Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced recently that an affiliate has entered into an agreement with Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Corp. (BLC) for the development of the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences in Manila.
BLC is a joint-venture company of property developer Federal Land Inc. and Japanese financial services group, Orix Corp.
Expected to open in 2015, Grand Hyatt Manila and Residences will be part of a two-tower upscale mixed-use project in the residential, entertainment and business district of Fort Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila. Grand Hyatt Manila will be located on the top 14 floors of the 66-story office and hotel tower, and will offer 438 guestrooms.
Additional hotel amenities will include a lobby, multiple food and beverage offerings, a spa, fitness center and pool, and comprehensive business and meeting facilities with state-of-the-art technology.
The residences will be located in the second tower, and will offer 220 luxury units with private access to the hotel’s amenities including a spa, fitness center pool and restaurants.
Just recently, the substructure of the Grand Hyatt Manila was topped off, marking another milestone for the project. Wong + Ouyang and Ove Arup & Partners are the architect and engineer responsible for the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences. The firms have also worked on several other Hyatt projects, including Grand Hyatt Shanghai and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Bilkey Llinas Design will do the interiors of the hotel.
“As the political, economic, social, and cultural center of the Philippines, Manila is attracting entrepreneurs and business owners that have an appetite for luxury brands and residences,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president of real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “Grand Hyatt Manila and Residences is an opportunity to expand the presence of the iconic Grand Hyatt brand in this rapidly growing Southeast Asia market.”
“We are honored to work with Bonifacio Landmark Realty & Development Corporation and to introduce the Grand Hyatt brand to the Philippines,” said Larry Tchou, group president, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident the hotel will deliver a new hospitality experience, and we look forward to serving the neighborhood community as well as business and leisure travelers from around the world.”
“This milestone is testament to a fruitful relationship between companies that share the same vision,” said Alfred V. Ty, Chairman of Bonifacio Landmark and President of Federal Land. “It also symbolizes the future of a modern Philippines.”
Grand Hyatt Manila and Residences will be the center of the master-planned development Veritown Fort, which will house 11 residential projects, premier dining option and upscale retail spaces and boutiques. Facing 7th and 8th Avenues, the hotel and residences will provide guests and residents with convenient access to Kalayaan Avenue and the business and residential district of Makati.
Additionally, the hotel and residences will be in close proximity to the many restaurants and retail outlets located in High Street, Serendra, Burgos Circle, the Fort Square, and Fort Strip, as well as Market! Market! and the upcoming SM shopping center.
Upon opening, it will be the second Hyatt-branded hotel in the Philippines joining Hyatt Hotel & Casino Manila.