Hyatt just signed an agreement that five Ista hotels in India will be rebranded under the Hyatt by March, 2013. These hotels are in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Pune, and Ahmedabad.
It is noticeable that these are not rebranded as Hyatt Regency’s but rather under the more “relaxed” Hyatt flag. There is wide difference between the Hyatt hotels like Olive 8 in Seattle and Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi compared to Lodge At McDonal’s Campus.
Hotels that don’t fit the usual Hyatt brands are branded as Hyatt, which is sometimes confusing. There are only two Hyatt hotels outside of the United States; the above mentioned Hyatt Capital Gate (Abu Dhabi) and Bali Hyatt (Sanur).
Hyatt (Ista) Bangalore
The hotel is quite small. Only 139 rooms and 4 suites
A luxury business city-hotel, Ista Bangalore is a trend setting concept, located in the heart of India’s silicon valley. Situated conveniently close to the city’s business and shopping centres, the hotel offers spectacular views of the Ulsoor Lake and the cityscape, redefining the traditional concepts of luxury to set new standards of comfort levels and the ultimate in style.
Hyatt (Ista) Hyderabad
This hotel has 157 rooms and 9 suites.
Ista Hyderabad, Located in the heart of the new business district of Hyderabad, this luxury hotel is set in acres of naturally beautiful landscape, complete with lush foliage, natural rock formations, and tranquil water bodies.
Hyatt (Ista) Amritsar
Don’t have info about the number of room & suites they have at this property.
Set close to the Golden Temple, in the heart of the city, with beautiful landscaping that includes several water bodies, this Amritsar hotel brings a dash of panache to the city with a heart of gold.
Ista is set in the heart of Amritsar just 5 km from the renowned Golden Temple and the historic Jallianwala Bagh, 5 kms from the Railway Station and a 30 minute drive from the Amritsar International Airport
Hyatt (Ista) Pune
This hotel has 209 rooms including 12suites.
Ista Hotel Pune is a unique contribution to the city, built in the signature style of all Ista Hotels. Situated in the heart of the city, 10 minutes drive from the airport and adjacent to the tranquil Aga Khan Palace, Ista Pune blends the city’s green outdoors with the hotel’s stylish interiors, creating a unique and refreshing ambience.
Hyatt (Ista) Ahmedabad
This hotel has 168 rooms and 10 suites
Ista Ahmedabad, a contemporary and trendy 5 Star hotel in Ahmedabad, is set in the heart of the historic city adjacent to the Vastrapur Lake. The concept of the hotel has been developed by world renowned architects and designers who have lent their expertise to some of the most distinguished global brands. A stylish and contemporary hotel offering spectacular service and state-of-the-art facilities, Ista Ahmedabad offers all that a world traveller expects and more. Out here, you will find a space that you can connect with, a space where all your needs are met and a space where you belong.
It is good that Hyatt is trying to get more hotels under their umbrella outside of the United States. Developing new hotels takes a long time. Usually, it takes a while after the hotel has been rebranded before they are up to the brand standards. Hopefully Hyatt has a competitive team helping employees at these Ista hotels.