Hyatt Place achieves major milestone

Hyatt Place, Hyatt’s innovative approach to the select service hotel concept, is making brand history with five hotels breaking ground throughout February near Seattle, WA; Orlando, FL; South Bend, IN; Reno, NV; and Jackson, MS. “These groundbreakings help set the stage for the brand growth we’ll see in the first quarter,” said Jim Abrahamson, senior vice president, acquisitions and development, Hyatt Corporation.

“At the end of March, we will not only have these five new-build hotels underway, we’ll have a total of 50 converted Hyatt Place hotels open throughout the country.”

The hotels scheduled to break ground through February include:

Every Hyatt Place hotel will feature a wide range of new services and amenities to help guests seamlessly continue their everyday life in an environment specially crafted to help them be more productive, relaxed and fulfilled. Similar to what travelers might experience at home, guests can spread out in their spacious, contemporary guestrooms, taking advantage of free Wi-Fi access while stretching out on the eight-foot Cozy Corner sectional sleeper sofa or working at an oversized work desk in an ergonomic chair. They can also catch the evening news, the big game or the latest feature movies on the 42-inch flat panel, high-definition television offering 11 channels of high-definition programming in addition to more than 30 channels. Hyatt Place guests can stay connected through the innovative Hyatt Plug Panel, which allows guests to connect their own entertainment media to the high-definition TV, including laptops, MP3 players, DVD players or any other portable device. Hyatt’s signature Grand Bed also ensure guests enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the bedroom area.

Hyatt Place hotels also feature the Gallery, an innovative welcoming arrival area where guests are personally greeted by the Gallery Host, a dynamic new position in the hospitality industry that encompasses everything from guest check-in to giving personal tours of the hotel. In the Gallery, guests will also find a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café and bakery, free Wi-Fi, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrées along with Starbucks® specialty coffees or enjoy a free continental breakfast. Hyatt Place also offers a variety of freshly prepared, café quality items, including made-to-order entrées, sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza which guests can order 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a touch screen menu in the Guest Kitchen or from the Gallery Host.

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Travelers are already raving about Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook, located just outside Chicago; Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town; and Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport-South and Hyatt Place Atlanta/Perimeter Center. There will be 120 Hyatt Place hotels open by December 2007, including locations in Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Nashville, Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Detroit, in addition to other key business and leisure markets throughout the country.
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