Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Talbot Hotels S.A. for two Hyatt Centric hotels in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile. Expected to open in early 2018, the two hotels will mark the introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand to Peru and Chile.
"Santiago and Lima are two of the main gateway cities in Latin America, and we are confident Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima and Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago will deliver on the brand"™s commitment to put guests in the middle of the action and inspire them to explore these dynamic capital cities," said George Vizer, vice president of franchise operations, Hyatt. "We are excited about this growth momentum as the Hyatt Centric brand continues to expand its brand presence in Latin America."
Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima will be strategically located on Avenida Basadre in the heart of the San Isidro municipality, one the most upscale areas of Lima. Expected to open in January 2018, the hotel will offer 254 guestrooms, and will be surrounded by numerous art galleries and high-end retail boutiques, as well as some of Lima"™s top-rated restaurants and bars that will inspire guests to explore. Lush landscaping and wide-open plazas are also prominent in this area adding to the charm of this vibrant neighborhood.
Expected to open in February 2018, Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago will offer 166 guestrooms and will boast an unbeatable location right in the center of Las Condes. The hotel will be located in Santiago"™s financial district, locally known as "Sanhattan." Apoquindo Avenue will also be nearby, which is home to restaurants, shopping centers and banks.
"The Hyatt Centric brand is a globally-recognized and has great potential in Lima and Santiago. At Talbot Hotels S.A., we consider this alliance a great contribution to our brand portfolio as we continue expanding into other countries, and we are especially excited to be part of the introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand in Peru and Chile," said Eduardo Ariztía, chief executive officer, Talbot Hotels S.A.
These new additions further demonstrate the strong potential for growth of the Hyatt Centric brand and follows the recent openings of Hyatt Centric Guatemala City in Guatemala and Hyatt Centric Montevideo in Uruguay.
Launched in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand includes hotels in Chicago, Houston, New York City, New Orleans, Waikiki, Hawaii, Arlington, Virginia, Park City, Utah, Miami, Key West, Long Beach, Santa Barbara and San Francisco, and even more in the pipeline with previously announced hotels planned for Barbados, Doha, Dubai, Madrid, French Alps and Ginza Tokyo.