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Hyatt French Quarter opening 2012
Hadn't seen this before -
Historic Bourbon Street hotel to undergo makeover, become a Hyatt Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAYUpdated 9/16/2011 5:53 PM
The historic Chateau Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter is getting a major overhaul and by mid-2012 will open as a Hyatt hotel.
The hotel's transformation into the "Hyatt French Quarter" hotel.
The renovation should be completed by mid-2012, Carey Watermark Investors says in a recent press release.
The makeover includes a revamp of the hotel's food and beverage operations and an increase in its room count to 254, or four more rooms.
The deal will give Hyatt a full-service hotel located at the intersection of Bourbon Street and Canal Street, a solid location for both tourists and business travelers whether they're going to Harrah's Casino, the New Orleans Convention Center or the Superdome.
Chicago-based Carey Watermark, a non-traded real estate investment trust, made a joint venture investment of about $46 million with New Orleans-based HRI Properties, the original owner. Carey Watermark's investment is worth about $31 million.
The hotel's housed in a building that opened in 1849 as the D. H. Holmes department store. In 1995, HRI converted it into a hotel that also contains some leased commercial space.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that HRI had faced a Sept. 1 deadline to pay off roughly $16 million in debt, and the new investment helped HRI avoid selling the hotel.
Carey Watermark CEO Mike Medzigian told the Journal that the hotel will undergo an $18 million renovation before taking the Hyatt's name."
...OOPS! Already reported in the new properties thread. Thanks for the move, Peter.
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Park Hyatt Doha, Qatar
This has been announced. Should open in 2015, I would guess.
The Musheireb project had announced a Mandarin Oriental as the anchor hotel; I am not sure if this has been replaced or will be a second location. (Edited to add: This will be a second anchor hotel in addition to the MO.)
Lijiang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China and this resort hotel, at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, will have 240 guest rooms and 60 suites, as well as 2,255 square meters of meeting and event space. The hotel, expected to open in 2014, will also feature a spa, two indoor pools, four specialty restaurants and two lounges.
Grand Hyatt Hefei
The hotel will be located within a mixed use development in Hefei’s new municipal administration and cultural district. Featuring 318 rooms and 32 suites, three specialty restaurants, a lounge, a bar, a spa and a fitness center, as well as 2,160 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel is expected to open in 2016.
Grand Hyatt Shenzhou Peninsula
This resort hotel will be located on the tropical Hainan Island, China’s second largest, and will feature 330 guest rooms. Expected opening is 2013.
Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Chongming
Linked to the Pudong area of Shanghai by the newly-constructed Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge, Chongming is an emerging new suburban destination providing a quick countryside escape for city dwellers. This hotel, expected to open in early 2014, will feature 153 rooms and 27 suites, and 1,790 square meters of meeting and event space. The island of Chongming, the third largest island in Greater China, is expected to have an 18-hole golf course.
Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Hongqiao
Located in the Hongquiao International Trade Center in the Channing District, the hotel will be in close proximity to three major exhibition centers in the Hongqiao area, including the Shanghai international Exhibition Center, Shanghai Mart Exhibition Center, and Shanghai Exhibition Center, which combined have more than 50,000 square meters of meeting and event space. Expected to open in 2014, the hotel will feature 270 rooms and 30 suites, 1,347 square meters of meeting and event space, a spa, fitness center, two restaurants, a bar, and a lobby lounge.
Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Jiading
Located in northwest Shanghai’s Jiading New City, an emerging suburb with a strong master plan, the hotel will be located in the newly developing central business district and will be located in a landmark building over 150 meters tall. Expected to open in 2014, the hotel will feature 289 rooms and 52 suites, 1,935 square meters of meeting and event space, two restaurants, a lounge, a spa, and a fitness center.
Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang
The hotel will be located northeast of Shanghai in Yangpu District which is home to 17 universities, 22 national laboratories, and more than 100 scientific institutes. Part of a mixed use development including an office tower and shopping mall, the hotel will be located in a stand-alone building and is expected to open in 2013. The hotel will feature 333 rooms and 17 suites, 2,225 square meters of meeting and event space, two restaurants, a lounge, pool, spa, and fitness center.
Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang
Located in the central business district in the Da Shi Kou area, at the intersection of two main thorough fares, the hotel will be sit atop a landmark building in Suning Plaza, a mixed use development. Expected to open in 2014, the hotel will feature 280 rooms and 20 suites, 1,570 square feet of meeting space, a spa, fitness center, and pool, as well as two restaurants and a lobby lounge.
Hyatt-branded hotels open and under development in Greater China
Including the recently-opened Hyatt Regency Jinan, there are currently 18 full service Hyatt-branded hotels in cities across greater China such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Taipei. Expected later this year are the openings of the highly-anticipated Andaz Shanghai and Park Hyatt Ningbo. In addition to the new agreements announced today, Hyatt-branded properties are also under development in the following Chinese cities: Changbaisan, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Sanya Sunny Bay, Sanya Sunny Bay, Sanya Haitang Bay, Shenyang, Suzhou, Wenzhou, Wuxi, and Xuzhou.
Hyatt also announced today that it has signed management agreements for the first two Hyatt-branded hotels in Mongolia.
Hyatt Regency Ulaanbaatar
Less than a mile from Sukhbaatar Square, considered to be the center of the city, and adjacent to the Dund River, this hotel will have 259 rooms, including 43 suites and 22 serviced apartments, two specialty restaurants, a tea room, and a sky bar and lobby. The hotel, in Mongolia’s largest city and its capital, will be the center piece of MAK Tower mixed use project and is expected to open in 2014. The hotel will be located 8 miles from the airport and will have 23,166 square meters of meeting and event space.
Hyatt Regency Ulaanbaatar Turtle Rock
Located within Terelj National Park 25 miles from Ulaanbaatar, adjacent to Turtle Rock, and at the foot of Khentii Mountains, this resort hotel will have 131 rooms, including 19 suites, and 30 traditional Mongolian Gers. Near-by attractions include the glacial Khagiin Lake, Yestii Hot Springs, a Buddhist Monastery, and over 250 species of birds. The hotel, expected to open in 2015, will have 8,988 square meters of meeting and event space, a spa, fitness center and indoor pool.
Nice to see Hyatt continuing to fill in gaps in So Cal - only major gaps now is is the downtown LA/Pasadena area (where they could use a property or two) and a better LAX property with an airport shuttle/parking.