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Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport Opens in China

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport in southern China’s Guangdong province. The 335-room hotel welcomes global travelers passing through Shenzhen airport to relax and recharge before their next journey.

“Hyatt is a pioneer of airport hotels and we are proud to announce the opening of the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Shenzhen, a fast developing city with huge economic vitality,” said Stephen Ho, president, global operations for Greater China, Hyatt. “The first Hyatt hotel was founded near Los Angeles Airport in 1957 to provide greater convenience and comfort to our guests. With the same sense of innovation that inspired Hyatt over 60 years ago, Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport will provide Hyatt guests with an experience to make the most of their stay.”

As a modern international airport and one of the busiest in China, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport welcomed over 45 million travelers last year, and has become an important transportation hub in the Pearl River Delta Region.

“We are very grateful for the vision and trust of the hotel’s owner, Shenzhen Airport Group, and together with our other hotels under their ownership – Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport, we look forward to welcoming global travelers with diversified hospitality choices,” Ho added.

Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport is located on the west side of the terminal hall at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, a five-minute walk from the arrival and departure hall via an indoor pathway. With easy access to transportation by ocean, land or air, Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport enables business and leisure travelers to easily connect with the very best of China’s dynamic southern gateway city.

“Every element of Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport has been designed to provide guests a world away from the stress of travel and the convenience and comforts of a truly hassle-free retreat,” said Billy Yap, general manager of Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport. “We are ready to welcome guests to touch down in style – from the contemporary design and spacious layout of our guestrooms, to the authentic flavors from our restaurants and bars – our guests can always enjoy an energizing experience.”

Contemporary Guestrooms

Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport’s 335 well-appointed contemporary guestrooms are designed as soothing sanctuaries where functionality and style intersect to create a sense of true well-being. A streamlined design featuring natural honey-colored woods accented with pops of russet orange, creates a tranquil ambience for travelers to pause their hectic pace and feel at home.

Guests will immediately feel the luxury of space with rooms ranging from 431 square feet to 2,640 square feet, and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with exciting airport or city views. All rooms are insulated to ensure a peaceful rest. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and broadband internet and generous work areas enable guests to stay productive, while 55” flat screen TVs with cable/satellite TV channels and a Bluetooth audio system allow them to stay connected.

Those looking for an upgraded stay can select the Regency Club accommodations offering exclusive guest privileges including access to the Regency Club lounge on the 11th floor. With exciting views of the runway, Regency Club guests enjoy private check-in/out, complimentary daily continental breakfast, all-day snacks and evening cocktails, plus use of the private meeting rooms.

Inspired Shenzhen Dining

The hotel’s four restaurants and bars connect guests with authentic flavors of the region and the world. Xiangyue Chinese restaurant showcases local Cantonese cuisine, as well as Northern Chinese and Sichuan specialties, accompanied by fine wines, spirits and teas. Ten private dining rooms with butler service are tailored for business banquets and elegant social dining.

Market Café invites diners to celebrate the vibrancy of an Asian Da Pai Dong (street food) experience, along with an open-kitchen Italian Grill and The Deli & Bakery. Guests can feast on gourmet creations prepared a la minute at live chef kitchens during breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus an international all-day a la carte menu.

The stylish Lobby Lounge is where travelers of the world connect. Guests can enjoy a light meal and refreshment before or after a flight, or gather with friends and colleagues for afternoon tea or cocktails. The relaxing lounge also offers the convenience of all business center services, including wireless internet, printing and meeting rooms.

The Bar is a jet-setter’s retreat inspired by vintage airport lounges with hardwood floors and leather upholstered bar stools setting a casually sophisticated ambience. As jets take off and land on the runway visible through picture windows, guests can relax and socialize with hand-crafted drinks and snacks while keeping up to date on real-time news, sport and flight information via interactive screens.

Innovative Events

Custom designed and intuitive, Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport offers more than 18,000 square feet of versatile event spaces. The 10,591 square foot pillar-free Regency Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, with a special entrance for vehicles and floor-to-ceiling windows providing natural daylight. Six multifunctional meeting rooms host between 15 and 200 guests, with chic breakout spaces and advanced audiovisual equipment. Complementing the indoor spaces is a 49,514 square foot outdoor garden – ideal for a wedding ceremony, cocktails and other themed parties.

Bridal couples can celebrate a magical wedding day with loved ones before jetting off on honeymoon. A spacious bridal suite beside the Regency Ballroom includes a dressing room, make-up area and relaxation lounge ensuring a luxurious bridal experience. Expert event organizers, skilled chefs and highly experienced service teams are ready to tailor each memorable occasion.

Relaxation and Energizing

An energizing workout or soothing spa treatment helps keep travelers feeling their best. FLO Spa pampers guests with six private spa rooms and an extensive menu of relaxation and beauty treatments, while the 24-hour gym is available for guests whenever they wish to work out, offering the latest cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. In a granite setting with lush vegetation, the temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool is accompanied by a steam room, sauna and whirlpool.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

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Grand Hyatt Athens Opens in Greek Capital

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece. The luxury property is located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Centre and combines dramatic architecture with innovative design, easily accessible to historic sites and best-in-class restaurants.

The vibrant city of Athens offers countless activities for all types of visitors. At the same time, it is also known as the historic capital of Europe – an ancient city with rich culture, iconic sites and attractions.

“Athens is fast becoming the destination of choice where ancient history sits alongside modern coffee shops and rooftop bars,” said Nikos Trikourakis, general manager of Grand Hyatt Athens. “Our hotel will offer guests who seek first-class hospitality unforgettable experiences and a luxurious place to stay.”

Celebrating iconic Greek culture, the 309-room hotel incorporates curated art reminiscent of ancient Athens. Alongside original pieces from the Museum of Cycladic Art, the hotel also showcases a glamorous lobby with an extraordinary art installation called The Coin, which is made from replicated, ancient Athenian coins representing the Greek economic supremacy in the fifth century BC. The property’s rooftop also offers the spectacular Penthouse Restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool with impressive views of the Acropolis.

Grand Hyatt is situated within walking distance of the beautiful old town of Plaka and the infamous Acropolis site, while golf courses, the passenger port terminal of Piraeus and the golden beaches of the Athens southern suburbs are just a short car ride away.

The hotel will be managed by Kokari Limited and has been developed by the international real estate investment companies Henderson Park and Hines. It will be the second Hyatt property in Greece, joining Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki.

Accommodations

Designed with bold and vibrant features, the hotel has 309 beautifully decorated guestrooms, 38 of which are suites, including the Presidential Suite, Royal Suite and four Grand Executive Suites with terraces. The rooms feature spectacular views of either the Acropolis, the cityscape or the inner landscaped garden, and offer a spacious and luxurious stay. Additionally, suite and club room guests have exclusive access to the Grand Club Lounge, which provides lavish surroundings, personal concierge services and culinary highlights throughout the day.

Dining

The impressive rooftop restaurant is set on the hotel’s top floor overlooking the brightly lit Acropolis neighborhood of Athens through transparent glass surfaces and offers guests the extraordinary experience of fresh, seasonally-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. For a more relaxed environment, guests can also dine in the Aphrodite lobby lounge & bar, a modern and comfortable lounge-style restaurant offering patisserie selections, salads and deluxe sandwiches.

Wellbeing and Fitness

Grand Hyatt Athens has a stunning rooftop outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The wellness center features four private treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, relaxation lounges, a sauna and a Turkish bath, known as a Hammam (to open in early 2019) – offering a destination of serene luxury and relaxation.

Meetings and Events

Grand Hyatt Athens offers the perfect venue for every type of event with almost 21,500 square feet of flexible event space and seven flexible multi-functional meeting spaces accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Conference facilities are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology paired with dedicated personal assistance at all times to ensure that events and meetings run smoothly.

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Ultimate Eid Getaway at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

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This Eid escape the ordinary to the clear blue skies, turquoise waters and golden sands at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, a haven of tranquillity in the heart of lush gardens and among authentic architectural style.

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is the ideal choice for a perfect Eid escape or summer getaway this season. Guests can choose to do as much or as little as they like, from an adventurous dive in the marine life that thrives just beyond the Resort’s shoreline to a friendly tennis match on the Resort courts or simply relaxing on a beautiful beach with an amazing location by the Red Sea, or enjoying ancient-inspired spa treatments.

The Resort is second to none when contemplating an unforgettable retreat with family or loved ones. For this special occasion, the culinary team has prepared their finest creations across the Resort’s various dining venues, offering different themed nights from the best of Italian cuisine at Il Frantoio restaurant to oriental specialities at Arabesque restaurant, Reef Grill‘s Land and Sea Market, Waha’s specialities by the pool, in addition to live entertainment and creative cocktails at Nafoura Lounge. It is going to be difficult to make just one choice this Eid!

Younger guests are invited on August 23, 2018 to a fun-filled Eid family party.  The Kids for all Seasons Club has prepared themed activities for children throughout Eid celebrations including hand puppets, fun beach games, Red Sea shells collection, water polo, movie nights, swimming races, Eid card making and much more entertainment during the day.

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Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Resort On Lake Como, Italy

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities. This will be Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in western Europe and will complement the Group’s Milan hotel.

Located on the shores of Lake Como, and surrounded by lush botanic parkland, the resort is a landmark of historic importance, comprising 76 spacious rooms and suites housed in nine villas, dating from the 19th Century. Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety giving guests their own private retreat. Almost all accommodation has lake views that can be enjoyed from either a balcony or terrace. The resort features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. There is also a variety of social and meeting facilities in the resort’s grounds.

“We are delighted to be extending the Mandarin Oriental brand to the shores of Lake Como which has long been a destination of choice for luxury travellers. We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service to the resort and to working with our partners to create one of Italy’s most exclusive properties,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Lake Como has been a popular travel destination for centuries, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful resort areas in northern Italy. The lake is surrounded by villas, gardens and villages and offers visitors a wealth of scenic views, hiking trails, boating and other water activities. It is easily accessed from Milan Malpensa airport.

CastaDiva Resort & Spa was acquired in 2017 by funds managed by Attestor Capital LLP.

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