Park Hyatt Chennai is a five-star luxury hotel located at Guindy, Chennai, India that opened in 2012. It is the 30th hotel in the Park Hyatt portfolio.[3]

Park Hyatt Chennai
Hotel chainHyatt Hotels Corporation
General information
Address39, Velachery Road, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 032, India
Coordinates13°00′39″N 80°13′25″E / 13.0108°N 80.2236°E / 13.0108; 80.2236
Opening1 October 2012[1]
OwnerAmbattur Clothing Limited (Ambattur Developers Pvt. Ltd)
ManagementHyatt Hotels Corporation
Technical details
Floor count09
Design and construction
Architect(s)George Wong Designs (New York City)[2]
Other information
Number of rooms201
Number of suites20

History edit

The hotel was built by entrepreneur Vijay Mahtaney, owner of textile business Ambattur Clothing, upon diversifying into the business of building hotels, IT parks and residential projects through Ambattur Developers.[4] Owned by Mahtaney and managed by Hyatt, the hotel was inaugurated on 1 October 2012.

The hotel edit

The 11-story hotel has 201 rooms (ranging from 43 to 180 sq m), including 20 suites, spread across seven floors.[5] An 8,072 sq ft (747 sq m) banquet space is divisible into six rooms. A swimming pool overlooks the Guindy National Park.[2][6] The hotel was designed by New York architects, George Wong Designs.[2] The hotel is decorated with Indian textiles.[1] designed by Venu Juneja from Goa. The 'weaving theme' features silk on one wall and canvas on the other.[2] The signature restaurant, 'The Flying Elephant', is set on three levels, with six open show kitchens.

The hotel is built on the land where Concorde Motors stood until 2007. According to the city's Historian S. Muthiah, the hotel's interiors are "a vision in modern design and minimalism."[7]

Awards edit

In 2013, in the debut year of its opening, Park Hyatt Chennai was awarded 'The Best New Hotel of the Year' at the HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards–2013.[3]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Park Hyatt Chennai Opens in India". Yahoo Finance. Chicago: 1 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d Muthalaly, Shonali (20 August 2012). "A new landmark". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Park Hyatt Chennai Shines at The HICSA Awards". Press release. Business Wire India. 4 April 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ Vijayakumar, Sanjay (28 November 2013). "Vijay Mahtaney to sell Park Hyatt hotel: Source". The Economic Times. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ Rokou, Lina (26 October 2012). "Five star luxury hotel Park Hyatt Chennai opens in India". Travel Daily News. Chennai. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  6. ^ Mathew, Elizabeth (27 November 2012). "Park Hyatt Chennai Review". The Hindu Business Line. Chennai. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  7. ^ Muthiah, S. (2014). Madras Rediscovered. Chennai: EastWest. p. 283. ISBN 978-93-84030-28-5.

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