CHICAGO, March 13, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- HYATThouse™ today announced its new housewarming initiative, a national celebration designed to make guests feel more like residents. The program kicks off with 53 days of housewarming where guests will be welcomed to all 53 HYATT house properties with fun festivities, housewarming party favors and the chance to win an exclusive housewarming gift valued at more than $1,000, curated by HYATT house spokesperson, Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan, co-founding Editor of Apartment Therapy, founding Editor of TheKitchn.com and author of Good Food to Share. For the first time, Gillingham-Ryan is bringing her lifestyle expertise on the road with customized tips, tools and recipes to show guests how to live more comfortably while traveling. The HYATT house housewarming initiative celebrates the distinctive new hotel concept, which is not just a place where guests can stay, rather a place where they can live.
"HYATT house represents a contemporary, comfortable environment, and our housewarming initiative, along with our partnership with a lifestyle expert like Gillingham-Ryan, is an industry first that sets us apart and shows our innovative approach to this brand's expansion," said Kristine Rose, vice president of select brands for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "Having a place like HYATT house for travelers is key; it allows them to enjoy amenities that are so important while on the road -- like spacious kitchen suites with separate living spaces, a 24/7 exercise room, a guest market, complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and more – providing everything they could possibly need, all under one roof."
As a part of this initiative, Gillingham-Ryan and HYATThouse have created a hotel handbook that every guest will receive upon check-in during the 53 days. This how-to guide includes great tips and tricks for making life on the road more comfortable, along with recipes from Gillingham-Ryan's recently released book, Good Food To Share, all which can be prepared from the comfort of a HYATT house kitchen suite. Other on-property festivities include fresh baked cookies each night, an additional housewarming party favor for guests and an exciting sweepstakes at each property to win Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan's ultimate housewarming prize pack filled with must-have items that will allow guests to feel both connected and relaxed while traveling.
For guests looking to live at HYATT house and not just stay at a hotel, Sara Kate offers the followings tips to keep you feeling right at home:
"When I'm on the road either for work or with my family, keeping my routine intact helps me feel relaxed. HYATThouse has everything I need to do that – from a kitchen to prepare a great meal, to a gym to get a workout in, to unwinding with a great book on a cozy sofa after a long day," said Gillingham-Ryan. "As a traveling mom and business woman, finding a hotel that provides the warmth, amenities and comforts that you would find in your own home, like HYATThouse, is truly a valuable asset, whether you're on road for three days or 30 days."
At each of the 53 HYATT house properties during the 53 days of housewarming, Gillingham-Ryan has created a limited edition housewarming prize pack valued at more than $1,000. The exclusively curated pack is filled with relaxing scents, luxurious home goods and even the new iPad HD. During the 53 days, anyone 18 and over can drop an entry form at the front desk for a chance to win. Visit hyatthouse.com/housewarming for more details.
There are 53 separate sweepstakes with one randomly selected winner in each sweepstakes winning a prize with an approximate retail value of $1,054. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entry closes on May 3, 2012, and full rules are available at each hotel's front desk.
HYATT house is offering consumers the chance to win a trip to any HYATT house of their choice with up to nine friends, including round-trip transportation and an exclusive HYATT house party by inviting them to share their top travel secrets for how they make themselves feel at home on the road. So whether it's wearing bunny slippers around the kitchen suite or chugging a glass of chocolate milk after midnight, participants are invited to share their travel secret at www.facebook.com/hyatthouse for a chance to win.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open to U.S. residents who at least 21 and age of majority and have a Facebook account. To enter, submit a statement of 60 words or less regarding tips on how to relax when traveling between 12:00:00 a.m. (ET) on 3/12/12 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/14/12 on the Hyatt House application on the Hyatt House Facebook page. Ten (10) finalists will be judged equally on creativity, originality, and applicability to theme. Finalists receive no prize. One (1) winner will be selected from the finalists by reapplying the same criteria. Winner will receive accommodations at any available Hyatt House in the U.S., airfare, and one dinner for winner and nine (9) guests (Total ARV: $10,000). Not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook. Void where prohibited by law. For full rules, visit the contest application on the Hyatt House Facebook page. Sponsor: Hyatt Corporation, 71 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.
HYATT house hotels are upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels offering travelers spacious studios, one and two-bedroom Kitchen Suites or Traditional Guestrooms ideal for any length of stay. Kitchen Suites feature a fully equipped kitchen; spacious living room with flat-panel TV; and bedroom with a comfortable bed with ultra-plush pillows. HYATT house features a 24/7 guest market, 24-hour Workout Room, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, evening socials or H BAR happy hours, and even laundry facilities – all of which contribute to allowing guests to keep their real-life routines rolling while on the road. HYATT house was recently named one of the 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families by Parents Magazine. Chosen amongst more than 70 hotels chains, HYATT house was recognized for its convenient, functional, and family-friendly amenities, with separate parent and child sleeping areas topping the list.
To learn more about the HYATT house housewarming or to book a reservation, visit www.hyatthouse.com/housewarming or call 866-XS-HYATT (866-974-9288).
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™brands. Hyatt House changed its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites® and Hotel Sierra in 2012. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences™and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence Club™. As of December 31, 2011, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 483 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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