Kota Kinabalu in Sabah is set to welcome its first Hyatt Centric hotel in 2021. The hotel will be situated in the heart of the city, near Jesselton Point pier. Guests at the new property will easily be able to visit nearby islands from Jesselton Point ferry terminal.
A Japanese architect has been appointed as the designer for Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu, although local materials will be incorporated into the hotel’s design. The hotel will feature an all-day lounge and restaurant, a fitness centre, 600m2 of meeting space, a rooftop swimming pool and a bar with views of the South China Sea.
Kota Kinabalu is home to some of the most exciting and most popular attractions in Malaysia. To name a few, there are: Mt Kinabalu in the World Heritage Site of Kinabalu National Park; the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, surrounded by a man-made lagoon; and Gaya Island in Tuanku Abdul Rahman National Park, where a beautiful resort is nestled on the hillside of an ancient rainforest.
Hyatt was founded by entrepreneur Jay Pritzker when he purchased the original Hyatt House motel in 1957. Jay and his brother, Donald Pritzker, then worked together to expand the Hyatt Brand. The Pritzker brothers believed in the value of family and care during the progress of growing the brand. Now, Hyatt has become a global hospitality with more than 600 properties operating in over 50 countries worldwide.