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Sequoia Development Signs LodgeWorks to Manage the First New-build
Hyatt Summerfield Suites Prototype in Sandy, Utah

November 26, 2007 (Wichita, KS) – LodgeWorks, L.P. announces that it has signed a contract with Sequoia Development, Inc., to manage the first new-build Hyatt Summerfield Suites prototype near Salt Lake City, Utah.  The 137-suite property, which has already broken ground at 9680 South Monroe Street in Sandy, Utah, is scheduled to open in Summer 2008. The contract affirms LodgeWorks’ commitment to grow its management portfolio. Wichita, Kansas-based LodgeWorks pioneered the upscale all-suite concept with Residence Inn during the 1970s and went on to launch the Summerfield Suites Hotel brand in 1988.  
“Managing the new Hyatt Summerfield Suites is in keeping with our strategy to extend our operating strength, partnering with talented developers and well-regarded brands,” said B. Anthony Isaac, LodgeWorks’ president. “Working with Sequoia Development and Global Hyatt as they launch this next generation is a natural extension of our long-standing commitment to the Summerfield brand.” 

The prototype Hyatt Summerfield Suites property is being developed by Sequoia Development, Inc., of Salt Lake City, which is making its first venture into the hospitality industry. Principal Kevin Ludlow and team have developed numerous upscale office and residential projects in greater Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. 
“I am excited to be associated with Hyatt Hotels and LodgeWorks.  Of the many projects our company has developed over the years, this one seems to be generating the most interest.  Hyatt Summerfield Suites will be a fantastic addition to the robust Salt Lake Valley economy,” said Ludlow. 
LodgeWorks is an ideal fit for managing the new prototype property. Not only does LodgeWorks enjoy a noteworthy history with the Summerfield Suites brand, but the company’s experienced corporate and field-based team extends a full menu of resources from management to sales/marketing to asset management/accounting. LodgeWorks has an ongoing record of industry-leading guest satisfaction scores, operating results, and profit margins. “We’ve got an experienced and talented team already in place, so our focus is on results,” explains Isaac. 
Located in the epicenter of Sandy at the south end of the Salt Lake Valley, the first prototype Hyatt Summerfield Suites will be the closest hotel to the South Town Exposition Center, and near the home stadium of Utah’s professional soccer team, the Real Salt Lake. The hotel will include 20 two-bedroom suites, 52 one-bedroom suites and 65 studios. Among the hotel’s new and distinctive design elements will be larger kitchens that double as “multi-functional rooms” for socializing and working as well as cooking and eating.  The prototype property will also offer 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, an outdoor fireplace with comfortable patio seating and complementary breakfast buffet.  
About LodgeWorks  
LodgeWorks, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company in the midst of an exciting portfolio expansion.  Based in the American heartland, the LodgeWorks® team has a rich history as hospitality brand innovators with industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen, and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 20 years. Among recent developments, the company has announced AVIAsm, a new boutique hotel collection with sophisticated, locally-inspired designs and an imaginative service culture crafted to bring authentic moments of discovery to discerning travelers. LodgeWorks is also introducing comfortable luxury to the upscale suite category with the innovative refresh of Hotel Sierrasm (previously branded Sierra Suites® Hotel). The new brand celebrates contemporary design and unexpected touches of luxury. LodgeWorks is also expanding its portfolio of owned and managed branded hotels including Hyatt Summerfield Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, and Hilton Garden Inn®.  For more information please visit, or
About Hyatt Summerfield Suites
Hyatt Summerfield Suites is an upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel offering travelers spacious, contemporary studio, 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 café.  There are currently 19 Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels throughout the country with 30 hotels to be fully operational by the end of 2007 and many more in development.  Hyatt Summerfield Suites is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation.  For information or to make a reservation, call 866 XS HYATT (866-974-9288) or visit  From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto   


Cheryl Doll
LodgeWorks, L.P.
(316) 681-5170

Also See: LodgeWorks Hotel Company Launching Two New Brands Hotel Sierra and Avia / September 2007


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