Hyatt plans for expansion in Northern India with 2 new hotels
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into franchise agreements with 3B Group of Companies for two new Hyatt-branded hotels in Uttarakhand, a state in northern India, including Hyatt Centric Rajpur Road Dehradun and Hyatt Place Haridwar. The new hotels will mark the entry of the Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Place brands in Uttarakhand, thus significantly expanding Hyatt’s brand presence in the country and demonstrating its commitment to strategic growth of its portfolio in key markets that matter to its guests, World of Hyatt members, customers, and owners.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, Uttarakhand boasts abundant natural resources and attractions due to the surrounding hills and forests, and is known for its many Hindu pilgrimage sites, wildlife parks, hill stations and trekking routes, making it an attractive destination for travelers and locals alike. The new hotels will be conveniently located in popular tourist destinations of Uttarakhand, catering to both leisure and business travelers who are visiting the surrounding areas and attractions. Hyatt Centric Rajpur Road Dehradun will be situated in the foothills of one of India’s renowned travel attractions, Mussoorie, also known as “Queen of the Hills,” while Hyatt Place Haridwar will be located in one of the highly visited pilgrimage destinations in India, known as “holy land” for its scenic natural beauty. Hyatt Centric Rajpur Road Dehradun will be the first to open by mid-2023.
“India continues to play pivotal role in Hyatt’s growth strategy, and we look forward to our first collaboration with 3B Group of Companies to bring our globally-acclaimed brands, Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Place, to the northern state of Uttarakhand,” said Dhruva Rathore, Vice President of Development, India & Southwest Asia, Hyatt. “In less than a year we have announced the entry of three Hyatt hotel brands in Uttarakhand, which reinforces the growing attraction of this market and Hyatt’s commitment toward thoughtfully expanding our presence in destinations where our guests want to travel, as well as where owners and developers can leverage our global distribution network and World of Hyatt loyalty program.”
“We are delighted to commence our collaboration with Hyatt under the Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Place brands,” said Dr. Sanjeev Bhambri, Director, 3B Group of Companies. “We are certain that the combination of our knowledge in real estate and Hyatt’s global hospitality expertise will transform the hotel landscape in Uttarakhand, and we look forward to showcasing Hyatt’s diverse brand portfolio and award-winning World of Hyatt loyalty program that will meet the needs of global travelers.”
Hyatt Centric hotels inspire exploration and discovery by connecting guests to the heart of the action in each destination, so they never miss a moment of adventure. In keeping with this, the centrally located Hyatt Centric Rajpur Road Dehradun will feature 125 guestrooms and offer guests a natural respite with high mountains and lush forests in the backdrop. The property will feature a gym for fitness-savvy guests, an exquisite rooftop pool and bar overlooking the beautiful city of Dehradun, fully equipped meeting spaces, and a grand ballroom. The hotel will mark the second Hyatt-branded hotel in the city, joining the recently opened Hyatt Regency Dehradun.
Hyatt Place hotels are intuitively designed around guests’ needs and wants to deliver a seamless transition from work to relaxation. The 110-key Hyatt Place Haridwar will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the city and will be conveniently located near popular local attractions and tourist destinations. Combining the Hyatt Place brand’s signature style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy to navigate experience for today’s multi-tasking traveler, the hotel will offer a range of amenities such as a well-equipped Fitness Center, an outdoor pool, convenient dining options including all day dining, complimentary breakfast and a bar, as well as a meeting room.
Hyatt’s current portfolio in India consists of 41 properties across eight brands: Andaz, Alila, Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt.