Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate entered into a management agreement with Sinolanka Hotels and Spa Private Limited for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hyatt Regency Colombo will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Sri Lanka.
Expected to open in 2014, Hyatt Regency Colombo will be a 42-floor hotel on Galle Road, which is one of the arterial roads in the central business district (CBD) area. The hotel will feature 475 guestrooms and 84 serviced apartments, as well as a lobby lounge, an all-day dining, multi-cuisine restaurant, three specialty restaurants, a bar, eight spa treatment rooms, a fitness center, a swimming pool and a Regency Club lounge.
Additionally, the hotel will offer more than 17,000 square feet of enclosed meeting space, including a 7,500-square-foot ballroom.
According to Ratnesh Verma, SVP for real estate and development in Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka continues to be a growing market for the company, so “we are excited to work with Sinolanka on this iconic project in Colombo. Establishing our brand’s presence in key gateway cities like Colombo is an integral part of our strategy to drive preference for the Hyatt brand in the South Asian region.”