Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst Celebrates Official Opening

137-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Amherst, central to Buffalo’s main attractions.

August 25, 2015 // // CHICAGO – Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, the first Hyatt Place in Western New York, is officially open in Amherst, N.Y. The hotel brings the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings, to the Buffalo area.

Located on Main Street, directly off of Interstate 290, Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst is central to all of Buffalo’s main attractions. The attractive, beautifully landscaped hotel is less than five miles from Buffalo Niagara International airport, the University at Buffalo, and two of Buffalo’s largest malls. The hotel is about a 20-minute drive to Niagara Falls, Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, and First Niagara Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres. A number of family-friendly activities are also nearby, including the Aquarium of Niagara, the Buffalo Zoological Gardens, and Six Flags Darien Lake, which is less than 30 minutes away. Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst is also within walking distance to the village of Williamsville and hamlet of Snyder, offering guests a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as the picturesque setting of Glen Falls.

“As Buffalo continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” said General Manager David Zeplowitz. “With our smartly designed social spaces and guestrooms with separate areas to work and sleep, Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst offers multitasking travelers the room they need to spread out, and our free hot breakfast is just the thing to get our guests going in the morning.”

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst features:

  • 137 spacious guestrooms, all of which offer a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner sectional sofa
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ 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
  • 1,887 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
  • Spacious and well-equipped 24-hour Gym
  • Free airport shuttle service

“Buffalo-Niagara is a vibrant region, filled with friendly people, great neighborhoods, and an ever expanding list of great places to visit and things to do or see,” states Paul B. Iskalo, President & CEO of Iskalo Development Corp. “Our hotel is central to all of them and we are confident that the Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while visiting our area.”

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst Leadership

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst is under the leadership of General Manager David Zeplowitz and Director of Sales Julie Bishop. In his role, Zeplowitz is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 35 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Bishop is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Buffalo area.

About Hyatt Place

Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand delivers authentic hospitality by combining style, innovation and convenience to create a perfectly seamless stay with every modern comfort guests deserve. Inspired by the 24/7 lifestyle of multitasking travelers, Hyatt Place hotels feature spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, free Wi-Fi everywhere, 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and the a.m. Kitchen Skillet™, a 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 230 locations in the United States, Armenia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, 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

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About Emerald Hospitality Associates

Emerald Hospitality Associates is a full service hotel management company, providing a wide range of specialized hospitality management services and consultation. Founded in 1999 by current president James R. Gerish, a seasoned veteran of the hotel industry, Emerald is a top hotel management company that is focused on providing hotel and restaurant investors with the skills and expertise necessary to gain the greatest return on investment while consistently delivering hands-on personalized service.

About Iskalo Development Corp.

Founded in 1988, Iskalo Development Corp. is a full-service commercial real estate development company based in Williamsville, NY and active throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region. Iskalo

Development’s project experience covers a wide variety of product types including light industrial, office, retail, multi-family and hospitality. Whether adaptive re-use or ground-up development, Iskalo

Development prides itself on delivering architecturally appropriate projects of enduring value that contribute to the betterment of the communities in which they are located.

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 June 30, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 618 properties in 51 countries. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Hyatt Hotels Corporation


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