The 261-room Grand Hyatt hotel is set to open in 2020. The 261-room Grand Hyatt hotel is set to open in 2020.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a contract with Tamdeen Group to develop a 261-room Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait.

The announcement involving one of Hyatt’s affiliates is expected to open in 2020. The newly built hotel will be an integral part of 360 Mall, a shopping destination that integrates retail, leisure and entertainment.

Grand Hyatt Kuwait will mark the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the GCC, after the scheduled opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016.The hotel will offer rooms that span 130 square feet (40 square meters), four food and beverage outlets, along with meeting and events facilities.

Grand Hyatt Kuwait will be designed by RTKL Architects, who also designed the existing 360 Mall. Hyatt have said that a strong emphasis will be laid on innovative design and architecture complementing Kuwait’s culture.

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“Kuwait has increasingly become a major gateway city, so we are delighted to announce this plan to bring the Grand Hyatt brand to the country,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development for Hyatt – Europe, Africa, and Middle East.

“We look forward to welcoming guests to Grand Hyatt Kuwait, where they will be able to experience the innovative design, dramatic architecture and service for which the brand is known. It is also a pleasure to execute this project with Tamdeem Group who are well known for their developments.”

“We are honoured to work with Hyatt as the brand continues to expand its presence in the Gulf region,” said Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq, chairman, Tamdeen Group.

“Grand Hyatt Kuwait, our first project with Hyatt, will bring the hospitality element alive.”