The announcement signals Hyatt’s continued brand growth in London and confidence in the United Kingdom as a top travel destination.
CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Blackfriars Hotels Limited for Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars. Anticipated to open in July 2022, the Hyatt Regency hotel will join nine additional Hyatt-branded properties in London, marking another milestone in Hyatt’s ambitious brand growth strategy for the U.K. in one of London’s busiest districts.
With global corporations, businesses and law firms calling the surrounding area 'home,' Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars will be intuitively designed with productivity in mind, allowing guests to seamlessly transition between work and play. Conveniently located within close proximity of Blackfriars underground station, the hotel will offer travelers flexibility and the ability to stay connected during their time in London. Guests will also find many cultural hotspots within walking distance, including the dynamic South Bank area, St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe theater.
“We are thrilled to announce plans for Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars, a hotel that demonstrates Hyatt’s confidence in London’s position as an attractive destination for both business and leisure travelers,” said Felicity Black Roberts, vice president of development of Europe at Hyatt. “Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars will be an exciting offering to the millions of people who visit the iconic city every year.”
Currently in the stages of an extensive refurbishment program, Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars was a former palace and is a historically protected grade II listed building. The property will feature an all-day New York style bistro, and a specialty Chinese restaurant. The design, while respecting the building’s rich history, aims to delight and exceed the expectations of the modern-day traveler. The hotel will boast a stylish cocktail bar, with a large outdoor space, featuring modern arrangements designed to encourage guests to gather. In addition, the hotel will also offer meeting spaces and a fitness center. Visitors of the hotel will be invited to experience the juxtaposition of a calm oasis in the heart of the city, overlooking the River Thames.
“We are delighted to be working with Hyatt to open Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars, a cutting-edge hotel for leisure and business travelers,” said Galadari, owner of Blackfriars Hotels Limited. “We were instantly attracted to the legacy, premium quality, and reputation offered by the Hyatt Regency brand and its ambition to create a seamless hotel and dining experience for guests. With its smart design features, innovative food and beverage concepts, and a desirable location, Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars is set to become a landmark for generations to come.”
Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars will be the 13th Hyatt-affiliated hotel in the U.K. and the ninth in London joining Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill; Great Scotland Yard Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio; Andaz London Liverpool Street, Hyatt Place London City East, Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport, Hyatt Place West London Hayes, as well as the soon to open Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford.
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