Hyatt Regency Mumbai on Monday said it has shut its Mumbai property due to the financial crunch facing its asset owner Asian Hotels (West). The five star property issued a notice informing the staff on its roll that no funds are being infused from the property owner to meet the operational expenses of the hotel including payment of salaries. The hotel, therefore, has to be closed until further notice.
“As a result of no funds forthcoming from Asian Hotels to sustain the operations of the hotel, a decision has been taken to temporarily suspend all operations for Hyatt Regency Mumbai. The hotel will remain closed until further notice,” said Sunjae Sharma, Vice President & Country Head – India, Hyatt in a statement. “At Hyatt, our guests and colleagues are a top priority, and we are working closely with the hotel’s owner to resolve this situation,” he said.
Hyatt is managing the property in Mumbai on a contract basis on behalf of Asian Hotels. Sushil Kumar Gupta is the chairman and managing director of Asian Hotels. On May 28, in a notification to the Bombay Stock Exchange, Asian Hotels said it has defaulted on an interest payment of Rs 4.32 crore to its lender Yes Bank. Total financial indebtedness of the listed entity including short-term and long term debt stood at Rs 262.54 crore as on May 1, 2021
Hyatt is an American hospitality brand that manages and franchises hotels. Located near Mumbai’s international airport, the hotel said that it will not accept reservations through Hyatt booking channels and will remain temporarily unavailable.