Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. is expanding in California, Oregon and Washington state by nearly 45 percent, mainly by growing the portfolios of its limited-service brands, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Centric.
The new properties, under management and franchise agreements, will join the company's 89 Hyatt-branded hotels already operating in the region. Hyatt said West Coast development has become a priority due to strong business demand from several cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore.
"The West Coast is a primary area of focus for Hyatt, and we see enormous potential to grow our portfolio of brands in this region," said Jim Chu, global head of development and owner relations for Hyatt in a statement announcing the company's expansion plans."
Key openings through 2020 include a 12-story, 350-room Grand Hyatt, the first hotel within San Francisco International Airport, set to open this July with 14,000 square feet of meeting space. Coming in early 2020 is the 600-room Hyatt Regency Portland. With 32,000 square feet of its own meeting and event space, it will be the headquarters hotel for the Oregon Convention Center.
Hyatt's portfolio expansion in California also will include two new Park Hyatt properties, as well as several newcomers from its boutique brands Andaz, Thomspon Hotels, Joie de Vivre and Tommie.