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DLR Group and LodgeWorks Open the 164-room
Hotel Sierra San Jose in California


(DLR Group – August 24, 2011)
– San Jose, known as the technology mecca of the world, is now offering business and leisure travelers a new level of hospitality. DLR Group, along with developer LodgeWorks, local city officials, and more than 300 guests celebrated the grand opening of Hotel Sierra San Jose in April.

“Hotel Sierra takes life on the road in a new direction,” said Yann de Fabrique, general manager. “Our intuitive amenities and guest-empowered approach enable travelers to own the overall experience and maintain a sense of routine while away from their comfort zones.”

At seven stories, Hotel Sierra features 164 guestrooms, studios and one and two bedroom suites. A complimentary, bistro-style breakfast coupled with full-size, contemporary kitchens and two fitness centers help maintain daily health regiments, while free Wi-Fi, flat panel televisions, and an interactive business lounge keep guests connected.

“DLR Group’s design caters to technology enthusiasts, with sophisticated finishes and amenities today’s travelers expect,” said DLR Group Principal Ken Martin, AIA. “Together, DLR Group and LodgeWorks created a cutting-edge and contemporary retreat for short or extended stays.”

This hip destination hotel is the perfect backdrop for corporate and social events. The H BAR and alfresco patio, joined by floor-to-ceiling retractable doors, create a stunning indoor/outdoor ambiance ideal for casual cocktail hour or an upscale evening affair. Stylish and flexible indoor and outdoor space, ranging from 828 to 2,592 square feet can accommodate up to 220 guests. A landscaped central courtyard with patio and pool deck provides ideal pre-function space for the lobby, restaurant and lounge. Simplistic yet striking interiors are cloaked in soothing neutral hues. Rich chocolate accents and bursts of burnt orange provide a complementary and welcoming contrast to Hotel Sierra’s modern and interactive concept.

Hotel Sierra is located in the city’s Golden Triangle, near the crossroads of Highways 237, 880, and 101.

DLR Group

DLR Group is an interdisciplinary design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design from offices coast-to-coast and in China. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit lrgroup.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HOTEL SIERRA®:

For today’s traveler who faces the modern mix of chaos and never ending expectations while on the road, Hotel Sierra provides intuitive, value-added amenities; intelligent, fashion-forward design; and no-is-never-an-answer service. Realizing that life on the road isn’t either/or – it’s both, Hotel Sierra relishes in real-life routine made easy, blurring the lines of both worlds and delivering an experience that leaves the guest feeling in control. Current brand portfolio includes 18 Hotel Sierra locations across the country including two under development in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, opening in the Fall of 2011, and Falls Church, Virginia slated to open in late 2012.

Hotel Sierras are owned and managed by Hyatt Hotels Corporation following Hyatt’s August 2011 acquisition of LodgeWorks, L.P. For more information, please visit www.hotel-sierra.com.

About LodgeWorks
LodgeWorks, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators, industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 26 years. Among recent developments, the company has sold a portfolio of assets to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. LodgeWorks continues to own and manage a portfolio of branded hotels including Hotel Sierra®, Hyatt Summerfield Suites®, Hyatt Place®, Aloft®, Hawthorn Suites®, and Hilton Garden Inn®. For more information, please visit www.lodgeworks.com.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitalitycompany with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome.Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM.
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Contact:

Penny Ramsey
913/897-7811
913/240-8783 (mobile)
pramsey@dlrgroup.com
 



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