Hyatt announced today that the Destination by Hyatt brand will makes its debut in Asia Pacific with two properties in Mainland China. The brand is expected to launch in the region with a hotel set amidst the scenic mountains of Qingchengshan in Sichuan Province, and will then be followed by a beachfront hotel in Dalian, Liaoning Province.
The Destination by Hyatt brand features a diverse collection of independent hotels that embody the true spirit of their location. Each property is purposefully crafted to be a place of discovery, connecting guests to people and place through immersive experiences, authentic design and genuine service.
“We look forward to bringing the Destination by Hyatt brand to the Greater China region with these two hotels, which will retain their own unique identities and embody the true spirit of each location, and we are delighted to be doing so in collaboration with owners who share our vision to deliver distinct high-end experiences for guests,” said Stephen Ho, president – Growth and Operations, Asia Pacific. “With locations across the United States and most recently in Europe, we are thrilled to expand the brand’s footprint in Asia Pacific, providing travelers with new and enriching opportunities to experience the beauty, history and culture of unique destinations throughout the region.”
The Grand Resort Qingchengshan
Expected to transition into the Destination by Hyatt portfolio in 2022, the 231-room Grand Resort Qingchengshan is situated in the vicinity of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mount Qingcheng, being one of the ancient cradles of Taoism in China with over 2000 years of history, and the time-honored Dujiangyan hydro-engineering project built during the Qin Dynasty. Blessed with spectacular scenery, the area is a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers, located less than two hours outside Chengdu and conveniently accessible by road and high-speed rail.
This hotel will be located at the edge of Mount Qingcheng, less than a 10-minute drive from the entrance to Qingchengshan-Dujiangyan National Park. The hotel will immerse guests in tranquil mountain views from most rooms, and will feature a signature spa with hot spring and traditional Chinese medicine-focused treatments, accompanied by the sound of a waterfall and fresh mountain air. Guests can also enjoy local delicacies and farm-to-table offerings at the hotel’s signature all-day dining restaurant, and other facilities including unique event experiences and children’s facilities.
A Hotel in Dalian, which will join the Destination by Hyatt brand portfolio
The new Destination by Hyatt hotel will be located along the beachfront within the Xiaoyao Bay International Business District of Dalian, a vibrant port city and major tourist destination in Liaoning Province. Expected to open in 2026, the hotel will be owned and developed by Dalian Kaiyueda Resort Hotel Development Co., Ltd as part of a mixed-use development that will feature residential, retail, wellbeing, and international medical facilities. The owner has vision to build a unique hotel with independent branding to truly reflect the strong locational characteristics and differentiated approach to service. One unique feature of the hotel is its access to an “ocean spring,” a natural source of freshwater hot sprint from the ocean floor which is sought after for its therapeutic benefits. With this natural resource, stunning sea views and close proximity to a lush mountain park, the hotel is envisioned to be a retreat that will offer unique guest experiences with a strong focus on wellbeing. It will also feature meeting and event facilities and a signature restaurant on the beach.