Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate entered into a management agreement with State Unitary Enterprise (Poytaht Qurilish va Xizmat) for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Hyatt Regency Tashkent is scheduled to open in January 2015. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) currently has Hyatt Regency-branded hotels open in Yekaterinburg, Kiev, Baku, Bishkek and Dushanbe. In addition to Hyatt Regency Tashkent, there are currently five Hyatt-branded hotels under development in the CIS, including Hyatt Regency Sochi, Hyatt Regency Vladivostok Golden Horn, Hyatt Burny Vladivostok, Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park and Hyatt Regency Rostov on Don.
"We are delighted by the plans for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uzbekistan," said Peter Norman, SVP, real estate and development, EAME for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "The CIS is establishing itself as both an international business hub and an attractive tourist destination, and we believe the Hyatt Regency brand and the enviable cosmopolitan location will attract international travelers visiting Tashkent. Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to growing our brand presence in new markets."
Hyatt Regency Tashkent will offer 300 guestrooms, including 44 suites, two restaurants, a bar and lounge, more than 3,937 square feet of meeting facilities including a ballroom, a spa and a fitness club.