Hyatt plans Centric debut for Greater China region

The hotel's rooms all have views of Victoria Harbour. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corp. has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. to rebrand the 665-room Hotel VIC on the Harbour as the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong by Q3.

The property will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Greater China region, joining the brand’s inaugural property in Asia, Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo, which opened in 2018.

Spread across two towers, the property's public spaces will include two restaurants, a bar, a bakery, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool on the top floor. Connected to the Harbour North shopping complex, the hotel is part of a large-scale waterfront integrated development that includes retail shops, serviced apartments, apartments and a waterfront promenade. The development is expected to be completed by Q4.

The hotel’s social areas and food and beverage concepts were designed by Hong Kong-based architect and interior designer Andre Fu, while the guestrooms were designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates.

“We are delighted to grow our relationship with our anchor owner Sun Hung Kai Properties with this exciting project in Hong Kong after our successful collaborations with Park Hyatt Hangzhou and Hyatt Centric Minhang, Shanghai,” said Stephen Ho, president of Greater China, global operations, Hyatt. “We look forward to introducing the Hyatt Centric brand to Hong Kong and providing more distinctive experiences to our guests.”