Hyatt Hotels announced that a Hyatt affiliate entered into a contract with Tamdeen Group to develop a 261-room Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait. Expected to open in 2020, the newly built hotel will be part of 360 Mall, a shopping destination that integrates retail, leisure and entertainment. Grand Hyatt Kuwait will be the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the Gulf Cooperation Council, after the opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016.
Located seven miles from downtown on 6th Ring road, Grand Hyatt Kuwait will be located close to embassies, government ministries and the Kuwait International Airport. Grand Hyatt Kuwait will have standard rooms of 130 square feet (40 square meters), four food and beverage outlets and meeting and events facilities.
Grand Hyatt Kuwait will be designed by RTKL Architects, who also designed the 360 Mall.
The facilities available to guests at Grand Hyatt Kuwait will extend beyond the hotel, as it will form part of 360 Mall's expansion comprising the new Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Sabah Tennis Complex. With the expansion, 360 Mall will grow to more than 390,000 square feet (120,000 square meters). The Tennis Complex will have combined stadium seating for more than 7,600 people across two main arenas, each with the capacity to hold 4,000 people and 1,600, respectively; eight indoor courts with more than 500 seats; and eight outdoor courts with 1,500 seats.