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Hyatt Sarasota becomes Hyatt Regency with a $22 Million Upgrade
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SARASOTA, FL- November 27, 2007– Hyatt Regency Sarasota recently announced plans for a $22 million renovation encompassing the entire hotel including guestrooms, meeting space, restaurants and bars. Situated in a beautiful resort-like setting, the 294-guestroom hotel offers an ideal location for business and leisure travelers alike.   The renovation is currently underway and set to be completed in March 2008.  
 
“It was very important to us to transform into a Hyatt Regency hotel by supporting new Hyatt Regency brand standards, enhancing our commitment to guest service and investing in the new product. These enhancements will introduce entirely new level of design and services to guests of Hyatt Regency Sarasota delivering an unparalleled combination of functionality and comfort,” said Mohammad Gharavi, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Sarasota. “Whether guests are visiting the beautiful Sarasota Bay for business or pleasure, they can unwind with all of the amenities today’s travelers crave most, and most importantly, have the opportunity to enjoy our great city.” 

Guests will experience a new relaxed, sophisticated yet elegant design including the new guestrooms which will be appointed with contemporary furnishings and modern amenities including the signature Hyatt Grand Bed™, 32-inch LCD flat-screen televisions, expanded work stations with oversized desks and T-Mobile® wireless internet access.  The new guestrooms will also feature iHome™ clock radios with an iPod® docking station and high-fidelity speakers that deliver astounding clarity, depth, and power. 
 
All guestrooms will have new carpet, flooring tile and lighting upgrades as well as newly designed guest bathrooms with new plumbing and fixtures, and new sliding glass doors on all balconies. 
 
For meetings at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, the hotel offers 20,000 square of meeting space including, a brand new 2,000 square foot meeting room overlooking the pool and marina, new carpeting and the latest state-of-the-art technology throughout. In addition, the two hotel restaurants will be completely renovated, including Scalini’s and Boathouse on the marina. 
 
Hyatt Regency Sarasota offers the area’s only private 32-slip full service marina and has an outdoor deck with waterfalls and a lagoon style pool. The hotel is just minutes away from three miles of public white-sand beaches and is nearby over five-dozen golf and tennis facilities.
 
About Hyatt Regency Sarasota
The Hyatt Regency Sarasota is situated on the water in the heart of the cultural Arts District on Florida’s west coast, overlooking the peaceful waters of Sarasota Bay.  The 11-story hotel also features a 32-slip marina with slips for guest use.  Guests have access to boating, fishing, biking and a variety of water sports.  Nestled in the hotel’s private marina, the Boathouse Restaurant is perfect for casual meals or a refreshing drink. Guests may also take advantage of nearby tennis and championship golf.  The Hyatt Regency Sarasota is just minutes away from the famous white-sand beaches of Siesta Key, Lido Key and fashionable shopping and dining at St. Armand’s Circle. 
 
About Global Hyatt Corporation:
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers over 735 hotels and resorts (over 136,000 rooms) in more than 44 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt branded hotels and resorts under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Resorts®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brands. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of the Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc., which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites.From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com. 

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Contact:

Nancy Longstreth 
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
941-953-1234
nlongstr@hyatt.com 
www.sarasota.hyatt.com

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Also See: Triton Companies Demolishing the Sea Castle on Siesta Key, Florida; Planning to Build a Hyatt Branded Fractional Ownership Resort / June 2007
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