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The 94-room property is expected to open its doors in 2024 and will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Pakistan
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with FP Global (Private) Limited for Hyatt Regency Lahore DHA, which will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Pakistan and a significant step forward in Hyatt’s plans to expand its brand portfolio in Southwest Asia. Situated within Defence Housing Authority Phase 6 (DHA-6), the property will be operated by Valor Hospitality Partners and is expected to open its doors in 2024.
“We look forward to collaborating with the FP Global (Private) Limited team and Valor Hospitality Partners to unveil the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Pakistan with Hyatt Regency Lahore DHA,” said Sunjae Sharma, Managing Director, Southwest Asia, Hyatt India Consultancy Pvt Ltd. “We are confident that this hotel’s location, style and service will be attractive for both business and leisure travelers alike, and we look forward to the introduction of the Hyatt brand to guests visiting the region.”
Currently under renovation, the 94-guestroom property will feature a range of exquisite dining options with six food and beverage outlets including all-day dining venues, two specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge, the Regency Club, and The Market, the cafe-style option where guests can grab a snack anytime. Thoughtful amenities like separate male and female fitness centers and swimming pools will help guests rejuvenate and stay on track with their health schedules; while approximately 8,600 square feet (800 square meters) of flexible events and meeting space, including a ballroom, will make the hotel the go-to venue for any occasion.
“We are delighted to announce our first property in Lahore, Pakistan with Hyatt Regency Lahore DHA, and thrilled to collaborate on this project with Hyatt,” said Julien Bergue, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Valor Hospitality Partners Middle East & CIS. “Following our recent rapid expansion in the Middle East, this destination is a natural extension geographically, and with FP Global (Private) Limited as our reliable partners and our continuously growing collaboration with Hyatt, we are confident the hotel will offer outstanding experiences in a premium location, positioning it as a prominent addition to the hospitality sector of Lahore.”
“We are honored to work alongside Hyatt to introduce the first Hyatt-branded hotel to Pakistan under the Hyatt Regency brand, and are confident that combining our premium hospitality expertise with Hyatt’s international operating standards will enable us to deliver a truly spectacular experience to the numerous guests visiting Pakistan, as well as the local community in the city of Lahore,” said Immad Ali Khan, CEO, FP Global (Private) Limited.
The hotel will be in close proximity to Allama Iqbal International Airport, making it an ideal destination for travelers looking for convenience. Not only will the hotel’s location be prime for exploring the city’s renowned food scene, but it will also provide an ideal base for travelers to take in the major attractions of one of Pakistan’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities, including the Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens and Lahore Fort.
Additionally, Lahore’s proximity to the capital city of Islamabad, along with convenient connectivity provided by Lahore Junction railway station, which is situated within a 30 minute drive from the hotel, will provide the perfect opportunity for guests to explore the different cultures and attractions that the region has to offer.
The term “Hyatt” is used for convenience in this release to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on making travel free from stress and filled with success. More than 220 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in more than 45 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient personalized, high-touch business meetings to energizing family vacations. The brand offers stress-free environments for seamless gatherings and empathetic service that anticipates guests’ needs. Designed for productivity and peace of mind, Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert meeting and event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegency.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of September 30, 2022, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,200 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 72 countries across six continents. The Company’s offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, and JdV by Hyatt™; and the Inclusive Collection, including Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Hyatt Vivid®, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
About Valor Hospitality Partners
Valor Hospitality Partners is a leading global full-service hotel management company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, USA. With over 85 hotels in its portfolio across The Americas, UK, Africa and Middle East, Valor is now rapidly expanding further within the Middle East, CIS, and Indian Ocean regions. Working closely with owners and international hotel franchise partners, Valor creates value through shared operating platforms within key markets, cutting edge value creation and support with additional services such as, site selection, brand selection, financing solutions, conceptual design, project management, procurement, technical services, and asset management. For more information, visit valorhospitality.com or connect with Valor on Facebook and LinkedIn.
About FP Global (Private) Limited
FP Global (Private) Limited is a Pakistani-based company owned by entrepreneurs Pervaiz Iqbal Shahid, Muhammad Ather, Mirza Aurangzeb Baig and Immad Ali Khan, whose expertise and business ventures include development, project management consultancy and asset management.
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