Hyatt to open first hotel in Algeria in 2018

The Park Hyatt Zanzibar opened in Tanzania in 2015 (Park Hyatt Zanzibar)

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Société d'Investissement Hôtelière for a Hyatt Regency hotel to be located at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers, Algeria. 

The Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport, expected to open late 2018, will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the country, and is part of the company's growth in Africa, following the debuts of the Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay in Morocco and Park Hyatt Zanzibar in Tanzania in 2015. Those hotels brought the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels in Africa to six.

“Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Algeria and further demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its brand footprint in Algeria and throughout Africa,” Peter Norman, SVP, acquisitions and development–Europe, Africa, and Middle East for Hyatt, said in a statement. “The region is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, with enticing prospects for both business and leisure travel.”

Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will be part of a wider airport expansion in one of North Africa’s largest cities. The 326-room hotel will be situated directly opposite the airport’s new terminal and will be the only terminal-linked hotel.

“We are delighted to be working on our first project with Hyatt and to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to Algeria,” Hamid Melzi, président directeur general, Société d'Investissement Hôtelière, said. “With the hotel’s prominent location at Houari Boumediene Airport, we believe the globally recognized Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travelers visiting the city.”