October 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Songy HighRoads today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas. The hotel, managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, marks the ninth Hyatt-branded hotel to open in the Houston area. Its convenient location next to Texas’ largest shopping center, The Galleria®, and choice of in-hotel amenities that put guests in the driver seat – from grab-and-go or sit-down dining options to meeting spaces for groups of all sizes – make Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria a one-stop experience.
The hotel is part of the 7.6-acre, mixed-use Galleria Plaza development, which includes high-end retail and specialty stores, luxury apartments and several recently completed office towers. The development will also include Hyatt Place Houston Galleria, adjacent to Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. The Hyatt Place hotel is currently under construction and is expected to open in early 2016.
“We are delighted to welcome guests and the local community to our new hotel, located in the heart of one of Houston’s fastest growing neighborhoods and premiere shopping destinations,” said Area Manager Adam Patenaude. “Here, travelers can leave every detail to our dedicated hotel team, so they are free to break from routine if they choose or simply do things they way they want to do them.”
Upon entering the hotel driveway, a commissioned, three-dimensional metal sculpture depicts a bird’s eye view of the Houston bayou and welcomes guests to Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. Original artwork throughout the hotel follows a geological theme while paying tribute to the oil industry and its workers; additionally, local Houston artists created several one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the hotel. The front desk is a focal point, displaying another three-dimensional metal sculpture inspired by the shape of geodes. To connect the first and second floors, a grand staircase of exposed steel with walnut stair threads and soaring diagonal wood posts pierces through the second floor.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria features 325 rooms, including 20 suites and eight accessible rooms, designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Guestroom design and concepts are inspired by elements of the oil and gas industry with built-in furnishings that offer a more spacious and modern aesthetic. Each room comes standard with a 55” flat-screen television with plug-and-play capabilities from personal devices, free high-speed Internet access, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and a signature Hyatt Grand Bed®.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria offers high-quality, locally sourced food and beverages available all day. The Urban Star restaurant, bar and market features seasonal menus using local ingredients to create dishes that embody the flavors of Texas and the rich tradition of southern hospitality. The first-floor restaurant features seasonally changing menus showcasing foods from Texas. Urban Star Bar is an ideal spot to enjoy fine wines, carefully crafted cocktails and a wide variety of quality spirits. The Market is open all day for the traveler who prefers to grab and go.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria features more than 11,000 square feet of functional space and an additional 7,800 square feet of lobby and gathering space, making the hotel an ideal for meetings and events of any size or occasion. The 10 private meeting rooms offer sound, high-speed Internet access, telephones and various electrical and audio outlets, as well as custom lighting features. Six of the rooms are also equipped with 70” flat-screen televisions.
On the third floor of Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria is a heated, outdoor swimming pool and spacious sun deck available for lounging and relaxation. The area can also serve as an upscale, fun space for special events. Adjacent to the pool on the third story is a StayFit gym with cardio equipment and weights, accompanied by a view of the pool and sundeck.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria is a 14-story hotel located at 2626 Sage Road in Houston, Texas. The hotel puts everything at guests’ fingertips with 325 rooms, including 20 suites, more than 11,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a heated pool with adjoining sundeck, a 24-hour access fitness center, two full-service restaurants and a lounge. The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping mall featuring some of the world’s top retailers, is a few steps from the hotel lobby. The hotel is also conveniently located near a variety of Houston’s nationally ranked universities, golf courses and professional sports arenas and stadiums. Guests are treated to a signature Hyatt Grand Bed®, 55” flat-screen television, video messaging and a variety of high-quality, in-room amenities. As a place for any and every occasion, guests have access to 10 private meeting rooms, high-speed internet access, audio/video capabilities and 70” flat-screen televisions in six dedicated breakout rooms. Additional services include multilingual staff, assistive devices for ADA needs, childcare arrangements, dry cleaning and laundry, valet parking and many more signature Hyatt Regency features.
The Hyatt Regency brand is part of Hyatt Gold Passport, and guests can enjoy all the benefits as a member of the loyalty program. The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 150 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
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