Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced plans to launch The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in India with the signing of a management agreement for Noor-Us-Sabah Palace in Bhopal. One of Bhopal’s oldest and most sought-after hotels, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace will undergo a complete renovation to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand as a landmark 60-room hotel and is expected to open in 2025.
“At Hyatt, we are focused on thoughtful growth based on the locations that matter most to our guests, World of Hyatt members and guests, and introducing Hyatt brands across India has been a priority for us,” said Dhruva Rathore, vice president of development. , India and Southwest Asia, Hyatt. “The history of Bhopal and the rich Nawabi heritage of Noor-Us-Sabah Palace make it a perfect addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio. This collection of independent hotels has grown rapidly across the globe as each property invites guests to experience a distinct culture and history, and we look forward to expanding The Unbound Collection by Hyatt’s footprint across the subcontinent.
The Noor-Us-Sabah Palace will provide cultural moments for guests looking for a sophisticated but unscripted experience. Spread over 18 acres, the hotel was originally built as a royal residence in the 1920s by the former ruler of Bhopal, Begum Sultan Jehan, and it was later converted into a hotel in 1998. The hotel will be fully refurbished to bring the history and heritage of the Nawab’s royal residence to life through its interior design and rich history will be harnessed to provide unique and authentic experiences. The hotel will also offer a distinctive and unique location for weddings and events, in addition to meeting the needs of high-end business and leisure travelers. Currently located in one of the wealthiest areas of Bhopal, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Upper Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the country. The majestic architecture of the hotel, combined with the heritage of Bhopal’s Nawabi culture and the picturesque landscape of the hotel, offers guests an unparalleled experience.
“We are delighted to work alongside Hyatt for the first hotel in India within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio,” said Sikandar Hafiz Khan, Chairman of Reliable Group, owner of Noor-Us-Sabah Palace. “Over the past 25 years, Noor-Us-Sabah has successfully established itself as an exemplary destination for those seeking a comfortable stay and delicious cuisine, all within the surroundings of a historic palace. The heritage and history of Bhopal finds resonance in its palaces, architecture and culinary offerings and has always found favor with Indian and international tourists. Noor-Us-Sabah Palace will continue to honor the history of the building and the city. We are confident that the combination of our expertise in the Indian property and hospitality market and Hyatt’s international reputation will enable us to bring our vision for Noor-Us-Sabah Palace to life. With its stunning views and rich history, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace has offered its guests the very best in hospitality, service and catering while remaining true to its roots. This association with Hyatt will help us set a new benchmark in India for luxury and unrivaled guest experience and help spotlight Bhopal as one of the premier tourist destinations with unrivaled accommodation for domestic and international travelers. outside India.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a collection of truly distinctive properties, all with a different story to tell. Inspiring guests to discover new places with a rich history, a fascinating past or a distinct sense of place, each property embodies the uniqueness of its location. Once open, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace is expected to join 30 hotels in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio worldwide, including Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California, Jinmao Hotel Lijang in Lijang, China, the La Compañia in Panama City, Panama, Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest and Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, as well as a number of planned properties: Magma Resort Santorini in Greece, Grand Hansa Hotel Helsinki, Fuji Speedway HOTEL in Shizuoka, Japan , Rancho Pescadero in El Pescadero, Mexico, La Zambra in Mijas, Spain, Hotel Rhodania Crans Montana in Switzerland, The Barai Hua Hin in Hua Hin, Thailand, and more.