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Hyatt has been on quite a run recently and it looks like it’s planning to continue that run for a few more years. Recently, the hotelier has been adding more and more SLH properties to the World of Hyatt program, it has announced a significant expansion on the West Coast and now Hyatt tells us that we can expect a doubling of its Canadian portfolio over the coming 3 years.
In a press release put out earlier today Hyatt confirmed that it will be opening 21 new properties in Canada between 2019 and 2022 and, although some of these properties have been announced before, this is still an impressive step by Hyatt.
Miles & points fans will probably be pleased to hear that the Park Hyatt Toronto will reopen next year after significant renovations, Toronto will be getting it’s first Andaz (in Yorkville) and the Hyatt Place and Hyatt Centric brands will debut in Canada with a bang as 16 such properties are added.
Here’s the complete list of new properties Hyatt says it will be opening.
- Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
- Hyatt House Winnipeg South West in Winnipeg Manitoba
- Park Hyatt Toronto (reopening after renovation) in Toronto, Ontario
- Hyatt Place Kelowna in Kelowna, British Columbia
- Hyatt Place Winnipeg Downtown in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Hyatt Place Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick
- Hyatt Place Brampton in Brampton, Ontario
- Hyatt Place / Hyatt House Edmonton Downtown in Edmonton, Alberta
- Hyatt Place Ottawa – Bells Corners in Ottawa, Ontario
- Hyatt Place / Hyatt House Mississauga – Airport Corporate Center in Toronto, Ontario
- Hyatt Place Toronto – Oakville East in Toronto, Ontario
- Hyatt House Hamilton/McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
- Hyatt House Toronto – Mississauga Center in Toronto, Ontario
- Hyatt Place Vancouver Airport in Vancouver, British Columbia
- Hyatt Place Toronto International Airport in Toronto, Ontario
- Hyatt Place / Hyatt House at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario
- Hyatt Place Toronto – Downtown/Jarvis Street in Toronto, Ontario
- Hyatt Centric / Hyatt Regency Niagara Falls in Ontario
- Hyatt Place Niagara Falls in Niagara, Ontario
- Hyatt Place / Hyatt House Ottawa Byward Market in Ottawa, Ontario
- Andaz Toronto – Yorkville in Toronto, Ontario
Here’s what Hyatt has had to say:
With nearly 15 million visitors per year, Niagara Falls, Ontario is considered one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Located at the main intersection of Fallsview Avenue and Murray Street in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls, the dual-branded new-build Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Regency project in Niagara Falls will be situated immediately opposite the Fallsview Casino, The Skylon Tower and the 5,000-seat performing arts center that is currently under construction. The properties are owned and will be operated by Fallsview Group, and are slated to open in 2022.
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls will be connected to the Scotiabank Convention Center off Stanley Avenue and proximate to the tourist district of Clifton Hill and numerous family-friendly attractions and entertainment facilities such as the IMAX cinema, the Niagara Wheel and the Fun Zone. Slated to open in 2022, the property is owned and will be operated by Fallsview Group, founded by the Menechella family more than 40 years ago in Niagara Falls.
One of the main criticisms leveled at Hyatt is that its footprint is too small and that it simply cannot compete with the like of Marriott and Hilton.
Well, short of an improbable number of mergers, Hyatt will never be as big as Marriott or Hilton but you have to give the chain kudos for doing what it can to expand its offering.
Between the SLH additions to the World of Hyatt, the upcoming expansion on the West Coast, the new hotels coming in Europe and now this expansion in Canada, Hyatt is clearly serious about trying to provide its loyalists more options when they travel….and if you’re a fan of the World of Hyatt that should be music to your ears.