Hyatt Hotels Corp. has entered into a management agreement with Donggwang Clark (DCC) to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to the Philippines.
Hyatt Regency Clark, which is set to open in 2022, will be part of DCC’s 763.5-acre mixed-use project D’ Heights Resort. The development includes two 18-hole golf courses, a duty-free shopping mall, an indoor water park, residential towers and an IT park.
The 350-room hotel will be in the Clark Freeport Zone. It will be near the government's planned 65-mile train line to link between Clark and Metro Manila, which is scheduled to open by 2022. Plans are also underway for the expansion of the Clark International Airport.
“We are delighted to collaborate with DCC on Hyatt Regency Clark, which will mark the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to the Philippines,” David Udell, group president of Asia Pacific at Hyatt Hotels, said in a statement. “We are excited to expand Hyatt’s brand presence in the Philippines, where we are seeing a rise in leisure and business travelers. The new hotel, like other Hyatt Regency properties around the world, will be intuitively designed to make guests feel at home, while connecting them to what matters most.”
“We are thrilled with this opportunity to work with Hyatt to develop a premier hotel in Clark,” Lee Shin Kun, chairman of DCC, said in a statement. “We believe that the addition of Hyatt Regency Clark to the other entertainment and leisure facilities in the D’ Heights Resort will further boost the tourism industry not just in Clark, but in the entire country. This latest endeavor provides us with an opportunity to develop a hotel that not only provides world-class service, but also contributes significantly to the Philippines’ economy.”
This is the Hyatt Regency's second hotel signing in Asia-Pacific announced this week, following the Hyatt Regency Almaty, Rahat Palace in Kazakhstan in partnership with JSC Kazakh-Austrian Joint Venture. The 292-room-hotel is scheduled to open in 2019. Hyatt Hotels has 139 hotels operating in Asia-Pacific, two of which are in the Philippines: The Grand Hyatt Manila and the Hyatt City of Dreams Manila.