Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that Hyatt expects 40 new hotels to open in California, Oregon and Washington by the end of 2021, fueling Hyatt’s regional brand growth by nearly 45 percent. The new executed properties – under management and franchise agreements – will join 89 Hyatt-branded hotels that are currently open and operating in California, Oregon and Washington.
The West Coast is a priority for developers due to business demand from several strong markets in cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Further reasons to support Hyatt’s strategy to focus on West Coast growth includes corporate and leisure travelers from Asia, where Hyatt has strong brand name recognition.
“The West Coast U.S. is a primary area of focus for Hyatt, and we see enormous potential to grow our portfolio of brands in this region,” said Jim Chu, global head of development and owner relations, Hyatt. “Today’s announcement further demonstrates the overall strength and resonance of Hyatt-branded hotels with developers, owners and guests.”
Most notably, new West Coast properties include Hyatt House San Jose/Cupertino (March 2019) to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the 350-room Grand Hyatt at SFO (Summer 2019) which will be the only hotel on airport grounds, the 600-room Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center (Early 2020) and Thompson Hollywood (Early 2020). These will complement the recently opened Hyatt Regency Seattle, the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest, per number of rooms (1,260) and meeting space (103,000 square feet).
Complete list of new West Coast U.S. properties:
Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. parkhyatt.com
- Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanwide Plaza (Calif.), 184 guestrooms, 2020
- Park Hyatt Los Angeles Residences at Oceanwide Plaza (Calif.), 164 residences, 2020
Grand Hyatt hotels celebrate the iconic in small details and magnificent moments, providing sophisticated business and leisure travelers with elegant accommodations, extraordinary restaurants, bars, spas and fitness centers, as well as comprehensive business and meeting facilities. grandhyatt.com
- Grand Hyatt at SFO (San Francisco, Calif.), 351 guestrooms, Summer 2019
Andaz hotels draw upon surrounding neighborhoods to craft distinctively local experiences, fully immersing guests in each inspiring destination through unique expressions of local culture. Andaz hotels are designed to reflect their surroundings and feature an innovative service model that creates a barrier-free and non-traditional environment. andaz.com
- Andaz Palm Springs (Calif.), 150 guestrooms, Fall 2019
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is designed to provide a portfolio of unconventional upper-upscale and luxury properties ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary new build hotels, boutique properties, and resorts. Each hotel is one-of-a-kind and offers story-worthy and extraordinary experiences for our guests. unboundcollectionbyhyatt.com
- A hotel within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, located in Hollywood, Calif., 64 guestrooms, Late 2019
Destination Hotels is a collection of more than 40 upscale and luxury independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America. Serving as both the explorer and the guide, Destination hotels ensure a sense of genuine belonging and the chance to encounter life-enhancing discoveries. destinationhotels.com
- A hotel within the Destination Hotels brand, located in Oceanside, Calif., 226 guestrooms, Q4 2020
The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. Conveniently located in urban and resort locations in more than 30 countries around the world, Hyatt Regency hotels serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion, offering a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. hyattregency.com
- Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center (Ore.), 600 guestrooms, Early 2020
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an award-winning international hospitality brand that delivers a new take on modern luxury at the refined edge of travel. Each location offers a stunning, carefully layered and dynamic urban or resort setting that molds into the surrounding community. thompsonhotels.com
- Thompson Hollywood (Calif.), 190 guestrooms, Early 2020
Hyatt Centric hotels are full service lifestyle hotels located in prime destinations that are created for millennial-minded guests who view their hotel as more than a place to stay. Hyatt Centric hotels help guests discover the world’s most compelling destinations like an in-the-know local. hyattcentric.com
- Hyatt Centric Mountain View (Calif.), 168 guestrooms, Spring 2019
- Hyatt Centric Korea Town Los Angeles (Calif.), 310 guestrooms, Fall 2021
- Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento (Calif.), 172 guestrooms, Fall 2020
- Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland (Ore.), 215 guestrooms, January 2020
Hyatt House hotels are designed to welcome guests as extended stay residents. Apartment-style suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas remind guests of the conveniences of home. hyatthouse.com
- Hyatt House San Jose/Cupertino (Calif.) 148 guestrooms, March 2019
- Hyatt House San Jose Airport (Calif.) 165 guestrooms, April 2019
- Hyatt House LAX (Los Angeles, Calif.), 129 guestrooms, February 2020
- Hyatt House Davis (Calif.) 118 guestrooms, July 2020
- Hyatt House Los Angeles USC Medical Campus (Calif.), 200 guestrooms, August 2020
- Hyatt House Sacramento Airport – North Natomas (Calif.), 92 guestrooms, November 2020
- Hyatt House Pomona (Calif.), 100 guestrooms, November 2020
- Hyatt House Livermore (Calif.), 130 guestrooms, March 2021
- Hyatt House Seatac Airport (Seattle, Wash.), 139 guestrooms, April 2021
Hyatt Place hotels offer a modern, comfortable and seamless experience, combining style and innovation to create a casual hotel environment for today’s multi-tasking traveler. From the lobby to the guest rooms to in-hotel dining, every touchpoint is designed with the high value business traveler in mind. hyattplace.com
- Hyatt Place San Jose Airport (Calif.) 190 guestrooms, March 2019
- Hyatt Place Santa Barbara (Calif.), 88 guestrooms, April 2019
- Hyatt Place Fresno, California (Calif.), 126 guestrooms, April 2019
- Hyatt Place Vacaville California (Calif.), 136 guestrooms, July 2019
- Hyatt Place Bakersfield (Calif.), 120 guestrooms, September 2019
- Hyatt Place LAX (Los Angeles, Calif.), 272 guestrooms, February 2020
- Hyatt Place Sacramento Airport – North Natomas (Calif.), 109 guestrooms, November 2020
- Hyatt Place Pomona (Calif.), 115 guestrooms, November 2020
- Hyatt Place Sunnyvale (Calif.), 90 guestrooms, January 2021
- Hyatt Place Hayward (Calif.), 119 guestrooms, January 2021
- Hyatt Place Paso Robles (Calif.), 131 guestrooms, February 2021
- Hyatt Place Livermore (Calif.), 90 guestrooms, March 2021
- Hyatt Place San Carlos (Calif.), 103 guestrooms, March 2021
- Hyatt Place SeaTac Airport (Seattle, Wash.), 237 guestrooms, April 2021
- Hyatt Place Vancouver Washington (Wash.), 113 guestrooms, September 2020
- Hyatt Place Portland – Pearl District (Ore.), 176 guestrooms, November 2020
Joie de Vivre
Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, the Joie de Vivre brand has made curating playful travel through local connections and eclectic experiences its signature. Each Joie de Vivre hotel is an original concept designed to reflect its neighborhood. jdvhotels.com
- A hotel within the Joie de Vivre brand, located in Oceanside, Calif., 161 guestrooms, Q4 2020
- El Capitan, a Joie de Vivre Hotel (Merced, Calif.), 114 guestrooms, Q1 2020
tommie is a carefully edited hotel and gathering place that inspires guests to author their own experiences. By focusing on the essentials and providing fun, relevant choices, the tommie brand offers a fresh lens for the youthful and open-minded to explore, connect and discover. tommiehotels.com
- tommie Hollywood (Calif.), 212 guestrooms, Q1 2020
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
Unveiling Twenty Grosvenor Square: Four Seasons Private Residences
Finchatton, the renowned property development and design firm, in partnership with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today unveil the first look at Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence, the very first standalone Private Residences from Four Seasons.
Located on one of London’s finest squares in the heart of Mayfair, the landmark address of historical significance offers 37 residences, masterfully designed by Finchatton, in collaboration with award winning architects Squire & Partners, with high-touch, legendary service and an incredible complement of amenities provided by Four Seasons. The residences – a combination of three, four and five bedroom apartments – are inspired by the building’s historic past and include exquisite design features such as elegant classical drawing rooms, soaring ceilings, media rooms, family and professional kitchens, and separate access for staff.
The 250,000 square feet (23,225 square metres) prestigious development also includes a private wine cellar; a spa with a 80 foot (25 metre) swimming pool; a treatment suite with steam room and sauna; vitality pool; a state-of-the-art fitness centre; crèche; games room; a cinema; business suite; garden library and landscaped courtyard garden.
The Lifestyle Experience at Twenty Grosvenor Square
Setting new standards in luxury London real estate, Twenty Grosvenor Square is the world’s first standalone Four Seasons Private Residences. Along with the highly personalised services and amenities one would expect at a luxury hotel or resort, Four Seasons also acts as the property managers of the residences once open, one of the only branded residential companies to do so.
Twenty Grosvenor Square combines the best of hotel services and private ownership, with the assurance that each home is being cared for to the highest standards of quality by Four Seasons. Together, Finchatton and Four Seasons are offering a product that is far beyond anything seen on London’s residential market to date.
“Twenty Grosvenor Square marks an exciting milestone for our brand, debuting Four Seasons first ever standalone property in a top luxury market, within one of the best addresses in London, and in a building with a remarkable history,” says Paul White, President, Residential, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “With our partners at Finchatton, the building has been exquisitely restored and, together with Four Seasons dedicated service and property management, residents will be immersed in the world of Four Seasons with an exclusive lifestyle experience.”
Andrew Dunn and Alex Michelin, Co-founders, Finchatton remarked, “Our vision for Twenty Grosvenor Square was to deliver a lifestyle that transcends any other residential scheme in London. Passionate about craftsmanship, architecture and great design, we wanted to deliver a building with exceptional amenities and the highest level of service in the very heart of London’s most desirable postcode.”
About Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence
Residents of Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence have access to a concierge, security, catering and in-residence dining, housekeeping, a world-class spa, fitness and wellness facilities and the option of membership to Mayfair’s most sought-after members’ clubs including Annabel’s and Harry’s Bar, as well as Wentworth golf and country club.
Residents also benefit from a designated Four Seasons Director of Residences. Acting exclusively for the residents of Twenty Grosvenor Square, the Director of Residences’ enviable little black book of contacts, from the world’s leading personal trainers and internationally renowned nutritionists to top executive chefs, will enhance the day-to-day life of residents at Twenty Grosvenor Square.
Twenty Grosvenor Square’s Historic Roots
Reclaiming its title as the most coveted address in London, Twenty Grosvenor Square has a rich and storied past. Once the Headquarters of the US Naval Forces in Europe, and from where General Dwight Eisenhower orchestrated the D-Day landings during the Second World War, the square itself has been home to royalty, prime ministers, actors, musicians and artists and featured in literary masterpieces from Austen, Dickens and Wilde.
Masterful architectural detailing, both inside and out from award-winning architectural practice Squire & Partners, acknowledges the history and character of the building. Twenty Grosvenor Square has been lovingly created behind the retained historical façade of Grosvenor Square – which has been extended with a contemporary stepped mansard – a new façade on North Audley Street drawing from the rich history and context of the area.
Henry Squire, Partner, Squire & Partners says, “Timeless architecture is understanding that a building is part of an evolutionary process that connects the past and future in the present. For Twenty Grosvenor Square, the past and future are connected with the creation of a new façade intertwined with a retained façade, through contemporary use of traditional materials, reinterpreting classical proportions and details in a modern way and using current day technologies to re-imagine ancient craft.”
Benefitting from Finchatton’s nearly 20 years of experience of designing and building some of the world’s most exceptional homes, the vision for Twenty Grosvenor Square is best described as sophisticated, timeless elegance with an emphasis on traditional craftsmanship and exquisite finishes.
Jiin Kim-Inoue, Design Director at Finchatton, and the Finchatton team have carefully choreographed a perfect sequence of spaces, from the grand entrance lobby and extensive amenity areas through to each square foot of every individual residence. Vast windows flood the rooms with natural light, while voluminous proportions and meticulously considered layouts create spaces that are grand and yet utterly warm and welcoming.
With an emphasis on traditional craftsmanship and exquisite finishes Twenty Grosvenor Square sees unrivalled excellence in choice of materials and interior furnishings. From Italian book-matched marble and Tai Ping silk rugs to Loro Piana cashmere wall panels and De Gournay hand-painted silk wallpaper, the Finchatton design team has travelled the world to source materials and meet suppliers. Further works have also been commissioned from the likes of cutting-edge Czech manufacturer LASVIT and British leather-etching artist Mark Evans.
At Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence, Finchatton has again reinforced its reputation as London’s leading property design firm with a profound understanding of how people want to live, while Four Seasons solidifies its position as a leader in luxury lifestyle and branded residential offerings.
Marriott Bonvoy Brings Once-In-A-Lifetime Manchester United Experiences to Asia Pacific
Members of Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy can enjoy an exclusive series of experiences during Manchester United’s pre-season tour in Perth, Singapore and Shanghai. As part of the multi-year marketing partnership between Marriott International and Manchester United, over 130 million Marriott Bonvoy members can look forward to once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experiences with Manchester United players and legends – including the chance to travel on the team’s exclusive charter plane.
“With Marriott Bonvoy Moments, we are committed to offering differentiated and unique experiences that fuel the passions of our members. Our partnership with Manchester United drives our members’ passion for sports by providing VIP access to the games and opportunities to be closer to their sporting idols,” highlighted Alan Tsui, Vice President, Digital, Loyalty and Portfolio Marketing, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “Together with Marriott Tours & Activities, we offer approximately 120,000 experiences in 1,000 destinations available for purchase or by redeeming points, giving members more ways to redeem their points for travel, sports, music, and culinary experiences they are most passionate about.”
Unveiled earlier this year, the partnership between Marriott International and Manchester United allows Marriott Bonvoy members to look forward to creating unforgettable moments and receiving unmatched member benefits – including Manchester United experiences during the team’s visit to Perth, Singapore and Shanghai from today till 25 July 2019 through Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Marriott Bonvoy Moments gives members exclusive and VIP access to concerts, culinary experiences, premier sporting events and more — starting at only 1,000 points. Members may redeem their points for either fixed-price experiences or auction-style experiences.
Marriott Bonvoy Moments with Manchester United
in Asia Pacific
With the Manchester United partnership, Marriott Bonvoy members will have the opportunity to partake in local experiences with Manchester United players and legends, which includes:
Manchester United’s Pre-Season Tour kick off in Perth, Australia – Marriott Bonvoy members can get closer to the action with access to exclusive experience with Manchester United Legends Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin and acclaimed chef Guy Grossi at Garum. During the matches against Perth Glory and Leeds United, members will enjoy a VIP hospitality experience within the VIP Sports Bar at Optus Stadium.
Manchester United Pre-Season Tour Match vs. Inter Milan in Singapore – Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy a VIP hospitality experience in the Manchester United suite at Singapore National Stadium. Members will also have access to an exclusive experience with Manchester United Legend, Bryan Robson. In addition to a meet and greet, members can enjoy a local Mooncake making workshop with Robson and Executive Chef Bryan Wong from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant.
Manchester United’s Pre-Season Tour in Shanghai – Already sold out, the ultimate fan experience will see two Marriott Bonvoy members experience the Manchester United Pre-Season Tour in Asia like a first team player by joining the team on their exclusive charter plane as they travel from Singapore to Shanghai. Additionally, they will have access to a Manchester United training session, have their pictures taken pitch side with a Club Legend and enjoy hospitality to the match against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Other experiences available in Shanghai include training at the Manchester United Soccer School for children and adults with Dwight Yorke; as well as VIP hospitality at the match against Tottenham Hotspur F.C, which are still available to bid on.
Marriott Bonvoy is poised to elevate the experience for members with their favourite Manchester United players and legends.
Check-In From the Skies: Waldorf Astoria Arrives in Dubai’s Financial Centre
Today, the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) opens its doors, joining two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE and reinforcing the brand as the pinnacle of luxury in the region. The 275-room hotel is a welcome addition to Dubai’s bustling financial district, bringing a slice of the French Riviera with its stylish rooftop bar and pool, a piece of New York City with acclaimed restaurant Bull & Bear and a timeless design that evokes the elegance of the 1960s.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC occupies the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman, a complex featuring residences and office towers. Guests will enjoy a unique reception and check-in experience on the 18th floor, which is also home to the hotel’s dining and wellness facilities and acts as the true heartbeat of the hotel. All 275 guest rooms, including 46 suites and 28 residential suites, offer breathtaking, unobstructed views of the downtown Dubai skyline, which can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows in each room. Guests can reach The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain within minutes during their stay in one of Dubai’s most vibrant districts.
“We are delighted to expand our luxury presence in the region with the opening of Waldorf Astoria DIFC which is located in an important economic hub within the region,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, President, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton. “Earlier this year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the launch of DIFC 2.0 which will add 13 million square feet of space to the Centre. We are pleased to be part of this rapidly growing district and look forward to delivering unparalleled experiences to guests staying in DIFC.”
Inspired by the iconic architecture, lifestyle and mid-modern style of the 1960s, the hotel exudes a contemporary elegance and understated luxury. With its stylish furniture, multifunctional design peppered with marble, ebony, brass and bronze materials, the hotel boasts a sleek and contemporary look.
In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria DIFC is primed to be a best-in-class dining destination. All restaurants and bars are located on the 18th floor, a stunning location from which to view the city.
Bull & Bear: Inspired by the original once located in the Waldorf Astoria New York, Bull & Bear is the hotel’s signature restaurant which offers a twist on the legendary eatery. Diners can enjoy imaginative cuisine in a stylish, relaxed setting.
St Trop: An oasis in the heart of the city, St. Trop serves up a slice of the French Riviera in DIFC. This stylish rooftop lounge — with its pool, whirlpool, timber decking and bright colours — is perfect for drinks and light bites from day to night. Truly an urban escape, St Trop brings laidback poolside chic to Dubai’s financial district.
Peacock Alley: Peacock Alley is an elegant lounge and bar ideal for both sophisticated gatherings and informal gatherings. The term “Peacock Alley” was coined to portray the daily promenade of people through the original colonnade connecting The Waldorf and The Astoria hotels in New York City. The iconic venue is present at all Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide — and this historical part of New York heritage is now in DIFC.
For those looking to unwind, the Waldorf Astoria Spa — with its floatation tank, hydrobath, hammam and Vichy shower — is a sanctuary of relaxation in the middle of the city. Secluded on the 18th floor, the spa offers four treatment suites and the hotel’s fitness centre offers state-of-the-art equipment and views of Dubai’s skyline from 18 floors up.
The hotel offers five elegant, innovative settings, including a unique library concept which houses an open kitchen. The hotel also features spacious meeting rooms, a grand ballroom with a pre-function area and a sophisticated boardroom that is perfect for corporate meetings. All spaces have a residential, personal feel, providing the ideal setting for every type of event.
“We are thrilled to bring Waldorf Astoria to DIFC and offer True Waldorf Service in such a thriving and dynamic location within the city,” said Dino Michael, Global Head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “From Bangkok to Amsterdam, Waldorf Astoria properties are set in landmark locations all over the world, and Waldorf Astoria DIFC is a remarkable addition to our growing portfolio in the Middle East and beyond.”
Waldorf Astoria DIFC joins two award-winning Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE — Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah — and is the brand’s first city-based hotel in the country. Like all Waldorf Astoria properties in the world, Waldorf Astoria DIFC offers True Waldorf Service: graceful, anticipatory service from the moment a guest books through checkout.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 5000 Points per night, with a minimum stay of three nights — for bookings through 30 December 2019, when booking directly with Hilton.
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