Hyatt sells Manila property to New World Hotels, opens new property in China

New World Hotels is taking over the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino Manila in Malate in 2015 as part of the chain's plans to expand into Asia. According to ABS-CBN, the Hyatt property will be renamed the New World Manila Bay Hotel, and will undergo a full renovation to its public spaces and guestrooms.

Travel Daily Media reported that the hotel is located in Manila's Malate district. The property currently has 378 guestrooms including 63 suites, executive floors and a lounge. The hotel also have six dining options, a grand ballroom, four meeting rooms, an outdoor pool, a spa and a fitness center.

The hotel is also part of a complex that includes a 150,000 square-foot casino. This will be the second New World hotel in Manila after the New World Makati Hotel. The group is planning on opening eight new hotels in five years, including seven in mainland China, in Guiyang (2014), Shenyang (2015), Foshan (2015), Langfang (2016), Zhengzhou (2016), Qingyuan (2017) and Haikou (2019), and the New World Manila Bay Hotel in the Philippines.

Hyatt also recently opened the Hyatt Regency Suzhou in eastern China, according to 4Hoteliers. This 355-room hotel has five restaurants and lounges, more than 15,000 square feet of meeting, event and wedding venues and spa and wellness facilities.

The hotel, which was designed by LTW Designworks, includes a 29-story triangular atrium with a glass roof. The property's interior design was inspired by Suzhou’s gardens, large-scale contemporary artworks and abstract patterns.