.”

Hyatt will further expand its portfolio of luxury and lifestyle brands in Asia Pacific, including several brands entering new markets for the first time.

  • Fuji Speedway Hotel, the first hotel under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Japan, will welcome travelers for a one-of-a-kind motorsports experience upon its expected opening in October 2022. Located in Shizuoka and 80 minutes by car from Tokyo, the 120-room hotel is set amid the breathtaking tranquility of Mount Fuji and the legendary Fuji Speedway racing circuit, offering an unforgettable getaway for motorcar lovers and professional racers, business executives, couples and families alike. 

  • ​​​​​​​Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu will be the Hyatt Centric brand’s first hotel in Southeast Asia, offering intrepid explorers the ideal launchpad into Sabah and its abundant natural beauty and indigenous cultures with its prime location in the city’s downtown area. Slated to open in October 2022, the hotel will be crowned with a rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and bar with views of the South China Sea.

  • Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach will mark the anticipated debut of the Andaz brand in Thailand in the fourth quarter of 2022, delivering a contemporary and unscripted take on the locale. Just two hours by car from Bangkok, the hotel’s location on a tranquil oceanfront sanctuary will introduce guests to a different side of this popular destination while benefiting from easy access to most of Pattaya’s scenic hotspots. Set on lush grounds and carefully built around existing 100-year-old trees, the distinctively local yet modern design of the 204-room resort is inspired by the site’s history as a private estate and the cultural heritage of the nearby coastal villages. 

Some of the additional luxury and lifestyle hotel openings planned for 2022 and 2023 include:

Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula, Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (debut of the Park Hyatt brand in Malaysia), Andaz Macau , Grand Hyatt Kunming, Andaz Nanjing Hexi and Alila Donghu Wuhan

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