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The biggest (only?) problem I have with Hyatt is that there just aren’t enough of them around the world. Slowly but surely they have been expanding their footprint, most recently at some vacations spots around the Caribbean, but now two new locations have leaked out that I bet many of us will quickly add to our points-funded-vacation-wish-lists.
While these reports seem legit, just be aware this isn’t coming directly from Hyatt, and these big projects are always subject to change before the doors ever open. Still, I’m at least a bit excited about both “rumors”.
Park Hyatt Coming to Auckland:
According to this article, Hyatt has been named as the new operator of a 190-room luxury waterfront hotel in Auckland that is said to open as a Hyatt in 2017. This wouldn’t be Hyatt’s first time to operate in Auckland, as they had a Hyatt Regency that re-branded to another hotel in 2010.
Australia has a number of Hyatt hotels, including some nice Park Hyatts, but adding this New Zealand location will be great for those who want to use Hyatt points to enjoy a vacation “on the other side of the world”.
Four Seasons in Dublin Becoming a Hyatt:
It has also been reported that the Ballsbridge’s Four Seasons in Dublin will become a Hyatt after the Four Season flag stops flying at the end of the year. Ireland has been a big gap for Hyatt as they don’t have any properties there currently, so I have my fingers cross this report holds true. My friend, Pizza in Motion, was coincidentally just at this property, so you can check out his thoughts here.
Where Else Would you Like to See Hyatt:
These two hotels would be big additions to my own “Hyatt Wish List”, but I’d always like to see more. Specifically, I would love another ski destination hotel added in North America, similar to Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. I’ve seen reports a Grand Hyatt is coming to Barcelona, so that wish may be fulfilled. I’d also love to see Hyatt properties in Alaska, Scotland, and a full service Hyatt in Portland, Oregon.
Where would you like to see Hyatt expand?