Global hospitality company Hyatt Hotels has entered into an agreement with Badriah Investments to develop a Hyatt-branded hotel within a 16th century castle in Baden-Baden, south-western Germany.

The new property, Neues Schloss Baden-Baden, is situated in the northern foothills of the Black Forest, close to the borders of France and Switzerland.

It is currently under development and will be the seventh Hyatt-branded hotel in Germany.

The castle will undergo a complete transformation, and will include 146 guestrooms, a bar and restaurant, a fitness centre and meeting space.

A modern extension will also be added to offer guestrooms and private apartments, as well as a spa, pool and sauna area with views of Baden-Baden and the Black Forest.

"Neues Schloss Baden-Baden will be the seventh Hyatt-branded hotel in Germany."

The hotel will offer more than 590,000ft² of historic grounds and parkland. It is expected to open in 2017.

Hyatt Europe, Africa and the Middle East real estate and development senior vice president Peter Norman said the new development will expand the brand’s presence in Germany.

"This hotel will add to our growing portfolio in Germany, bringing the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known to a beautiful region visited by high numbers of business and leisure travellers throughout the year," Norman added.

Hyatt Hotels’ subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva brand names and have locations on six continents.