Guestroom Redesign at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

9th Jan 2003

The award-winning Hyatt Regency Westshore recently completed a multi-million dollar redesign of all guestrooms, providing the property with a fresh, updated look.

In addition, the hotel, located on Tampa Bay, has been “upgraded” to a “Grand Hyatt” status following the recent renovations which reflect the hotel`s consistent “grand” service in an upscale setting. The hotel will now be known as the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

Traditionally, Grand Hyatt hotels serve culturally rich destinations that attract business and leisure travelers as well as large-scale meetings and conventions. The luxurious Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers all of the features required by a Grand Hyatt, including state-of-the-art technology, sophisticated business and leisure facilities, banquet and conference facilities of world-class standard and specialized programs that cater to discriminating business and vacation guests. The hotel`s elegant ballrooms and award-winning restaurants, including Armani`s and Oystercatchers, are perfect for hosting weddings, holiday and cocktail parties of grand scale.

The guestroom renovations, inspired by the hotel`s beautiful site on Tampa Bay, create an ambiance that not only captures the colors of coastal Florida, but that also provides travelers with a home-away-from-home atmosphere. The colors used include the sunny yellows, pale sand and palm green highlights taken from bright, native flowers found on property. Patterns such as raffia and woven palm were mixed with soft, luxurious cottons and linens to create an interesting blend.

“We are very excited about the redesign of the guestrooms and the new Florida look”, said Don McDaniel, General Manager at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. “The project has transformed the rooms beautifully, and we are extremely pleased to announce our upgraded status to the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay”, said McDaniel. “Our elegant atmosphere, impeccable service and 16-year stretch as Tampa`s only AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel will help to differentiate us from other hotels in the area.”


Guestroom function and comfort have been balanced with the carefully selected colors and fabrics. A large desk provides ample space for room service or an evening`s work, including electrical and data ports built into the face of the desk for easy computer connection. A generously sized lounge chair and ottoman with adjacent side table and reading lamp provide relaxation in absolute comfort. Special emphasis was given to the bedding, including a thick, comfortable duvet, complemented by colorful throws and oversized pillows.

Guest baths were also completely updated with imported granite, decoratively framed mirrors, new wall coverings and delightfully patterned shower curtains. Lighting in the guest baths was enhanced with sconces placed on either side of the mirrors and down lights were added above lavatories to provide optimum light levels. Particular attention was placed on increasing the light levels in the baths, entry foyers and guestrooms with the use of high-efficiency bulbs and lamps designed for better overall lighting.

All furniture and fabric was custom-designed for Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay to convey a relaxed elegance to guests, while ensuring that rooms are functional as well as beautiful. The new decor is sophisticated, yet inviting and offers a warm, Florida welcome.

About Hyatt:
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