First Hyatt-Branded Hotel to Open in Algeria

CHICAGO—An affiliate for Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Société d’Investissement Hôtelière EPE SPA for a Hyatt Regency hotel to be located at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers, Algeria.

The hotel, expected to open late 2018, will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Algeria. Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will add to Hyatt’s growing brand presence in Africa, following the openings of Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay in Morocco and Park Hyatt Zanzibar in Tanzania in 2015, which brought the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels in Africa to six.

“This is a landmark moment for Hyatt—Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Algeria and further demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its brand footprint in Algeria and throughout Africa,” said Peter Norman, SVP, acquisitions and development – Europe, Africa and Middle East for Hyatt. “The region is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, with enticing prospects for both business and leisure travel.”

The 326-room hotel will be part of a wider airport expansion in one of North Africa’s largest cities, and will be situated directly opposite the airport’s new terminal and will be the only terminal-linked hotel, according to the brand.