Cycas Enters French Market with Deal to Manage Hyatt’s First European Dual-Branded Hotel

Date: April 2018

Location: Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Name: Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Hotels

No. of Keys: 309 at Hyatt Place – 121 at Hyatt House – 430 in total – to open 2nd half 2020


Buyer/Developer: Developed by Kaufman & Broad.  They are an experienced design and building company, with over 50 years of history and projects in residential, offices and to an extent hotels – a 429 room (125 suites) 3 star hotel in Roissy, France.

Cycas has signed a lease agreement to operate the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels, which are both on one site, close to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport.

Cycas currently operates Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport.

The 21,631 sq m, five-storey building is located in Paris Nord 2 business park at 241 rue de la Belle Etoile in Roissy. It will have a total of 430 rooms – 309 at Hyatt Place and 121 at the Hyatt House extended-stay hotel – with the hotels sharing conference, extensive all-day dining/bar facilities, a gym and a large swimming pool; a rare amenity in this location.

Hyatt House will be the first extended-stay hotel around Charles de Gaulle airport and follows a detailed feasibility study by Cycas showing that there is a strong market for extended-stay hotels at major airports; Hyatt has also experienced success with similar locations in the US.

Asli Kutlucan, Partner at Cycas Hospitality, said: “We are proud to continue our relationship with Hyatt through this agreement, which sees us managing the Hyatt House extended-stay brand for the first time.

“With further deals in our pipeline in France and Germany, our next key focus, we are making steady progress towards our target of having more than 10,000 guest rooms open and operating by 2022. These are exciting times and we look forward to announcing further news soon.”

Felicity Black-Roberts, Vice President Development, Europe and North Africa at Hyatt Hotels, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Cycas Hospitality on our first dual-branded project in Europe.

David Laurent, Senior Vice-President Commercial Property and Major Urban Projects of Kaufman & Broad, said: “This realisation demonstrates our expertise in hotel residences and proves our ability to respond to the hotel residence industry’s demand.

It also shows the capacity of Kaufman & Broad to develop several complex projects and meet the expectations of the population density and the new customs of the city.”

The deal is Cycas’s first following a major investment from Huakee Group, the Thai family office and a major hotel owner and operator in Southeast Asia.

With a total of 2,782 suites and rooms open or under development across 18 hotels, 11 of these are open and three will open in summer 2018. These are in key city centre locations across the UK (London, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle) and include Cycas’ first properties in mainland Europe (Amsterdam, Paris).

With this backing, Cycas is rapidly growing its operations in Europe, including opening its first dual-branded hotel in Amsterdam at the beginning of the year under Marriott’s Moxy and Residence Inn brands.

THPT Comment: The deal is Cycas’s first following a major investment from Huakee Group, the Thai family office and a major hotel owner and operator in Southeast Asia. This will help partners John Wagner and Eduard Elias achieve their long-term goals.

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