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UNCASVILLE, CT – December 21, 2009 – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Stonestreet Hospitality Realty Corporation, today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Uncasville.  Hyatt Place Uncasville is the first newly built hotel to open in Uncasville since 2001.  

“We’re thrilled to be Uncasville’s first newly built hotel to open in eight years and believe that city residents and travelers will find Hyatt Place Uncasville worth the wait.  Located just one mile from the Mohegan Sun and a short drive from the area’s historic attractions, Hyatt Place Uncasville gives business and leisure travelers instant access to everything Uncasville and the surrounding area have to offer,” said Merrielee Beetham Turley, general manager, Hyatt Place Uncasville.

Hyatt Place Uncasville, which is co-managed by Stonestreet Hospitality Corporation and Newport Hospitality Group, offers:

  • 176 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
  • 850 square feet of meeting space

Hyatt Place Uncasville is under the leadership of General Manager Merrielee Beetham Turley, Assistant General Manager David R. LaValley and Director of Sales and Marketing Eileen M. Wert.  

“The design, service and amenities offered at Hyatt Place represent the culmination of two years of extensive research into travelers’ wants and needs,” said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.  “Across the country, guest reactions have been very positive and we’re excited to expand the Hyatt Place brand’s presence in Connecticut.”Hyatt Place hotels are specially designed to accommodate today’s 24/7 lifestyle, offering amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, large lobby space, a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving Starbucks® specially 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.  

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 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 Uncasville is located on the New London Turnpike, just one mile from the entertainment and dining of Mohegan Sun and 10 miles from the Foxwoods Casino and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods.  The hotel is also located near Historic Mystic Seaport and Village, Norwich Marina and Ocean State Beach Park.  

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 lifestyles, 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

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

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For further information:

Amy Patti
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
(312) 780-5620

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