Hyatt to Open and Manage Nine New Indian Properties

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed management agreements for nine new Hyatt-branded hotels in emerging Indian cities across the country, bringing the total number of Hyatt hotels under development in India to 38.

The agreements cover three Hyatt brands: a Grand Hyatt hotel in Noida, Hyatt Regency hotels in Jaipur, Surat, Ghazibad, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Guwahati, and Hyatt Place hotels in Bangalore Devanhalli and Mumbai Seepz.

In addition to the agreements, Hyatt also announced that the Hyatt Regency Chennai and Grand Hyatt Goa will open later this year.

    * Hyatt Regency Chennai, set to open in May, is a 329-room contemporary hotel with five restaurants and lounge bars. The hotel, located in the central business district, and in close proximity with the fast developing IT corridor, includes various leisure facilities including a Hyatt Pure spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a beauty salon. Hyatt Regency Chennai will have extensive meeting and event facilities with 16,000 square feet of function space.

    * Grand Hyatt Goa will be part of Aldeia de Goa, a high-end residential area in close proximity to Dona Paula and the capital of Goa-Panjim. This resort will overlook the Zuari River a few miles before it encounters the Arabian Sea.  Spread across 19 acres of tropical gardens, the hotel will offer a total of 314 rooms and suites including a Grand Club and three Presidential Villas. The spa will feature 20 treatment rooms inspired by the preferred Hyatt Pure treatments of the world. A large variety of indoor and outdoor dining facilities will include a Grand Café, Italian restaurant, Indian restaurant and bar-lounge. Grand Hyatt Goa will also have some of the largest conference facilities in the State of Goa.

With 38 hotels under development in India, Hyatt currently plans to offer its full and select service brands, including:

    * 14 Hyatt Regency hotels under development, in addition to four already open
    * 5 Grand Hyatt hotels under development, in addition to one already open
    * 4 Park Hyatt hotels under development, in addition to one already open
    * 14 Hyatt Place properties under development
    * 1 Andaz hotel under development

Currently, more than 3,500 associates are employed at Hyatt hotels in India, and with the development effort, it is expected that more than 10,000 new associates will be welcomed into the Hyatt brand.