A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Anolia Holdings Limited for the first Hyatt hotel in Cyprus, Grand Hyatt Limassol.
The 300-room luxury resort is expected to open in 2025 and signifies Hyatt’s continued growth into Europe’s leading travel destinations, the company said in a press release.
The new-build 300 room beachfront resort will be situated at a Blue Flag beach east of Limassol and will feature a 43,000-square-foot (4,000-square-metre) beach club including premium spa and fitness facilities as well as an indoor pool and two outdoor pools.
The resort will additionally offer five elevated food and beverage concepts as well as 15,000 square feet (1,400 square metres) of event space.
Furthermore, Grand Hyatt Limassol will be a key element of Zaria Resort, a mixed-use luxury development, comprised of residential apartments and private villas totaling more than 861,100 square feet (80,000 square metres).
“We’re delighted to work with Anolia Holdings Limited to bring the Grand Hyatt brand, known for its access to iconic locales, to the island of Cyprus, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe,” said Takuya Aoyama, vice president development for Europe and Africa, Hyatt. “Grand Hyatt Limassol represents a key element of our growth strategy in Europe as we continue to seek opportunities to extend our resort footprint in the Mediterranean.”
“We are thrilled to team-up with Hyatt on this development,” said Alexander Iakovlev, director of Anolia Holdings.
“The Grand Hyatt brand is synonymous with luxury and creating unique experiences for guests which remain authentic to the destination itself. In addition, given Limassol’s status as a financial capital of Cyprus, the hotel will not only attract leisure guests but may also prove popular for business travelers, conference-goers and event attendees. We are eager to see Grand Hyatt Limassol become the heart of the Zaria Resort development.”
The announcement of Grand Hyatt Limassol follows a significant expansion in Hyatt’s brand footprint in Europe over the last 12 months. Nine new hotels including Great Scotland Yard, Hyatt Centric Dublin, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Hyatt Regency Chantilly and more opened in the region in 2019, with four more additions in Barcelona, Manchester and Frankfurt this year.