Hyatt Hotels to manage and re-brand Bhopal’s iconic Noor-Us-Sabah Palace hotel

lake, one of the largest artificial lakes in India

Hyatt Hotels to manage and re-brand Bhopal’s iconic Noor-Us-Sabah Palace hotel
The hotel was originally built as a royal residence in the 1920s by Bhopal’s last ruling Nawab Hamidullah Khan

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced its management agreement with Bhopal’s Noor-Us-Sabah Palace. One of the oldest hotels in India, Noor-Us-Sabah will undergo extensive renovations to become a 60-room heritage hotel under ‘The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in India. The refurbished property will open doors to guests in 2025. This will be Hyatt’s debut ‘Unbound Collection’ property in India.

As part of its strategy to grow its presence in India, Hyatt has been focused on developing and introducing its brands in the country, Dhruva Rathore, the Vice President of Development for India & Southwest Asia, Hyatt, said via a press statement. The company is committed to bringing the best possible service to its customers and the acquisition of the Noor-Us-Sabah Palace in Bhopal is a perfect addition to the Unbound Collection, he added.

“This collection of independent hotels has seen great momentum across the globe, as each property invites guests to experience distinct culture and history, and we look forward to expanding The Unbound Collection by Hyatt footprint throughout the sub-continent,” Rathore said.

Noor-Us-Sabah Palace will offer cultural moments for guests seeking a sophisticated yet unscripted experience. Spread across 18 acres, the hotel was originally built as a royal residence in the 1920s by Bhopal’s erstwhile ruler, Begum Sultan Jehan and it was subsequently converted into a hotel in 1998. The hotel will be completely renovated to bring alive the history and legacy of the Nawab’s royal residence through its interior design, and its storied past will be harnessed to deliver unique and authentic experiences. The hotel will also provide a distinctive and unique location for weddings and events, in addition to catering to premium business and leisure travelers. Currently situated in one of Bhopal’s most affluent neighborhoods, the hotel offers a commanding view of the Upper Lake – one of the largest artificial lakes in the nation. The hotel’s regal architecture, coupled with the legacy of Bhopal’s Nawabi culture and the hotel’s scenic landscape, offers guests an unmatched 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 – Reliable Group, which owns Noor-Us-Sabah Palace

The ‘Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a collection of unique properties that are located across different cities and regions. Each of these properties has its own unique story to tell, said an official statement.

The hotel is expected to join the 30 other hotels in this category that are currently part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Some of these include the recently opened California’s Carmel Valley Ranch and the Jinmao Hotel Lijang, as well as the Panama City-based Hotel La Compaia. It is also expected to add more properties in the pipeline such as the Gran Hansa Hotel in Finland, the Magma Resort in Greece, the La Zambra in Mexico, and the Barai Hua Hin in Thailand.

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