Dubai: Pakistan’s largest private property developer Bahria Town and Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed an agreement to open four properties of Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands in Pakistan.
The four brand hotel, which are expected to give big boost to business and leisure sector in Pakistan, include: Grand Hyatt Islamabad, Hyatt Regency Karachi, Hyatt Regency Lahore, and Hyatt Regency Rawalpindi.
“We look forward to collaborating with the Bahria team to open the first Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels in Pakistan,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development — Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) and Southwest Asia for Hyatt.
“Following last year’s announcement for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), we are optimistic about the growth of Hyatt’s brands in Pakistan. The opening of these hotels will serve as a testament to the global appeal of the Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands as they continue to expand worldwide and offer more choices to our guests.”
With the announcement a Grand Hyatt and three Hyatt Regency hotels in Pakistan, Hyatt is taking another step in growing its brand footprint in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
“We are honoured to work with Hyatt and to bring the first Hyatt-branded hotels to Pakistan”, said Ahmad Ali Riaz Malik, CEO of Bahria Town. “Pakistan offers a wealth of opportunity for hotel operators and the opening of Grand Hyatt Islamabad, Hyatt Regency Karachi, Hyatt Regency Lahore, and Hyatt Regency Rawalpindi will be excellent additions to our company’s real estate projects within the country and wider region,” he added.
He noted that the combination of the hotels’ locations, style and service will be attractive to both business and leisure travellers. “We continue to invest in Pakistan as we are confident in the growth of the country and wider region. We look forward to working with Hyatt to further deliver on our ambitious development plans,” said Malik.
Grand Hyatt Islamabad will be meticulously designed to exemplify the Grand Hyatt brand’s signature level of grandeur with an abundance of options for creating spectacular experiences. Expected to open in 2023, the hotel will offer 400 guestrooms, seven food and beverage outlets, two ballrooms, seven meeting rooms, a spa, fitness facilities, private club, and kids club. Additionally, the hotel will be the first internationally-branded golf resort in Pakistan and will have a state-of-the-art golf club house. The hotel and golf club will be easily accessible from the Murree-Islamabad Expressway, which connects directly to Islamabad’s city centre and diplomatic area 30 minutes away.
Hyatt Regency Karachi will offer a range of amenities, as well as spaces that will make the hotel a go-to gathering place for any occasion. The hotel will feature approximately 200 guestrooms, a lobby lounge, three-meal restaurant, and more than 17,000 square feet (1,600 square metres) of flexible meeting and event space. The hotel is expected to open in 2023.
Hyatt Regency Lahore will deliver on the modern expectations of today’s travellers and meeting planners. The hotel will feature authentic food and beverage offerings that will build off the Hyatt Regency brand’s history of culinary excellence. The hotel will serve as the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. Additionally, the hotel will feature a private club offering food and beverage outlets, tennis courts and banquet facilities, among other amenities. The hotel is expected to open in 2021.
Hyatt Regency Rawalpindi will be designed to connect today’s travellers to who and what matters most to them. The 165-room hotel will offer multiple food and beverage outlets and more than 11,000 square feet (1,100 square metres) of flexible meeting and event space. The hotel is expected to open in 2022.