Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Hyatt) is debuting The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in India with the signing of a management agreement for Bhopal’s Noor-Us-Sabah Palace.
One of Bhopal’s oldest and most sought-after hotels, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace will undergo extensive refurbishment to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand as a 60-room heritage hotel. It is expected to open in 2025.
Dhruva Rathore, vice president of development, India & South West Asia, Hyatt, said: “Bhopal’s history and the Noor-Us-Sabah Palace’s rich Nawabi heritage makes it a perfect addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio. 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.”
Spreading across 7.28 hectares, the hotel was originally built as a royal residence in the 1920s by Bhopal’s former ruler, Begum Sultan Jehan before it was converted into a hotel in 1998.
Situated in one of Bhopal’s most affluent neighbourhoods, the hotel will be completely renovated to bring alive the history and legacy of the Nawab’s royal residence, and will provide a unique location for weddings and events, in addition to catering to premium business and leisure travellers.
Sikandar Hafiz Khan, chairman of Reliable Group, which owns Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, said: “This association with Hyatt will help us set a new benchmark in India for luxury and an unmatched guest experience, and will be instrumental in spotlighting Bhopal as one of the premier tourist destinations with unmatched accommodation for travellers from within and beyond India.”