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Hyatt Place® Pittsburgh-North Shore Celebrates Grand Opening

178-room hotel opens just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 2, 2010) – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and LodgeWorks, L.P. today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore, located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, providing a refreshing new choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

“As Pittsburgh continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the third Hyatt Place property to the area,” said Chris Chesebrough, General Manager, Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore. “Whether we are catering to business travelers or leisure travelers, we know that our guests will appreciate the comfortable and functional amenities offered at Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore, such as free Wi-Fi, made-to-order fresh food around the clock and the StayFit@Hyatt fitness center.”

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore is located less than a quarter mile from several downtown branches of major corporations including Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Del Monte Foods, IBM, H. J. Heinz Company and PPG. The hotel’s prime location also puts guests near several top tourist attractions, including Carnegie Science Center, Stage AE Amphitheater, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts and the Rivers Casino. Sports fans will also appreciate the hotel’s proximity within walking distance to PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore offers:

  • 178 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
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport
  • More than 2,500 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

“Within the Pittsburgh area, there are so many options for guests, whether it is a business traveler in town for a meeting, a sports fanatic catching a weekend football game, or a tourist looking to explore the rich history and culture of the city,” said B. Anthony Isaac, President of LodgeWorks, L.P. “No matter the reason, we are excited to provide a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that we know will exceed guest expectations.”

HYATT PLACE PITTBURGH-NORTH SHORE LEADERSHIP

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore is under the leadership of General Manager Chris Chesebrough and Director of Sales Lisa Tutko. In his role, Chesebrough is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 45 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which is known. Chesebrough is joined by Tutko, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Pittsburgh area. 

HYATT PLACE BACKGROUND

Hyatt Plce brings the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known to the upscale select-service category of hotels. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, combines stylish design, practical amenities, forward-thinking technology and purposeful service so guests can remain connected and productive while traveling. Features include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving Starbucks® specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and the Grab ’n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The Guest Kitchen offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock, in addition to the complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Specially trained Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

About Hyatt Place

Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner, an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch, high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological amenities they’re accustomed to accessing at home or in the office.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 150 locations throughout the United States. For information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

About LodgeWorks

LodgeWorks, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company in the midst of an exciting portfolio expansion. Based in the American heartland, the LodgeWorks® team has a rich history as hospitality brand innovators with industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen, and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 20 years. Among recent developments, the company has launched AVIA®, a new boutique hotel collection with sophisticated, locally-inspired designs and an imaginative service culture crafted to bring authentic moments of discovery to discerning travelers. LodgeWorks is also introducing comfortable luxury to the upscale suite category with the innovative refresh of Hotel Sierra® (previously branded Sierra Suites® Hotel). The new brand celebrates contemporary design and unexpected touches of luxury. LodgeWorks is also expanding its portfolio of owned and managed branded hotels including Hyatt Summerfield Suites®, Hyatt Place®, and other leading brands. For more information please visit www.aviahotels.com, www.hotel-sierra.com or www.lodgeworks.com.

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For further information:

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


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