Hyatt to continue expansion plans

The Grand Hyatt Bali.

By 2005, Hyatt International plans to introduce two further properties in Egypt: Park Hyatt Cairo and Hyatt Regency Soma Bay Resort, according to Grand Hyatt Cairo general manager Garry Friend.

Hyatt International, the luxury hotel and resort management company is no stranger to the Middle East.  Since the opening of Hyatt Regency Dubai in 1980, the organisation has continued to strategically expand across the region.  Today, Hyatt International operates nine award-winning properties in six countries throughout the Middle East, including Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, which has provided a setting for high-level Middle East Peace talks, Grand Hyatt Dubai, which is hosting guests of the IMF summit , and the towering 714-room Grand Hyatt Cairo, which, this month, just opened in Egypt’s vibrant capital city. 

Thierry Bertin, director of marketing, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Egypt, commented on the prominence of Egypt in Hyatt’s plans for the region.  “Hyatt International is investing great time and effort to develop properties that accommodate the many needs and interests of travellers in the Middle East,” he said.