Hyatt Hotels Corporation is transitioning three hotels from the Hyatt brand to the Hyatt Centric brand, accelerating the growth of Hyatt Centric. The three hotels include Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York and Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa.
“These hotels mark significant momentum for the Hyatt Centric brand as we continue with our expansion plans and enter prime destinations where we know our guests are traveling,” said Stephen Haggerty, global head of capital strategy, franchising and select service, Hyatt. “New Orleans, New York City and Key West are ideal markets in which the Hyatt Centric brand can continue its growth and connect with guests in the upper-upscale lifestyle segment.”
Chosen for their locations and locally inspired designs, each hotel serves as a launch pad for guests to explore and discover the best of the destination. Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, which was re-branded from Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans on Sept. 1, 2016, places guests in the middle of New Orleans’ attractions such as Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, jazz clubs, House of Blues and Royal Street. Guests can also partake in homemade infusions at the hotel whiskey bar, Batch Bar, and taste regional delicacies prepared by local chefs at Red Fish Grill and Powdered Sugar.
Hyatt Centric Times Square New York, which is expected to re-brand in late October 2016, will place guests at the center of New York City. Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, One World Trade Center and the New York Public Library will all be a short distance from the hotel, and guests can access hand-crafted cocktails, wines and cuisine at the hotel’s rooftop bar, Bar 54. The 487 apartment-style guestrooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows.
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa will provide guests with nearby fishing opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico, sunset views and access to Key West’s historic Old Town. The waterfront hotel, which is expected to re-brand in early November 2016, will offer contemporary guestrooms, spa services, a 24-hour fitness center and modern amenities such as Drybar Buttercup blow dryers and eco-friendly bath products.
“These three hotels reflect the spirit of exploration and discovery that is at the core of the Hyatt Centric brand,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, global SVP of brands, Hyatt. “From the thoughtful design to the in-the-know colleagues, every aspect of Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York, andHyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa will inspire guests to experience the best that these destinations have to offer.”
The new additions demonstrate the brand’s growth plans and will join eight other Hyatt Centric hotels currently open across the globe. Launched in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand includes hotels in Chicago, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif.;Park City, Utah; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Long Beach, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Houston, Texas; and Montevideo, Uruguay, and expects to open Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach (Waikiki, Hawaii); Hyatt Centric Barbados, Carlisle Bay (Bridgetown, Barbados); and Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) by early 2018.