Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a contract with the Tamdeen Group to develop a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait. Expected to open in 2020, Grand Hyatt Kuwait will mark the Fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, after the opening of the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016.
“Kuwait is increasingly becoming a major gateway city and resort destination, so we are delighted to announce we will be bringing our Grand Hyatt brand to this global business and cultural hub,” said Peter Norman, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development for Hyatt – Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “We look forward to welcoming guests to Grand Hyatt Kuwait, where they will be able to experience the innovative design, dramatic architecture and superior service for which the Grand Hyatt brand is known. It is also a pleasure to execute this project with the Tamdeen Group who are well known for the impeccable quality of all their developments.
Tamdeen Group is an organization aiming to reshape the urban and social landscape of Kuwait through developing innovative mixed use projects. “We are honored to work with Hyatt as the brand continues to expand its presence in the Gulf region,” said Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq, Chairman, Tamdeen Group. “Our first project with Hyatt will bring the hospitality aspect of our mall expansion to life as 360 MALL expands as part of the prestigious international tennis complex launched last month. Given Hyatt’s strong brand name and the new hotel’s excellent location, we believe that the Grand Hyatt Kuwait will attract both business and leisure travelers from across the region.”
The (261-room), new-build hotel will be an integral part of 360 MALL, an iconic premier luxury shopping destination that integrates retail, leisure and entertainment under one roof as one of the most successful malls in Kuwait. Located seven miles from downtown on the 6th Ring Road, Grand Hyatt Kuwait will be within close reach of various embassies, a number of government ministries and the Kuwait International Airport.
Grand Hyatt Kuwait will offer standard rooms of 40 square meters, four food and beverage outlets where guests can enjoy inventive cuisine from experienced chefs, and first class meeting and events facilities which will cater to government, business and social events in the city.
The hotel will be designed by RTKL Architects, who also designed the adjacent 360 MALL. As with all Grand Hyatt hotels, this new development will offer guests a sophisticated environment, based on innovative design and architecture complementing Kuwait’s unique culture.
The state-of-the-art facilities on offer at the Grand Hyatt Kuwait will extend beyond the interior of the hotel, as it forms part of 360 MALL’s expansion comprising the new state-of-the-art Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Tennis Complex. With the expansion, the mall’s shopping and food & beverages experiences will grow to 120,000 square meters. This leisure complex marks an important milestone in the growth of Kuwait’s luxury market, and Hyatt guests will be able to enjoy its facilities, right on their doorstep.
The Tennis Complex will have a combined stadium seating for over 7,600 people across two main arenas, each with the capacity to hold 4,000 and 1,600 people respectively, eight indoor courts with over 500 seats and eight outdoor courts with 1,500 seats.