Park Hyatt is to open a hotel in London, as part of the Nine Elms development, the newly established home of the US Embassy and site of a huge new district in the capital.
The Park Hyatt London River Thames is expected to open in 2022 within R&F UK’s new business and residential district, bringing 203 new luxury rooms to the area.
The hotel is directly opposite Westminster, and also well placed for the expected Northern Line London Underground extension, with an entrance located close to the hotel.
“The addition of the Park Hyatt brand to London is a key milestone for Hyatt,” said Felicity Black-Roberts, vice-president of development Europe, Hyatt. “It has always been a priority to bring our luxury Park Hyatt brand back to London, so this is a fantastic opportunity for us.”
The hotel forms one part of R&F UK’s ongoing plans for the district, which include 18 buildings housing around 2,300 apartments, more than 120,000 square feet of commercial space and numerous shops and restaurants, all designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Allies and Morrison, with landscape architects Gillespies leading on the Linear Park, and Superpotato overseeing interior design within the development.
Features of the Park Hyatt will include a secure executive wing, the Park Hyatt Living Room, filled with world-renowned artwork and design, and a large ballroom.
It adds to other Hyatt hotels in the UK such as Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill; Hyatt Regency Manchester; Andaz London Liverpool Street; and Great Scotland Yard Hotel, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.
The Park Hyatt move was also joined this week by another Hyatt announcement for the capital, confirming a new 196-room Hyatt Regency as part of the £1.3 billion redevelopment of Olympia in west London, opening in 2024.
Hyatt Regency London Olympia will be anchored by the Grand and National Halls’ iconic glass barrel vaulted roofs, with the whole 14-acre site designed by Heatherwick Studios and SPPARC.
Also part of the Olympia site will be an arthouse cinema, a 4,400-capacity music and performing arts venue managed by AEG, a 1,500-seat theatre, a 2.5-acre rooftop sky garden, as well as restaurants, shops, offices and co-working space. A CitizenM hotel has also been confirmed for the project.
Additional Hyatt-branded hotels also under development in the UK include Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina, Hyatt Place London City East and Hyatt Centric Cambridge, all expected to open within the next two years.