|CHICAGO -- August 20, 1998 -- Hyatt is adding to its portfolio
of on-airport hotels with a newly constructed property inside Pittsburgh
International Airport, according to an announcement today from Chicago-based
Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
The 331-room, 11-story Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport will be the first and only hotel with an enclosed, direct pedestrian link to the new Midfield Terminal. Construction is scheduled to begin in November, with completion scheduled for May 2000.
The hotel will be owned by Dauphin County General Authority and managed by Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Construction management will be provided by Dick Corporation of Pittsburgh. Construction is being financed by a privately placed bond issue, and no tax money is being used to fund the project, which has a total cost of $62.8 million. The architects for the project are L. Robert Kimball & Associates of Pittsburgh and Thompson Ventulett Stainback & Associates of Atlanta.
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport will be the fourth Hyatt hotel on the premises of a major airport in the U.S. Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport sits atop the main terminal; Hyatt Regency DFW's twin towers are located inside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; and Harborside Hyatt Conference Center & Hotel is on the grounds of Boston's Logan International Airport. In addition, Hyatt has 11 more hotels either adjacent to or within five miles of a major airport.
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport is one of a number of Hyatt hotels under development in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Hyatt is working on more new construction deals today than it has in the last decade. The chain expects to add more rooms in the next five years than it did in the last ten. In addition, Hyatt International has more than 40 hotels under development overseas.
Also, two newly constructed Hyatt hotels opened earlier this year in the U.S. The 800-room Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago is the only hotel with a direct pedestrian link to the McCormick Place convention center. And the 200-room Hyatt Valencia, in the Los Angeles area, is the Santa Clarita Valley's first full-service hotel.
"Hyatt recognizes the value and convenience of a first class airport hotel, and we look forward to soon offering our brand of hospitality to travelers in Pittsburgh," said Douglas G. Geoga, president, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "With its stunning design and elaborate retail concourse, Pittsburgh International Airport is almost a destination in itself, and we are pleased to become a part of this state-of-the-art facility that caters so well to business and leisure travelers," he added.
"Hyatt is recognized the world over for its excellence in hotel management, so naturally we are delighted that they will be managing our new hotel," said Sidney A. Reese, executive director, Dauphin County General Authority. "The new Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport is the final touch that elevates the airport to true world-class status," he added.
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport will offer a three-meal restaurant, a bar and a health club complete with indoor pool, cardiovascular and strength training equipment and saunas. The hotel also will feature 18,600 square feet of meeting space, including a 9,000 sq. ft. ballroom and 16 meeting rooms, including one boardroom.
Guest rooms will feature work stations with spacious desks, power ports, two-line phones with dataports, desk lamps and more. The hotel will also offer signature Hyatt amenities, such as Business Plan, the hotel industry's most extensive business travel program. Business Plan includes waived access charges on local, toll-free and credit card phone calls; in-room fax machine; 24-hour access to business equipment; and complimentary continental breakfast.
One floor at Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport will be reserved for members of Gold Passport, Hyatt's frequent traveler program. Members earn points based on eligible dollars spent at Hyatt hotels and resorts. Points are accumulated and redeemed for awards which offer a total travel experience, including hotel accommodations, airline tickets, car rentals and cruise awards. Members may also convert their points into airline mileage with many of Hyatt's airline partners. Among other benefits, members experience more than 20 special guest service features during their Hyatt stays, including rooms in an exclusive area of the hotel, complimentary morning newspaper, late check-out upon request and US$250 check-cashing privileges.
Other Hyatt Hotels Under Development
In addition to Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, other Hyatt hotels and resorts under construction include Hyatt Rosemont, near O'Hare International Airport; Hyatt Regency St. Kitts Resort & Casino; Hyatt Regency St. Lucia Resort and Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort. In addition, a brand new Park Hyatt Chicago is scheduled to open in early 2000. It is being built on the site of the old Park Hyatt Chicago, which was demolished in 1997.
Hyatt also has hotels planned for a number of locations including Philadelphia; Baltimore; Calgary; Cambridge, Md.; Miami Beach; and Osceola County, Fla.
There are 183 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. Hyatt Hotels
Corporation operates 109 hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada and the
Caribbean. Hyatt International, through its subsidiaries, operates 74 hotels
and resorts in 34 countries. In the U.S., Hyatt Worldwide Reservations
for individuals and groups can be reached at 800-233-1234. Outside the
U.S., contact the local Hyatt sales office or representative.
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