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May 30, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Meyer Jabara Hotels and F & T Group today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Queens, New York. 

“Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport is centrally located in the heart of one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York City, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said Tony Schatz, general manager, Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport. “Hyatt Place is designed for guests ranging from the business traveler to the leisure traveler, and we are confident all our guests will appreciate the hotel’s open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and amenities.” 

Located steps away from third busiest intersection in all of New York City, and minutes from LaGuardia Airport, Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport is a part of One Fulton Square, the latest innovative development project comprising of 330,000 square feet of retail, hotel, office, and luxury residential condominiums, owned and developed by F & T Group. Guests can enjoy dozens of shops and authentic multi-cultural eateries with internationally recognized restaurant brands offering curated Japanese sushi, traditional Malaysian satays, an oyster raw bar, and more. 

“Flushing continues to undergo an incredible transformation and thrive economically, and we are excited to add to the community’s momentum by teaming up with Hyatt Place brand to bring the first Hyatt-branded hotel to the area,” said Jennifer Chiu, the owner of the hotel. “The team at F & T Group strives to set the bar in all the projects we undertake, and we are confident that Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport will provide a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that will exceed any guest’s expectations.” 

Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport offers: 

  • 168 roomy rooms, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner sectional sofa 
  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere 
  • Free a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, breads, premium coffee, an assortment of juices and popular Asian food selections 
  • Two 24/7 fully-equipped Gyms, yoga studio and a rooftop swimming pool for guests’ exclusive use 
  • Approximately 1,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space including a spacious Gallery for guests to relax and hold casual meetings 

Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Leadership 

Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport is under the leadership of General Manager Tony Schatz and Director Of Sales Maria Maloney. Schatz is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 60 associates and ensuring guests encounter the authentic hospitality experience for which Hyatt Place is known. Maloney is responsible for providing sales service and support to guests and meeting planners frequenting the Queens and greater New York City area, as well as serving as liaison to the community and local organizations. 

About Hyatt Place

Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place hotels combine style with casual hospitality. Featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner, free Wi-Fi, the 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast with your stay. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgot and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal. 

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 190 locations in the United States, Armenia, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com

About Meyer Jabara Hotels

Meyer Jabara Hotels, management team for the Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport, is an award-winning hospitality company that owns and operates hotels in 13 states. The Danbury, Conn.-based company’s portfolio of hotels includes Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, LaQuinta and Holiday Inn brands as well as several independent hotels. For more than 25 years, Meyer Jabara Hotels has distinguished itself as an employer of choice within the hospitality industry by simultaneously creating a culture where associates are encouraged to reach their fullest potential and provide customers with unique offerings. 

A visit to a Meyer Jabara hotel goes beyond an ordinary hotel stay. Each property features a unique destination experience that differentiates a Meyer Jabara Hotel from the competition by engaging the guest and supporting the geographic region. The destination themes and storylines emphasize and blend unique aspects of property amenities, location, and associate talent that transform an ordinary hotel stay into a special memory worth repeating. Meyer Jabara also manages Hyatt Place Hotels in Dewey Beach, DE and Bethlehem, Penn. For more information, visit www.meyerjabarahotels.com

About F&T Group

Established in New York City in 1980, F&T Group is a fully integrated real estate development and investment company, focusing on mixed-use, commercial and residential development. With offices in Shanghai, Nanjing and New York complete with an in-house team of highly experienced construction, master planning, architectural design and marketing professionals, F & T’s US-Sino cooperative platform is characterized by its internationally recognized construction and design quality as well as its global vision for local development. One of F & T Group’s major projects currently under construction include Flushing Commons, a 1.3 million square feet mixed use project consisting of office, luxury residential, retail and a state-of-the-art YMCA facility in the heart of downtown Flushing, New York. The firm is also developing the World Trade Center in Nanjing due to be completed in 2016. For more information, please visit www.fandtgroup.com

Contact: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Siân Martin

sian.martin@hyatt.com / (312) 780-5797

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