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Ideally Located Between Hartford, CT, and Springfield, MA, Hotel Offers Fresh Take on Comforts of Home, Neighborhood Conveniences

WINDSOR, CT – MAY 26, 2009 – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and PRA Development and Management Inc. today announce the opening of Hyatt Summerfield Suites Hartford North/Windsor, the second hotel in the country to open featuring the brand’s new design.  The hotel’s guest suites and public spaces enable travelers to experience the comforts of home, the convenience of a neighborhood and the feel of a community in a new way.

    Hyatt Summerfield Suites Hartford North/Windsor is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers, thanks to its proximity to local businesses including Alstom Power, ING, Travelers Insurance and the companies of United Technologies.  The Connecticut Convention Center, Six Flags New England, Dodge Music Center and The Mark Twain House and Museum are also minutes away.  Owned and operated by PRA Development and Management Inc., the 132-suite hotel offers a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom suites.


    Based on research suggesting that people seek out face-to-face interaction to compensate for a trend toward fewer close personal relationships, Hyatt Summerfield Suites designed both the guest suite and public spaces to facilitate interaction between guests and staff as well as socialization among guests.

    “Multiple brands across our industry promise a feeling of home, but Hyatt Summerfield Suites did the research to find out what ‘home’ means to travelers and brought those elements into all areas of our hotels,” said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.  “Travelers told us ‘home’ includes a person’s community so we created an experience that offers the comfort and sociability typically associated with both a home and a neighborhood.”

    The hotel lobby is designed to function as a neighborhood; guests enter on a metaphorical “main street” which includes a central core of businesses essential for daily living, such as a Guest Market, open 24/7, and a Business Center.  The path through the public space leads to an outdoor area which features gathering spaces where guests can relax and socialize.


    The guest suites at Hyatt Summerfield Suites Hartford North/Windsor reflect how people live in their homes today.  The new guest suites, like many modern condominiums and residences, center around the kitchen, which is set against the suite’s windows to maximize natural light.  Keeping with the design of American homes, the kitchen flows directly into the living area, creating an open, continuous space and now features a large table and an island that can be used as additional counter space or workspace.

    In addition to an enhanced design, Hyatt Summerfield Suites guest suites also offer:

  • 32-inch flat panel high definition televisions in the living areas and bedrooms
  • The Hyatt Plug Panel™, which allows guests to plug their portable media devices such as MP3 players, directly into the television
  • The plush Hyatt Grand Bed™
  • A bright color palette of green, blue, orange and earth tones inspired by couture fashion


    Hyatt Summerfield Suites Hartford North/Windsor will be under the leadership of General Manager Amy Herberg and Director of Sales Rebecca Mockalis. 

    In her role, Herberg, a 25-year industry veteran, will draw on her international experience to manage the hotel’s day-to-day operations, including overseeing the hotel’s 25 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Summerfield Suites is known.

    Herberg will be joined by Mockalis, a 22-year industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the Hartford market.  As director of sales, she will be responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the greater Hartford area.


    All Hyatt Summerfield Suites guest suites feature a contemporary design offering a full kitchen, living area and a separate bedroom. An oversized desk and ergonomic chair, vibrant artwork and warm lighting complete the comfortable, stylish atmosphere.

    The public spaces offer a lounge area with den-style seating for groups of all sizes. Here, guests will also find complimentary full breakfast buffet, offered daily, as well as an Evening Social, which takes place nightly Monday through Thursday. The 24-hour Guest Market offers a variety of easy-to-prepare items or guests can take advantage of complimentary grocery shopping services.

    Hyatt Summerfield Suites takes everyday comforts to the next level by offering a Business Center with public computers and a printer, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor or outdoor pool, complimentary grill for guest use and laundry services.

About Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites are upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels offering travelers spacious, contemporary studio, one- and two-bedroom suites ideal for any length of stay. Guests will find an atmosphere that provides the sociability of a neighborhood with features such as complimentary full breakfast buffet and evening socials, a guest market, laundry facilities and Internet café. There are currently 30 Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels throughout the country and many more are under development. Hyatt Summerfield Suites is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation. For information or to make a reservation, call 866 XS HYATT (866-974-9288) or visit From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto

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About Global Hyatt Corporation

Global Hyatt Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s premier hotel companies. The hotels owned, operated, managed or franchised by its subsidiaries provide authentic hospitality to guests in 44 countries through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance, and the environment. Global Hyatt subsidiaries own, operate, manage or franchise more than 370 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Resorts™, Grand Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt Summerfield Suites® and Andaz™ brands with additional properties under development on five continents. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., operator of Hyatt Vacation Club®. The success of Global Hyatt is driven by the commitment and energy of the thousands of men and women around the world who provide exceptional service to hotel guests. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or visiting


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Amy Patti
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

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