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—November 14, 2006—The conference level at the Grand Hyatt has recently reopened, featuring brand new meeting space with the latest technology necessary to run a successful meeting. The completion of this renovation makes all of the meeting space at the Grand Hyatt renovated within the last few years.

The floor of function space is about 13,000 of the total 55,000 square feet of meeting space at the midtown hotel. State-­of-­the-­art boardrooms and meeting rooms feature modern design and architecture with dramatic artwork and new furniture. Decorated in rich browns, reds and greens with marble and light wood, the meeting space has a residential feel.

Some details that make the conference level meeting space unique:

  • Boardrooms feature brown leather executive chairs.
  • Hallways have burgundy leather benches to relax between meetings.
  • All countertops in the meeting rooms and hallways are marble.
  • Four of the meeting rooms have large built­in plasma televisions as well as media cabinets including DVD and VHS players.
  • Two lounges have been added to the floor with couches and armchairs, so guests can make private phone calls in comfort, while they are away from their offices.
  • Each meeting room entrance has a color monitor, which digitally displays the meeting name and details.
  • The conference level has a 24­-hour access business center and a new HVAC system.­

Looney & Associates, with offices in Dallas and Chicago, was commissioned to create the new look for the conference level. “The Grand Hyatt is one of the best business hotels in the country,” said Jim Looney, President of Looney & Associates. “The new conference level takes the hotel to the next level. The floor has a sense of arrival and an ‘executive style’ which attracts guests with higher levels of expectations. These are not your typical meeting rooms.”

The Grand Hyatt has completed several large renovation projects within the last two years. Meeting space, guestrooms and restaurants were renovated in 2004 and 2005 as part of a $65 million renovation. During those renovations, the hotel added the 5,000 square foot Manhattan Ballroom overlooking Lexington Avenue on the lobby level; the glass-­walled Chrysler and Park Avenue conference rooms on the mezzanine level; and the 14th Floor of meeting space ­- former guestrooms converted a into 22 luxury executive boardrooms. In August, 2006, the Grand Hyatt also renovated its fitness center, offering 24-­hour access and the latest Life Fitness® cardio and strength­-training fitness equipment.

About Grand Hyatt :
The Grand Hyatt has 1,311 guestrooms including 51 suites and offers 55,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is conveniently connected to Grand Central Terminal and is in close proximity to New York’s greatest attractions including Central Park, Broadway theaters, and world-­class shopping. The Grand Hyatt has two restaurants, a business center and a fitness center with 24­hour access. Part of the Global Hyatt Corporation, Hyatt has 215 Hyatt branded hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® brands. More information about the Grand Hyatt can be found at www.grandnewyork.hyatt.com and information about any Hyatt hotels can be found at www.hyatt.com.

For further information:

Julie Shamrock
Grand Hyatt New York
Tel: + 1 646 213 6682