First Hyatt Place hotel opens in Western India
CHICAGO (January 30, 2015) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and GHV Hotel (India) Pvt Ltd today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi, which is strategically located at the entrance to the fast-growing IT city of Pune, less than 85 miles (143 kilometers) from Mumbai, India. This is the third Hyatt Place hotel to open in India, following the 2012 opening of Hyatt Place Hampi in Southern India and the November 2014 opening of Hyatt Place Gurgaon/Udyog Vihar in Northern India.
“The opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi marks a significant milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand throughout India and around the world,” said Pablo Graf, senior vice president of operations for Hyatt, Southwest Asia. “The Hyatt Place brand combines style, innovation and round the clock convenience to create a perfect seamless stay with every modern comfort for the multi-tasking traveler.”
“Today’s opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi marks our foray into the hospitality sector, and furthermore, reflects our excitement about the Indian lodging market and its potential,” said Director Mushtaq Vijapura, GHV Group. “Hyatt is a globally recognized hospitality company with deep roots in India, and we are excited to collaborate with Hyatt in a growing market such as Hinjewadi, Pune. The location, product and the Hyatt Place brand gives us confidence of the hotel’s imminent success.”
“As Hinjewadi, Pune continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by introducing Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi to the area,” said General Manager Swarendra Sahay. “The Hyatt Place brand was designed from the insight of our guest’s appreciation for approachable style, where design and quality are delivered in a very simple and affordable fashion, offering a seamless travel experience for guests. We are confident that both business and leisure travelers will appreciate the hotel’s open, intuitive design and casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour fresh food offerings.”
ABOUT HYATT PLACE PUNE/HINJEWADI
Strategically located in the heart of Phase 1 of Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi right off the Mumbai-Pune expressway and just 45 min from Pune airport, Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi is an upscale select service hotel designed for the multi-tasking traveler.
For those visiting Hinjewadi for business, the hotel is located in close proximity to major companies like Infosys, Cognizant, Persistent, Wipro, Cisco, 3dPLM, Siemens, IBM, Credit Suisse, among others.
Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi offers:
- 117 roomy rooms, swiveling flat-screen HDTVs, a plush Hyatt Grand Bed and a Cozy Corner sofa sleeper in all guestrooms
- Free Wi-Fi and remote printing everywhere
- 2,660 square feet (248 square meters) of flexible, high-tech meeting and function space
- Free Gallery Kitchen Breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee, and an assortment of juices
- A Gallery Kitchen (24/7 Gallery Café) featuring local and regional specialties, made-to-order entrées and appetizers around the clock
- A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffee and tea selections, premium role beers, as well as wines and cocktails
- 24-hour Gym featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens
- An outdoor swimming pool
HYATT PLACE PUNE/HINJEWADI LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi is under the leadership of General Manager Mr. Swarendra Sahay and Director of Sales Mr. Mukhraj Gill. In his role, Swarendra is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 111 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Mukhraj is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Hinjewadi, Pune area.
ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines style with casual hospitality. Featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner, Free Wi-Fi everywhere, the 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and Free Hot Breakfast for guests. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgotten and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.
Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 200 locations in the United States, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, and United Arab Emirates.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
About GHV Hotel (India) Pvt Ltd
GHV is India’s leading infrastructure company established over four decades ago. GHV has, over the years, strongly anchored itself to India’s development effort. Today it is a company that continues to empower India, enabling the nation to surge ahead in different core sectors such as road construction, airport development, realty, irrigation. Focused on the fast growing lodging demand in India, GHV has forayed into the hospitality sector with Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi being their first brand hotel. The company, headquartered in Mumbai, is owned by the Vijapura family.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of September 30, 2014, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 573 properties in 48 countries.