WHY IT RATES: The independent hotel brand will begin its expansion in Asia starting in mainland China this year, with a mountainside hotel opening this year and a beachfront hotel slated to open in 2026. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse
Hyatt today announced that the Destination by Hyatt brand will debut in Asia Pacific with two properties in Mainland China. The brand is set to launch in the region with a hotel set amid the scenic Qingchengshan Mountains in Sichuan Province, and will later be followed by a beachfront hotel in Dalian, Liaoning Province.
The Destination by Hyatt brand offers a diverse collection of independent hotels that embody the true spirit of their location. Each property is deliberately designed to be a place of discovery, connecting guests to people and place through immersive experiences, authentic design and authentic service.
“We look forward to bringing the Destination by Hyatt brand to the Greater China region with these two hotels, which will maintain their own unique identity and embody the true spirit of each location, and we are excited to do so in collaboration with owners who share our vision of delivering distinct premium experiences to customers,” said Stephen Ho, President – Growth and Operations, Asia Pacific.
“With locations in the United States and more recently in Europe, we are excited 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.»
Qingchengshan Grand Resort
Due to transition to the Destination by Hyatt portfolio in 2022, the 231-room Grand Resort Qingchengshan is located near two UNESCO World Heritage sites, with Mount Qingcheng being one of the ancient cradles of Taoism in China with over 2000 years of history. , and the Dujiangyan Hydro-Engineering Project, built in the Qin Dynasty. Blessed with spectacular scenery, the area is a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers, located less than two hours from Chengdu and easily accessible by road and high-speed rail.
This hotel will be located on the edge of Qingcheng Mountain, within a 10-minute drive from the entrance to Qingchengshan-Dujiangyan National Park. The hotel will immerse guests in peaceful mountain views from most rooms and offer an exclusive spa with a hot spring and traditional Chinese medicine treatments accompanied by the sound of a waterfall and fresh air. of the mountain. Guests can also sample local specialties and farm-to-table offerings at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, as well as 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 waterfront in the international business district of Xiaoyao Bay in Dalian, a vibrant port city and major tourist destination in Liaoning Province. Scheduled 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 include international residential, commercial, wellness and medical facilities.
The owner’s vision is to build a unique hotel with an independent brand image to truly reflect the strong location characteristics and differentiated approach to service. One of the unique features of the hotel is its access to an “ocean spring”, a natural spring of warm fresh water from the ocean floor, sought after for its therapeutic benefits. With this natural resource, breathtaking sea views and proximity to a lush mountain park, the hotel is designed as a retreat that will provide unique guest experiences with a strong focus on wellness. It will also include meeting and event rooms and an exclusive restaurant on the beach.
For more information, visit destinationbyhyatt.com.
THE SOURCE: Hyatt Hotel Corporation press release.