Hyatt Summerfield Suites(TM) Fort Lauderdale Airport-South Celebrates Grand Opening

Hotel Joins Adjacent Hyatt Place® to Complete the Hyatt's First-Ever Joint Development

DANIA BEACH, Fla. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and OTO Development, LLC, today announce the opening of Hyatt Summerfield Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport-South, completing the final phase of the country's first joint Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites development.

"We are thrilled to partner with Hyatt on the first-ever Hyatt Place-Hyatt Summerfield Suites joint development. The Hyatt Place hotel, which opened in January, has been a tremendous success and already surpassed our expectations. Thanks to Hyatt Summerfield Suites' distinct offerings, we are confident that travelers to the Fort Lauderdale area will embrace the brand the same way they did Hyatt Place," said Corry Oakes, CEO and president, OTO Development, LLC.

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport-South offers:

  • 143 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 32-inch HDTV in the bedroom and living area, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed™ and an eight-foot sectional sofa-sleeper
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet seven days a week offering traditional favorites like eggs, waffles and French toast
  • Complimentary Evening Social every Monday – Thursday featuring complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres that change nightly, including a mashed potato bar, soup and fresh mixed field greens
  • A full kitchen in every guest suite where guests can prepare a fast, easy and inexpensive meal
  • 1,000 square feet of meeting space

"Fort Lauderdale's varied mix of business, leisure, domestic and international travelers make it the ideal location for this first-ever joint Hyatt Place-Hyatt Summerfield Suites development," said Gary Dollens, senior vice president, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "These brands complement each other very well and we believe the brands' welcoming environment, helpful staff and practical amenities will exceed the expectations of this traveler mix."

All Hyatt Summerfield Suites guest suites feature a contemporary design offering a full kitchen, living area and a separate bedroom. An oversized desk and ergonomic chair, vibrant artwork and warm lighting complete the comfortable, stylish atmosphere.

The public spaces provide the comfort and sociability of a neighborhood, including a lounge area with den-style seating for groups of all sizes. Here, guests will also find the enhanced complimentary full breakfast buffet, offered daily, as well as an Evening Social, which takes place nightly Monday through Thursday. The 24-hour Guest Market offers a variety of easy-to-prepare items or guests can take advantage of complimentary grocery shopping services.

Hyatt Summerfield Suites also takes everyday comforts to the next level by offering a Business Center with public computers and a printer, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a pool, complimentary grill for guest use and laundry services.

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport-South is just off of I-95 and Sterling Road. The hotel is located just 2.5 miles from Hollywood International Airport and three miles from Port Everglades Cruise Terminal. For additional convenience, the hotel will offer a complimentary shuttle to both Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Terminal.

About Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites are upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels offering travelers spacious, contemporary studio, one- and two-bedroom suites ideal for any length of stay. Guests will find an atmosphere that provides the sociability of a neighborhood with features such as complimentary full breakfast buffet and evening socials, a guest market, laundry facilities and Internet café. There are currently 31 Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels throughout the country.

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 in 45 countries 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 Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of December 31, 2009, the company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 424 properties.

About OTO Development, LLC

OTO Development, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in all of lodging. The company opened 17 hotels in 2009 bringing their total properties to 28 across eight states with plans to open an additional five in 2010. Founded in 2004, the company has developed significant relationships and become an award-winning operator of seven brands affiliated with Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and Starwood and has developed nearly $1 billion in hospitality assets in six years.

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