Hyatt Place Charlottesville Celebrates Official Opening

137-room Hyatt Place hotel located in the heart of Charlottesville, VA

CHICAGO - September 26, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Macfarlane Stonefield, LLC today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Charlottesville. This is the first Hyatt Place to open in the Charlottesville, Va. area, and is centrally located within the city in the Shops at Stonefield.

"The Charlottesville area has become a destination for education, history, culture, and entertainment, and we know that travelers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to the city’s dynamic mix of activity"

"The Charlottesville area has become a destination for education, history, culture, and entertainment, and we know that travelers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to the city’s dynamic mix of activity," said Sara Bishop, general manager of Hyatt Place Charlottesville. "While staying at the hotel, our guests will enjoy and appreciate the comfortable and functional amenities offered at Hyatt Place. We are confident that Hyatt Place Charlottesville will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while away from home."

Hyatt Place Charlottesville is the city’s newest hotel and is centrally located at U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road. The hotel is in close proximity to the University of Virginia and John Paul Jones Arena. Entertainment is abundant with multiple venues located at the Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall, including the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, The Jefferson Theater, The Paramount Theater, and The Southern. Easy access to main thoroughfares allows convenient travel to an array of local, award-winning vineyards and breweries, as well as Virginia’s historic presidential homes.

Hyatt Place Charlottesville offers:

  • 137 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and a Cozy Corner sectional sofa
  • Complimentary 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
  • 2,015 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock
  • A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails

"Charlottesville is a diverse hub for business, education and government agencies, and we are excited to be bringing Hyatt Place to such a thriving and vibrant community," said President and Chief Operations Officer Granger Macfarlane of Macfarlane Stonefield LLC. "We are confident that Hyatt Place Charlottesville will bring a new standard to the area, and will provide a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that will exceed guest expectations."

Hyatt Place Charlottesville Leadership

Hyatt Place Charlottesville is under the leadership of General Manager Sara Bishop and Director of Sales Kico Hedrick. In her role, Bishop is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 40 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Hedrick is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Charlottesville 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

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


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