Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) and Real Hospitality Group today announce the opening of Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South, marking the first Hyatt Place property to debut in New York City.
The new Midtown Manhattan location represents a move into downtown urban locations for the upscale select service brand, which has grown by nearly 18 percent in the past three years.
“New York is a significant and exciting market that represents so many opportunities for us as we look for meaningful growth across our portfolio of brands,” said Rakesh Sarna, group president – Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “The opening of the city’s first Hyatt Place is a significant step forward in our goal to become the most preferred brand for our guests, and we can’t wait to show New Yorkers and its many visitors from around the world what Hyatt Place is all about.”
“New York is a significant and exciting market that represents so many opportunities for us as we look for meaningful growth across our portfolio of brands”
Earlier this month, a Hyatt Place hotel opened in downtown Austin, Texas, and other downtown locations are expected to open this year in Chicago’s River North neighborhood; Minneapolis, Minn.; Charlotte, N.C.; Omaha, Neb.; Nashville, Tenn; Panama City, Panama; and Santiago, Chile. In 2014, the company anticipates additional urban, downtown openings for the brand in New York City’s Times Square and Flushing; Washington D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood, and Lincoln, Neb.; among others.
“Hyatt Place guests may be accustomed to seeing our brand in suburban and airport locations, but we feel there is also demand in downtown locations for the accessibility, convenience and overall experience the brand provides. Hyatt Place delivers a seamless experience to meet the needs of our guests’ multi-tasking 24/7 lifestyles, so what better place to showcase that experience than The City that Never Sleeps,” said Chris Walker, vice president of brands, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. “We look forward to introducing a new group of customers to the Hyatt Place brand.”
About Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South
About Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South
Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South is ideally located on W 36th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, in the heart of Manhattan. The hotel offers close proximity to many of the city’s most famous sights and attractions, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the theaters of Broadway. In addition to its location in central Manhattan, the single busiest commercial district in the United States, the hotel also provides convenient access to Herald Square, Rockefeller Center and Penn Station.
“We are thrilled to announce our second hotel in the highly desired midtown area of Manhattan. This acquisition furthers our strategic relationship with Hyatt Hotels through ownership of the first Hyatt Place property in Manhattan, said James L. Francis, president and chief executive officer, Chesapeake Lodging Trust. “This brand is the perfect fit for New York and the blended lifestyle of work and play.”
Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South offers:
“We are proud to operate New York City’s very first Hyatt Place, and we believe the brand’s unique design and style will appeal to domestic and international travelers visiting the city,” said Rick Day, chief operating officer, Real Hospitality Group. “We are enthusiastic about bringing the Hyatt Place name to Manhattan and adding this property to our growing portfolio of hotels.”
HYATT PLACE NEW YORK/MIDTOWN-SOUTH LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South is under the leadership of General Manager Jason Crotto and Director of Sales Patricia Troy. In his role, Crotto is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 50 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Troy is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the New York City area.
ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch, high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological amenities they’re accustomed to accessing at home or in the office. Hyatt Place hotels also feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and a Grab ’n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The 24/7 Gallery Menu offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock, in addition to the a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM, a complimentary hot breakfast served daily. Specially trained Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.
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