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HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Korea

Hyatt Regency Incheon unveils Grand Hyatt Incheon rebranding

Hyatt Regency Incheon finally gets rebranded to Grand Hyatt Incheon with the much-awaited opening of its new West Tower on September 1, in time to welcome the athletes, supporters, and spectators for the 17th Asian Games taking place in mid-September.

There are plans for an extensive renovation in a phased approach for the East Tower of the hotel over the next 18 months. The rebranded hotel will be the 41st hotel to join the Grand Hyatt brand and the second Grand Hyatt hotel located in South Korea, joining Grand Hyatt Seoul.

Minutes away from the Incheon International Airport, the hotel has been a prime accommodation choice and an exception meeting and leisure destination since September 2003.

Adding to the exisiting 522 guestrooms in the East Tower, the new West Tower extension boasts of 500 new guestrooms, with the towers being connected via a sky bridge. The hotel features 1,022 guestrooms in total, making it the largesst Hyatt hotel outside North America.

The West Tower includes many residence-style guestrooms designed for long staying guests with in-room amenities such as kitchens, walk-in closets, and jacuzzi-style showers. The hotel draws the medical tourism market as it is minutes away from the Inha International Medical Centre.

A grande ambience and updated facilities will debut with the arrival of the West Towerr, including a new 1,25-square metre Grand Ballroom and multi-dimensional event venues; an all-day-dining Grand Cafe featuring authentic Western and Asian cuisines; the Swell Lounge where guests can unwind and relax over a beverage; two simming pools and a dedicated children's play zone.

"With a new brand and expanded facilities with dramatic design, exquisite dining options, innovative and bold meeting and event concepts, we are able to offer our guests an abundance of options and possibilities, ultra-attentive service and a backdrop for multicultural experiences," General Manager Paul Wright said. "Our hotel team is very excited to introduce the Grand Hyatt brand in Incheon and we are ready to amaze business, leisure, and local guests. "

Grand Hyatt Incheon's one-of-a-kind architecture showcases an ocean motif, designed by international architect design company Gensler. The building's exterior has a wave shape, and the interior was designed to deliver a feeling of being surrounded by water and ocean elements. It was designed and constructed in an "environmentally friendly way" to achieve LEED Gold certification.

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