Sunday, 5 May 2019

Hyatt to open Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu


Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that along with an affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Hap Seng to develop a Hyatt Centric hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 

The new hotel is expected to open in 2021 and will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Malaysia. It is situated in the heart of the city so it will be easy to get to the commercial district, shopping malls, restaurants and other local attractions. The Jesselton Point pier is also within walking distance, allowing guests to easily visit nearby islands, while the airport is a little more than six miles away.


David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation said, “With its prime location in Malaysia’s gateway city to Sabah and Borneo, Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu will cater to adventurous guests looking to discover the area’s culture, cuisine and surrounding national parks.”

With the Hyatt Centric brand’s light-hearted spirit in mind, Kengo Kuma has been commissioned as the architect and interior designer for Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu. Taking inspiration from the lush green hills and blue ocean surrounding the hotel, the award-winning designer will incorporate local materials into the design. The hotel will also feature an all-day lounge and restaurant, more than 1900 square feet (600 square meters) of meeting space, a rooftop swimming pool and bar with views of the South China Sea, and a fitness centre.

“We are thrilled to announce plans to introduce the Hyatt Centric brand to one of Malaysia’s key destinations,” said Patrick Finn, senior vice president – real estate & development, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt. “We are focused on strategically growing our brand presence in Malaysia and the introduction of our second Hyatt hotel in Sabah will enable us to provide more diverse experiences for guests.”


(images from Hyatt)



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