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.
Marriott International Debuts JW Marriott Hotel in Qufu, Birthplace of Confucius
JW Marriott announced the opening of the new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu in Shandong province, China. Owned by Shandong Luneng, this is the first JW Marriott hotel in Shandong and the 16th in China. The new hotel is an architectural masterpiece that will showcase the brand’s philosophy of welcoming guests to this exciting destination with modern luxury and authentic, exceptional service.
JW Marriott Hotel Qufu is located in the old city. The brainchild of Kai Cui, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the building is a masterpiece of design that celebrates Chinese architecture, while taking its ancient contexts into the 21st century. The hotel features 197 modern rooms and suites, comprising 188 individual guestrooms and 9 complex suites. All guestrooms, spanning from 45m² to 98m² with 3.2-meter-high ceilings, are tastefully appointed with elegant Chinese accents and are equipped with the latest in-room technology, walk-in closets, and modern amenities to ensure guests’ every comfort. The hotel’s distinctive exterior profile, with its elegant classical Chinese rooflines, blends seamlessly with its surroundings. Sixteen Chinese chimes at the front porch are a visual reminder of both the ancient percussion instrument, as well as the history of Chinese culture and music. The spectacular lobby features a stylized moon gate and a statue of Confucius under a graceful ginkgo tree, in commemoration of the lectures “The Great Teacher” gave.
“We are thrilled to bring our JW Marriott brand to the historic city of Qufu,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott for Marriott International. “The new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu is a haven of luxury within the timeless history of the city, famed as the birthplace of revered Chinese philosopher Confucius, with a rich landscape of historic palaces and temples. The design of this hotel, its distinctive decor and mindful, intuitive service are all part of The JW Treatment, our promise to enhance and elevate our guest’s experience when visiting this amazing destination.”
JW Marriott Hotel Qufu offers a diverse range of artfully selected and locally inspired dishes and beverages to appeal to all guests’ palates. At the hotel’s signature restaurant Residence, guests can experience the time-honored cuisine of the region, including Cantonese dishes and the traditional Kongfu cuisine which focuses on culinary refinement, also known as “Dishes of the Confucian Mansion”, complemented by traditional Shandong dishes. JW Kitchen is a smart casual outlet featuring an open kitchen, serving local and international cuisines, healthy juices and the chefs’ daily recommendations in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere. The Lounge is an intimate and idyllic place to linger and enjoy views of Six Arts Atrium. Guests can savor JW Wine Ambassador services as well as the exquisite afternoon tea. In the lobby, the Tea Library is a beautiful space reminiscent of a traditional teahouse with wooden shelves displaying tea sets and books while guests can experience local tea culture guided by an expert tea master.
JW Marriott Hotel Qufu is an extraordinary venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions with its multipurpose function spaces. The Grand Ballroom has an impressive nine-meter-high ceiling and 800m2 of space, which can be divided into two separate banquet halls featuring a variety of customizable layouts. The function spaces feature 70m2 HD LED screens and state-of-the-art sound equipment. For smaller events, the hotel also has a 200m2 Function Room, which can be divided into three independent multifunctional halls. All events at the JW Marriott Hotel Qufu enjoy the support of the JW Event Concierge service for quick responses to requirements and to provide organizers with expert, intuitive solutions.
For guests who wish to maintain their wellness routines during their visit, the 24-hour Fitness Center is a natural sunlight-filled space with advanced cardio and strength training equipment. A luxurious indoor heated swimming pool with natural sunlight allows guests to enjoy swimming for exercise and leisure during any season of the year.
”JW Marriott, with its distinctive JW Treatment brand philosophy, continues to grow strongly here in China, resonating with consumers who seek exceptional quality and thoughtfully crafted service,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director, Greater China, Marriott International. “We look forward to welcoming guests to the new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu. From sightseeing and sampling the traditional cuisines of Qufu, to organizing a memorable event or a simple romantic getaway – JW Marriott Hotel Qufu will delight the most discerning of world travelers who come to this beautiful ancient city.”
Autograph Collection Hotels Welcomes Ireland’s National Treasure, The Shelbourne
Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 170 independent hotels around the world, has announced the addition of The Shelbourne, the enduringly iconic hotel that’s been at the heart of Dublin society since 1824.
Proudly overlooking Dublin’s grandest square, St. Stephen’s Green, The Shelbourne is just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s most celebrated landmarks: Trinity College, parliament building Dáil Éireann, and the National Gallery.
Recently renovated by Guy Oliver of design firm Oliver Laws, the timelessly elegant interiors honour the illustrious history of Dublin’s Grand Dame. For the past two generations, royalty, statesmen, artists, writers and legends of stage and screen have made The Shelbourne their home away from home, from Princess Grace of Monaco, to John F. Kennedy, Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera, all of whom have suites with enviable views of the green named after them.
JP Kavanagh, General Manager of The Shelbourne said: “The Shelbourne has played a pivotal role in Irish society for nearly two centuries. Autograph Collection Hotels’ independent spirit is the perfect fit for the hotel’s next chapter, honouring the unique personality of this timeless Dublin landmark and its countless iconic stories.”
The Shelbourne offers several distinctive food and beverage options to suit every occasion. The Horseshoe Bar which has played host to notable meetings over the years from politicians and journalists to visiting dignitaries and local personalities. The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, Ireland’s most iconic drawing room, offering Afternoon Tea overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. The Saddle Room Restaurant, a timeless dining room with a relaxed atmosphere, old-school Irish service and a menu full of classic favourites. 1824 Bar, The Shelbourne’s newest addition – a snug, and sophisticated hide away with a hand-picked list of whiskey.
The Shelbourne has ten historic meeting rooms spanning over 10,000 square feet, many of which have their own unique character, style and stories, hosting an array of events from intimate private dining to impressive business conferences.
On joining Autograph Collection Hotels, The Shelbourne will introduce a signature offering called Independent Spirit that pays homage to Irish Whiskey. Celebrating the rebirth of Irish Whiskey in 1824 when The Shelbourne opened its doors, the spirit will be featured in crafted experiences including an after-dinner whiskey trolley in The Saddle Room Restaurant and ‘Whiskey Sommeliers’ in The Horseshoe Bar.
Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ Expand Relationship to More Than 200 Hotels
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today announced the ongoing expansion of Hyatt’s and SLH’s existing loyalty alliance, celebrating a milestone of over 200 participating SLH hotels around the world for World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem points and enjoy on-property benefits. This latest expansion has quadrupled the number of participating SLH properties since the alliance launched in November 2018, and its expansion is expected to continue throughout 2019.
“We encourage World of Hyatt members to explore these luxurious destinations around the globe, from Croatia to New Zealand,” said Amy Weinberg, senior vice president, World of Hyatt. “The rapid growth of this strategic loyalty alliance is a testament to our commitment to delivering unique experiences wherever our members travel and continuing to extend the genuine care they have come to expect from Hyatt to more locations around the world.”
World of Hyatt members now have access to more than 200 of SLH’s luxury boutique hotels that offer new locations across growth markets for Hyatt, including Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, New Zealand, Portugal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines and Turks and Caicos and more.
Through this exclusive relationship, World of Hyatt members can explore sought-after destinations like Monkey Island Estate, an 18th century estate turned boutique retreat on a private island on the Thames, Berkshire; Ovolo The Valley Brisbane, a boutique oasis located in the center of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s ultra-hip entertainment district; Mykonos Riviera Hotel and Spa, a sun-drenched luxury resort tucked against the rocky backdrop of centuries-old Aegean cliffs; Enso Ango Fuya II, an artful Kyoto escape set across five Zen-inspired buildings; and Hotel Nantipa, a Costa Rican paradise retreat immersed in the surf culture of Santa Teresa.
“This alliance has proven to be a perfect match. We are seeing a positive impact on reservations for our hotels from World of Hyatt members,” said Jean-François Ferret, chief executive officer, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™. “Exposure to more than 16 million World of Hyatt members has not only helped increase reservations, but also allows us to expand our brand awareness while providing more luxury boutique hotels options for World of Hyatt members to choose from on their travel journey.”
Since the World of Hyatt and SLH alliance launched in November 2018, the countries members have most visited include Italy, the UK, France, China and Greece. World of Hyatt members can take advantage of the following loyalty benefits when booking a participating SLH hotel through a Hyatt channel:
Earning and Redemption
World of Hyatt members earn five Base Points per $1 USD spent on eligible room revenue
World of Hyatt members will receive their standard tier Bonus Points on eligible room revenue spend (10% Discoverist, 20% Explorist, 30% Globalist)
Qualifying nights at participating SLH hotels will count toward earning World of Hyatt elite-tier status
World of Hyatt members can redeem points to use for free night awards on SLH hotel reservations; each participating SLH property has been categorized into Hyatt’s existing hotel award chart.
Participating SLH properties will provide the following on-property benefits to all World of Hyatt members, regardless of status:
Daily complimentary continental breakfast for two guests
Room upgrade (one category at check-in if available)
Early check-in (noon, based upon availability at check-in)
Late check-out (2:00pm, based upon availability at check-in)
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