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Hyatt announces plans to bring its Luxury Park Hyatt brand to Johannesburg

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WHY YOU VALUE: The Park Hyatt Johannesburg will debut in 2023, providing guests with a luxury hotel in the heart of one of South Africa’s most popular cities. — Lacey Pfalz, Associate Writer, TravelPulse


Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that an affiliate of Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of Millat Group for the Winston Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, to join the Hyatt portfolio as an affiliated hotel. The hotel will be available on Hyatt’s booking channels in the coming weeks. Following an extensive refurbishment, the hotel is expected to change its name to Park Hyatt Johannesburg in early 2023, marking the reintroduction of the Park Hyatt brand in South Africa, meaning Hyatt is focused on growing its luxury brands in the markets. destinations that matter most to World of Hyatt travelers, Members, customers and owners.

“We are delighted to continue to build our relationship with the Millat Group and add Park Hyatt Johannesburg to Hyatt’s growing collection of luxury properties across the African continent,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president of Middle East and Africa development for Hyatt International. . “Park Hyatt hotels are found in the world’s top destinations and this development at Rosebank demonstrates a commitment to serving upscale domestic and international travelers seeking an oasis of calm and refinement, highly attentive personalized service and elevated experiences. in an intimate setting, while still enjoying the vibrancy of Johannesburg.”

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The hotel refurbishment will be overseen by Yabu Pushelberg, an award-winning global designer who has previously worked on hotels including Park Hyatt New York, Park Hyatt Shenzhen and Park Hyatt Bangkok, as well as some of the world’s leading luxury brands. including Bergdorf Goodman and LVMH. Yabu Pushelberg’s thoughtful and rigorous approach to design will reinvigorate the hotel while celebrating the heritage and craftsmanship of its location. Highly curated interiors and contemporary architecture will blend indoor and outdoor elements, inviting guests to lose themselves in a layered, romantic experience rooted in the surrounding landscape.

Once the hotel joins the Park Hyatt brand, it is expected to be popular with business and leisure guests, offering understated luxury and an elevated home-away-from-home experience with highly personalized, intuitive and fully engaged service. ; renowned art and design; a deep reverence for culture; and exceptional food and wine. Our hotel’s very convenient location in Rosebank is within walking distance of the area’s lively bars, popular restaurants and notable galleries. Guests can enjoy easy access to the Rosebank Gautrain Station, as well as thriving shopping and entertainment attractions such as The Zone and Rosebank Mall.

All 30 rooms and suites will be equipped with king-size beds, professionally equipped workstations and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel’s restaurant will include a spacious dining room and an al fresco terrace for refined al fresco dining, overlooking its picturesque swimming pool. The hotel will also feature an atmospheric bar with an outdoor patio, as well as an elegant multi-purpose event space for conferences and meetings, accommodating up to 60 guests.

Once complete, the refurbishment will complement the world-class sophistication and understated elegance for which the Park Hyatt brand is known. Guests can expect thoughtful, personalized experiences and high-end service that will exceed their expectations of a luxury stay in Johannesburg.

“We are excited to be working with Hyatt again. The plans for Park Hyatt Johannesburg represent an incredibly exciting addition to our hotel portfolio,” said Hamza Farooqui, CEO of Millat Group. “We have seen a significant increase in domestic and international travel, both from a leisure travel and business travel perspective. Hyatt and Millat’s proven knowledge of luxury travel will ensure the revamped hotel offers a world-class product and service never before seen in South Africa.”

This marks the fourth collaboration between Hyatt and Millat Group in South Africa, joining Hyatt Regency Cape Town, Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton and Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank.

Hyatt’s portfolio in Africa consists of 13 hotels, including Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport, Hyatt Regency Taghazout, Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, Hyatt Regency Cairo West and Park Hyatt Zanzibar.


FONT: Press release from Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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