Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced this week that a Hyatt affiliate had entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of the Millat Group, for the Winston Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, to join the Hyatt portfolio as an affiliated hotel.
The hotel will be available on Hyatt’s booking channels in the upcoming weeks. Following an extensive refurbishment, the hotel is expected to rebrand to Park Hyatt Johannesburg in early 2023, marking the re-introduction of the Park Hyatt brand to South Africa, signifying Hyatt’s focus on growing its luxury brands in the destinations that matter most to travellers, World of Hyatt members, customers, and owners.
“We are delighted to continue building on our relationship with the Millat Group and add Park Hyatt Johannesburg to Hyatt’s growing collection of luxury properties throughout the African continent,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, Regional Vice President Development Middle East Africa for Hyatt International.
“Park Hyatt hotels are found in the world’s most premier destinations and this development in Rosebank demonstrates a commitment to catering for both domestic and international high-end travellers who are looking for an oasis of calm and refinement, highly attentive personal service and elevated experiences in an intimate environment, while still enjoying the vibrancy of Johannesburg.”
The hotel’s location in Rosebank is within walking distance of the area’s lively bars, popular restaurants, and notable galleries. Guests can enjoy easy access to the Rosebank Gautrain Station, as well as thriving shopping and entertainment attractions, including The Zone and Rosebank Mall.
All 30 guestrooms and suites will be fitted with king size beds, professionally equipped workstations, and en-suite bathrooms. The restaurant will include a spacious dining room and an outdoor terrace for refined, alfresco dining, overlooking its picturesque swimming pool.
The hotel will also feature an atmospheric bar with an open-air courtyard, as well as a stylish multi-purpose event space for conferences and meetings, accommodating up to 60 guests.
“We are excited to work with Hyatt again. The plans for Park Hyatt Johannesburg represent an incredibly exciting addition to our hotel portfolio,” said Hamza Farooqui, the Millat Group CEO.
“We have seen a considerable uptake in domestic and international travel, from both a leisure and a business travel perspective. Hyatt and Millat’s proven understanding of luxury travel will ensure that the renovated hotel offers a world-class product and service never before seen in South Africa.”
This marks the fourth collaboration between Hyatt and the Millat Group in South Africa. Hyatt’s portfolio in Africa consists of 13 hotels.