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GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation
Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel And Residences Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation
Al Khobar, KSA (April, 2021)
Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel And Residences proudly announces that is has been certified among the first few hotels in Saudi Arabia and Middle East, who have been accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation introduced its own set of hygiene protocols at the advent of the coronavirus crisis, quickly standardized measures across its extensive portfolio. Accreditation from Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) is a crucial step in Hyatt’s health and safety mission for the well-being of all stakeholders.
The Hyatt brands hold very strict standards and protocols when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness. The GBAC accreditation is an add on to its ranks which will ensure comfort, safety, security and personal hygiene as a number one priority for its guests and colleagues. The goal of Hyatt is to become the most preferred hospitality brand loved and respected by colleagues, guests, owners, operators, community members and stakeholders.
Under the supervision and review of GBAC, one of the departments of the (ISSA), the Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel And Residences Hotel has succeeded in implementing and applying the strictest cleaning, sterilization and infection prevention protocols. Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the GBAC provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises.
Guided by Hyatt’s purpose of care, we are committed to focus on the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The GBAC STAR accreditation implementation will ensure a performance-based cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program that will address the 20 GBAC STAR Program elements and focus on establishing an environment for our location that is safe, and healthy.
We are committed to implement and monitor an effective GBAC STAR Program that complements our existing, revised and newly implemented policies and procedures surrounding hygiene and wellbeing
Our team at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel And Residences along with our partners are working with utmost dedication, training, resources and guidance to ensure that we are providing a safe and secure environment for our guests, said Asif Raza, the General Manager.
We have a dedicated team along with a champion who are working day and night to ensure hygiene and well-being remains the top priority of the hotel. In addition, we continue to implement all local protocols, the safety measures and practices recommended by our partners who are globally recognized for their services in the same field, he further added.
At a time when cleanliness, hygiene and personal care has become the utmost priority for all adults and children, we look forward to welcome them and ensure that our team will provide our guests a seamless stay to perform pilgrimage, rituals of prayers and enjoy the benefits and facilities of a 5 star hotel in the heart Al Khobar.
 
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Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel And Residences
GRAND HYATT AL KHOBAR HOTEL AND RESIDENCES OPENS, BRINGING LUXURY EXPERIENCES TO THE MIDDLE EAST
17th January, 2021

The opening marks the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CHICAGO (January 17, 2021) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—the first Grand Hyatt hotel in the Kingdom. The 368-room luxury hotel including 54 residential units is situated in the commercial and retail heart of Al Khobar with a connecting bridge to Al Rashid Mall. Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences is the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Saudi Arabia, and the fifth hotel under the Grand Hyatt brand in the Middle East, making it an important milestone in Hyatt’s growth strategy in the region. Reflecting a bold and vibrant design, the hotel offers an ideal destination for both business and leisure guests to celebrate moments that matter, both big and small.

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences realizes the government’s Vision 2030, which strives to attract international travelers into the region. Located in the city’s business and leisure hub and alongside the seaside Corniche boulevard, the property brings grand gestures and elevated, luxury accommodations.

“We are thrilled to open the first Grand Hyatt hotel in Saudi Arabia and we look forward to welcoming guests seeking magnificent moments from this iconic destination,” said Nizar Weshah, general manager at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences. “Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences celebrates these moments and exceeds guest expectations by delivering iconic cuisine, breathtaking design and unparalleled service.”

The hotel will open in phases, beginning today with 120 guestrooms and 20 residences. Highlights of this first phase include the opening of the all-day dining facilities, the lobby lounge, banquet halls, fitness center and Spa. The remaining guestrooms as well as the restaurants Rosalie and Sakana House are expected to open in a second phase in February 2021. The third and final phase will see the opening of the remaining residences, slated for March 2021.

Guestrooms

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences features 368 contemporary guest rooms, including 45 spacious suites and 54 residences, with ample daylight, bespoke premier interiors and mesmerizing views across the city. Guests can enjoy the comforts of home, including a flat-screen TV, complimentary high-speed internet access, a work desk, a Hyatt Grand Bed and elegant bathrooms. All suites include exclusive access to the Grand Club Lounge, which provides a refined and relaxing ambiance with personal services and culinary highlights throughout the day. Further, guests looking for more space are invited to do so in the 1,485 square feet (138 square meter) Diplomat Suite, featuring a separate living room, dining area and kitchenette.

Dining

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences invites guests to discover impressive restaurants featuring a choice of captivating Arabian, European and Asian infused dining concepts. From authentically depicted settings, striking decor with eye-catching art pieces, to theatrical experiences delivered through open kitchen displays, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences boasts a variety of different dining outlets.

  • Asmahan, the hotel’s signature restaurant offering traditional Levantine cuisine with added flair and locally sourced ingredients, showcases the best regional flavors and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Rosalie, a luxuriously stylish French patisserie delighting diners with intricate selections of freshly baked bread, croissants and cakes, along with a glorious choice of sandwiches, coffees and teas, is available for dine-in and takeaway. Located next to the mall entrance, the venue is the perfect post-shopping-spree destination.
  • Sakana House, an artisanal steak and seafood restaurant influenced by Pan Asian culinary tradition, features tantalizing flavors from across the region.
  • Grandeur, surrounded by stately architecture and art pieces, is the lobby lounge and serves as a 24-hour hub for movers and shakers to enjoy a business meeting or casual gathering, offering a selection of light meals and beverages including freshly brewed rich Arabic coffee, teas and the taste of local dates.

Meetings

The striking architecture and design of Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences sets the perfect scene for extraordinary meetings, events, conferences and weddings illuminated by natural daylight on 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meter) of event space. The Grand Ballroom, with more than 11,000 square feet (1,050 square meter) of space, is one of the largest and most remarkable in the city with a capacity for up to 1,400 guests. A team of talented event planners and catering services are available to assist with every bespoke occasion.

Wellbeing

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences features Nirvana Spa, a premier fitness and wellness destination for personalized facials, massage and body treatments, offering a luxurious and relaxed setting with six treatment rooms for women and four for men. Nirvana Spa is also a fully equipped fitness center complete with the latest weights and cardio equipment, as well as complimentary infused water, fruits and cold towels. The space offers an exhilarating dip in two separate lap pools featuring mood lights, relaxation beds and a snack bar. Additionally, guests can unwind in the whirlpool bath, sauna, steam room and Moroccan bath. A squash court is also available.

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences will join an existing portfolio of five hotels in Saudi Arabia including Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street.

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.

For more information about the property, please visit www.grandhyattalkhobar.com

World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New

To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences through April 30, 2021, as part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer.

Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

About Grand Hyatt

Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels bring travel dreams to life by celebrating the iconic in small details and magnificent moments. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to be a captivating destination within a destination. Grand Hyatt hotels deliver welcoming and elevated service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and bold and vibrant design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit grandhyatt.com. Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GrandHyatt.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2020, the Company's portfolio included more than 950 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 67 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®,Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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