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Hyatt International Signs Agreement to Manage the New
300-room Hyatt Regency Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Lausanne, Switzerland —June 2006— Hyatt International (EAME) LLC and LLC “Verh-Isetskaya Investment Construction Company” have announced that definitive agreements have been signed for Hyatt to operate the new 300-room Hyatt Regency Yekaterinburg. Construction has already begun and is being carried out by Bouygues Bâtiment International LLC. The hotel is set to be Hyatt’s second property in Russia, and forms part of Hyatt’s continuing development within the country that also includes Grand Hyatt Moscow, which is set to open later the same year.

Situated in central Russia, on the Asian side of the Ural mountain range, Yekaterinburg is Russia's fourth largest city, with an estimated population of over 1.3 million. The city, founded in 1723 by Peter I, is often said to be situated on the border of Europe and Asia, and has become one of the largest and the most influential financial, industrial and cultural centers in Russia. Koltsovo International Airport is served by many of the major hubs in Europe and the Middle East, leading to more and more overseas visitors coming to visit Yekaterinburg for both business and pleasure. 

Located in the city centre, on the bank of the River Iset, Hyatt Regency Yekaterinburg has been designed by renowned architects Valode & Pistre of Paris.  In keeping with the Hyatt Regency concept, the hotel will reflect the city’s flavor in the design of its 300 generously sized rooms and suites. In addition, all guestrooms will offer the latest contemporary requirements of the modern business and leisure traveler. 

For added privacy the hotel will offer Regency Club accommodation, providing the executive traveler with private access to a boardroom and the Regency Club lounge.

Hyatt Regency Yekaterinburg will also include over 7,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space. An 2,600-square-foot ballroom, six meeting rooms and two boardrooms provide ample space to cover a wide variety of meetings requirements; from discrete board meeting to large banquets and State functions.

Guests will have the choice of dining in one of two restaurants, a lounge and a bar. The hotel’s main restaurant will feature an open kitchen with wood-burning oven while the hotel’s Asian restaurant includes its own open kitchen alongside a charcoal grill, woks and steamers.  Only the finest meat and seafood will be used, grilled to perfection. Situated on the ground floor, with a stunning center-piece fireplace, the bar offers traditional European dining alongside an exquisite selection of spirits and cigars. At the heart of the hotel is the lobby lounge allowing visitors to relax in the urban buzz of an international hotel. The lobby lounge will serve European and Russian specialties and offer a unique selection of premium coffees and teas.

Other facilities include an extensive roof-top Spa including three treatment rooms, a Health and Fitness Centre, an indoor pool and car parking space for 280 cars.

“We are delighted with Hyatt’s appointment to manage a hotel that holds great importance to Hyatt International’s development both globally and within Russia,” said André Pury, Senior Vice President, Hyatt International (EAME) LLC. 

There are 215 Hyatt branded hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands. Currently, there are an additional 38 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 13 new hotels in China.   

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Contact:

Katie Meyer
Global Hyatt Corporation
(312) 780- 5711
katie.meyer@corphq.hyatt.com

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Also See: Hotel Performance in Key Markets Across Russia Enjoys Significant Improvements Over the Past Four Years; Need for Mid-market Hotel Performance in Key Markets Across Russia Enjoys Significant Improvements Over the Past Four Years; Need for Mid-market / Deloitte / July 2005
It Takes a Village to Build a Hotel - Denver's New Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center / December 2005


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