Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield Celebrates Official Opening

145-room Hyatt Place Hotel Located in the Heart of Chesterfield, Missouri

CHICAGO - December 05, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Drury Hotels Company today announce the opening of Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield, the first Hyatt Place hotel in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

"We are excited to bring Hyatt Place to Greater St. Louis with the opening of Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield," said Elliott Rhoad, general manager. "Whether we are catering to business or leisure travelers, we know that our guests will appreciate the comfortable and functional amenities offered at Hyatt Place, such as free Wi-Fi, made-to-order fresh food around the clock and the StayFit Gym."

Nestled in the heart of Chesterfield, the new Hyatt Place hotel is adjacent to Chesterfield Mall and just minutes from two new premium outlet malls, area attractions and more than 100 restaurants. Business travelers will find the hotel is conveniently located along the I-64 commercial corridor, providing easy access to downtown St. Louis and the city’s surrounding suburbs.

Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield offers:

  • 145 roomy rooms, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner sectional sofa
  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM 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
  • More than 2,300 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market 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

"We are excited to bring Hyatt Place to a thriving community like St. Louis, which is the 19th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and home to 19 Fortune 1000 companies," said Chuck Drury, president and CEO of Drury Hotels Company. "We are confident that Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield will bring a new standard to the area and will provide a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that will exceed guests’ expectations."

Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield Leadership

Hyatt Place St. Louis/Chesterfield will be led by General Manager Elliott Rhoad and Director of Sales Stephanie McDaniel. In his role, Rhoad is directly responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 25 associates and ensuring guests experience the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. McDaniel is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the St. Louis/Chesterfield 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. Roomy rooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the in-room Cozy Corner; plush Hyatt Grand Bed®; and separate work space. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and remote printing everywhere, 24-hour StayFit Gym, Coffee to Cocktails Bar offering beverages made with specialty coffees and a variety of premium beers, wine and cocktails, and a Grab ‘n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The 24/7 Gallery Menu offers freshly prepared meals any time day or night, in addition to the complimentary a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM served daily for guests, featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit and more. 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 more than 180 locations in the United States, Costa Rica and India. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

About Drury Hotels

Friendly team members, clean rooms, and a great value have all helped Drury earn recognition from J.D. Power and Associates 8 years in a row for "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains." For more information, visit druryhotels.com. And Drury once again earned top honors in the 2012 Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI), ranking #1 among Upper Midscale Hotels.

Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family owned and operated hotel system with more than 130 hotels in 20 states from Arizona to the Carolinas and from Texas to Michigan. Brands include Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Plaza Hotels, Drury Suites, Pear Tree Inn by Drury, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment. For a complete listing of all Drury hotels or for reservations, visit www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN.

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®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt ZilaraTM, and Hyatt ZivaTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 535 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Contact:

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Stephanie Sheppard
(312) 780-5399
Stephanie.sheppard@hyatt.com

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