Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Chartered Hampi Hotels Private Limited today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Hampi in Bellary district of Karnataka. Hampi is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
The hotel introduces the Hyatt Place brand to India and follows Hyatt Place San Jose/Pinares in Costa Rica as the second Hyatt Place hotel to open outside the United States. More than 20 additional Hyatt Place hotels have been previously announced throughout the country, including Hyatt Place hotels in Nagpur and Pune.
Hyatt Place Hampi hotel is located within one kilometer of JSW Steel Limited and is in close proximity to the business centres of Bellary and Hospet. UNESCO world heritage site at Hampi is about 27 kilometers away from the hotel.
India is a key area of growth for Hyatt. Hyatt Place Hampi joins 10 hotels currently open under various Hyatt brands in the country, including Park Hyatt Hyderabad and Park Hyatt Chennai, which both opened earlier this year.
The company said in a statement that the momentum will continue with more than 50 previously announced hotels under development in India across various Hyatt brands, including Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, Hyatt Regency Ludhiana, Hyatt Raipur, Andaz Gurgaon and Grand Hyatt Kochi.
Additionally, Hyatt announced a multi-property deal in October to rebrand five Ista hotels in the country as Hyatt Bangalore, Hyatt Pune, Hyatt Hyderabad, Hyatt Ahmedabad and Hyatt Amritsar by March 2013.
“We are excited to bring the Hyatt Place brand to India, and we believe this continued global expansion will complement the nearly 170 Hyatt Place hotels in the United States,” said Peter Fulton, Executive Vice President, Group President – EAME/Southwest Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.