CHICAGO (MARCH 17, 2023) — First Hospitality, a national hotel operating and development company, assumed management and operations of the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana in Champaign, IL. First Hospitality will also manage Punch!, a bar and lounge located at the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana.
“Expanding our Hyatt brand footprint with the addition of the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana is a meaningful step in our growth strategy to further diversify our branded portfolio,” said David Duncan, president and CEO. “We also look forward to bringing a fresh energy to Punch! through new offerings and programming that will provide added value to this beloved local hot spot.”
Featuring 145 guest rooms, the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana is located in downtown Champaign just minutes from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Within a two-block radius, guests will find a dining scene with more than 36 restaurants offering twists on worldly cuisine. The pet-friendly hotel features complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, in-door pool (opening March 31), fitness center, meeting and event space, dining, lobby bar and 24/7 espresso bar.
Located at the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana, Punch! is a cocktail bar serving classic and craft cocktails best known for its Old Fashioned, made with a proprietary blend of six different types of whiskey. The popular lounge has a menu of light, shareable dishes including a Charcuterie Board and Jerk Chicken Skewers, served with house made dirty rice and cilantro-lime sauce. A new seasonal menu featuring ten innovative and Instagram-able cocktails will debut on March 20.
For more information about First Hospitality and its portfolio of hotels, please visit: firsthospitality.com.