Hyatt to double its Unbound Collection portfolio

Hyatt's newest Unbound Collection hotel will open in Hollywood, Calif., in 2019. Photo credit: Getty/Choness.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation revealed the development of a new hotel in Hollywood, Calif., for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, slated to open in 2019. A Hyatt affiliate entered into a franchise agreement with PNK Group, a subsidiary of S3D Partner, to build a new 64-room boutique lifestyle hotel, which will be located at 1525 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Located near the Hollywood Paladium theater, Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the new hotel will be managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Hyatt's new Hollywood location will consist of 39 guestrooms and 24 suites, as well as a variety of food and beverage experiences including a ground-level restaurant, street-front lounge and a rooftop pool deck and lounge. The hotel will cater to both leisure and business travelers seeking an upscale hotel experience in Hollywood.

The Hollywood hotel is part of a broader expansion of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in North America. The brand added two new hotels in 2017: Holston House in Nashville, Tenn., and Spirit Ridge resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia, with the addition of two more hotels expected this spring: the newly built Eliza Jane hotel in New Orleans and The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. These four new hotels will nearly double the brand’s current portfolio.

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“We are thrilled to continue growing The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand with these new North American properties,” Sandra Cordova Micek, SVP, global brands at Hyatt, said in a statement. “Whether it’s a captivating past, an exclusive destination or world-class architecture and design, each of the new properties joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand will maintain their distinct character and the freedom to be unique, giving the modern traveler even more ways to enjoy one-of-a-kind choices when they travel.”

Holston House

Named after the Holston River, this newly built, 191room boutique hotel opened in December 2017. It is located in a 1920s Art Deco building in downtown Nashville, blocks from the Cumberland River and the Ryman Auditorium. New York-based design firm Stonehill Taylor reimagined the hotel’s design, combining modernism with authenticity through elements such as overdyed rugs, leather accents and wooden features. Holston House’s accommodations and amenities include four one-bedroom suites, two 12th-floor Penthouse Suites, a fitness center and a series of food & beverage offerings, such as a signature restaurant, lobby bar and lounge and rooftop pool bar – all concepted by New York-based APICII restaurant group.

Spirit Ridge

Situated 250 miles east of Vancouver in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Spirit Ridge joined The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in December 2017. Although just 10 years old, the resort peacefully shares land that has been home of the Osoyoos Indian Band for thousands of years. The resort’s design embraces the Okanagan First Nations people, and celebrates their spiritual connection to natural surroundings. The adobe-style resort provides a full range of services and amenities, including a 7,000-square-foot conference center, 226 suites and villas with fully equipped kitchens and private terraces, private beach access to the nearby Lake Osoyoos, three food and beverage experiences, several pools with hot tubs and private cabanas.

Spirit Ridge is undergoing a $5-million renovation to enhance the guest experience and will remain open while upgrades are taking place. All guest suites, public areas, swimming pools, meeting rooms, restaurants and fitness centers will be refreshed, and the first phase of renovations is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2018. All renovations will be an authentic representation of the South Okanagan Valley and the sacred land on which it sits.

Spirit Ridge joined The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in December 2017. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.

The Bellevue Hotel

The Bellevue Hotel, which is slated to rebrand from Hyatt at The Bellevue to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in March 2018, is located in Philadelphia. The hotel has hosted royalty, world leaders, cultural icons and events throughout its 113-year history.

Consisting of 172 guestrooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the XIX (NINETEEN) restaurant, the hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2016. Its new design, led by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, is a modern interpretation of classic Philadelphia that explores the political, artistic, theatrical and musical history of the city. Drawing on inspiration from the hotel’s location on the Avenue of the Arts, all guestrooms include a contemporary take on 18th century furnishings, as well as art from local Philadelphia painters and photographers. Known as the “Grand Dame of Broad Street,” the hotel will continue to serve as the epicenter for Philadelphia’s social and business community.

The Eliza Jane

The Eliza Jane hotel, expected to open in Spring 2018 in the heart of downtown New Orleans, will evoke a balance of timelessness with modern style and luxury. The property will be located at 315 Magazine Street, on the edge of the booming Central Business District. This 196-room hotel will have 50 suites, a fitness center, street-level restaurant, lobby lounge and 1,800 square-feet of meeting and event space on the lobby level. 

Originally built in the 1860s, the building’s architecture will be complemented by design aesthetics, service and destination culinary and cocktail experiences.

These properties will join the existing five distinct The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand properties around the world: The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas; The Royal Palms in Phoenix; The Confidante in Miami Beach, Fla.; Hotel Du Louvre in Paris, France; and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Uruguay.