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HYATT PLACE HOTEL OPENS IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown Marks Brand’s Third Hotel in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (October 7, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announces the opening of Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown, which has just completed a rebranding and renovation.

“We are excited to add to the momentum in the Minneapolis community by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the downtown area,” said Jay Sloboch, general manager, Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown. “Whether we are catering to business or leisure travelers, we know our guests will appreciate the comfortable and functional amenities such as free Wi-Fi, made-to-order fresh food around the clock and the StayFit@Hyatt fitness center.”

Connected to Minneapolis’ iconic climate-controlled Skyway, Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown is minutes away from the historic Hennepin Theater District and expansive shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Additionally, the city’s Hiawatha Light Rail is fewer than three blocks away, providing easy access to MSP International Airport and Mall of America. The 213-room, atrium-style hotel boasts an open, intuitive design and casual atmosphere with practical, forward-thinking amenities.

“This hotel opening marks the third Hyatt Place hotel in the state, and we are proud to introduce downtown Minneapolis to the Hyatt Place experience,” said Kevin Schramm, vice president of development for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts . “New Hyatt Place locations opened in urban markets such as New York City’s Midtown Manhattan and Chicago’s River North and Hyde Park earlier this year, and we look forward to a continued warm reception from metropolitan travelers.”

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown offers:

  • 213 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and a sectional sofa sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • More than 1,800 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting and function space 
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu serving fresh, made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring coffees, premium beers, wines and cocktails

HYATT PLACE MINNEAPOLIS DOWNTOWN LEADERSHIP

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown is under the leadership of General Manager Jay Slaboch and Director of Sales Jae Baker-Dewald.  In his role, Slaboch is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Baker-Dewald is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Minneapolis 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.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 170 locations in the United States, Costa Rica and India. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.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 manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt House® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 524 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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