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Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars hotel (finally) opening?

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It seems that the long-delayed Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars will finally open next month, with bookings on the Hyatt website now available from 1st June.

This was, if you remember, the former Crowne Plaza London The City hotel – a well regarded property that many considered the best IHG hotel in London.

18 months ago, in October 2021, Hyatt announced it was poaching the hotel – one of a number of IHG defections which included the Holiday Inn/Staybridge Suites in Stratford and the Crowne Plaza London Embankment.

Hyatt Regency Blackfriars was announced first but has – somehow – faced multiple delays. Whilst the original opening date was pegged for March 2022, the hotel is now planning to open on 1st June, more than a year later. (Ignore mentions of 25th May on the website – you can’t book for that date.)

Anyone walking past the hotel in recent months will have noticed a lack of activity, although clearly that must be changing now. The Hyatt website features what appear to be genuine photos of refurbished rooms.

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars is a Category 5 hotel, with redemptions from 17,000 to 23,000 World of Hyatt points per night. Cash prices on the opening night are currently around £350. You can book on the Hyatt website here. We will pop in at some point in the coming weeks.


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