CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and OTO Development today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop. This is the first Hyatt Place hotel in Chicago’s downtown Loop area, ideally situated just minutes away from shopping and cultural attractions.
“Chicago is a world-class city and travel destination, and Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop is a wonderful new option for all visitors. Located in the heart of the city’s business, financial and theater districts, the hotel offers convenient proximity to destinations like State Street, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, American Girl Place, and many more. It is also less than a block from Hyatt’s corporate headquarters,” said General Manager Jerry Evans.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop offers amenities suited to day- or week-long conferences, as well as weekend visits, including:
- 206 guestrooms; each with a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner sectional sofa. Several guestrooms will also include floor to ceiling windows offering sweeping views down Franklin Street.
- Free Wi-Fi for use throughout the hotel and guestrooms.
- Complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices.
- An impressive 1,800 square foot fitness center.
- 2,300 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting and event space with floor to ceiling windows.
- 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock.
- A Coffee to Cocktails Bar with specialty coffees, premium beers, wines and cocktails.
HYATT PLACE CHICAGO/DOWNTOWN-THE LOOP LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop will be under the leadership of General Manager Jerry Evans and Director of Sales Osman Keskin. As General Manager, Evans will be directly responsible for day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 65 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Keskin will provide sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Chicago area.
ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings authentic hospitality to the upscale service hotel category for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by the 24/7 lifestyle of multitasking travelers, Hyatt Place hotels combine style with casual hospitality; featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, free Wi-Fi everywhere, 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast for guests. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgotten and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.
Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 220 locations in the United States, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Morocco, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands, and United Arab Emirates. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.
ABOUT OTO DEVELOPMENT
Established in 2004, OTO Development is an award-winning, rapidly growing hotel development and management company. Our industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of great hotels managed by exceptional people. In the past ten years, OTO Development has developed over 60 hotels and currently operates portfolios of hotels for a publicly traded REIT, private equity firms and high net worth individuals. Today, the company continues its impressive growth with more than $1 billion in urban new development projects in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Manhattan, south Florida and Washington DC. This is OTO’s first project in downtown Chicago. In 2009, Hyatt recognized OTO Development as Developer of the Year. For more information, please visit www.otodevelopment.com.
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 develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 599 properties in 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.