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HYATT PLACE® PORTLAND AIRPORT/CASCADE STATION – THE FIRST-EVER HYATT-BRANDED HOTEL IN OREGON – CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

PORTLAND, OR – November 19, 2009 – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and The Summit Group today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station, the first- ever Hyatt-branded hotel to open in Oregon.  

The newly built hotel is conveniently located just one mile from the Portland International Airport in Cascade Station, a vibrant 120-acre mixed-use development complex that offers shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as hotel, residential and office space.  For additional convenience, the hotel is just a two-block walk from the MAX Light Rail system station.

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station offers:

  • 136 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 continental breakfast featuring a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • Over 2,200 square feet of meeting space

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station is ideally located close to the Oregon Convention Center and the area corporate offices of Frito Lay of America, Inc., LaCrosse Footwear Inc. (Danner), Vestas Americas, PetSmart, Inc., Harris Soup Company (Harry’s Fresh Foods), Best Buy Inc., Subaru of America, Inc., YoCream International Inc. and many others.

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station is a short drive to downtown Portland and the historic towns of Hood River and The Dalles, as well as some of the area’s best shopping, including Tanger Outlet Mall, Lloyd Center Mall, Vancouver Mall and Pioneer Place.  

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station’s proximity to some of Oregon’s stunning natural attractions, including the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.  Mt. Hood and the scenic Oregon coast are also just an hour from the hotel.  

“We believe that the Hyatt Place brand is the perfect option for Portland’s distinctive atmosphere,” said Jennifer Williams, general manager.  “With free Wi-Fi access, freshly prepared food available all day, state-of-the-art in-room media options and a staff specially trained to handle any task gracefully, Hyatt Place has everything today’s traveler needs.”

“Today marks an important milestone for Hyatt and the Hyatt Place brand with our first-ever hotel in Oregon,” said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.  “Across the country, guest reactions have been very positive and we’re thrilled to bring the Hyatt Place experience to such a dynamic city.  We believe the mix of comfortable and functional amenities the Hyatt Place brand offers is a perfect fit with Portland’s unique personality.”  

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station Leadership

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station will be under the leadership of General Manager Jennifer Williams and Director of Sales Heidi Patarozzi.    

In her role, Williams will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 32 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known.  

Williams will be joined by Patarozzi, director of sales, who will be responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the greater Portland area.  

Hyatt Place Background

Hyatt Place hotels offer authentic Hyatt hospitality in a contemporary, casual environment specially designed for today’s 24/7 lifestyle.  Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax and include the Cozy Corner™, a plush eight-foot couch; luxurious Hyatt Grand Bed™; and ergonomic work center.  Every guestroom is also equipped with an in-room refrigerator for convenience and a state-of-the-art media center, featuring the Hyatt Plug Panel™, a special connectivity tool that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch high definition television.  

In the Gallery, the hotel’s public space, guests can socialize or be ‘alone together’ in a relaxed atmosphere.  Here, guests find friendly Hyatt Place Gallery Hosts trained to do everything from give directions to whip up a fresh meal around the clock.  Other 24-hour conveniences include a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center; Bakery Café offering Starbucks® specialty coffees, premium wine and beer and baked goods; the Grab ‘n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads; and Guest Kitchen, where guests can also find a complimentary continental breakfast served daily.

Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel guarantees guests will remain as connected and productive while traveling as at home or in the office.

About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place brings the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known to the upscale select-service category.  Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design, practical amenities, forward-thinking technology and purposeful service so guests can remain connected and productive while traveling.  Hyatt Place is a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation that currently offers more than 130 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 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 in 45 countries 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 Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of September 30, 2009, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 415 properties. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
 

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For further information:

Amy Patti
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
(312) 780-5620
amy.patti@hyatt.com


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