In the Middle East, Hyatt’s footprint continues to go from strength to strength, with the company tripling its portfolio in the past 10 years across the region.
In Saudi Arabia, Hyatt is poised to triple its number of hotels across the country in the next five years. Moreover, this expansion includes highly anticipated international brand debuts, such as Miraval The Red Sea. Additionally, Hyatt is making a significant brand entry into Madinah, following three signings totaling a combined 1,729 keys earlier this year. As part of this initiative, there are plans to introduce Grand Hyatt Madinah, Hyatt Regency Madinah, and Hyatt Place Madinah to the city.
The fuel of business and leisure travel demand is showing favorable results across the Middle East. Therefore, Hyatt expects to debut two lifestyle brands in Qatar over the next 12 months, with the openings of Andaz Doha and Dream Doha, which will not only grow the company’s footprint in the capital by 50 percent but will also provide World of Hyatt members and travelers with more lifestyle brand choice and unique experiences in the destination.
The EAME region represents 10 percent of Hyatt’s global pipeline and is crucial to the company’s growth strategy. Furthermore, Hyatt announced a signing agreement to expand in Egypt, introducing Hyatt Centric Cairo West in the coming years. In line with its commitment to a stronger executive presence in EAME, Hyatt has made key appointments in 2023. Stuart Deeson became the regional vice president for operations in the Middle East and Africa. Heidi Kunkel serves as the senior VP for commercial services in EAME. Monique Dekker is the senior VP for HR in EAME since April 2023.