News for the Hospitality Executive
Hyatt Place™ Development Pace Accelerates in 2007;
86 Projects Increase System to Over 200 Hotels
|CHICAGO - January 29, 2008 - Further demonstrating its
position as the ‘category killer’ upscale select service brand, Hyatt today
announced that it approved a total of 86 new Hyatt Place hotels to date.
These new projects, which include the first new-build Hyatt Place hotels
in New Mexico, Missouri and Ohio, bring the total number of new build Hyatt
Place projects open and under development to over 200 hotels.
Hyatt Place Prototype
“Based on the 100+ Hyatt Place hotels currently open and operating, we’re confident the combination of comfortable amenities, Hyatt-quality service and adaptability in multiple markets will continue to stimulate demand in a variety of urban and suburban areas,” said Jim Abrahamson, Hyatt’s head of development for the Americas. “Thanks to the success of our hotels we have a substantial advantage over our competitors because developers have been able to experience the brand firsthand and see the concrete and impressive guest satisfaction scores, occupancy levels and ADR.”
Hyatt Place will add the following locations to its portfolio:
HYATT PLACE BACKGROUND
Hyatt Place was inspired by the changing landscape of contemporary, multi-tasking business travelers, who have successfully adapted to today’s “24/7 lifestyle,” seamlessly merging personal and professional activities. To help guests achieve this, Hyatt Place offers an atmosphere of casual hospitality with a balanced mix of comfortable and functional amenities.
Similar to what travelers might experience at home, guests can take advantage of free Wi-Fi access, stretch out on the eight-foot Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper or work at an oversized desk in an ergonomic chair. They can also catch the evening news, the big game or the latest feature movies on the 42-inch flat panel, high-definition television offering 11 channels of high-definition programming in addition to an already impressive channel selection. Hyatt Place guests will also have access to DIRECTV® Sports, which includes NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and NBA LEAGUE PASSSM as well as other professional and college sports programming. Hyatt Place guests can stay connected through the innovative Hyatt Plug Panel™, which allows guests to connect their own entertainment media to the high-definition TV, including laptops, MP3 players, DVD players or any other portable device. The signature Hyatt Grand Bed™ also ensures guests can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the bedroom area.
Hyatt Place hotels also feature the Gallery, an innovative welcoming arrival area where guests are personally greeted by the Gallery Host who assists guests with everything from check-in to providing personal tours of the hotel.
In the Gallery, guests will also find a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café and bakery, free Wi-Fi, a TV den and an e-room with free access to public computers and a printer. Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrées along with Starbucks® specialty coffees or enjoy a free continental breakfast. Hyatt Place also offers a variety of freshly prepared, café quality items, including made-to-order entrées, sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza which guests can order 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a touch screen menu in the Guest Kitchen or from the Gallery Host.
To help guests stay physically and mentally productive, they can also utilize the hotel’s swimming pool or StayFit@Hyatt gym featuring state-of-the-art Life Fitness® equipment.
Travelers are raving about Hyatt Place hotels already open in and around Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Nashville, Dallas, Washington, DC and Louisville. There will be 120 Hyatt Place hotels open by March 2008, including locations in Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Detroit, in addition to other key business and leisure markets throughout the country.
About Hyatt Place
Hyatt Place, a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle, combines The Hyatt Touch® with stylish design, purposeful amenities and forward-thinking technology. Catering to today’s discerning travelers, 120 Hyatt Place hotels are to open across the U.S. by March 2008. Hyatt Place is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.hyattplace.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.
About Global Hyatt Corporation
|Also See:||Hyatt Corp. Ready to Spend $175 million to Transform Many of the 146 AmeriSuites into a Sleek, Tech-centric Hyatt Place Branded Mid Price Product / October 2005|
|Hyatt Corporation Will Purchase the 143-unit AmeriSuites Chain from Affiliates of The Blackstone Group; Plans to Invest $150 million to Create New Brand Headed by Jim Abrahamson and Mike Leven / December 2004|