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13 Jan 2023 by Mark Caswell

The Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment has become the latest IHG property in the UK to switch to Hyatt’s portfolio.

Located on the banks of the River Thames between Vauxhall and Lambeth bridges and next to the Park Plaza London Riverbank, the 142-room hotel is now known as the Hyatt Regency London Albert Embankment.

I stayed at the new-build hotel in early 2019, shortly after it opened – to read my review see:

Hotel review: Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment

Features include POTUS restaurant and bar (a nod to the nearby US Embassy), and rooftop restaurant, cocktail bar and shisha terrace Mezemiso.

Hyatt Regency London Albert Embankment is the latest in a series of UK hotels to change hands from IHG to Hyatt.

In 2019 the dual-branded Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road rebranded as Hyatt House and Hyatt Regency properties, while in early 2020 an agreement saw the dual-branded Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites Stratford City again reflagged as Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House hotels.

Finally in February last year it was announced that the Crowne Plaza London The City would became the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars, following “an extensive refurbishment programme”.

The hotel had been due to be reflagged in July 2022, but is still closed and its webpage currently carries the message “coming soon”.

Crowne Plaza London The City to become Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars

Hyatt Regency London Albert Embankment is the eighth Hyatt-branded property in London, and the 13th Hyatt-affiliated hotel in the UK.

Commenting on the news Felicity Black-Roberts, vice president development of Hyatt Europe, said:

“London remains a priority market for our planned brand growth in the UK, and we are delighted to add Hyatt Regency London Albert Embankment to our expanding list of properties in the capital.

“This is the third Hyatt Regency branded hotel in the city, further demonstrating how Hyatt is intentionally growing our brand portfolio in the UK, bringing our most renowned brands to the in-demand markets where our guests and World of Hyatt members want to be.”

For our recent round-up of more than 50 new and upcoming hotels in London, see:

New and upcoming London hotels (2023)