Monday, 5 May 2014



Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga marks the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management, today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga , the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai.

The opening of the 210-room hotel marks a significant milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand outside the United States. Hyatt Place hotels have recently opened in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Armenia, and The Netherlands, as well as throughout the United States.

“We are delighted to introduce the Hyatt Place brand to yet another part of the world with Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, and to provide travelers with more Hyatt-branded hotel options when visiting Dubai. We believe that both business and leisure travelers will embrace the high-tech, stylish design that seamlessly meets 24/7 lifestyle requirements,” said Pablo Graf, senior vice president of operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Southwest Asia.

“The opening of this hotel further strengthens our relationship with Hyatt, which currently includes three of wasl’s properties, including Park Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt Dubai and Hyatt Regency Dubai,” said Chief Executive Officer Hesham Al Qassim, wasl Asset Management Group. “The Hyatt Place brand offers an innovative service concept and a modern design that we believe will be very successful in Dubai and throughout the Middle East. wasl remains committed to providing affordable and modern accommodation and facilities to cater to Dubai’s increasing demand for mid-range tourism in the years leading up to EXPO 2020.”

About Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga
Located in the culturally rich and bustling Al Muraqabat neighborhood in the dynamic district of Deira, Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga provides a refreshing choice for business and leisure travelers visiting Dubai. The hotel is in close proximity to the city’s historic attractions including dhow boat cruises, bustling souqs and museums and the fashionable downtown district with world-class dining, shops and galleries.

Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga offers:
·         210 roomy rooms, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner with sectional sofa-sleeper
·         Free Wi-Fi everywhere
·          Free Gallery Kitchen Breakfast for guests served daily, featuring hot breakfast items, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
·         More than 2,500 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space 
·          24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and apps around the clock
·         A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees, premium house beverages and cocktails
·         A Gallery Café featuring sit-down dining for lunch and dinner hours

Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga is part of a mixed use development established by wasl properties, making it the latest addition to wasl’s portfolio of hotels. The project is in line with the United Arab Emirates’ new government directives/policies to develop mid-range hotels in an effort to diversify Dubai’s hospitality and tourism offering. 

Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga Leadership
Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga is under the leadership of General Manager Vishal Mehra and Director of Sales Pranav Vohra. In his role, Mehra is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Vohra is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Dubai area. 

“Dubai is a charming and culturally rich city that provides a unique business and leisure environment for its visitors, and we are proud to be opening Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga,” said General Manager Vishal Mehra, Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga. “Our business and leisure guests demand high-tech, stylish hotels that cater seamlessly to their 24/7 lifestyles, and that is what Hyatt Place delivers.”

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