Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate 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 successful 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, senior vice president, 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.”

Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will be part of a wider airport expansion in one of North Africa’s largest cities. The 326-room hotel will be situated directly opposite the airport’s new terminal and will be the only terminal-linked hotel.

Ideally located at the entry to the airport, Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport will offer guests a one-stop experience, designed with everything under one roof. The hotel will provide dedicated airline lounges, a Regency Club lounge, a rooftop swimming pool and a large lobby with an all-day dining restaurant, which will serve as a central gathering point at the hotel for business travellers, conference hosts and leisure travellers alike. Additionally, the hotel will offer a variety of lounge and seating areas to provide guests with the spaces they need, whether for work or relaxation, and more than 4,950 square feet (460 square meters) of meeting and event space.

“We are delighted to be working on our first project with Hyatt and to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to Algeria,” said Hamid Melzi, président directeur general, Société d’Investissement Hôtelière EPA SPA. “With the hotel’s prominent location at Houari Boumediene Airport, we believe the globally recognized Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travelers visiting the city.”