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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

HOTELS IN THE WORLD

As one of the most recognizable names in the world, Hyatt is widely known for her tradition of innovation and authentic hospitality. The book has selected 55 Hyatt hotels designed by renowned designers worldwide which can well represent the essential values of the Hyatt brand. The design styles of those selected hotels are various, from graceful Western and Eastern styles to strikingly contemporary styles. Some hotels are conceivably exotic and unique, and some are elaborate and avant-garde. However, undoubtedly, all those hotels are incomparably beautiful.

DESIGN MEDIA PUBLISHING LIMITED

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

HOTELS IN THE WORLD Edited by Hyatt Hotels Corporation

DESIGN MEDIA PUBLISHING LIMITED


THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

HOTELS IN THE WORLD Edited by Hyatt Hotels Corporation

DESIGN  MEDIA  PUBLISHING  LIMITED


PREFACE


CONTENTS Park  Hyatt  Abu  Dhabi  Hotel  and  Villas

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Grand  Hyatt  Hong  Kong

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Park  Hyatt  Beijing

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Grand  Hyatt  Jakarta

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Palacio  Duhau-Park  Hyatt  Buenos  Aires

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Grand  Hyatt  Macau

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Park  Hyatt  Chicago

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Grand  Hyatt  Melbourne

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Park  Hyatt  Dubai

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Grand  Hyatt  New  York

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Park  Hyatt  Goa  Resort  and  Spa

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Grand  Hyatt  Sao  Paulo

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Park  Hyatt  Jeddah  -  Marina,  Club  and  Spa

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Grand  Hyatt  Seattle

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Park  Hyatt  Maldives  Hadahaa

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Grand  Hyatt  Seoul

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Park  Hyatt  Melbourne

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Grand  Hyatt  Shanghai

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Park  Hyatt  Mendoza  Hotel,  Casino  And  Spa

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Hyatt  on  the  Bund

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Park  Hyatt  Milano

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Grand  Hyatt  Shenzhen

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Park  Hyatt  Ningbo  Resort  &  Spa

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Grand  Hyatt  Singapore

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Park  Hyatt  Paris-Vendôme

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Grand  Hyatt  Taipei

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Park  Hyatt  Saigon

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Grand  Hyatt  Tokyo

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Park  Hyatt  Seoul

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Hyatt  Regency  Atlanta

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Park  Hyatt  Shanghai

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Hyatt  Regency  Cancun

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Park  Hyatt  Sydney

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Hyatt  Regency  Chennai

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Park  Hyatt  Tokyo

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Hyatt  Regency  Dusseldorf

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Park  Hyatt  Zurich

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Hyatt  Regency  Hakone

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Andaz  5th  Avenue

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Hyatt  Regency  Hangzhou

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Andaz  Liverpool  Street

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Hyatt  Regency  Hong  Kong,  Sha  Tin

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Andaz  Shanghai

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Hyatt  Regency  Hong  Kong,  Tsim  Sha  Tsui

366

Andaz  Wall  Street

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Hyatt  Regency  Kyoto

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Grand  Hyatt  Beijing

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Hyatt  Regency  New  Orleans

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Grand  Hyatt  Berlin

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Hyatt  Regency  Scottsdale

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Grand  Hyatt  Erawan  Bangkok

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Hyatt  Regency  Jing  Jin  City  Resort  and  Spa

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Grand  Hyatt  Goa

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Hyatt  Capital  Gate  Abu  Dhabi

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Grand  Hyatt  Guangzhou

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PARK HYATT ABU DHABI HOTEL AND VILLAS Located on the prestigious, natural island of Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is an exclusive sanctuary of contemporary luxury located on a nine-kilometre stretch of environmentally protected white sand beach. The resort is adjacent to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and minutes from the city's prime business district and the Corniche. Catering to business and leisure travellers, this stylish resort offers spectacular, unobstructed vistas of the turquoise water and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from both restaurants and rooms. The hotel represents a true contemporary art masterpiece, with delicate touches of Arabic inspired dĂŠcor, features and patterns. A simple, understated yet elegant building in total harmony with the natural surrounding elements: the desert, the sand, the wind and the sea. A wide range of selected materials from fine wood to bronze, leather and marble complete this modern-style luxurious resort. The resort setting was created in such a way that the architecture and landscape complement each other in every way, to create an environment where the lines between indoors and outdoors are almost invisible. Different components in the resort are connected by landscape elements, courtyards, covered walkways and gardens.

Opening date: November, 2011 Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2 Area: 93,000m Designer: Wilson Associates Photographer: Richard Butterfield

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PARK HYATT BEIJING Soaring above the heart of Beijing's Central Business District, Park Hyatt Beijing is part of the prestigious Beijing Yintai Centre, the tallest skyscraper on famous Chang'an Avenue. The hotel combines gracious service with contemporary accommodation to create a warm, welcoming personal residence. The Beijing Yintai Centre was conceived as a city within itself, an "urban oasis" where people can live, work, shop, dine and entertain in one location. The main Park Tower is crowned at its apex with a Chinese palace "lantern" that lights up the surrounding sky at night like an iconic beacon. The interiors of Park Hyatt Beijing were inspired by classic Suzhou architecture and water gardens, incorporating Oriental aesthetics into a sleek, contemporary design. The hotel's 246 deluxe guestrooms, including 25 suites, span Levels 37 to 49, and also Level 60. Above the hotel lobby floor is the China Bar on Level 65, while, on the very top floor at Level 66, the China Grill is an international eatery with a soaring glass pyramid ceiling. The hotel is also equipped with spa and fitness centre. Park Hyatt Beijing offers a total of 2,648 m2 meeting space, including The Ballroom, a 1,220m2 pillar-free expanse with an impressive 7.5-metre ceiling height, perfect for events catering to up to 1,200 guests.

Opening date: October, 2008 Location: Beijing, China 2 Area: 350,000m Designer: Remedios Siembieda Inc, Super Potato, Bar Studio Photographer: Michael Moran and Charlie Xia

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PALACIO DUHAU-­PARK HYATT BUENOS AIRES Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, located in the fashionable Recoleta shopping and residential district on Avenida Alvear, combines a restored Palace with the new Posadas building, which was built in architectural harmony with the palace. The hotel seamlessly integrates Buenos Aires' legendary glamour with 21st century innovative design and state-of-the-art technology. The Palace has all the features of an authentic "Hotel Particulier", the most outstanding of which is the main entrance porch with its Imperial semi-covered stairs and the double high column rows. Classic materials, natural light, neutral and warm colours, and detailed iron work instantly identify the "belle époque" glamour of the palace and are reminders of the building's residential character. The handsomely restored Palacio Duhau itself, built in 1934 by French architect León Dourge, is one of the few remaining palaces representing the city’s traditional and exclusive "Porteña" aristocracy. In contrast, the new, contemporary Posadas building reflects the future of Buenos Aires. An underground walkway and gallery showcasing international and local artists, and expansive private gardens connect the two buildings.

Opening date: July, 2006 Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Area: 27,000m Designer: Caparra Entelman Architects, Martha Priú, Enrique Dieguez Photographer: Javier Csecs, Virginia Del Giudice, Diego Ortíz Mugica

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PARK HYATT CHICAGO Soaring 67 storeys above Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, Park Hyatt Chicago on Water Tower Square, the 198-room hotel housed in the first 18 floors of the elegant Park Tower, integrates the finest in understated elegance and contemporary luxury. Designed by Lucien Lagrange Architects, the Park Tower features Minnesota limestone with granite accents, and a distinctive copper crown, giving the tower instant recognition on the Chicago skyline while reinforcing the building's residential character. Complementing Park Hyatt Chicago's modernist architecture, the lobby and library are a distinct blend of residential elegance and contemporary comfort. Designed by Culpepper, McAuliffe and Meaders (CMM), both spaces are classic in design with influences of architectural icons such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright, yet provide an inviting, tranquil atmosphere with its rich woods; neutral black, beige, and cream tones; and impressive clear glass chandelier with a prairie grass motif.

Opening date: June, 2000 Location: Chicago, USA 2 Area: 18,777.8m Designer: Lucien Lagrange Architects Photographer: Scott Fortino, James Linehan, James Iska, Ron Gordon, Anthony Tahlier, Taggart Sorensen, Andy Barnes

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Also created by Culpepper, McAuliffe and Meaders, guestrooms again reflect the hotel’s contemporary, yet classical style with its 198 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 13 elegant suites. Rooms are decorated with warm cherry wood, sleek black granite, and custom-designed furniture from Istanbul. The deluxe bathrooms showcase over-sized soaking tubs with sliding cherry doors that open to magnificent views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan; walkin showers with two showerheads, imported marble vanities with double sinks, granite floors, and enclosed commode areas with dual-line telephones.

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PARK HYATT DUBAI Park Hyatt Dubai is a luxury waterfront retreat adjacent to the iconic Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Just minutes from the city centre, world-class shopping and prime business districts, the hotel is Dubai's first and only luxury city centre retreat, and features stunning architectural design, world-class cuisine, personalised services and unsurpassed facilities. All 225 guestrooms offer stunning views across Dubai Creek from their balconies and terraces. Featuring wood-fired ovens and state-of-art open-plan kitchens, Park Hyatt Dubai’s restaurants and bars bring drama and theatre to dining, both indoor and al fresco, with a selection of venues serving an array of world-class cuisines. The Thai Kitchen offers an authentic culinary experience prepared by native Thai chefs. Amara, the luxury day spa at Park Hyatt Dubai, offers a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments unrivalled in the city along with unique private treatment rooms, as well as indoor and outdoor rain showers.

Opening date: August, 2005 Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2 Area: 39,000m Designer: DSA Architects Photographer: Richard Butterfield

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PARK HYATT GOA RESORT AND SPA Nestled along the pristine Arossim beach, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is located at the heart of picturesque South Goa. The resort is a harmonious space reflective of local character and charm while blending in with the lush tropical landscape and colorful flora of Goa. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa blends vibrant elegance with high drama to recreate the cheerful and relaxed atmosphere of a small Indo-Portuguese village. Spread over 82,108.5m 2, the resort resembles a lively picturesque township, full of fragrant plant-filled courtyards and gardens, linked by Venician-style canals and waterways, tiny bridges and cobbled streets. The unique features of the resort are its Indo-Portuguese style villas – Pousadas comprising of 250 guestrooms. These Pousadas are divided into five landscaped courtyards, each distinctive in theme, architecture and landscape. The unique bathrooms are created with sunken baths and rain showers. Many of the bathrooms overlook charming secret gardens and some have an outdoor shower hidden among the foliage. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, with its attention to detail, tropical design integrity and picturesque landscaping, takes the rich local vocabulary and weaves it throughout the resort to make for a truly unique stay experience.

Opening date: 2003 Location: Goa, India 2 Area: 82,108.5m Designer: Simeon Halstead, Peter Imrik Photographer: Jaideep Oberoi, Matthew Shaw

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PARK HYATT JEDDAH – MARINA, CLUB AND SPA French interior designer Gilles Quiffet, working with architect Patrice Hart to create a sleek European style fused with ArabAndalusian architecture has designed Park Hyatt Jeddah in intimate and residential style. The beautiful gardens and striking interior design create an elegant haven of understated elegance. Modern artwork and designs merge with traditional ArabAndalusian features, setting a new standard for contemporary luxury. An interplay between the modern and the traditional defines the Park Hyatt Jeddah. Set among beautifully landscaped gardens on the Corniche of Jeddah, the Equestrian Club–Park Hyatt Jeddah, is an innovative five-star sanctuary where contemporary luxury and exceptional service meets unrivalled views of the Red Sea and King Fahd fountain. The multi-faceted resort is a remarkable engineering feat that reclaimed prime waterfront land from the Red Sea, while retaining the delicate surrounding marine life. The 34.5acre complex overlooks sweeping views of the sea and the world-famous King Fahd fountain with its more than 312 metres plume of water.

Opening date: July, 2009 Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2 Area: 140,000m Designer: Gilles Quiffet Architect: Patrice Hart Photographer: A. Parkinson

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The commercial and financial districts, as well as the main shopping and entertainment areas of Jeddah are nearby, making Park Hyatt Jeddah the ideal launching point from which visitors can conduct business or explore the relaxing activities of the destination. The surrounding resort complex will feature built-up and impressive 2.5-acres (10,000 square metres) of spa and wellness facilities, the Lazurde Meetings & Events Centre, a yacht marina, as well as a variety of innovative restaurants and stylish lounges.

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PARK HYATT MALDIVES HADAHAA Located deep in the heart of North Huvadhoo (Gaafu Alifu) Atoll, one the largest and deepest natural atolls in the world, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is untouched, unspoilt and authentic Maldives. 400 kilometres south of the capital, Malé, and 56 kilometres north of the Equator, the resort is pure paradise for those exploring the stunning coral reef which encircles the entire island. Surrounded by more than 150 uninhabited islands and more than 10 kilometres from the nearest inhabited island, Hadahaa is reminiscent of the Maldives some fifty years ago and subsequently has one of the most abundant and healthiest house reefs in the world. Designed by award-winning SCDA Architects of Singapore, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa creatively blends architecturally innovative designs with strict environmental standards. The resort is made up of 50 luxurious and contemporary villas, each carefully constructed to ensure no damage to the surrounding coral reef, to the island’s natural vegetation or to the resort’s pristine shoreline. Nestled within the natural vegetation and only a few steps from the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are 16 Park Villas and 20 Park Pool Villas, with a further 14 Park Water Villas all enjoying direct access to the coral-filled waters below and breathtaking panoramic sunset views.

Opening date: April, 2011 Location: North Huvadhoo (Gaafu Alifu) Atoll, Republic of Maldives 2 Area: approx80,000 m Designer: SCDA architects

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The first property in the Maldives to commit to the Ear thCheck Planning and Design Standards during construction, the interiors include natural timber and stone to reflect the lush, indigenous surroundings and infuse contemporary design with traditional Maldivian elements. Following an extensive audit in 2011, the property has recently been awarded with Silver EarthCheck Certification – making it one of the few resorts worldwide to gain such recognition. This achievement also follows the recent launch of the 2012 Hyatt Thrive Community Project – the company’s global corporate responsibility platform – which enables employees to continue to contribute to their communities despite living away from home.

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PARK HYATT MELBOURNE An art deco inspired hotel. Art Deco flourished in the 1920's and 1930's and is characterised by the use of chrome and rich woods as can be seen at Park Hyatt Melbourne, both in the public spaces as well as the guestrooms. The hotel has had a strong connection to the arts since its opening and has a magnificent collection of local & international artists on display throughout. Intricate detailing and decorative finishes are very much a part of the hotels ambience and character. The warm tones of the marble and the timber in the lobby and the public spaces are offset by custom made metal products, such as the nickel plated grilles in the foyer and the restaurant which are a repeating, decorative theme. Just as the designer of the hotel (David Parsons) said: "Intricate detailed and exotic materials are everywhere. Rare materials such as cast blue and amber glass, in-laid marble, exotic woods and beautifully crafted metal work give it a jewel-like feeling. The hotel is like a jewelry box, for guests to open and explore."

Opening date: 1999 Location: Melbourne, Australia 2 Area: 57,700m Designer: Tatron Photographer: David Mitchener

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PARK HYATT MENDOZA HOTEL, CASINO AND SPA Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa is located in front of the Plaza Independencia, an historic and popular landmark in the city of Mendoza. Hyatt has restored the original façade of the Plaza Hotel, a 19th century Spanish colonial structure that, together with the adjacent city theatre, maintains an important link to Mendoza's history. A new, seven-storey building has been constructed to house six floors of guestrooms and the 2.000m2 casino. The hotel has 186 rooms which are decorated in a contemporary style, and are equipped with fine wood furniture and soft fabrics, while special attention has been paid to special touches reflecting the local culture. The bathrooms incorporate the latest concept in design and elegance, with a crystal washbasin area, white marble walls and mirrors with chrome detailing. The conference rooms are custom-designed for meetings, social events and conferences. There are three meeting rooms, a boardroom and a 300 m2 ballroom that evokes the luxurious Salón de Los Espejos of the historic Plaza Hotel.

Opening date: June, 2001 Location: Mendoza, Argentina Designer: Bilkey Llinas Design Architect: Mario Álvarez & Associated Photographer: Pablo Betancourt, Federico García

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PARK HYATT MILANO Park Hyatt Milan is located in the heart of the city, overlooking the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and a few steps from Piazza del Duomo, the Alla Scala opera house, and the city's cultural and financial district. The hotel’s architecture and interior design are done by the famous American architect Ed Tuttle. Rigorous forms match a spare, clean design, and original combinations of quality materials help instil a sense of peace, tranquillity and luxury. La Cupola is a spectacular lobby lounge dominated by a huge nine-metre-high glass dome. In this area of the hotel, the arichitect Ed Tuttle has placed natural travertine stone side by side with the pink granite of the columns and the huge urns. Light filters down through the glass dome and, after sunset, the lounge is illuminated by spotlights placed in the capitals of each column and by a special form of alabaster panel backlighting. Decorated according to the canon of contemporary classical style, the 106 guestrooms and suites excel in original architectural and design details. Travertine has again been used widely, although here it features black inlays to give the marble greater depth. The high ceilings are given greater prominence by imposts covered with precious apricot-coloured silk. Every room is pleasantly spacious and the extra-large bathrooms, bathed in natural light, mirror the discreet luxury that characterises the entire hotel.

Opening date: October, 2003 Location: Milan, Italy Designer: Ed Tuttle Photographer: Felice Scoccimarro

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PARK HYATT NINGBO RESORT AND SPA Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa, first Park Hyatt-branded resort in Greater China, has been created in the style of a traditional, Chinese water village to blend, discreetly, into the surrounding vista. As a new premium leisure destination in China, Ningbo literally translates as "Serene Waves"- an appropriate description for the tranquil new waterside retreat on Dong Qian Lake. Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa is a Chinese waterside village-inspired resort destination with wellappointed guestrooms, suites and villas, and comprehensive recreational facilities, harmoniously set along the picturesque Dong Qian lake front and tranquil garden landscape. The complex of low-level, standalone villas with simply plastered exteriors and tiled, gabled rooves, resembles a hamlet that has developed organically over time. Multiple open courtyards and sky wells, punctuated with ponds and gentle landscaping, echo Chinese architectural principles. The interconnecting structures create a layered effect and an experience of gradual discovery for guests, unveiling new spaces, levels and ambiances at every turn.

Opening date: January, 2012 Location: Ningbo, China 2 Area: 91,288m Designer: Sylvia Chang, Super Potato Landscape: Bensley Design Group International Consultants Photographer: Derryck Menere

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PARK HYATT PARIS-­ VENDÔME Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme is a unique contemporary Palace hotel, ideally located in the heart of Paris, on the famous Rue de la Paix, a short stroll from Place Vendôme, the Opera House and the exclusive shops on Faubourg St. Honoré. A strong feeling of exclusivity and intimacy prevails over the different areas of the hotel. The hotel combines classic Parisian style with the architect Ed Tuttle’s imaginative flair and offers a stunning series of sights and experiences. Its art collection features originals by international contemporary masters including Ed Paschke, Sam Gilliam, and Roseline Granet. Continuing Tuttle's theme of understated simplicity, the 156 guestrooms and 43 suites have been decorated in simple, neutral tones with exquisite artistic elements, such as the Jim Thompson fabrics that have been custom-designed. Elegant furnishings accentuate the underlying serenity of every room, offering a rejuvenating retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. All rooms have spacious closets, modern entertainment systems, satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Exterior areas may also be enjoyed with the hotel's pleasant terrace that is refreshing in daytime and intimate in the evening, as well as the balconies available in some of the Suites.

Opening date: 2002 Location: Paris, France 2 Area: 14,491m Designer: Ed Tuttle Photographer: Cécil Mathieu, Bernhard Winkelmann

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PARK HYATT SAIGON Experience the essence of the modern Vietnamese lifestyle at Park Hyatt Saigon, situated within the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. This nine-storey ivory boutique hotel, redefines urban luxury while maintaining a nostalgic feel of the city's French colonial history. The lobby exudes an elegant residential atmosphere, enhanced by an original antique glass ceiling panel, and decorated with Indochine-inspired furniture, teak wooden floors, and Oriental rugs. The 244 appointed guestrooms and suites beautifully blend sophisticated design and dĂŠcor with the latest modern comforts. The hotel also plays host to world-class restaurants and bars, including an Italian trattoria-style restaurant, Opera, a stylish Vietnamese and Western restaurant, Square One, a dedicated lounge adorned as a classic colonial living room with floor-toceiling windows, Park Lounge, and a martini bar that exudes warmth with walnut timber floors, 2 Lam Son. For those seeking the ultimate in pampering and sensory indulgence, Park Hyatt Saigon features Xuan Spa. Designed to inspire the senses and renew the spirit, this exquisite wellness centre features seven private treatment rooms, three of which include terraces overlooking a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, a Vicky shower room, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool.

Completion date: July, 2005 Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2 Area: 25,000m Designer: Damansara Architect, Super Potato Co.,Ltd Photographer: David Mitchener

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PARK HYATT SEOUL Set in the heart of Gangnam, the financial, business, shopping district of Seoul, the luxurious 185-room Park Hyatt Seoul is a stylish 24-storey modern building fashioned like a glass box. The celebrated Japanese design firm, Super Potato, has made the idea of the hotel’s exterior and interior one and the same, which makes for an impressive presence from street level and stunning panoramic views from within the hotel. Super Potato's concept melds Eastern and Western influences of tradition and innovation using nature as a guideline. Natural stone, light Myanmar oak, dark maple wood, water, and plenty of natural light are key elements throughout the hotel. The mood within the hotel changes constantly depending on the time of day, making for an endlessly surprising experience at every turn. A spacious lobby on the top 24th floor and Park Club Spa, Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre also on the top floors showcase stunning city views. State-of-the-art rooms and suites with large bathrooms in sculptured granite with separate soaking bath and rain shower feature 3.4m floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy city vistas.

Opening date: April, 2005 Location: Seoul, South Korea 2 Area: 22,998m Designer: Super Potato Photographer: Patrick Messina, Kyung Soo Kim, Taeg Su Jeon

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The Lounge changes dramatically from day to night due to the abundance of natural light. While bright and comforting with a clear view of the busy streets and passers-by in the bustling city, the night view captures the often missed side of city life creating the ideal mood for diners seeking to simply enjoy their meal while drinking in the view. The main restaurant Cornerstone with 360° open kitchen presents the most pleasant and romantic setting together with the sensory pleasures that stimulate all the five senses. With the design concept based on an old Korean wooden house, The Timber House providing a distinctive cultural space, displaying a gallery-like setting is divided into three thematic parts, with aspects of the house represented in each section: Sushi / sake / soju Bar, Cocktail Bar and Whisky Bar. In addition, Park Hyatt

Seoul’s hallways, lounge, restaurants, bars, and spa treatment rooms showcase about 300 sophisticated Korean art pieces and original antiques. Along with paintings and lithographs by famous Korean artists, traditional Korean Haheo masks, ceramics, old books and other antiques are displayed throughout the hotel for guests to fully experience the beauty of the Korean fine arts up close.

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PARK HYATT SHANGHAI Located in the eco skyscraper of Shanghai World Financial Centre in Lujiazui, Pudong, Park Hyatt Shanghai is one of the highest hotels in the world. The hotel is designed by awardwinning New York designer Tony Chi. His design principal is to create a modern Chinese residence hotel, which will express a comfortable sense of a gorgeous house while respect Chinese traditional geometry and architecture. Entering from the entrance, guests will pass the lobby and guestrooms, finally to the courtyard. He imagines the courtyard as a peaceful and serene place, where guests could practise Tai Chi and play Chinese chess. Featuring beige colour and natural materials, the courtyard maintains exquisite and low modest. Once you enter the hotels in a set of bamboos, all the hustle and bustle in Shanghai seems to fade away and a graceful experience of Park Hyatt Shanghai will start.

Opening date: September, 2008 Location: Shanghai, China 2 Area: 26,615m Designer: Tony Chi & Associates Photographer: Michael Moran

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PARK HYATT SYDNEY Emerging from a dramatic transformation, the newly redesigned Park Hyatt Sydney brings a new level of contemporary luxury to the edge of Sydney Harbour. With a coveted harbourfront location between the world-famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Park Hyatt Sydney offers guests an intimate, residential-style hotel with architecture, design and art that reflects the Australian landscape. New interiors reflect a natural feel with rich layers of chocolate, cream and beige hues. Specially commissioned paintings and artwork by Australian artists are on display, whilst guestrooms offer contemporary living with a distinctive open-plan design. Designed to celebrate Park Hyatt Sydney's unique indooroutdoor experience, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto private balconies that honour the hotel's exclusive waterfront location. With seamless glass balustrades and natural timber flooring, balconies are furnished with custom designed outdoor furniture and include a plush daybed and sofa from which to enjoy the magnificent harbour views. Modern, spacious bathrooms are exquisitely designed to offer complete flexibility, with the choice of remaining private from the main bedroom, or transforming into an open plan design. Contemporary appointments include a dual vanity, wet area with rain shower, deep bath tub and a separate powder room featuring a heated ‘Toto’ toilet with built-in bidet.

Opening date: February, 2012 (renovation) Location: Sydney, Australia 2 Area: 20,000m Designer: Bar Studio Photographer: David Mitchener

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PARK HYATT TOKYO High in the sky above Japan's busiest city is Park Hyatt Tokyo. With its dramatic perch on the top 14 floors of the 52-storey Shinjuku Park Tower, the hotel affords sweeping views of the city and Mount Fuji. Conveniently located in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo's business and entertainment district and walking distance to Shinjuku Station, the city's major transportation hub, the hotel offers an unparalleled level of comfort and personalised service. Designed primarily as a private urban residence, the hotel's 177 guestrooms including its 23 suites are distinguished in its modern interior design and private art collection, and acclaimed restaurants including New York Grill & Bar, the landmark venue on the 52nd floor with 360 views of Tokyo. The newest addition is the Tokyo Suite, situated on the 50th floor. The elegant, modernist private residence is 220 m2 and is second in size to the hotel's Presidential Suite (290 m2).

Opening date: July, 1994 Location: Tokyo, Japan 2 Area: 33,000m Designer: John Morford Architect: Kenzo Tange Photographer: Michael Moran, Katsumi Oyama, Yoshihiro Tatsuki

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PARK HYATT ZURICH Nestled in the heart of the city's bustling financial and commercial district, Park Hyatt Zurich is a great addition to the exclusive Park Hyatt portfolio. Surrounded by the major financial houses yet only minutes away from the boutiques of Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich and the beautiful Old Town (Altstadt), Park Hyatt Zurich is ideally positioned for both the business and leisure traveller. Unparalleled service and facilities are perfectly complemented by the sumptuous yet understated dĂŠcor of the 142 rooms and suites, all of which provide cuttingedge communications technology to rival the luxury of the appointments. Park Hyatt Zurich is no exception and bears the hallmarks of Swiss quality combined with the imaginative flair and taste that Jan Clausen and his team from Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has brought to this project. Their vision for Park Hyatt Zurich was to bring the essence of Zurich into its interiors with the use of materials, patterns, colours and details.

Opening date: September, 2004 Location: Zurich, Switzerland 2 Area: 27,000m Designer: Hirsch Bedner Associates; Meili, Peter Architekten AG Photographer: Gerrit Meier

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The greenery of the city is invoked in the use of natural elements such as the bamboo garden in the Reception, and sets the stage for the hotel’s "Urban Forest" feel. This same design thread runs through the contemporary architecture of the building. The renowned Zurich-based firm of Meili & Peter Architekten have made a bold statement by melding transparent elements such as glass with external greenery and an abundance of natural light, creating a fusion of indoor and outdoor, the urban and the natural. Light permeates the entire building further

accentuating the sense of space that has been created by the vast public areas and luxurious guestrooms. A total of 91 pieces of art of various formats and techniques are on view. One example is the 53 m 2 mural by Sol Le Witt which the artist painted specifically for the foyer of the hotel.

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ANDAZ 5th AVENUE Once the historic 1916 Rogers Peet Building, Andaz 5th Avenue blends elements of pre-war, industrial New York with the chic sophistication of the reconditioned New York Public Library and the allure of bustling Grand Central Terminal. Guests experience the juxtaposition of old and new Manhattan from the moment they walk through the door of the Tony Chi designed hotel. A five metre-high entranceway is adorned with columns of scored limestone that frame the sash windows, resembling century-old Manhattan factories. The engraved bronze overhead panel acts as a subtle sign for the hotel entry. Venture further into the lobby and guests are immediately greeted by a white, eight-foot-high marble and resin Nick Hornby sculpture. Upon first glance one may see a modernist sculpture, but the true meaning quickly unfolds as it is "read." The loft style rooms start at 30m2 and feature 3.6-metre ceilings and double glazed windows. Rooms feature a transparent, open-faced closet, paying homage to the rolling racks that roam the fashion district near the hotel.

Opening date: July, 2010 Location: New York, USA 2 Area: 20,345.8m Designer: Tony Chi Architect: Alayo Architects Photographer: Nik Koenig

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ANDAZ LIVERPOOL STREET Andaz Liverpool Street, originally opened as the Great Eastern Hotel in 1884, was designed by the infamous Barry family of architects who were also responsible for the Houses of Parliament. Housed in this beautiful redbrick building, the interiors of Andaz Liverpool Street have since been transformed into a 21st century masterpiece, with 267 beautifully appointed guestrooms, fourteen event spaces and five diverse restaurants and bars. In 1901 an extension to the original hotel was added in response to the growing demand for additional rooms. The craftsmanship and materials used were of the highest quality and today many of the features of both the original building and the extension have been listed by English Heritage. Over the decades though, as popularity of train travel began to dwindle in favour of other modes of modern transport, the Great Eastern Hotel's popularity also declined and the hotel fell into disrepair. In 1996 the hotel eventually closed for a period of four years to then reopen in the spring of 2000, and reveal a breathtaking Victorian restoration incorporating the bold new spaces and structural designs that are seen today. The Atrium Gallery and Rotunda were built to link the original building to the extension.

Opening date: November, 2007 Location: London, UK Designer: Wilsdon Design Associates Photographer: Joakim Blockstrom, Andrew Wood, VRX, Ssam sung un Kim

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ANDAZ SHANGHAI Andaz Shanghai is the first Andaz property in Asia Pacific and the sixth hotel to open under the new Andaz brand operated by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Andaz Shanghai is located in the heart of the city's most famous entertainment, shopping and commercial district, Xintiandi. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), one of the world's pre-eminent architecture firms based in New York, Andaz Shanghai sets a new standard for modern, high-rise buildings in historic urban districts in its innovative design, diverse programme mix, and connection to surrounding context. "An unexpected, but welcomed challenge was to develop a masonry faรงade so that the building would fit with the surrounding context. Since we wanted to keep the tower from simple to accommodate and efficient hotel floor plate, we focused on the expressive possibilities of the stone clad wall", says Joshua Chaiken, KPF Design Principal. The newly constructed 28-storey hotel features 307 spacious guestrooms and suites, all with vibrant views over Shanghai and impressive LED lighting where guests can customise the colour to suit their mood. As in all Andaz hotels, non-alcoholic minibar drinks and snacks, local telephone calls and wireless internet access are complimentary.

Opening date: October, 2011 Location: Shanghai, China 2 Area: 47,144 m Designer: Super Potato Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Photographer: Marc Gerritsen

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ANDAZ WALL STREET Internationally acclaimed architect and designer David Rockwell was commissioned to design the first of Hyatt’s new Andaz collection in Manhattan, which opens on February 1, 2010. The 253-room hotel occupies 13 floors of a freestanding building on 75 Wall Street, below 24 floors of luxury suites and amenities, also designed by Rockwell Group. Converted from the old J.P. Morgan office building, all floors have 360-degree views and lofty ceiling heights. The Andaz Lounge serves as the lobby and communal living room, where lounge meets library and meets light-fare bar. Large windows encase the lounge, opening the space up to the landscaped park adjacent to the hotel, between Pearl and Water Streets outside. The lounge is infused with unexpected elements such as a small kitchen and a communal table for reading or working. The guestrooms are a celebration of light and reflectivity, featuring panoramic views, 3-metre ceilings and 2-metre-high windows with built in window seats. The rooms have a simple aesthetic of contemporary luxury.

Opening date: January, 2010 Location: New York, USA 2 Area: 19,621m Designer: David Rockwell Architect: Rockwell Group Photographer: Nik Koenig

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GRAND HYATT BEIJING Grand Hyatt Beijing blends Western and Oriental traditions encompassing contemporary design and classic standards of service and excellence. Located in the heart of the city's prestigious business and commercial district, Grand Hyatt Beijing is part of the Oriental Plaza – one of China’s largest commercial complexes. Guests are welcomed by a stunning high ceiling lobby, before checking into one of the 825 guestrooms and suites which offer panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking some of the capital’s most picturesque and historic districts. Amiable living would not be complete without fine cuisine. The restaurants and lounges at Grand Hyatt Beijing offer the cuttingedge culinary excellence. Made in China, the hotel’s signature open kitchen Chinese restaurant, focuses on specialities from northern China while the contemporary yet elegant restaurant and bar Redmoon is featuring a live band performing modern music on traditional Chinese instruments. Combine all of this with a resort-style, indoor swimming pool complete with virtual sky, the Club Oasis, and a 24-hour fitness centre, make Grand Hyatt Beijing a place of distinction where guests would want to come back...again and again.

Opening date: October, 2001 Location: Beijing, China 2 Area: 180,000m Architect: Palmer & Turner Group Photographer: George Mitchell

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GRAND HYATT BERLIN Within walking distance of the Tiergarten, the Mitte district, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate, Grand Hyatt Berlin is conveniently located in the new heart of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, just 11 km from Tegel International Airport. A contemporary lobby reflects the hotel's modern art design, welcoming guests with a concierge, business center and adjacent shopping plaza. A perfect venue for business and social events, Grand Hyatt Berlin features 9 state-of-the-art function rooms including a 743m2 ballroom. Event planners are available to ensure that every need is met. The 863m2 Club Olympus Spa and Fitness Center provides a luxury retreat within the hotel, offering an indoor pool, whirlpool spa tub, steam room and sauna, exercise equipment, a rooftop terrace and spa services. Dining options include Vox Restaurant and Bar for seasonal cuisine, Tizian for traditional local and international flavors or mesa with authentic dishes to share in relaxed atmosphere. The hotel's 342 spacious guest rooms and suites offer luxurious amenities for comfort and convenience, including deluxe bath with heated floors, spa products by Aveda, interactive Bang & Olufsen TVs and spacious work stations with cordless phones and high-speed Internet access.

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GRAND HYATT ERAWAN BANGKOK The 380-room Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is a premier deluxe business hotel with choices of meeting and conference facilities across the hotel's 14 versatile function rooms covering 3,330m2 and resort-style facilities. A wide range of restaurants and bars is available, including Bangkok's first traditional European restaurant with tableside cooking. On the hotel’s fifth floor, i.sawan Residential Spa & Club master planned and designed by the renowned American interior designer, Tony Chi, is a unique facility dedicated to pampering, fitness, relaxation, accommodation and cuisine. Strategically located right in the heart of Bangkok, the hotel is close to one of Bangkok's most important landmarks, the Erawan Shrine and is also located in the business, diplomatic and commercial district. "Erawan" is the name of the mythical three-headed elephant. In honour of the old Erawan Hotel, two 1.8-metre-high three-headed bronze elephants guard the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok's main entrance and the three-headed elephant has become symbolic of the hotel.

Opening date: December, 1991 Location: Bangkok,Thailand Designer: Rangsan Torsuwan (original); Tony Chi (new development)

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GRAND HYATT GOA Grand Hyatt Goa is designed as a Baroque Palace in IndoPortuguese style inspired from the first period of Goan colonisation – the period of 'Golden Goa', in the imagined style of a country residence for an affluent aristocrat of the time. The hotel's main block – the 'palace' core 'dating' to the early 17th century with additional (detached) wings in variations of the Goan architectural styles built over the centuries to house the guestrooms, includes an independent Anglo-Indian mansion 'dated' from around 1830, which functions as the Royal Villa. The main entrance is in the heart of the resort with a calm and sophisticated but understated and informal reception lobby. Most of the 314 guestrooms offer the view of the calm waters of Bambolim Bay. Beds face the window with a generous private terrace beyond. Looking back to the room there is an open window to the bathroom which maximises the sense of space providing a grand and yet relaxed environment. The hotel has six function rooms and a Ballroom. This is beautifully adorned in decorative plaster patterns and details, framed in White Calcatta marble and highlighted in gold leaf.

Opening date: August, 2011 Location: Goa, India 2 Area: 50,000m Designer: GA Design International Architect: Chandra Shekhar Architects Pvt. Ltd., Photographer: Bharath Ramamrutham

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GRAND HYATT GUANGZHOU Located on one side of the beautiful Huacheng Square, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is in the new axis of Guangzhou – Pearl River New City's CBD, which is a top-level business and social place in Pearl River Delta. The 350 rooms are decorated with fine and luxurious materials. The room innovatively divides the bath space into three areas: lavatory, dressing table and bathroom are separated. There are 5 restaurants and bars, all of which could enjoy a pleasant view of Huacheng Square. They’re top preferences for high-end successful people to enjoy a private dinning and a business dinner. Located in the sky bridge connecting two towers, Guanxi Lounge is a unique place. The semi-closed private sofa provides an intimate and comfortable space for meeting. The Grand Ballroom on the third floor is 979 square metres. With a fashionable and special diamond shape, the pillarless ballroom can be divided into three parts, thus be able to hold various pre-banquet cocktail events. The fitness centre and indoor swimming pool on the top floor will provide a panoramic view of Pearl River New City through their floor-toceiling windows.

Opening date: April 2008 Location: Guangzhou, China 2 Area: 112,850m Designer: Remedios Siembieda, Super Potato Photographer: Samuel Nugroho

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GRAND HYATT HONG KONG Ideally situated in the Hong Kong Island, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong offers stunning views of the famous Victoria Harbour and is conveniently interconnected with the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). It takes only 5 minutes by car from Central and Causeway Bay, and 3 minutes by walk from the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is a 549-room hotel including eight floors of Grand Club residence and 13 distinctive suites which combine Asian and western design features. The Grand Club floors are exclusively accessible by two separate lifts located on the 30th floor. There are nine world class restaurants and bars in the hotel, offering the multiple cuisine choices including Cantonese, Japanese, Italian and various buffets. The latest Grand Hyatt Steakhouse has become one of the the city's hottest spots. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is a notable convention hotel, the 25 event venues offer state-of-the-art meeting and conference services and facilities to business travellers. The well equipped recreational facilities including the tranquil Plateau Spa, a 50-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour fitness studios and a 400-metre jogging track, making Grand Hyatt Hong Kong a perfect place for relaxation.

Opening date: November, 1989 Location: Hong Kong, China 2 Area: 50,627m Designer: John Morford, Bilkey Llinas Design, Ann Li-Koh Photographer: George Mitchell

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GRAND HYATT JAKARTA Grand Hyatt Jakarta opened its doors in March 1991, a year that coincided with the successful "Visit Indonesia Year". Located in the prime business district of Jl. MH. Thamrin, the 428-room Grand Hyatt Jakarta is adjacent to Plaza Indonesia and the ÊX centre, where guests can indulge in shopping, entertainment or dining in various shops and restaurants. The 73,420m2 hotel features an opulent design concept with a warm ambience that is expressed from the moment guests enter the Grand Lobby. The hotel was designed by HOK International (Helmuth, Obata & Kassabaum), one of the world’s largest, most diverse and respected design practices since 1955. Grand Hyatt Jakarta offers its guests the highest quality of facilities and services, taking into consideration their ultimate comfort. All the standard rooms (Grand Rooms) and the Grand Club rooms are a generous average size of 50m2 and each has two bay windows overlooking the main city centre of Jakarta. There are also 18 Grand Suites, 13 Premier Suites and two Grand Executive Suites. Also available are two Penthouse Suites, each of which comes with a 200m2 glass enclosed terrace, ideal for a private cocktail reception under the stars.

Opening date: March,1991 2003 (renovation) Location: Jakarta, Indonesia 2 Area: 74,310 m Designer: Hirsch Bedner Associates Architect: HOK International, Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd Photographer: Sam Nugroho

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The recreational facilities are located on level 5 and designed exclusively to create a relaxing ambience from the bustling city life of Jakarta. A lagoon-shaped pool and a children’s pool are surrounded by a lush Balinese garden and a 480-metre jogging track. Located on the same level are a comprehensive fitness centre, a whirlpool, plunge pools, steam rooms and a sauna. In addition, there are tennis courts with synthetic flooring surface and a table tennis pavilion.

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GRAND HYATT MACAU Located within City of Dreams, the aquatic-themed, integrated entertainment resort located on Cotai, Macau, Grand Hyatt Macau is composed of two undulating main buildings. Once the guests enter the hotel lobby, they will be impressed by the luxurious and grand atmosphere. Against a sweeping backdrop of travertine inlaid with red rainforest marble; overlapping geometric wall panels; hexagonal columns; and black marble flooring, a striking sculpture by leading Chinese artist Danny Lee dominates the grand space. Water cascades over a giant stainless-steel hemisphere, while above it, curved stainlesssteel ribbons shower down from an illuminated cloud motif in the ceiling. Ribbons of stainless steel hang from the ceiling with cloud patterns, just like rainfalls. Matching up with a huge stainless steel globe with flowing water, they reproduce the continuous essence of the nature lively. And for the guests, a dazzling installation also express the hotel's design aesthetics and taste of space experience. The 22-metre-high ceiling and large amount of glass decorations introduce natural lighting into the interior, fulfilling the hotel with modern fashion and creating a spacious and bright atmosphere.

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GRAND HYATT MELBOURNE Grand Hyatt Melbourne is the city's centre of luxury, located on prestigious Collins Street and perfectly positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s shopping, dining and theatre scene. Recently renovated, this iconic hotel welcomes guests with striking upper and lower lobbies, grand modern spaces, all framed by spectacular Australian artwork and complemented by magnificent marble finishings. The complete interior redesign of the 548 rooms came to an end in 2011. Renowned designer Joseph Pang directed the design concept, his brief to mirror the grandeur and luxurious feel of the newly refurbished public areas with a contemporary residential twist. The design enhances the hotel's uninterrupted Melbourne city skyline views. The premium suites, Grand Club Lounge and Club rooms have been stylishly transformed with an eclectic mix of modern furniture, sumptuous fabrics and stateof-the-art technology.

Opening date: November, 1986 (opening); September, 2011 (renovation) Location: Melbourne, Australia 2 Area: 74,900 m Designer: Bar Studio, Billard Leece, Graphos Architects, Joseph Pang Photographer: David Mitchener

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Collins Kitchen provides a dining experience like no other. Renowned for its innovative open show kitchen, guests can interact with chefs and dishes are created from five different dining concepts - Sushi, Deli, Grill, Wok and Patisserie. RU-CO is Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s award-winning bar with a moody dramatic design and striking sculpture artworks. Perfectly appointed for

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GRAND HYATT NEW YORK Long revered as one of Midtown Manhattan's grande dames, the newly renovated sleek and sophisticated Grand Hyatt New York is ideal for leisure and business travelers alike. Boasting a prime location on the city's East Side, just steps from Grand Central Terminal, the hotel puts the New York City's major businesses and top attractions – including Times Square, Broadway theatres, Central Park and Fifth Avenue's world-class shopping — just steps away. The stay in Grand Hyatt New York can be an extraordinary experience of arts, with a series of world-class artwork throughout the hotel and lobby. The hotel offers oversized, modern accommodations with high-tech work areas and fresh, farm-to-table dining at New York Central — the city’s newest culinary hot spot. High-touch service are provided that ensures all of the guests feel as if they are VIPs. The hotel offers 16,000 m2 meeting and conference space, making it a perfect place for business traveling.

Opening date: 1980 (opening); 2011 (renovation) Location: New York, USA Designer: Looney & Associates, Bentel & Bentel, George Wong Design Photographer: Don Riddle

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GRAND HYATT SÃO PAULO A stylish landmark hotel located in the Marginal Pinheiros business and financial district, the 470-room Grand Hyatt São Paulo is a reference of luxury and service in São Paulo. The hotel features spaces that are dramatic and original. The lobby is surrounded by glass, flooding the space with natural light and giving it a "grand" feeling. Natural light reaches every corridor, and Brazilian art and photography are featured through the hotel's guestrooms and public areas. Simple in concept yet rich in materials, guestrooms offer a residential atmosphere and create a sense of serenity in an atmosphere of casualness, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the amazing cityscapes and river views. The rooms also offer items such as LCD TVs, Wi-Fi and cable internet broadband connection and DVD players in all rooms. Bathrooms are spacious and refined, with separate bath and shower. The hotel also offers Amanary Spa, a full service Health Spa, featuring services and treatments for the well-being of the body and soul. Adjacent to the hotel, a freestanding building houses a variety of dining and entertainment venues. The majority of the meeting facilities are housed in Espaço Grand Hyatt, a fully integrated conference and events centre attached to the hotel, boasting total meeting space of over 3,000m2 with seating for up to 1,400 people. When in São Paulo, experience distinguished style, superior accomodations and exceptional standards, synonymous with the Grand Hyatt name worldwide.

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GRAND HYATT SEATTLE A stay at Grand Hyatt Seattle offers metropolitan chic and northwest comfort in the heart of Seattle’s bustling retail and theatre district. In keeping with the city’s rising cosmopolitan style and high-tech stature, the hotel combines unsurpassed technology with the warmth and service of a sophisticated city residence. From the outside in, Grand Hyatt Seattle reflects the vision of Richard Hedreen, developer and passionate art collector. The remarkably beautiful building is inspired by the rich and eclectic neighbourhood in which it resides. The hotel is composed of smaller elements and facades, a rich palette of materials and an earth toned colour scheme. The main entrance is graced by Willem de Kooning's original bronze sculpture, "The Miser," chosen from Hedreen’s extensive private collection. The artwork that graces the guestrooms and the public areas was also personally selected by Hedreen and serves to enhance the hotel’s elegant stature.

Opening date: July, 2001 Location: Seattle, USA 2 Area: 83,612m Designer: Zena Design Group, Betty Blount Architect: G2 Architecture Photographer: Taggart Sorensen

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The property's interiors portray unpretentious luxury with an earthy-yet-cosmopolitan feel. Public spaces feature Bubinga, Koa and other rare woods, Travertine stone and lighting designed by local glass artisans. Vivid colours from fresh flowers, lavish in-room amenities, and original art highlight the clean lines of the mahogany furnishings, matte walls and textured fabrics. Stone floors and ledges and onyx lighting fixtures continue the classic, yet modern theme

throughout the property. Deep cast-iron tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers are the primary focus of the spacious bathrooms, which feature white Carrara marble, Vesuvio granite and amber-toned walls. In all guestrooms and suites, Cherry wood "shoji" doors with opaque glass panels allow a mellow glow to permeate throughout.

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GRAND HYATT SEOUL Grand Hyatt Seoul is centrally located in the heart of Seoul, within walking distance of Itaewon, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, and proximate to the central business district, offering convenient access to the entire city of Seoul. High on the slopes of Mt. Namsan, overlooking the Han River, Grand Hyatt Seoul provides panoramic views of the city and its environs. It offers the perfect integration of a five-star business hotel, within a multi-dimensional urban resort. All 601 guestrooms feature luxury accommodations with panoramic river or mountain views. The Grand Club floors feature contemporary, sophisticated rooms. The Grand Club Lounge is also a perfect place to host small meetings in a peaceful and private environment. The hotel's total entertainment centre, J.J. Mahoney’s, hosts some of the city's most renowned theme parties with feverish live musical performances and a variety of entertainment events. Grand Hyatt Seoul's commitment to excellence, attentive services and complete satisfaction always makes itself a best destination of choice for leisure, business, or both.

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GRAND HYATT SHANGHAI Ideally situated in the heart of Lujiazui District, the most well-developed Chinese high gear commercial area, Grand Hyatt Shanghai occupied the 53-87 level of the landmark of Shanghai–the Jin Mao Tower. The Grand Hyatt Shanghai ingeniously integrates traditional Chinese cultural features with contemporary design concepts, which are based on multicultural backgrounds–the traditional Chinese decorative style, the Art Deco perception of which strongly influenced by the western perspective, as well as the contemporary modern model embracing the new century’s latest fabulous fashion. Located in 54 Level, this iconic hotel includes striking upper and lower lobbies and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows perfectly enlighten the entire room and honour the hotel’s exclusive magnificent location with the panoramic views of the Shanghai metropolis. Every corner of the lobby is meaningful and beyond obvious: the huge yellow stony crystal shade wall lamp reflecting the decorative concept of Art Deco, while the magnificent modernised French limestone columns are the artistic architectures on the Bund in miniature. Hiding behind the elliptical vestibule, there are six high-speed half-transparent glasslike lifts only serve the dignified guests.

Opening date: March, 1999 Location: Shanghai, China 2 Area: 287,359m Designer: Bilkey Llinas Design Architect: SOM

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The guestroom of Grand Hyatt Shanghai is a fabulous mixture of traditional Chinese luxuriously elegance together with the modernity tastes. Modern, spacious bathrooms are exquisitely designed to offer complete flexibility, with the choice of warm-toned timber for the cream-coloured marble, the toughened glass as well as chromium interiorities. A novel glass sink, glass vanity and glass shower section transform the whole area into an open plan design.

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HYATT ON THE BUND Shanghai Hyatt on the Bund Hotel is located on the bank of the Huangpu River with Lujiazui financial district across the river. In order to highlight its unique and privileged location, rooms and suites are designed from the best point of view with modern décor, the historical Bund and modern high-rise buildings group along the coast of Pudong could be overlooked from most of rooms. The entire design is trying to pursue a unique, energetic, vibrant, very contemporary flavor in order to meet the physical and psychological needs of modern business people and trendconscious leisure travelers. The most significant feature of the room is an innovative concept of the open-plan bathroom design, and guests could create a space with an open bedroom and bathroom to rest due to their own preferences, or they could choose to make their own bathroom in the traditional sense by closing mobile door to make bedroom and the bathroom separated.

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The exclusive "Mother of Pearl" decorative plates in the hotel rooms are decorated by the pillow, and present modern elegance and great sense of art. The Bathroom bathed in the great sunshine is made of glass and marble, and the mirror perfectly and skillfully continues the flow of the room. The highlight of the open concept is that the sense of room space makes guests enjoy the beauty of indoor television program and outdoor scenery. The wooden wall design features

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GRAND HYATT SHENZHEN Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is situated in the Luohu District and is part of City Crossing, one of Shenzhen's most prestigious mixedused commercial developments. Internationally renowned design firm Wilson & Associates has designed most parts of the hotel and the interiors of three restaurants La Terrazza, 1881 and Sugar Box are designed by Japan based Super Potato. The hotel is housed in a distinctive 38-storey crested building, with the top seven floors encased in glass to create an illuminated "lantern" at nightfall, capturing the magnificent, panoramic views of Shenzhen or the breathtaking Hong Kong mountain views. Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is truly the city's major dining hub including a total of eight distinctive restaurants and bars, offering guests the best Hyatt dining experience at all times. The hotel features 471 luxury guestrooms and suites, covering 12 types specially designed to meet different needs. The 2,769 m2 banquet and meeting spaces provide a series of specially designed venue, meeting different sorts of needs.

Opening date: December, 2009 Location: Shenzhen, China 2 Area: 76,000m Designer: Wilson & Associates, Super Potato Co. Ltd. Architect: RTKL International Ltd, CCDI Photographer: Samuel Nugroho

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GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE Strategically located at the start of Orchard Road in Singapore, right in the heart of the city's commercial and entertainment district, Grand Hyatt Singapore is a retreat to an oasis of tranquillity for business and leisure travellers. Unwind in one of its 662 luxury rooms and suites, each with a garden, city or swimming pool view. The hotel features five unique lifestyle restaurants and a bar, a host of recreational facilities including a swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, and Damai– a fully equipped spa and fitness centre. Each Grand Room in the Terrace Wing features light-coloured timber interiors that create a warm and relaxing ambience. A functional extended workstation bathed in natural daylight will provide guests with an area ideal for their business needs. A 37-inch LCD television with personal audio/video connection, including a DVD/CD/VCD player, will meet guests' entertainment needs, while the comfort of soft goose down beds and pillows will gently lull them into a state of total relaxation. Considered one of the best hotels in Singapore, Grand Hyatt Singapore's spacious guestrooms and suites are fitted with every modern convenience required for a comfortable stay, such as generous work desks, luxurious beds and elegant baths.

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GRAND HYATT TAIPEI Grand Hyatt Taipei hotel anchors the city's most vibrant commercial centre-the Xinyi district. Adjacent to Taipei 101 Mall and Financial Tower, this five-star business hotel is conveniently linked to the Taipei World Trade Centre, the Taipei International Convention Centre and the Exhibition Halls, offering both business and leisure travellers the utmost in convenience. The grandeur of the hotel’s atrium lobby, entrance and driveways project a luxurious image of Grand Hyatt Taipei, where the design concept is centred on embracing the local culture while also offering grand, luxurious and international styles. The hotel's 865 exquisite guestrooms and suites have a residential ambience, offering scenic views of Taipei 101, the mountains and Taipei city. The residential, apartment-style suites on the top floor of the hotel (25th floor) are designed by internationally renowned interior designer Tony Chi and offer stunning views over the city as well as added luxury and personalised services. Grand Hyatt Taipei also offers the best in luxury hotel recreation, including the Club Oasis fitness centre and a landscaped outdoor swimming pool designed by awardwinning, Japan-based Super Potato Co. Ltd.

Opening date: September 1990 Location: Taipei, China 2 Area: 118, 900m Designer: Tony Chi, Super Potato Co. Ltd Architect: Haigo Shen & Partners, Hirsch Bedner & Associates. Photographer: George Mitchell

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GRAND HYATT TOKYO Located in the heart of Roppongi Hills, Grand Hyatt Tokyo is a dynamic lifestyle destination hotel that is the ideal for dining, entertaining and relaxing. Hotel accommodations include 387 contemporary, luxuriously designed rooms and suites, using a selection of natural woods and fabrics to create a residential ambience. With 2.9-metre-high ceilings, Italian furniture by B&B, mahogany finished fixtures and light earth tone colours and textures, the ideal environment has been created for relaxation. As a "lifestyle destination", cuisine plays a major role at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Each restaurant is unique and focuses on originality, authenticity, quality and service to provide in-house and local guests with a truly exceptional dining experience. To cater to large groups, the hotel offers 13 function rooms covering 2,800m2 of banquet space, advanced technology and a dedicated team of event planners who cater to all manner of events. Nagomi Spa and Fitness provides hotel guests and private members with a peaceful and serene facility for fitness and relaxation. It features a red granite stone swimming pool, an illuminated whirlpool using rare Italian white gold tiles, a fully equipped gymnasium, relaxation areas, a sauna and eight private spa treatment rooms. The experience of a stay at Grand Hyatt Tokyo is designed to leave a dramatic impression of style, luxury and quality.

Opening date: April, 2003 Location: Tokyo, Japan 2 Area: 54,065.37m Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Remedios Siembieda Inc.; Super Potato Co. Ltd; Tony Chi & Associates; Fisher Marantz Stone Photographer: Susie Cushner

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HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the 22-storey Hyatt Regency Atlanta offers easy access to Peachtree Centre Mall, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia World Congress Centre, AmericasMart, Philips Arena and the Georgia Dome. Skybridges allow for convenient indoor access to both downtown Marriott and Hilton properties. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a short 15 minute drive away, can be easily accessed through the hotel's direct connection to the MARTA train station. Originally designed by renowned Atlanta architect John Portman, Hyatt Regency Atlanta was the first contemporary atrium hotel in the world. The atrium lobby prompted a revolution in the design of hotels, placing Hyatt Regency Atlanta in the forefront of the luxury hotel industry. Upon opening in May 1967, the hotel towered above the Atlanta skyline as the tallest building in the city. With a rich heritage and amazing history, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta remains a strong presence in the city. After five years working out the details of the Master Plan, the hotel had undergone a dramatic transformation in 2011, including a significant refresh of the hotel's Atrium Tower guestrooms, 22-storey atrium lobby, restaurant, lounge, and front entrance.

Opening date: May, 1967; December, 2011 (renovation) Location: Atlanta, USA 2 Area: 139,354.6m Designer: Stonehill & Taylor, TVSDesign, CCS Architecture Photographer: Taggart Sorensen

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HYATT REGENCY CANCUN Located in the heart of Cancun Hotel Zone in Punta Cancun, Hyatt Regency Cancun features a super location and an extensive white sand beach, with breath-taking views over the Caribbean Sea. Within a few minutes on foot, guests will discover convenient proximity to the convention centre, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Each of the 295 rooms with private balcony is uniquely designed and equipped with original amenities including LCD televisions, luxurious linens, MP3 alarm clock with CD player. Magnificent lagoon or city views from a private balcony welcome the guests to a 37m2 room offering soft, neutral and elegant colours to create an aura of calm and comfort to reflect the contemporary essence of the resort. Floor to ceiling windows of Eternity and Infinity Suites makes a light and airy living and dining room with a fantastic view of the Caribbean Sea. The décor compliments the stunning outdoor views of the gorgeous Cancun hotel zone but also makes a wonderfully contemporary design statement.

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HYATT REGENCY CHENNAI Driven by Hyatt sensibilities, designed by ID Studios and extensive art curated in partnership with over 40 renowned artists onboard, Hyatt Regency Chennai is a luxurious business hotel. Located conveniently on the city's iconic arterial road– Anna Salai (Mount Road), this sun filled atrium styled hotel is an homage to contemporary, understated style and functionality intertwined with art that is truly spectacular. Featuring a striking space filled with natural daylight, the main porch features a contemporary Indian feel with open spaces, creative artwork and Italian marbled floors. The hotel lobby is on the fifth floor, showcasing the stunning atrium, serene water body and the diverse food landscape of the hotel. Hyatt Chennai offers a variety of dining options: The Indian restaurant – Spice Market specialises in Indian comfort food and features a kaleidoscope of flavours and colours. This is represented through the vivid spaces, different textures and the art which adds character to the space. The Italian restaurant-Focaccia is laid back and evokes the memory of a comforting trattoria. The Chinese restaurant – Stix crackles with energy and exudes a hawker styled noodle stall ambience with its open live kitchen, community styled seating and the Chinese emerald green accents.

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HYATT REGENCY DUSSELDORF Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf is a modern and elegant business hotel located in the heart of the Media Harbour. The five-star design hotel is located in one of the two 19-storey buildings at the tip of a peninsula directly on the Rhine with a stunning view of the Media Harbour, the Old Town, the Rhine Tower and the skyline of Dusseldorf. In December 2010, the hotel in Dusseldorf presents itself in a contemporary, elegant design with a total of 303 rooms and suites. Warm colours, glass, and plenty of daylight characterise the hotel’s appearance, while ceiling-high windows in the public and guest areas allow for remarkable views of the Media Harbour and the Old Town. In January 2011, Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf was awarded a silver medal for sustainable construction by the DGNB. Just some of the sustainable aspects of the hotel are two separate pumps that draw groundwater used for cooling and heating throughout the hotel. Consistent appreciation of environmental protection is also found in other areas of the hotel. For example, only 100% natural and recyclable materials, including steel and enamel, were used in the manufacture of the bathtubs in the guestrooms.

Opening date: February, 2011 Location: Dusseldorf, Germany Area: 292,40m2 Designer: FG stijl Amsterdam Architect: Jurek M. Slapa, Helmut Oberholz Photographer: Gerrit Meier

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HYATT REGENCY HAKONE RESORT AND SPA Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa shares its great neighbourhood in all the majesty of nature within Fuji-HakoneIzu National Park, is a lodge-style facility built to be simplistically elegant in Hakone's Gora region, a beautiful part of Japan renowned as a prestigious resort area, and offers all the personal services one would expect in a warm, comfortable ambiance. Hotel interior design is carefully reviewed by the world renowned interior designer, Takashi Sugimoto, Super Potato which created a liberating openness blended with an "at-home" ambiance in sophisticated Hyatt style. The hotel has a residential atmosphere as described in the design concept. In order to create homey touches, we used materials in natural and warm colours, warm lightings such as halogen/oil lamps, fireplace and wood carvings. Also, dark colors best match to the design concept of the above mentioned "residential hotel". Fire place, the hotel’s signature piece creates great ambience as residential resort in the lounge called "Living Room". Guest may enjoy morning coffee to night cocktail as over viewing patio as they wish to at home.

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Total 79 guestrooms including 9 rooms of 80m2, 10 rooms of Japanese style with tatami are designed contemporary and residential style. All the rooms feature a balcony or terrace (the suites have both) and some have stunning views of Mount Fuji. Each guestroom offers a balcony or terrace (or both) with spectacular landscape changes every season provided with quality Hyatt Global Standard service. This resort is made for the whole family to enjoy even rooms with dogs as family members.

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HYATT REGENCY HANGZHOU Hyatt Regency Hangzhou on the shore of West Lake is a fashion landmark in Hangzhou. Located on Lakeshore Pedestrian street and embracing West Lake, the hotel has a privileged and convenient location, near the business, entertainment and shopping centre. The guestrooms are comfortable and elegant. Most of the rooms have stunning lake views through large observation windows, and are equipped with LCD TVs and stateof-art technology products (including Wi-Fi access, doublet phones and voice mail boxes). The luxurious marble bathroom has a independent shower, a bathtub and a washing area. The 240-square-metre Presidential Suite located on the penthouse is the only suite with a 590-square-metre roof garden, an outdoor massage bath and a panoramic view of West Lake. There are also 11 elegant suites, including 8 Regency Suites, 2 Regency Executive Suites and a Garden Suite. The hotel provides a range of different restaurants and bars, each with a unique style and atmosphere. The lobby lounge creates a graceful and comfortable style, where guests could enjoy drinks or teas, coffee, desserts and snacks in an elegant atmosphere. The glass top lights of the indoor swimming pool will provide a beautiful view of West Lake.

Opening date: November, 2004 Location: Huangzhou, China 2 Area: 128,618m Designer: Florida Design Company, Heitz Parsons Sadek, Jean-Philippe Heitz Photographer: George Mitchell, Scott Wright

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HYATT REGENCY HONG KONG, SHA TIN Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin features 434 guestrooms and 133 long stay rooms and suites, all commanding spectacular views of Tolo Harbour and Kau To Shan. There are five restaurants and bars: Cafe provides international and Hong Kong specialities; Sha Tin 18 Chinese restaurant offers homestyle Dongguan cuisine and authentic Peking Ducks; Tin Tin Bar offers different kinds of Whisky and classic cocktails, with live musical performance; Pool Bar serves all-day drinks and snacks and weekend barbeque dinners; the special Sha Tin Apple Pie in Patisserie are fine gifts to take home. The hotel features spacious event venues, including a 30-table Ballroom, 3 Salons with floorto-ceiling windows to introduce natural lighting, 9 mountainview conference rooms on Regency Club, and a landscaped Garden for outdoor wedding and group training activities. Melo Spa offers a series of pomelo treatments in its 9 luxurious suites and Melo Moments relaxation suite which can sit up to 12 guests. Other recreational facilities include a fitness centre, a tennis court, Camp Hyatt for children, a 25-metre-long outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam bathrooms.

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HYATT REGENCY HONG KONG, TSIM SHA TSUI Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui’s business and tourism district, which is a prime location with convenient transportation. The hotel has 381 comfortable guestrooms and luxurious suites, with a gorgeous view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including LCD TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi access and MP3 Player docking station, etc. The Regency Club from the 22nd to 24th floors offers exclusive guestrooms, lounge and meeting room. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows at Regency Club Lounge, you could enjoy a sweeping view of Victoria Harbour. The 530-squaremetre meeting and private dining space is located on the lobby floor, including a pillarless ballroom and five meeting/event venues. The spacious ballroom can be divided into two separate venues if needed. The hotel is home to three restaurants and a bar, serving authentic cuisines using the freshest ingredients available. As for recreational facilities, there is an outdoor warm swimming pool on the 8th floor and a well-equipped Fitness Centre on the 10th floor, where the guests could have a wonderful escape .

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HYATT REGENCY KYOTO Hyatt Regency Kyoto, the 189-room hotel is conveniently located in Higashiyama Shichijo district in the traditional cultural heart of Kyoto, a neighbourhood with the Sanjusangendo Temple, the Kyoto National Museum and many temples and landmarks. Designed by Super Potato, a well-known interior design firm in Japan, Hyatt Regency Kyoto blends contemporary Japanese style with traditional design elements. Elegant bamboo trees provide a dignified entrance, leading to a mature, beautifully maintained Japanese garden, with a waterfall and pond, and the hotel location had been to the reign of Emperor Goshirakawa . Each of the 189 guestrooms offer a comfortable and relaxed environment, combining traditional Japanese aesthetics with modern facilities. Guestrooms are designed with a simple functional concept, using natural colours, white oak wood and Japanese kimono fabric. Hyatt Regency Kyoto features innovative, stylish restaurants and bar, serving only the freshest and authentic produce available. Located at the lobby level, The Grill has a contemporary interior, visual open kitchen and woodfire ovens.

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HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS Hyatt Regency New Orleans re-opened on October 19, 2011 after a $275 million redesign and revitalisation featuring 1,193 guest rooms and suites, 18 580 m2 of meeting and event space, expansive food and beverage offerings, and unprecedented service. Located downtown on Loyola Avenue, the hotel is adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and anchors the vibrant Sports and Entertainment District. Hyatt Regency New Orleans borders the new Medical District, the Arts & Entertainment District and is just blocks from the French Quarter, Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre and the Mississippi Riverfront. The hotel was designed with the convention guest in mind, combining modern luxury with high function. Having doubled its meeting and exhibition space, the 32-storey hotel will offer the most meeting space of any hotel in the city, as well as the unique ability to self-contain group events of all sizes. All meeting rooms and ballrooms offer modern technology and cutting edge amenities to ensure that every meeting and exhibition detail is executed with ease and precision, including on-property A/V and tech support, state-of-the-art A/V equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi connections.

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HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT AND SPA AT GAINEY RANCH Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. Set amidst flowering cactus, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, guests are greeted upon arrival by a colonnade of date palm trees, a 3-metre tall, tiered glass block fountain and a moveable glass wall, creating an extension of the outdoors. The designs, textures, colours, natural materials and vegetation of the resort were selected to blend and work with the Sonoran Desert setting. The main building, inspired by the desert work of famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, is a fourstorey concrete structure with wood and copper accents. Four glass-enclosed atriums, centrally located throughout the resort, provide natural lighting during the day and decorative illumination at night.

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HYATT REGENCY JING JIN CITY RESORT AND SPA Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City Resort and Spa is the first all-day conference holiday hotel in Northern China. Located in the Hot Spring City in Baodi District of Tianjin, the hotel is about 100 kilometres southeast to Beijing and 70 kilometres north to Tianjin, within one and a half hours' drive to both the cities. As an important component of a 104-square-kilometre project of Jing Jin City, Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City Resort and Spa has a magnificent design, matching up with the nobility of the royal palaces. The grand porch and fountain plaza, together with the innovative rive landscape and exquisite water courtyard, have created a exotic feeling. The hotel is equipped with 793 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 4 international restaurants and bars and well-equipped conference rooms and exhibition area, which can accommodate hundreds of guests. The luxurious and full-equipped recreational facilities includes The Balneum Spa, YI Outdoor Hot Spring, an 8-lane bowling alley, an indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium and Camp Hyatt for children. Together with the 27-hole standard international golf course, the hotel will create a diversified conference and holiday experience.

Opening date: September, 2007 Location: Tianjin, China 2 Area: 139,053m Designer: Heitz Parsons Sadek, Jean-Philippe Heitz Photographer: Samuel Nugroho

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HYATT CAPITAL GATE ABU DHABI Occupying floors 18 to 33 of the Capital Gate building, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi offers 189 luxury guestrooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer sweeping, bird's eye views of the Arabian Gulf and the city, and its sleek, contemporary design adds a unique silhouette to the skyline of the UAE capital. The 160-metre tower features the world's first known use of a 'pre-cambered' core, which contains more than 15,000 m 3 of concrete reinforced with 10,000 tons of steel. To create the buildings 'leaning posture', the floor plates were stacked vertically up to the 12th floor after which, they were staggered over each other between 300mm to 1400mm, giving rise to the tower's dramatic lean. Below this, 490 piles were drilled 30 metres underground to accommodate gravitational, wind and seismic pressures. The frame is an exoskeleton incorporating 728 unique custom-made diamond-shaped glazing panel. The impressive architectural feats that define the Capital Gate building are combined with elegant interior design concepts to create a uniquely refined guest experience. While standing at the outer periphery of a guestroom, guests feel as though they are floating in mid-air since they cannot see the ground directly below them.

Opening date: December, 2011 Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2 Area: approx 25,050m Designer: RPW Architect: RMJM Photographer: ࠕ࠳ࡀࡀࡇࠝ˽ࠚ࠳࠯ࡀࡇ

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