CHICAGO (May 23, 2018) – Hyatt Hotel Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced plans for the first Hyatt property in Ireland, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Dublin with Realmside Ltd, an affiliate of Hodson Bay Group, an Irish hotel and property group owned by the O’Sullivan family. The 234-room hotel will be managed by Hodson Bay Group Management Ltd and is expected to open in May 2019.
“We are excited about our first hotel in Ireland,” said Nuno Galvao Pinto, regional vice president, real estate and development, Europe and North Africa for Hyatt. “The deal for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Dublin reflects our broader strategy to have hotels where guests want to be. Working with Hodson Bay Group Management Ltd., an experienced owner and operator, fits our strategy of aligning ourselves with key hotel industry players across European markets, with the goal of building long-term relationships.”
The hotel will be situated in The Liberties, a historic and vibrant area in the heart of Dublin that has undergone significant revitalization in recent years. Enabling guests to discover everything Dublin has to offer, the hotel will be within easy walking distance to Dublin’s major attractions including the historic St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Vicar Street—the city’s premier live music venue. For eager-to-explore, millennial-minded business and leisure guests, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin will also be in close proximity to exciting destinations such as the home of Guinness and St James’s Gate brewery.
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin is being designed to encourage interaction and engagement with large windows allowing for an immediate view of the bustling Dublin community outside. The hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art gym and social spaces from which guests will enjoy a wide range of restaurant, bar, café and lounge options, in addition to an expansive conference space for external events.
“We are excited to bring the first Hyatt Centric hotel to Ireland,” said John O’Sullivan, Chairman of Hodson Bay Group. “The Liberties has been inhabited more than 1000 years and is the oldest part of Dublin, which is currently experiencing a complete regeneration as part of Dublin City Council’s plans to create a launch pad to explore the culture and heritage of the city. The Hyatt Centric brand is perfect for guests who want to immerse themselves in the heart of this vibrant city.”
The plans for Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin demonstrate strong continued growth for the Hyatt Centric brand in Europe. Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin will be joining Hyatt Centric La Rosière, in France, Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid in Spain and Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul in Turkey, all of which opened in 2017. Further Hyatt Centric Yalikavak Bodrum, Turkey, is planned to open in Summer 2019.
For more information on the Hyatt Centric brand and its range of properties worldwide, visit hyattcentric.com and connect with the Hyatt Centric brand on Facebook and Instagram.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
The Hyatt Centric Experience
Hyatt Centric is a brand of full-service lifestyle hotels located in prime destinations. Created for millennial-minded travelers who want to be in the middle of the action, Hyatt Centric hotels are thoughtfully designed to enable exploration and discovery. The lobby lounge is a launch pad providing guests with information about the most sought after food, nightlife and activities the destination has to offer. The bar and restaurant are local hot spots where great conversations, locally inspired food and signature cocktails can be enjoyed. Streamlined modern rooms focus on delivering everything guests want and nothing they don’t, including Beekind’s environmentally conscious bath products, Bluetooth-enabled electronics and salon-grade blowdryers. A team of colleagues is always available to recommend local hidden gems to launch guests’ discovery of the destination. For more information please visit hyattcentric.com. Follow @HyattCentric on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattCentricExplorer.
The Hodson Bay Group
The Athlone Based and Irish owned Hodson Bay Group currently own and operate The Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone, The Galway Bay Hotel in Galway City and the Sheraton Athlone Hotel as has significant property development interests. In each of the locations where it operates, the Hodson Bay Group has a proven reputation for the provision of a high-quality product and has a track record in achieving both international and national recognition for its consistent delivery of high standards. It has consistently adopted a culture which embraces three core pillars of respect - respect for the local community, respect for its competitors and respect for its staff. The recognition the Group has achieved clearly positions the Hodson Bay Group as a leading organisation within the Irish Hospitality sector with the Group recently receiving the Deloitte Platinum Award for business excellence, the only Hotel Group in Ireland to receive this accolade for multiple properties at the same time. Its organisational success was also underpinned by achieving EFQM level 5 status. The EFQM Excellence Award is one of Europe’s most prestigious award for organisational excellence and is awarded only to organisations who can demonstrate the highest operational standards across all facets of its business.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of March 31, 2018, the Company's portfolio included more than 700 properties in more than 50 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Residence Club® and exhale® brand names. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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