Hyatt, Tamdeen Group announce plans for Grand Hyatt Kuwait
CHICAGO: Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a contract with Tamdeen Group to develop a 261-room Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait. Expected to open in 2020, the newly built hotel will be an integral part of 360 MALL, an iconic premier luxury shopping destination that integrates retail, leisure and entertainment under one roof. Grand Hyatt Kuwait will mark the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), after the opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016. Located seven miles from downtown on 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 130 square feet (40 square meters), four food and beverage outlets where guests can enjoy inventive cuisine, and first class meeting and events facilities that will cater to government, business and social events in the city.
“Kuwait is increasingly becoming a major gateway city, so we are delighted to announce this plan to bring the 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 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.
The state-of-the-art facilities available to guests at Grand Hyatt Kuwait will extend beyond the hotel, as it forms part of 360 MALL’s expansion comprising the new state-of-the-art Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Sabah Tennis Complex. With the expansion, 360 MALL will grow to more than 390,000 square feet (120,000 square meters). This new leisure complex marks an important milestone in the growth of Kuwait’s luxury market, and Grand Hyatt guests will be able to enjoy its facilities right at their doorstep. The Tennis Complex will have combined stadium seating for more than 7,600 people across two main arenas, each with the capacity to hold 4,000 people and 1,600 respectively, eight indoor courts with more than 500 seats and eight outdoor courts with 1,500 seats.