Hyatt announces plans for Manila

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate entered into an agreement with Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Corp. (BLC), a joint-venture company between property developer Federal Land Inc., and Japanese financial services group ORIX Corporation, for a Grand Hyatt hotel and Grand Hyatt branded residences in Manila, Philippines.

Expected to open in 2015, Grand Hyatt Manila and Residences will be part of a two-tower upscale mixed use project in the residential, entertainment and business district of Fort Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila. Grand Hyatt Manila will be located on the top 14 floors of the 66-story office and hotel tower, and will offer 438 guestrooms. Additional hotel amenities will include a dramatic and energetic lobby, multiple food and beverage offerings, a spa, fitness center and pool and business and meeting facilities.

The residences will be located in the second tower, and will offer 220 units with private access to the hotel’s amenities, including the spa, fitness center and pool and restaurants.

Just recently, the substructure of the Grand Hyatt Manila was topped off. Wong + Ouyang and Ove Arup & Partners are the architect and engineer responsible for the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences; the firms have also worked on several other Hyatt projects, including Grand Hyatt Shanghai and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Bilkey Llinas Design will design the interiors of the hotel.

Grand Hyatt Manila and Residences will be the center of the master-planned development Veritown Fort, which will house 11 residential projects, dining option and upscale retail spaces and boutiques. Facing 7th and 8th Avenues, the hotel and residences will provide guests and residents with access to Kalayaan Avenue and the business and residential district of Makati. Additionally, the hotel and residences will be in close proximity to restaurants and retail outlets located in High Street, Serendra, Burgos Circle, the Fort Square and Fort Strip, as well as the Ayala Land’s Market! Market! shopping center.

Upon opening, Grand Hyatt Manila and Residences will be the second Hyatt-branded hotel in the Philippines joining Hyatt Hotel & Casino Manila.

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