Hyatt’s growth surges: 1,29,000 rooms in global pipeline

Hyatt’s narrative of growth exemplifies its strategic commitment to evolving consumer preferences particularly in luxury and lifestyle experiences. With a focus on expanding its portfolio, the company solidifies its position as a leader in the hospitality industry

Hyatt Hotels Corporation highlighted that its pipeline has grown by nearly 85 percent since 2017, reaching a record 129,000 rooms. This significant growth highlights the strong preference of hotel owners and the strength of the Hyatt brand. Hyatt’s commitment to creating the preferred portfolio for high-end guests has resulted in doubling luxury rooms, tripling resort rooms, and quintupling lifestyle rooms since 2017.

Consumers continue to prioritize discretionary spending on experiences with leisure travel demand remaining resilient. Hyatt Lifestyle hotels create a holistic experience that excites the senses with food and beverage, art, music and programming that is constantly evolving, presenting an enticing proposition for consumers. 

The Hyatt Studios brand, Hyatt’s entry into the upper-midscale extended-stay segment, now has over 250 deals in various stages of negotiation, including with several owners who have either signed or are in negotiation to sign development rights agreements for five or more locations each.

Each Hyatt Studios hotel will offer a best-in-class 24/7 marketplace, free high-speed internet and streaming, EV charging stations, and simplified technology that further enhances the brand’s efficient operating model.

With over 3,000 rooms in the pipeline, Hyatt Studios hotels represent several new submarkets for Hyatt.

 As of the end of Q1, Hyatt’s Inclusive Collection resorts grew to approximately 41,412 rooms across 124 properties, further enhancing Hyatt’s position as the world’s largest portfolio of luxury branded rooms in resort locations. With 10 distinct brands providing personalized hospitality through exceptional service, immersive dining, and more, the collection continues to expand in new and exciting destinations.

Known for its world-class dining, luxurious spas, fitness centers, bold architecture and captivating settings for meetings and events, the Grand Hyatt brand is expected to expand by more than 10 locations over the next two years.

Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt said, “Hyatt’s ability to lead the industry in net rooms growth for seven years is a result of our unique approach to development. We strategically expand our portfolio of brands, intentionally selecting new and existing markets to enhance our network effect for owners and guests. Our commitment to thoughtful organic growth and strategic acquisitions amplifies our asset-light business model. Our goal is not to be the largest hospitality company, but the company most valued by colleagues, guests, and owners.”

Additionally, the award-winning World of Hyatt loyalty program has quadrupled its membership since 2017 and is up 22% as of the end of the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, reaching 46 million members globally.