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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Woodbine Development Corporation
 Opens the 214-room Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land in Sugarland, Texas

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SUGAR LAND, TX (November 16, 2010) – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Woodbine Development Corporation today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land, marking the largest Hyatt Place property to date and the 21st Hyatt Place in Texas.

“The Sugar Land area is becoming home to many major companies and businesses, and with its proximity to downtown Houston, it is a top destination for both business and leisure travelers,” said Michael Gleeson, general manager, Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land. “We are excited to introduce Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land to the area, and we know that guests will appreciate the hotel’s comfortable and functional amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, made-to-order fresh food around the clock and the StayFit@Hyatt fitness center.”

Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land is located just minutes from offices of major businesses, including Fluor Daniel, Schlumberger, Imperial Sugar, Minute Maid and Texas Instruments. Just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the hotel is also closely situated to several top tourist attractions, such as the Houston Galleria, Houston Museum District, the Houston Zoo and more. For sports enthusiasts visiting the area, Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land is near several arenas for professional sports teams, including the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and Houston Texans. The hotel is also close to shopping and dining outlets within Lake Pointe Town Center and is less than a mile from Sugar Land Town Square, a vibrant, multi-functional development featuring 1.4 million square feet of retail and office space.

Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land offers:
  • 214 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast featuring a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • More than 4,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space  
  • Lakeside pavilion with 2,000 square feet of function space
  • 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order snacks and entrees
  • Intimate Bakery Café featuring Starbucks® specialty coffees, premium beers and wines
  • Scenic lakeside setting with access to a pedestrian bridge and walking/jogging trails

“With Sugar Land being the largest economic center of Fort Bend County and one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, we are excited to be a key addition to the community landscape,” said King Scovell, Woodbine’s director of development ventures with Hyatt. “Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land provides a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that we hope will exceed guest expectations.”

“The opening of this hotel marks the 21st Hyatt Place property to open in Texas, which is a true testament to the overall success and value of the Hyatt Place brand,” said Gary Dollens, global head, franchise and select operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “We are excited to expand our presence with the opening of the biggest Hyatt Place property to date, which will serve as a flagship property in this dynamic area.”

The Houston/Sugar Land community is invited to celebrate during a public Holiday Open House at the hotel, 16730 Creek Bend Drive in Sugar Land (77478) from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11.

HYATT PLACE HOUSTON/SUGAR LAND LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land is under the leadership of General Manager Michael Gleeson and Director of Sales Linda Cahue. In his role, Gleeson is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 45 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Gleeson is joined by Cahue, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Houston/Sugar Land area. 

HYATT PLACE BACKGROUND
Hyatt Place brings the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known to the upscale select-service category of hotels. 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. Features include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving Starbucks® specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and the Grab ’n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The Guest Kitchen offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock, in addition to the complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Specially trained Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner, an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch, high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological amenities they’re accustomed to accessing at home or in the office.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, 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 Woodbine Development Corporation
Woodbine is a full-service real estate development, asset management and services provider, specializing in hospitality, land and mixed-use projects. The company has been involved with development, design/construction and/or asset management of more than 15 million square feet of hospitality, office and mixed-use space and 18,000 acres of land. That translates into about $2 billion of real estate improvements and added value. To learn more, visit www.woodbinedevelopment.com.
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Contact:

Jamie Zimmerman
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
(312) 780-6070
jamie.zimmerman@hyatt.com

Erica Eiseline
Marion, Montgomery, Inc.
(713) 523-7900, ext. 107
eeiseline@mmihouston.com


 
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Also See: A Hyatt-Woodbine Development Corp. Partnership Building a 214-room Hyatt Place in Sugar Land, Texas / July 2009

The $54 million Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Topped Off; Hotel is a Public-private Partnership Between Crestline, Stormont Hospitality Group and the City of Sugar Land, Texas / Nov 2002

Alex. Brown Realty, Inc. and Presidian Companies to Partner on Development of a 203-room Hilton Garden Inn in Sugar Land, Texas / April 2007
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