CHICAGO (March 29, 2012) - Hyatt has honored the top owners
and developers of its select service brands, Hyatt Place® and
HYATT house, at its national owners' conference in Carlsbad,
Calif. Six companies accepted awards, which Hyatt
confers every two years, from Hyatt's Chief Executive Officer
Mark Hoplamazian, its North American Chief Operating Officer
Chuck Floyd, and its Global Head of Operations and
Franchising for Select brands Gary Dollens.
"Hyatt Place and Hyatt House will be the primary brands with
which we are going to increase our presence in many markets
where we are not represented or are under-represented,"
Hoplamazian said about the importance of the brands to the
Company and its goal of becoming the most preferred among
owners, guests and associates in every segment it serves.
Hyatt presented the following awards for excellence in hotel
development and management:
North American Strategic Partner was presented to White
Lodging, operator of Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown, HYATT
house Austin/Arboretum, and HYATT house Houston/Galleria
and HYATT house Colorado Springs, with three additional
Hyatt Place hotels currently under development: Hyatt Place
Austin Downtown, Hyatt Place Nashville and Hyatt Place
Chicago River North.
Developer of the Year was presented to Kolter for Hyatt
Place West Palm Beach/Downtown. Kolter also owns Hyatt
Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center, and is
currently developing Hyatt Place Delray Beach.
TheOperating ExcellenceAward was presented to Concord
Hospitality. The company operates Hyatt Place Grand
Rapids-South, one of the first LEED-certified Hyatt Place
hotels, and HYATT house Boulder/ Broomfield. Concord has
under development HYATT house Raleigh and HYATT house
Best Project was presented toChartres Lodging Group for the
conversion of Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, the first Hyatt
Place hotel in Hawaii. Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is the
largest Hyatt Place hotel and is the first
renovation/conversion in a resort location.
Best Hyatt PlaceOpening in North America was presented to
First Hospitality Group Inc. for Hyatt Place Des
Moines/Downtown, which is owned by Jake Christiansen, Dick
Ten Braak, BJ Baker, and Mike Nelson. First Hospitality
Group also operates Hyatt Place South Bend/Mishawaka in
Best Opening in North Americafor HYATT house was presented
to Commonwealth Management for HYATT house
Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville, which is owned by Corporex.
Commonwealth Management also operates Hyatt Place Salt Lake
City Airport, Hyatt Place Lexington and HYATT house Denver.
"We are thrilled to work with such great companies," said
Dollens, "because it means that when we honor them, we are
recognizing the best of the best."
Currently, there are more than 160 Hyatt Place hotels in
operation in the United States, with more than 35 under
development throughout in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean,
China, Latin America, Southwest Asia, and the Middle East.
In addition to 53 HYATThouse hotels open in the U.S., HYATT
house hotels are under development in key markets in North
America, China, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
About Hyatt Place
Inspired by multitasking travelers' 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt
Place hotels feature complimentary Wi-Fi and remote printing,
a 24-hour StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar
serving specialty coffees and premium wine, beer, and
spirits, complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet, featuring
freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches and a Grab 'n Go case
stocked with sandwiches and salads. Guest Kitchens offer
lunch and dinner entrées 24/7. Specially trained Gallery
Hosts offer assistance with everything from directions to
check-in to a freshly made meal. Spacious guestrooms are
designed to help guests perfectly blend their lifestyle of
work and play, featuring the Hyatt Grand bed, Cozy Corner
sofa sleeper, work center, 42 inch HDTV's and the Hyatt Plug
Panel media center.
About HYATT house
HYATT house hotels are upscale all-suite, residential-style
hotels offering travelers spacious studios, one and
two-bedroom Kitchen Suites or Traditional Guestrooms ideal
for any length of stay. Kitchen Suites feature a fully
equipped kitchen; spacious living room with flat-panel TV;
and bedroom with a comfortable bed with ultra-plush pillows.
HYATT house features a 24/7 guest market, 24-hour Workout
Room, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, evening socials or
H BAR happy hours, and even laundry facilities - all of which
contribute to allowing guests to keep their real-life
routines rolling while on the road. HYATT house was
recently named one of the 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families
by Parents Magazine. Chosen amongst more than 70 hotels
chains, HYATT house was recognized for its convenient,
functional, and family-friendly amenities, with separate
parent and child sleeping areas topping the list.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a
leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of
making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of
the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of
the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic
hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage,
franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the
Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®,
Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM. Hyatt House is changing its
brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt
Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation
subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt
ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its
name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of December 31, 2011, the
Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 483 properties
in 45 countries. For more information, please visit
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