Hyatt announced the growth of its portfolio of lifestyle hotels across the Middle East.
The planned expansion includes the opening of the first Hyatt Centric branded hotels in the UAE, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first Andaz-branded hotel in Dubai, and the second Alila-branded property in the Sultanate of Oman.
These lifestyle properties are expected to add more than 1,300 keys to the region, bringing the number of Hyatt lifestyle hotels in the Middle East to seven by 2023.
“The Middle East is seeing a rising demand for lifestyle hotels,” says Kurt Straub, vice president of operations for the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia for Hyatt.
“At Hyatt, we aim to grow with intent. And with that in mind, we strive to expand our brand presence in the region by introducing lifestyle-driven brands that cater to the needs of our guests and, at the same time, fit very well into their locations. The five planned openings in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman cement our commitment to the region and will provide an enhanced lifestyle experience for our guests.”
The expected growth includes the debut of Hyatt’s fastest-growing lifestyle brand across three countries, with the projected openings of Hyatt Centric Dubai La Mer (2020), Hyatt Centric West Bay Doha (2020), and Jabal Omar Hyatt Centric Makkah Hotel and Residences (2023).
Slated to open in late 2019, Andaz Dubai The Palm will be the first Andaz-branded property in Dubai and the second in the UAE, joining Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. It will feature twin 15-story towers, with 217 guestrooms and 116 serviced apartments, four restaurants, a fitness centre, a spa, and exclusive beachfront access.