Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Lacoste & Cie S.A. for a new Hyatt hotel in Senegal’s capital city, Dakar. Hyatt Dakar will become the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Senegal, joining the previously announced Park Hyatt Marrakech and Hyatt Place Taghazout in Morocco, as well as Park Hyatt Zanzibar and Hyatt Regency Arusha in Tanzania.
Expected to open in 2016, Hyatt Dakar will offer 140 guestrooms, and will feature two restaurants, a guest lounge and bar, as well as meeting space and a spa. The hotel will be located in the heart of the city’s business district, within walking distance of major international organizations in the city, such as UNICEF and UNESCO. Additionally, the hotel will border the popular Kermel market, which was originally built in 1860 and is known for its striking original architecture.
There are currently six Hyatt-branded hotels in Africa, including:
• Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort
• Hyatt Regency Taba Heights
• Hyatt Regency Casablanca
• Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
• Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
• Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa