Hospitality interior design firm HBA announced the completion of the Park Hyatt Hyderabad, the first city Park Hyatt hotel in India. Park Hyatt Hyderabad marks HBA’s 45th completed project in India. Since HBA’s 1997 Juhu Beach Marriott and Grand Hyatt Mumbai, HBA has grown their portfolio in the country to include the Four Seasons, Hyatt, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Shangri-La and Taj. HBA has over 20 new projects set to open in the coming years.
In order to design the five star deluxe hotel in Hyderabad, HBA worked with the Park Hyatt brand and the architects from John Portman & Associates. HBA was said to have taken inspiration from their surroundings for the overall design. This can now be seen in patterns and fabrics that can be seen throughout the hotel, carpets that feature traditional henna patterns and silk accents influenced by Indian saris.
The eight-story Park Hyatt Hyderabad includes 185 guestrooms and 24 Suites on the first six floors, with 42 service apartments on the two uppermost floors. Clad in Madurai granite from South India, the façade is modern with glass doors and windows, and a porte-cochere with a steel mesh ceiling fixture that gives a chandelier effect at the entrance.
The lobby is designed with water features and plants that surround the hotel’s signature 35-foot tall white, abstract John Portman sculpture. Titled “Becoming,” the sculpture is a twenty-seven foot high undulating form in a matte white finish prominently positioned at the end of a 131 foot long linear reflecting pool that runs the length of the lobby. Serving as a contemplative counterpoint to the atrium space, it is mounted on a stainless steel platform that creates the impression that the sculpture floats just above the surface of the water.
According to HBA Senior Associate Greg Bates, the most distinguishable design feature in the seven story hotel is the open atrium, as HBA was able to create a space that is tiered to allow light to break through, thereby creating the atrium’s cocooning affect.
Each of the hotel’s guestrooms measure at least 463 square feet. The spa-inspired bathrooms include wet areas with oversized soaking bathtubs and glass enclosed showers.
All restaurants at Park Hyatt Hyderabad are designed with interactive show kitchens. Tre-Forni, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is furnished in muted earth tones, dark polished hardwood floors, and hand carved Italianate tiles. For a traditional Indian menu, the formal Dining Room offers Hyderabadi dishes and classic European favorites. The Living Room offers the hotel’s signature selection of French pastries, while the Oriental Bar and Kitchen offers Southeast Asian dishes.
The hotel has 10,000 square-foot spa facilities, including five treatment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool with views of the Banjara Hills, beauty and grooming studios for men and women, a Fitness Center, private cabanas and a meditation garden.
For the spa facilities, HBA used a color scheme that consisted of a creamy neutral background with lavender, lilac, pink and amber. The treatment rooms have custom wood counters cut from whole logs with rough “live bark edge” topped with hand cast bronze decorative sinks. Walls are scored and stacked with teak plank accents.
Designed to accommodate large and small groups, the hotel will be the first in India to offer Hyatt's residential-style multi-function facility – The Meeting Residence. Park Hyatt Hyderabad’s total meetings and events facilities measure more than 17,000 square feet (nearly 1,600 square meters) and feature a separate entrance and spacious parking facilities.