Hyatt Hotels & Resorts will open its first Brisbane location, Hyatt Place, at the $700 million South City Square precinct in Woolloongabba, expected to open in 2023.

Hyatt’s Group President David Udell signed the agreement with Pellicano and Perri Projects, the joint-venture development partners behind South City Square, on Tuesday 30 April ahead of the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition. “We’re proud to work with Pellicano and Perri Projects to bring the Hyatt Place brand to Brisbane for the first time, marking Hyatt’s return to the Queensland market and into a dynamic and fast-emerging community,” said Udell. “Woolloongabba is a hotspot for major sporting, entertainment, tourism, commercial and medical areas in Brisbane, and we look forward to giving professionals and leisure travellers a relaxed, high-quality hotel experience within South City Square’s vibrant, inner-city lifestyle hub.”

Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square hotel is expected to feature 170 rooms and provide guests with a stylish and seamless experience, including a rooftop pool and bar, a 24-hour grab-and-go food market, as well as a café, lobby lounge and fitness centre. Plans for the new Hyatt Place Brisbane South City Square demonstrate the world-class calibre of the precinct. When complete, South City Square will also be home to 850 architecturally designed apartments, a Readings Cinemas, a Woolworths supermarket, health and wellness facilities, offices, a childcare centre, as well as leading shopping, dining, cafés, and boutique retailers.

In December 2018 Brisbane set record highs in the tourism market attracting 8.9 million domestic and international visitors. Brisbane’s tourist economy is set to further thrive with the introduction of Hyatt Place Brisbane. Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane welcomed a prestigious international hotel brand like Hyatt. Hyatt Place Brisbane will form part of the city’s wave of new four and five-star hotels opening in Brisbane, adding to the long list of internationally recognised brands. “Brisbane has emerged as Australia’s New World City, however, just five years ago we were forgoing 121,000 visitors every year as a result of a shortage in internationally recognised, full-service hotel rooms,” said Schrinner.

The Hyatt Place brand was born after receiving extensive insights from guests wanting comfortable, stylish experiences to suit their lifestyles and familiar routines. Hyatt Place hotels offer casual hospitality and purposeful service in a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environment.

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