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First Hyatt hotel to open in Albania’s Tirana - PM Rama

First Hyatt hotel to open in Albania’s Tirana - PM Rama Jacob Bøtter/Creative Commons

TIRANA (Albania), December 6 (SeeNews) – US-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation signed a contract with Albania’s Kastrati Group for the operation of their hotel in Tirana, prime minister Edi Rama said on Thursday.

Hyatt will manage MAK Albania Hotel, former Sheraton Tirana, currently owned by Kastrati Group, Rama said in a video file of the signing ceremony posted on Facebook.  

The hotel will be called Hyatt Regency and Residences Tirana.

The Albanian prime minister disclosed no further details.

In November, the government said hotel operator Marriott International has signed an agreement with Albanian construction company AlbStar for the operation of a five-star hotel in Tirana nearly one year after it de-flagged Sheraton Tirana.

In September, US hospitality chain Hilton opened its first hotel in Albania, introducing its Garden Inn hotel brand in Tirana.

The total cost of the hotel is estimated at 19 million euro ($22.2 million) and the contract for its management was signed in 2014 between Hilton and local investor Ali Selmani, according to Tirana-based ATA news agency.

($ = 0.88176 euro)

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