CHICAGO - June 03, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation ("Melco Crown Philippines") announced today that a Hyatt affiliate and Melco Crown Philippines have entered into a management agreement for Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, which will consist of two hotel towers and is expected to open in 2014.
"We are thrilled to introduce the Hyatt brand to City of Dreams Manila, in support of Melco Crown Philippines' strategy to further develop and enhance the appeal of one of the region's fastest growing business and leisure destinations," said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Hyatt City of Dreams Manila will represent an important milestone for us as we look to further build brand loyalty in locations where our guests are frequently traveling. Through our strong relationship with Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, Hyatt is able to develop a world-class business and leisure offering in Manila."
"Given the strong Hyatt brand name and the hotel's ideal location, we believe Hyatt City of Dreams Manila will attract both business and leisure travelers, as well as meeting and incentive groups, from across the region," said Clarence Chung, Chairman and President, Melco Crown Philippines. "We hope the experience at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila will further elevate Manila as one of the leading leisure, business and entertainment destinations in Asia."
Set to feature 365 guestrooms, the hotel will provide an intimate setting with direct access to three distinctive entertainment venues, including a family entertainment center, a live performance lounge and a nightclub that will be situated in an architecturally unique 'Fortune Egg' structure. Additionally, the hotel will offer two food and beverage areas, a fitness center, VIP lounge, and outdoor swimming pool.
City of Dreams Manila is strategically located in the gateway of Entertainment City overlooking the Manila Bay area. Boasting easy access to Manila's business district, as well as 'SM Mall of Asia,' Hyatt City of Dreams Manila will cater to both business and leisure guests given its proximity to entertainment, dining and shopping options.
Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: MCP), is a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment (SEHK: 6883; NASDAQ: MPEL). It is currently developing City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in Manila, which is expected to open in 2014 and have six hotel towers, including the Crown Towers hotel, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming facilities, a multi-level car park, as well as three separate entertainment venues. For more information about Melco Crown Philippines, please visit www.melco-crown-philippines.com.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club®. As of March 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 554 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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