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

WHY IT RATES: The Park Hyatt Johannesburg will open in 2023 and offer guests a luxury hotel in the heart of one of South Africa’s most popular cities. — Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse


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

“We are delighted to continue to strengthen our relationship with Millat Group and to add Park Hyatt Johannesburg to Hyatt’s growing collection of luxury properties across the African continent,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, Regional Vice President of Development for the Middle East and Africa for Hyatt International. “Park Hyatt hotels are found in the world’s most desirable destinations and this development at Rosebank demonstrates a commitment to meeting the needs of upscale domestic and international travelers who seek an oasis of calm and sophistication, highly attentive personalized service and elevated experiences in an intimate environment, while enjoying the vibrancy of Johannesburg.”

The hotel renovation 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 revitalize the hotel while celebrating the heritage and craftsmanship of its region. Highly manicured interiors and contemporary architecture will combine interior and exterior elements, inviting guests to lose themselves in a romantic, layered experience rooted in the surrounding landscape.

Once the hotel joins the Park Hyatt brand, it is expected to be popular with business and leisure travelers, 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 respect for culture; and exceptional food and wine. The 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 including The Zone and Rosebank Mall.

The 30 rooms and suites will be equipped with king size beds, professionally equipped workstations and private bathrooms. The hotel’s restaurant will feature a spacious dining room and outdoor terrace for fine dining al fresco, overlooking its scenic pool. The hotel will also include an atmospheric bar with an open-air courtyard, as well as an elegant multi-purpose event space for conferences and meetings, accommodating up to 60 people.

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

“We are delighted to be working with Hyatt again. The Park Hyatt Johannesburg projects 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 and business travel perspective. Hyatt and Millat’s proven understanding of luxury travel will ensure that the renovated hotel offers a world class product and service never seen before in South Africa.

This is 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 includes 13 hotels, including Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, Hyatt Regency Alger 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.


THE SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels Corporation press release.

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