October 06, 2016 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with R.C. Hedreen Company for the operation of a Hyatt Regency hotel currently under development in Seattle, Wash. Expected to open in mid-2018, the premium, full service hotel will be located in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood at 8th and 9th Avenues between Stewart and Howell Streets in downtown Seattle.
“Developing a Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Seattle is consistent with our company’s objective to grow strategically in gateway destinations where our guests want us to be, and to do so with great owners and developers like R.C. Hedreen Company,” said David Tarr, senior vice president of real estate and development, Hyatt. “We look forward to offering our guests and Hyatt’s loyal group of meeting and event planners an outstanding new lodging option in the heart of this dynamic city.”
The Hyatt Regency brand experience is designed around one objective: to connect today’s travelers to who and what matters most to them. Hyatt Regency Seattle is set to be the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest, offering 1,260 smartly designed guestrooms, more than 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event facilities, multiple food and beverage outlets, and an expansive Regency Club lounge. The hotel will be located two blocks from the existing Washington State Convention Center and immediately adjacent to the proposed convention center expansion, making Hyatt Regency Seattle an ideal base for convention attendees.
“The construction and operation of Hyatt Regency Seattle is a major economic win for the entire Seattle area and Pacific Northwest region, creating jobs, revenue and a world-class hotel experience for travelers and meeting and event planners,” said Richard C. Hedreen, chairman, R.C. Hedreen Company. “We are excited to bring a Hyatt Regency hotel to Seattle, and believe the globally recognized brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travelers visiting the city.”
Hyatt Regency Seattle will be located in the center of Seattle and proximate to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and the Seattle Aquarium, as well as Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Lake Union neighborhoods, connecting guests to retail and dining, entertainment and nightlife venues.
R.C. Hedreen Company currently owns Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8.
For more information about the Hyatt Regency brand, please visit www.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.
The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 168 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 www.hyattregency.com.
R.C. Hedreen Company and its affiliates have been involved in the development, ownership and management of world-class investment properties since 1963. The company has shifted its focus primarily to luxury hotels over the past decade, but its portfolio of successful projects includes retail, high-rise office buildings and single and multi-family homes. For more information, please visit www.rchco.com.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 12 premier brands and 667 properties in 54 countries, as of June 30, 2016. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric™, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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