Park Hyatt Chennai Opens in India

October 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai, marking the 30th hotel in the Park Hyatt collection and the first Park Hyatt hotel to be introduced in the city of Chennai, known as the gateway to Southern India.

Designed as a serene and tranquil retreat for the astute business traveler, Park Hyatt Chennai is located next to the prestigious Governor’s residence and is also adjacent to the thriving green area of the Guindy National Park. A 15-minute drive from the city’s domestic and international airport, Park Hyatt Chennai enjoys close proximity to the new developments of OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road), Sri Perumbudur and the Guindy Industrial Estate.

“The opening of Park Hyatt Chennai is a great day of pride for us,” said Yann Gillet, General Manager, Park Hyatt Chennai. “The hotel is truly a reflection of this great city with the art and design thoughtfully encompassing Indian heritage and culture. We’re thrilled to join the Park Hyatt portfolio as the 30th hotel and look forward to providing guests with an ambience of sophistication with service that is gracious and truly personalized.”

“We are proud to expand the Park Hyatt brand in India with the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai, which joins the newly opened Park Hyatt Hyderabad, as well as Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa,” said Peter Fulton, Manager Director, Hyatt – Southwest Asia. “This opening is reflective of the thoughtful growth we’re experiencing in India, as well as the growth of the brand in destinations that will ultimately build customer preference.”

Design and Guestrooms

Park Hyatt Chennai features 201 luxury guestrooms, including 20 indulgent suites, all thoughtfully designed to create an inviting environment and contribute to the understated sophistication and mood of the hotel. Rich travertine marble floors and plush hand-tufted rugs are luxuries found in every guestroom, along with polished marble bathrooms with deep-soak bathtubs. In addition, all suites feature exquisite, relaxing stone plunge tubs.

The hotel embraces the serenity of the surrounding Guindy National Park with flowing landscapes and relaxing interiors, complemented by a graceful lily pond dotting the heart of the inner courtyard of the hotel. The elegant and chic interiors create a unique, luxurious and calming ambience, reflecting the quiet and refined side of Chennai. The hotel also showcases beautiful, custom-made art installations that have been curated around the concept of Indian textiles and heritage. The impressive series of installations have been set up to not just lend a distinct character to the spaces, but also to enhance and create an unparalleled guest experience that is synonymous with the Park Hyatt brand.

Dining

Park Hyatt Chennai offers an array of epicurean tastes and experiences in a wonderfully sublime setting at The Dining Room. Overlooking the beautiful lily pond, guests at The Dining Room can enjoy convenient, all-day dining featuring traditional South Indian and European bistro fare.

In early 2013, Park Hyatt Chennai will be home to an exciting new dining extravaganza, The Flying Elephant. This unique speciality restaurant will mark an important addition to the city’s fast-growing culinary landscape, offering diners a selection of exotic cuisines in an awe-inspiring ambience.

Recreation

Designed as a contemporary oasis of wellness and rejuvenation, Antahpura Spa offers guests a blissful refuge from the strains of modern lifestyle. The urbane and relaxing interiors of this city spa feature six treatment rooms that overlook the tranquil greenery of the national reserves of Guindy. Spa treatments at Antahpura Spa have been inspired by legendary therapies from the illustrious lineage of Chettinad. Indigenous herbs and primordial beauty and wellness practices have been adapted to recreate a holistic spa experience for guests.

Park Hyatt Chennai offers a fully equipped fitness center, Sphere, with separate areas for cardio and strength training, alongside a yoga studio. The fitness center also features hot and cold plunge pools and steam and sauna facilities.

Meetings and Events – The Apartment

The Apartment at Park Hyatt Chennai offers more than 8,000 square feet (743 sq. m) of versatile and innovative meeting and event space. The hotel’s state-of-the-art meeting facilities offer the chance to conduct impeccable meetings in stylish surroundings. An open kitchen demonstrates the skills of the hotel’s winning team of chefs, imparting a true, individual style at this novel, concept-driven event facility.

To learn more about Park Hyatt Chennai and the inspiration behind the hotel’s design, please visit http://bit.ly/OnLX4R. Reservations for Park Hyatt Chennai may be made by calling +91 44 7177 1234 or visiting www.chennai.park.hyatt.com.

About Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage programmes, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 30 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Carlsbad, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich. www.parkhyatt.com

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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® and Hyatt HouseTM. Hyatt House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 492 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Contacts:

Yasmin Poonegar
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Southwest Asia
+971 50 1891 262
yasmin.poonegar@hyatt.com

Katie Rackoff
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Corporate Office
+1 312 780 5361
katie.rackoff@hyatt.com

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