By Bev Fearis, published 2/12/20
Hyatt has unveiled plans to open a hotel under its Hyatt Regency brand at London Olympia in 2024.
It has signed a management agreement with an affiliate of Olympus Property Holding Limited to develop a 196-room hotel directly connected to the convention centre.
It will be a sister property to the Hyatt Regency London – the Churchill. Hyatt also has Hyatt Regency hotels in Birmingham and Manchester.
Hyatt Regency London Olympia will be part of a new development that will see Olympia, London’s historic convention centre built in 1873, redeveloped and transformed into an integrated convention, entertainment, and cultural district in West London.
Plans include upgrading the Olympia tube and rail station, adding bicycle routes and bus connectivity with access to London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports in under an hour by public transport.
The new 14-acre site will include a boutique multi-screen arthouse cinema, a 4,000-person music and performing arts venue, a 1,500-seat theatre, a 2.5-acre rooftop sky garden, as well as restaurants, shops, cafés, other hotels and office and co-working space.
“Having Hyatt on board is a real positive for London and a clear indication of confidence in both the city and this iconic landmark as a destination for culture and creativity,” said John Hitchcox, Chairman of Olympia Ltd.
“The Olympia redevelopment project will give a real boost to the local economy, so we are very pleased to be taking another big step towards the realisation of a new vision for this area.”
Hyatt also has two other hotels under development in London. Hyatt Place London City/East is planned to open in 2021 and Park Hyatt London River Thames is scheduled to open 2022.
As well as The Churchill, Hyatt’s other London properties are Andaz London Liverpool Street, Hyatt Place West London Hayes, Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport and Great Scotland Yard Hotel, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand.
See our recent lockdown review of the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, posted on December 1 2020.