Hyatt House to make African debut

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South Africa: Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton will be the first property for Hyatt’s extended stay brand in Africa.

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of Millat Properties for Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton.

Set to open in October 2021, the hotel will be situated in the Sandton area, “where business and leisure tourism blends together in Africa’s economical hub”.

Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton will feature 43 studio guest rooms and 19 apartment-style suites, all with fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas.

Additional amenities will include F&B options, a fitness centre, and an outdoor swimming pool.

“We’re delighted to announce plans to introduce the Hyatt House brand to Africa, which will be Hyatt’s second hotel in collaboration with an affiliate of Millat Properties,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president of development for the Middle East and Africa, Hyatt. “We are proud to hold such strong relationships with exceptional owners who share our ambition and values. They are essential to powering Hyatt’s brand growth.”

Hamza Farooqui, CEO of Millat Group, said: “We are very pleased to continue our work with Hyatt in South Africa to open the first Hyatt House hotel on the continent,” said “Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton will join Hyatt Regency Cape Town and we look forward to further building our relationship with Hyatt, with the aim to collaborate together on more Hyatt-branded hotels in the future. We have every confidence in the resilience of the tourism sector in South Africa; it is a significant growth driver for the economy, which generates jobs and drives local development.”

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