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Back in December, Hyatt announced that it expects to open 13 new US lifestyle brand properties in 2021, in January it announced that it was adding 3 more properties to its European portfolio, and now it has named a further 16 properties that it says we can expect to open their doors and welcome guests at various points this year.
Hyatt Adds More Properties In 2021
Hyatt says that at least 13 new properties (in addition to the ones already mentioned in recent press releases) will be open for bookings and joining the World of Hyatt program in 2021. Some of these properties are ones that were first mentioned at the beginning of 2019 when Hyatt confirmed 40 new properties would be coming to the West Coast(although some of these didn’t have names back then) while others look to be genuinely new additions.
With some of these properties Hyatt hasn’t provided any details, while with others we’ve been offered a bit of narrative to give us an idea of what to expect, but regardless of how much information is currently available, it’s clear that we’ll soon have some nice properties joining the World of Hyatt.
New Properties In North America
The Mission Pacific Hotel, a JdV by Hyatt hotel & The Seabird Resort, a Destination by Hyatt hotel are adjacent properties located in Oceanside, California, that are expected to open their doors in Spring.
Hyatt has said that the two properties, although neighbors, will have “distinctly different personalities” and form part of “the newest and largest oceanfront resort development in San Diego County constructed in more than half a century”. Between them, they span an impressive 700 feet of beachfront property.
The Mission Pacific Hotel has been designed to be “the ultimate bohemian-chic coastal experience”, offering guests 161 guestrooms, immersive biking, skating, and surfing experiences, as well as “spectacular ocean views” across the property and Oceanside’s only rooftop pool and bar.
The 226-room Seabird Resort will be a “classic oceanfront resort” that Hyatt says will offer guests the option of an “estate-by-the-beach retreat”. Once opened, the resort will offer an expansive pool with an indoor/outdoor living room, inventive seasonal cuisine from Chef Kurtis Habecker, 20,000 square feet of ocean view meeting and celebration spaces, and an expansive spa.
The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel is a 148-room boutique hotel at the new Ivy Station development in the heart of Culver City, California which is expected to open in the Summer of this year.
Other properties opening in North America and in 2021 are said to include:
- Banyan Cay Resort and Golf, a Destination by Hyatt hotel (West Palm Beach, Florida)
- The Anndore House, a JdV by Hyatt hotel (Toronto)
- The Walper, a JdV by Hyatt hotel (Toronto)
- The Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes, a Destination by Hyatt hotel (Isle of Palms, South Carolina)
- El Capitan Hotel, a JdV by Hyatt hotel (Merced, California)
In addition to the properties above, Hyatt has also confirmed that it will be adding a new Unbound Collection property in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, but the property has yet to be given a name (presumably this will not be opening until late 2021).
New Properties In Asia
Commune by the Great Wall is a property located in Beijing, China that will be joining The Unbound Collection and welcoming guests in April. Unlike most properties that we associate with Beijing, the Commune by the Great Wall is located in a picturesque valley amid lush mountains in rural Beijing and, as its name suggests, is connected by a private path to an unrestored section of the Great Wall and will offer guests a unique experience at one the world’s most famous sights.
The property is currently undergoing an extensive renovation but, when opened, will offer 175 guestrooms including 36 villas. A little strangely (considering the property is set to open in a couple of months’ time), there are no images available and it doesn’t yet appear on Hyatt’s website.
Other properties opening in Asia and in 2021 are said to include:
- The Langbo Chengdu, a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt (Chengdu, China)
In addition to the properties above, Hyatt has also confirmed that it will be adding a further Unbound Collection property in Jingdezhen, China, but the property has yet to be given a name.
New Properties In Europe
Hôtel du Palais Biarritz will be joining the Unbound Collection when it emerges (in part) from its long and, apparently, meticulous restoration next month.
The Hôtel du Palais is the only hotel classified as a Palace on France’s Atlantic Coast and it expects to reopen its doors in late March for the summer season, through 31 October 2021 before closing to complete the final phase of its renovation ahead of its second reopening in the Summer of 2022.
Previously announced but mentioned again in the latest press release:
- Story Hotel Riddargatan, a JdV by Hyatt hotel (Stockholm, Sweden)
- Story Hotel Signalfabriken, a JdV by Hyatt hotel (Stockholm, Sweden)
- Story Hotel Studio Malmö, a JdV by Hyatt hotel (Malmö, Sweden)
More details on all three of these properties are available HERE.
World of Hyatt fans look set to have yet more properties to enjoy by the end of the year with Hyatt promising to open at least 13 more properties (other than the ones previously announced) in the coming months. Among the 13 properties listed, a number catch the eye (for one reason or another) but the Palace on the French Atlantic coast is the one that I’m most looking forward to checking out.