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Commonwealth Hotels Opens New Hyatt Place and
Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Warrenville, Illinois


COVINGTON, Ky., May 18, 2010 -- Commonwealth Hotels, LLC  and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announce the opening of the country's second joint Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites development in Warrenville, Ill. Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites, both of which feature 123 rooms, are the brands' first hotels in the country to feature enhanced design elements in the lobby area: a new e-room design at Hyatt Place and a redesigned open kitchen space at Hyatt Summerfield Suites.

The hotels, which are 31 miles from downtown Chicago, offer convenient access to Morton Arboretum, Cantigny Gardens and Museum, and the Naperville Riverwalk in downtown Naperville, which features numerous restaurants and shops. Hyatt Place also offers 1,188 square feet of meeting space while Hyatt Summerfield Suites offers 938 square feet of meeting space.

Both hotels were developed and are owned by a subsidiary of Corporex Companies, Inc.  Corporex is a master developer based in Covington, Ky. and does business nationally. The hotel is operated by Commonwealth Hotels, LLC a nationally recognized operator of fine hotels.  "The addition of a new hotel property is always in and of itself noteworthy, but when it is new construction of two highly regarded Hyatt brands, it is even more exciting," said Dan Fay, President of Commonwealth Hotels.

"Warrenville is a unique city in that it draws travelers to Chicago as well as the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Because that mix is so dynamic, a joint Hyatt Place-Hyatt Summerfield Suites development is a perfect solution to offer guests flexibility based on their reason for traveling," said Gary Dollens, global head, franchise and select operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Both of these brands offer a welcoming environment and a helpful staff while featuring distinct designs and amenities to provide the best possible guest experience."

HYATT PLACE BACKGROUND

Hyatt Place was inspired by the changing landscape of contemporary, multi-tasking travelers, who have successfully adapted to today's "24/7 lifestyle," seamlessly merging personal and professional activities.  To help guests achieve this lifestyle, Hyatt Place offers casual hospitality with a balanced mix of comfortable and functional amenities.

  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily, featuring a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, Starbucks® coffee and an assortment of juices
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • A 42-inch flat panel, high-definition television, and eight-foot sectional sofa-sleeper and the Hyatt Grand Bed® in every spacious guestroom, which can sleep up to six adults comfortably
  • Freshly prepared snacks and breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees, such as waffles, salads, pizza, sandwiches and soup, available to purchase around the clock; a Grab 'n Go case is stocked with sandwiches, salads and bottled beverages for hurried guests
  • In-room refrigerator to store any food items
  • Indoor or outdoor swimming at most locations

HYATT SUMMERFIELD SUITES BACKGROUND

Hyatt Summerfield Suites' studio, one-and two-bedroom guest suites combine casual hospitality, residential design solutions and the comforts and conveniences that encourage guests to feel at home.

  • Complementary hot breakfast buffet seven days a week offering traditional favorites like eggs, waffles and French toast
  • Complimentary Evening Social every Monday-Thursday featuring complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres that change nightly, including a mashed potato bar, soup and fresh mixed field greens
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access in every guest suite and complimentary Wi-Fi access in the Guest House
  • A 32-inch flat panel, high-definition television, a dedicated work area and the Hyatt Grand Bed® in every spacious guest suite, which can sleep up to 10 adults comfortably
  • A full kitchen in every guest suite where guests can prepare a fast, easy and inexpensive meal
  • A 24-hour Guest Market offering a variety of grocery staples such as pasta, soup, beverages and snacks
  • Complimentary grocery shopping service
  • Indoor or outdoor swimming pools at all locations

About Commonwealth Hotels
Commonwealth Hotels, LLC was founded in 1986 and is a proven partner in providing management services and superior financial results. The company has extensive experience managing premium branded full service and select service hotels. Commonwealth Hotels currently manages over 3,300 rooms with more hotels under development or construction.
Additional corporate information may be found on Commonwealth Hotels' internet site, which may be accessed at www.commonwealthhotels.com

About Hyatt Place
Hyatt Place brings the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known to the upscale select-service category. Inspired by multitasking travelers' 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design, practical amenities, forward-thinking technology and purposeful service so guests can remain connected and productive while traveling. Hyatt Place is a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation that currently offers more than 150 locations throughout the United States. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com

About Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites are upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels offering travelers spacious, contemporary studio and one-and two-bedroom suites ideal for any length of stay. Guests will find an atmosphere that provides the sociability of a neighborhood with features such as complimentary full breakfast buffet and evening socials, a guest market, laundry facilities and internet cafe. There are currently 33 Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels throughout the country. For information or to make a reservation, call 866 XS HYATT (866-974-9288) or visit www.HyattSummerfieldSuites.com .  From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com .
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Contact: 

Commonwealth Hotels
Barbara E. Gurren
Tel: 859-392-2255
bgurren@commonwealthhotels.com
www.commonwealthhotels.com

Hyatt Hotels Contact:
Amy Patti
Tel: 313-788-5620
amy.patti@hyatt.com


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Also See: Commonwealth Hotels Opens New Hyatt Summerfield Suites Denver Airport / May 2010

Commonwealth Hotels to Manage Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hyatt Place, Lexington, Kentucky / April 2010
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