Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a contract with Tamdeen Group to develop a 261-room Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuwait.

Expected to open in 2020, the newly built hotel will be an integral part of 360 MALL, an iconic premier luxury shopping destination that integrates retail, leisure and entertainment under one roof. Grand Hyatt Kuwait will mark the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), after the opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi in 2016.

The hotel is set to be designed by RTKL Architects, and will feature a sophisticated environment, based on innovative design and architecture complementing Kuwait’s unique culture.

“Kuwait is increasingly becoming a major gateway city, so we are delighted to announce this plan to bring the Grand Hyatt brand to this global business and cultural hub,” says Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development for Hyatt – Europe, Africa, and Middle East.

“We look forward to welcoming guests to Grand Hyatt Kuwait, where they will be able to experience the innovative design, dramatic architecture and superior service for which the Grand Hyatt brand is known. It is also a pleasure to execute this project with Tamdeem Group who are well known for the impeccable quality of their developments.”

The state-of-the-art facilities available to guests at Grand Hyatt Kuwait will extend beyond the hotel, as it forms part of 360 MALL’s expansion comprising the new state-of-the-art Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Sabah Tennis Complex.

With the expansion, 360 MALL will grow to more than 390,000 square feet (120,000 square metres). This new leisure complex marks an important milestone in the growth of Kuwait’s luxury market, and Grand Hyatt guests will be able to enjoy its facilities right at their doorstep.