Hyatt Hotels and Resorts has announced that Hyatt Regency Incheon will be rebranded to Grand Hyatt Incheon with the anticipated opening of its new West Tower on September 1, 2014, in time to welcome the athletes and spectators for the 17th Asian Games that will take place in September. There are plans for an extensive renovation in a phased approach for the East Tower of the hotel over the next 18 months. The rebranded hotel will be the 41st hotel to join the Grand Hyatt brand and the second Grand Hyatt hotel located in South Korea, joining Grand Hyatt Seoul.
“We are very excited for the rebranding of the existing Hyatt Regency Incheon to our Grand Hyatt brand,” said Ratnesh Verma, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel, including the addition of a new tower will further solidify our brand presence in this key gateway market. With its dramatic meeting facilities, large number of rooms and its proximity to the airport, the expanded hotel will offer a unique destination within Asia that will be attractive to meeting and group business. We continue to remain committed to South Korea as a strategic market with its robust economy and a renewed attraction both as a business and leisure destination. We are also grateful to KAL Hotel Network for giving us the opportunity to continue our relationship with the hotel and its newest facilities.”
“Having worked with Hyatt successfully for more than eleven years, we are delighted to extend our relationship, to expand the hotel and turn it into a brand new property in the city,” Ms. Heather Cho, President of KAL Hotel Network Co. Ltd, said. “We believe the new Grand Hyatt Incheon will continue to provide world-class accommodation and meeting offerings as well as the highest levels of service.”
Minutes away from Incheon International Airport, the hotel has been a prime accommodation choice and an exceptional meeting and leisure destination since September 2003. The hotel is now ready to make a dramatic transition as Grand Hyatt Incheon with the opening of its new West Tower.
Adding to the existing 522 guestrooms in the East Tower, the new West Tower extension will boast 500 new guestrooms, with the two towers connecting via a sky bridge. The hotel will feature 1,022 guestrooms in total, becoming the largest Hyatt hotel outside North America. The West Tower will include many residence-style guestrooms designed for long staying guests with in-room amenities such as kitchens. The hotel draws the medical tourism market as it is minutes away from the Inha International Medical Centre.
A grander ambience and updated facilities will debut with the arrival of the West Tower, including a new 1,250-square-metre Grand Ballroom and multi-dimensional event venues; an all-day-dining Grand Café featuring authentic Western and Asian cuisines; the Swell Lounge where guest can unwind and relax over a beverage; two swimming pools and dedicated children’s play zone.
“With a new brand and expanded facilities with dramatic design, exquisite dining options, innovative and bold meeting and event concepts, we are able to offer our guests an abundance of options and possibilities, ultra-attentive service and a backdrop for multicultural experiences,” says General Manager Paul Wright. “Our hotel team is very excited to introduce the Grand Hyatt brand in Incheon and we are ready to amaze business, leisure and local guests.”