Hyatt announces plans for Hyatt Centric Cambridge

Hyatt has teamed up with UK-based hospitality group edyn to introduce the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the UK, as part of a new community near Cambridge.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with edyn, a UK-based hospitality group specialising in extended stay living, for the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the UK. The 150-room hotel, to be part of a new community near Cambridge, is expected to open in 2021 and will mark the seventh Hyatt Centric property in Europe.edyn has has built a range of lifestyle aparthotels and extended stay apartments in European locations, including Locke, SACO, The Wittenberg and The Moorgate.

“We are thrilled to announce plans to bring the Hyatt Centric brand to the UK – where we’re focused on growing Hyatt’s brand presence – and the first Hyatt hotel to Cambridge, England,” says Guido Fredrich, Hyatt’s regional vice president of development for Europe. 

Reflecting edyn’s philosophy that travel should be a journey of discovery, guests and visitors will feel inspired to explore the destination but also connected to the culture of the location, through the hotel’s locally inspired design, and local retail and food offerings. Hyatt Centric Cambridge will provide bicycles for guests to rent so they can explore the best places in town, such as the famous colleges of Cambridge, only a 15-minute bicycle ride away.

The forthcoming Hyatt Centric Cambridge is part of the University of Cambridge’s development of Eddington, a new community northwest of Cambridge. Alongside the full-service lifestyle hotel, there will be 3,000 new residential units, a 180-unit extended-stay hotel, retail facilities, a community and performance arts centre, sports fields, public parks, a school and student accommodations, as well as academic and research facilities.

“Cambridge is an iconic city steeped in history, and rich academic and cultural traditions. We are excited to be part of its evolving community,” says Stephen McCall, CEO of edyn. “This multi-layered development will create a new neighbourhood in close proximity to Cambridge’s city centre, catering to the highly diverse and international mix of faculty, employees, and students, as well as domestic and foreign travellers.”

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