Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown Celebrates Official Opening

125-Room Hyatt Place Hotel Located In The Heart Of Downtown Riverside, Calif.

RIVERSIDE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Rim Hospitality today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown, the first Hyatt Place in the Riverside area.

“We’ve applied our many years of hospitality experience to Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown, and we’re continuing to grow our portfolio with several projects currently under construction across the state of California.”

“We are very excited to bring Hyatt Place to downtown Riverside and be a part of this vibrant city’s growth and development,” said Dianne Floryan, general manager for Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown. “My staff and I look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers to what we hope will be a refreshing new hotel choice in the city.”

In the heart of historic downtown Riverside, the stylish and modern five-story hotel is only steps away from the Riverside Convention Center and adjacent to the historical Fox Performing Arts Center. Guests can enjoy a walk down the tree-lined courtyard of the Main Street Pedestrian Mall, which is filled with eateries and boutiques unique to the city of Riverside.

Riverside is home to a variety of one-of-a-kind restaurants, boutiques, museums, major medical centers and Fairmount Park, which was named one of the ten “Great Public Spaces for 2011” by the American Planning Association. Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown is conveniently located near many leisure and business destinations, including Disneyland, Kaiser Permanente, Riverside Community Hospital, Pepsi, Loma Linda Medical Center, March Air Force Base and the University of California Riverside’s main campus.

Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown offers:

  • 125 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper
  • 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
  • More than 1,700 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order snacks and entrees
  • Intimate Bakery Café featuring Starbucks® specialty coffees, premium beers and wines and cocktails

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this project in downtown Riverside,” said Mark Burden, President and CEO for Rim Hospitality. “The opening of this hotel marks the third Hyatt Place property in our portfolio, and we look forward to continuing the momentum and success with the Hyatt Place brand in the future.”

The completion of this project for Tricorp Hearn Construction marks the company’s third Hyatt Place hotel, which includes Hyatt Place UC Davis, as well as another property under construction in El Segundo.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this major venture, which has led to the completion of another successful project,” said Steve Hunter, President of Tricorp Hearn Construction. “We’ve applied our many years of hospitality experience to Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown, and we’re continuing to grow our portfolio with several projects currently under construction across the state of California.”

Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown Leadership

Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown is under the leadership of General Manager, Dianne Floryan and Director of Sales, Misty Grayson. In her role, Floryan is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Floryan is joined by Grayson, Director of Sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Riverside 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. Hyatt Place hotels feature complimentary Wi-Fi access and remote printing, a 24-hour StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving specialty coffees and premium wine, beer and spirits, complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM at select locations, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, and a Grab ’n Go case stocked with sandwiches and hand tossed salads. The Guest Kitchen offers lunch and dinner entrées around the clock 24/7. Specially trained Gallery Hosts offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal. Spacious guestrooms are designed to help guests perfectly blend their lifestyle of work and play, featuring the Hyatt Grand BedTM, Cozy Corner sofa sleeper, work center, 42 inch HDTV’s and the Hyatt Plug Panel media center.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 160 locations throughout the United States. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

About Rim Hospitality

Rim Hospitality is a full service hotel management company, offering comprehensive hotel management services throughout the United States. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, Rim is a preferred management company and a leader in the industry with nearly 30 years of experience in hotel operations. Our extensive resources allow us to consistently deliver a quality hotel package, providing unmatched levels of service and value, ensuring every hotel reaches its full operating potential. Rim is a passionately led company committed to aggressive growth where colleagues flourish, guests return, and investors are rewarded. We achieve our goals by adhering to a set of fundamental principles and values which provide the structure of our business culture.

About Tricorp Hearn Construction

One of the leading construction companies in California, Tricorp Hearn Construction combines vast and diverse expertise from three founders, Tony Moayed, Steve Hunter and Ken Cohen. The owners bring experience in all phases of pre-construction and construction management, with the company winning many awards including 2006 General Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association, and was named Sacramento’s Fastest Growing Company in 2007. Tricorp Hearn’s success is based on the company's business philosophy which is committed to a relationship driven, collaborative approach that puts the emphasis on client's needs. The company has diverse experience in both public and private projects serving a wide array of industries and market sectors including hospitality, multi-family, medical, education, government, winery, industrial, tenant Improvement and retail. For more information, please visit www.tricorphearn.com.

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 HouseTM. Hyatt House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. 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 December 31, 2011, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 483 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Contacts:

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Jamie Zimmerman
(312) 780-6070
jamie.zimmerman@hyatt.com

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