CHICAGO (August 10, 2011) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Chennai, introducing the Hyatt Regency brand to the booming south Indian market. Catering primarily to the business and leisure traveler, Hyatt Regency Chennai is centrally located on the city’s iconic Anna Salai (Mount Road), 20 minutes from Anna International Airport and the IT Corridor. The hotel is also in close proximity to important government institutions, consulates, corporate hubs and prime residential areas in Chennai.
Chennai is not only at the forefront of economic progress in India, but also offers its visitors an enriching Indian cultural experience. Idyllically located on the Bay of Bengal, the city is an ideal transit spot to major south Indian cities and tourist destinations. Chennai is a beautiful confluence of spiritual and historical sites and also offers a vibrant cultural scene featuring Carnatic musicals, contemporary theatre fests and a burgeoning art scene.
Speaking on the occasion of the hotel’s opening, Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International - Southwest Asia, said, “This Indian port city has become the destination of choice for leading brands across industries and is a key business hub for the corporate traveler. This strategic move to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Chennai will introduce and deliver our authentic hospitality to this bustling market space and ensure that our loyal customers have better connectivity across the globe, as Chennai is clearly an important crossroad for many people.”
The 327-room Hyatt Regency Chennai opens with more than 20,000 sq ft (1,900 sq m) of versatile convention and event space, a fully-equipped fitness center, the chic Lobby Lounge, the hotel’s gourmet deli Biscotti, the highly anticipated, all-day-dining restaurant Spice Market, and Stix, which serves authentic Chinese cuisine from the Sichuan region. The hotel also has a stunning outdoor pool which overlooks the city and is set amidst custom-made art installations and lush landscaping.
Additional hotel services and amenities expected to be completed soon include the Regency Club™, the Siddh Spa, the hotel’s premium suites, specialty restaurants, and a bar.
Design and Guestrooms
The contemporary, business hotel is stylishly designed with a sun-filled atrium lobby with soothing water features and green landscaping. Hyatt Regency Chennai also houses one of the largest collections of publicly displayed art installations in the country created by more than 40 prominent international and national artists. The art is custom made around the concept of madhu, kriti, vriti that speaks of the symbiotic relationship that the bee shares with a flower. This is metaphorically translated across the art installations and represents the harmony, co-existence and balance, which one should nurture with nature. Adding another distinctive element to its character is the architecture of the building with the hotel lobby situated on the fifth floor offering stunning views of the city to guests while checking-in and to diners enjoying a meal at any of the restaurants.
Hyatt Regency Chennai also features some of the largest guestrooms in the city at 434 sq ft (40 sq m) with each guestroom offering a panoramic slice of the cityscape. The 27 suites range from 645 sq ft to 2,400 sq ft (60 sq m to 223 sq m). The stylish, contemporary design includes natural materials and soft, delicate tones creating a relaxing and inviting ambience. Indulgent spa-inspired bathrooms include a deep-soaking bath and separate rain shower area. The guestrooms also include a spacious working desk complete with dual-line telephones, high-speed Internet access and 40 inch LCD TV. Guests can also enjoy breathtaking views of the city from each of the guestrooms, which are spread across the nine high-rise atrium floors including three exclusive floors of Regency Club™ rooms.
Regency Club™ accommodation will provide a picturesque view of the city and guests will enjoy access to the private Club Lounge on the 9th floor. The Club Lounge will offer complimentary continental breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and canapés. The Regency Club’s exclusive services will also include private check-in and check-out, access to a boardroom and wireless Internet connectivity. Other benefits will include complimentary Internet access and an hour's use of the boardroom per stay as well as airport transfers.
Spice Market, the hotel’s all-day dining buffet restaurant features five live interactive kitchens across more than 9,000 sq ft (842 sq m). Each of the five live kitchens specializes in a specific culinary genre within the Indian Comfort food landscape along with popular European bistro-style fare. The Tandoor kitchen offers a wide variety of non-vegetarian and vegetarian tandoors, kebabs, rotis, and naans. The Stove kitchen serves rich curries, dals, crisp dosas, pongal and the Chaat Kitchen dishes out Indian chaats along with cold cuts and an extensive array of salads. The Beverage Island will enthrall diners with mocktails and juices ranging from the classics to the contemporary and the Dessert Island will feature an array of indulgent desserts. Diners can also choose to dine al fresco overlooking the hotel’s stunning swimming pool and greenery.
The Lobby Lounge, the 24-hour lounge, is set amidst indoor green landscaping under the spectacular hotel atrium. It is the ideal backdrop for relaxed conversations and business meetings.
Biscotti, the hotel’s gourmet deli shop located in the lobby level, offers fresh produce, pastries, chocolates, and a wide range of delicatessen.
Offering food prepared by native chefs, Stix is the ideal destination to experience authentic Chinese cuisine from the Sichuan region. With open, show kitchens and an interactive ambience, Stix crackles with the energy and enthusiasm of a fast paced south-east Asian hawker stand.
Focaccia will serve authentic home-style Italian cooking from southern Italy. The restaurant will showcase a walk-in wine library, wood-fired pizza oven and extensive indoor and al fresco seating options. The menu at Focaccia ranges from signature pizzas to fresh, home-made pastas and decadent desserts.
Epitomizing comfort with understated style, 365 A.S. Bar will be the ideal place to meet and unwind or to enjoy pre-and post-dinner drinks.
The Siddh Spa at Hyatt Regency Chennai will offer six treatment rooms including one dedicated couples room for total pampering and relaxation. The fitness center, with its dedicated team of personal trainers, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for strength and cardio training. Guests can also utilize the outdoor sports and leisure pool.
Meetings & Events
Hyatt Regency Chennai offers a magnificent ballroom, four meeting rooms and a boardroom spread out over 20,000 sq ft (1,900 sq m) making it an ideal venue for product launches, corporate meetings or social events. The 4,670 sq ft (434 sq m) pillar-free Regency Ballroom is divisible into two separate soundproof sections and features an 18-ft ceiling. The Regency Ballroom also has an extensive pre-function area and direct access from the main porch.
Level I on the upper Lobby Level houses the rest of the event and convention space and offers residential-style meeting facilities that can be accessed by dedicated elevators from the main porch making it an ideal choice for private events or breakout sessions.
The hotel also has an experienced banquets and events team and a dedicated Meeting Concierge on hand to ensure that each event is planned effectively and run smoothly.
Reservations may be made by visiting www.hyatt.com, calling +1 800 233 1234 (from the U.S. and Canada), or by contacting a Hyatt Worldwide Reservation Center or travel specialist. More information on Hyatt Regency Chennai is available at www.chennai.regency.hyatt.com.
About Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency hotels are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Properties range in size up to 2,000 rooms, feature intimate and large meeting spaces, and offer a full range of services and dining options tailored to serve the needs of conventions, business travelers or resort vacationers. Hyatt Regency enables all guests – whether they are traveling to work, unwind or gather in celebration – to feel productive and revitalized.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 456 properties in 44 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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Yasmin D. Poonegar
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Southwest Asia
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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts – Corporate Office
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