Hyatt Hotels has announced that it will focus its Middle East expansion efforts on the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The company has four properties in the pipeline for Saudi Arabia, and two in the UAE.
Tareq Daoud, regional vice president, Hyatt Sales Force – Middle East & Africa, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, South West Asia commented: “The Middle East provides a unique and diverse arena for us to evolve our brand portfolio and we continue to make a strong impact in this region.
“We currently operate twelve full service hotels across the GCC and continue to recognise the benefits of expansion in this critically strategic market.”
The four Saudi properties confirmed are Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Sulaimania, Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street and Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road).
In the UAE, the 47-storey Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl and Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Maktoum are scheduled to open.
The Chicago-based company opened 49 hotels in 2015 and in 2016 it is targeting another 60 openings.
Of the hotels planned to open this year, over half will be select service hotels under the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands.
In Dubai, Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga and Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square opened in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Daoud said: “We firmly believe that with the current economic status there will be more call than ever for mid-market propositions, which is where we look to further enhance our Hyatt Place portfolio as well as continuing to expand our premium offerings in order to cater to the different needs of our loyal guests.”
The company is taking part at ATM in Dubai from 25-28 April 2016 at Dubai World Trade Centre and is located at stand HC0450 in Sheikh Saeed Arena Hall.