Hotel Sierra King of Prussia Celebrates Grand Opening
147-room hotel opens near historic downtown Philadelphia
October 25, 2011 // Franchising.com // KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hotel Sierra King of Prussia, a gem among Valley Forge hotels that delivers an ideal balance of comfort and convenience for life away from home.
As the newest addition to the Hotel Sierra family, the hotel sits near the King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping complex in one location with almost three million square feet of retail space and restaurants. The surrounding area is home to the Valley Forge Convention Center, Philadelphia Expo Center and major corporations including Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, SunGard, AmerisourceBergen, Northrop Grumman and SAP. The hotel provides easy access to Interstate 76, along with other major highways and is also just a short commute to historic downtown Philadelphia, where travelers can visit top tourist spots like the Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center and the Betsy Ross House.
“Philadelphia is rooted in education, history, culture and entertainment, and travelers will appreciate how close Hotel Sierra King of Prussia is to everything that this dynamic city has to offer,” said Josh Davalos, general manager of Hotel Sierra King of Prussia. “We’re confident that the hotel’s intuitive amenities and guest-empowered approach will exceed guest expectations and will be an exciting, vibrant addition to the area.”
Focused on delivering a guest-driven experience, this hotel offers select amenities that effortlessly bridge the gap between domestic routine and responsibility with life on the road. A complimentary, bistro-style breakfast coupled with full-size, contemporary kitchens (suites) and dual-dedicated fitness centers help maintain daily health regiments, while free Wi-Fi, flat panel televisions with expanded cable, an interactive business lounge and the weekday edition of USA Today help to keep guests connected. Unexpected indulgences include clock radios with iPod docking stations to keep personal playlists on cue, freshly-brewed coffee, a guest shuttle and free parking, laundry and dry cleaning service, plus a 24-hour onsite market.
“With our recent acquisition of the Hotel Sierra brand from LodgeWorks, we are thrilled to add Hotel Sierra King of Prussia to our extended-stay portfolio, and we know the hotel will be a great complement to our Hyatt Place property that is also located in the area,” said Gary Dollens, global head of franchise and select brands for Hyatt. “As we transition Hotel Sierra King of Prussia to Hyatt House by early 2012 and look to build brand preference within the extended-stay segment, we are excited to expand our presence in the East Coast with this new property.”
In addition to intuitive amenities and smart, sophisticated design, Hotel Sierra places an incredible emphasis on unsurpassed service. The professional staff members are proven leaders in their fields who are skilled at anticipating guest needs at every junction.
After a day of non-stop meetings or city sightseeing, guests can indulge in stylish sips and small plates served amid an urban chic, open-air backdrop where the attitude is buttoned-down. The H BAR and alfresco patio create a stunning indoor/outdoor ambiance ideal for casual cocktail hour or an upscale evening affair. A new haute spot for locals and guests alike, patrons can dine, imbibe and socialize in style, rack-up a game of pool or linger late night in lounge seating that surrounds the outdoor fire pit.
This au courant destination hotel also lends itself well to corporate and social events. Offering almost 3,400 square feet of stylish and flexible indoor space, Hotel Sierra provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. The alfresco patio and pool deck also provide ideal pre-function space. Hotel Sierra offers full-service meeting capabilities including an on-site dedicated contact, customizable booking pages and catering as well as state-of-the art audio and visual equipment.
Hotel Sierra King of Prussia is located at 240 Mall Boulevard and is just a short distance from the Philadelphia International Airport. For reservations or inquiries, please visit www.hotel-sierra.com.Hotel Sierra
King Of Prussia Leadership
Hotel Sierra King of Prussia is under the leadership of General Manager Josh Davalos and Director of Sales Carla Kishbaugh. In his new role, Davalos 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 Hotel Sierra is known. Davalos is joined by Kishbaugh, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Philadelphia/King of Prussia area.
About Hotel Sierra:
For today’s traveler who faces the modern mix of chaos and never ending expectations while on the road, Hotel Sierra provides intuitive, value-added amenities; intelligent, fashion-forward design; and no-is-never-an-answer service. Realizing that life on the road isn’t either/or – it’s both, Hotel Sierra relishes in real-life routine made easy, blurring the lines of both worlds and delivering an experience that leaves the guest feeling in control.
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 Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Summerfield Suites is being rebranded as Hyatt HouseTM. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 456 properties in 44 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
Hotel Sierra properties are licensed, owned, or managed by affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation following the August 2011 acquisition of the Hotel Sierra brand. For more information, please visit www.hyattpresroom.com.
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