Hyatt has announced a global expansion plan to open more than 20 new hotels and resorts by the end of 2022.
The new properties will be under a variety of the company’s brands, including Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.
Five Park Hyatt hotels are expected to open by Hyatt’s 40th anniversary year in 2020. These will be in Qatar, Indonesia, Japan, China and New Zealand.
An upcoming property in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt includes the brand’s first in the UK, which will be on the site of the former Great Scotland Yard.
There will be 152 bedrooms, a restaurant called The Yard, a tearoom, a bar, a drinking club and a social events space.
Bookings are now available for its opening on 9 December.
A Hyatt property on the site of Napoleon III’s former imperial residence, the Hotel du Palais Biarritz, is also due to reopen in June 2020 after a renovation.
“With our growth acceleration in the luxury segment, we will have the opportunity to care for more travellers around the globe through a range of differentiated high-end experiences,” said Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer.
“We’re excited to expand into new markets and enhance the global footprint of our brands, giving our guests and members additional ways to connect with our luxury offerings in places where they want to be.”
Alila properties will open in Switzerland, Malaysia and Oman, and Andaz properties are due to open in Dubai, Prague, Bali, China and California.
There will also be new Grand Hyatt openings in China, Kuwait, India, South Korea and Tennessee.
Peter Fulton, Hyatt’s group president of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, said: “Europe in particular, with its unique and historic architecture, represents a natural home for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, and as we expand with our lifestyle and independent brands, we are confident our new offerings will cater to high-end travellers who are seeking an unprecedented stay.”