A Hyatt Hotels affiliate has signed an agreement with Magill Investments to launch a new Hyatt Place hotel near London Heathrow Airport.
The new Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes is the second Hyatt Place hotel in the pipeline in Europe following the Hyatt Place Zurich Airport, which is currently under development.
Scheduled to open in the spring of 2015, the new property will have 170 guestrooms, 1,809ft² of meeting space, a food market with made-to-order meals and snacks, free WiFi, and a well-equipped fitness centre.
Situated in Hayes, the hotel will be in close proximity to the London Heathrow Airport terminals as well as Stockley Park Business Park and Brunel University.
Hyatt Europe, Africa and the Middle East real estate and development senior vice president Peter Norman said the company is delighted to introduce the Hyatt Place brand to the third busiest airport in the world.
"The United Kingdom remains an important hub for international business and leisure travel, with more than 70 million passengers arriving to and departing from London Heathrow in 2012 alone.
"The airport serves 84 airlines and 184 destinations in 80 countries, and the opening of Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes will mark a significant milestone for Hyatt as we continue to introduce the brand worldwide and offer more choice to our guests in key gateway cities," he added.
With the latest opening of Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport in The Netherlands and recent openings in Armenia, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, Hyatt Hotels is expanding its Hyatt Place brand outside of the US.
Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes will be the fourth Hyatt-branded property in the UK along with Andaz Liverpool Street London, Hyatt Regency London-The Churchill and Hyatt Regency Birmingham.
Magill Investments director Harry Mohinani said the company is proud to develop the first Hyatt Place hotel in the UK.
"The Hyatt Place brand is a unique and refreshing concept, and we believe that this will be a very successful hotel serving both travellers visiting London Heathrow and the local business and residential communities," Mohinani added.