Global hospitality major Hyatt Hotels Corporation entered the southern market with the official opening of Hyatt Regency Chennai, on Thursday.

Located at Anna Salai, Hyatt Regency Chennai will cater primarily to the business and leisure travellers, according to a release.

The 327-room Hyatt Regency Chennai, with more than 20,000 sq. ft. (1,900 sq. m.) of versatile convention and event space, has a fully-equipped fitness centre, lobby lounge, Biscotti, the hotel's gourmet deli, Spice Market, the all-day-dining buffet restaurant and Stix serving authentic Chinese cuisine from the Sichuan region.

The hotel also has an outdoor pool which overlooks the city and is set amidst custom-made art installations and lush landscaping. Additional hotel services and amenities such as Regency Club, the Spa, the hotel's premium suites, speciality restaurant and a bar, are expected to be completed soon.

The hotel is now accepting reservations and is offering a special opening rate of Rs.7,000 a night (plus applicable taxes and fees). More information on the hotel is available at www.chennai. regency.hyatt.com.