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Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol - University Opens in Railroad Square Art District

Tallahassee, Fla. (February 17, 2021) – Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol - University and Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) proudly announced today the hotel’s opening in the Florida state capital.

The five-story, 80,000 square foot property is comprised of 120 guestrooms, including 77 with full kitchens, a large patio with outdoor bar service, an outdoor pool, a fitness room and an 846-square-foot meeting space. 6,000 square feet of retail space is situated adjacent to the modern extended-stay hotel. Developed by Mountain Shore Properties (MSP), a Charleston, South Carolina-based developer, and managed by OHM, Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol – University is located in the city’s Railroad Square Art District.

“We think the demand for travel in the back half of 2021 is going to be extremely strong,” said CEO Stephen Wendell of MSP. “The underlying demand generators pre-Covid 19 still exist and show no signs of stopping.  The fact is that some aspects of business travel can't be done virtually. It is my belief and hope that we are going to be in a far different world come summer.”

MSP selected the city of Tallahassee for the new hotel because it offers a unique and dynamic mix of government, university and business interests. It is home to the Florida Legislature as well as Florida A & M University and Florida State University. At its heart is the Railroad Square Art District, a unique area within the city known for fostering art, culture, and creative small businesses. The eight acres of brightly painted historic industrial warehouses have been gradually transformed over the past four decades, beginning in the late 70's, by artistic visionary Nan Boynton, and continued under the ownership of Adam Boynton Kaye and Lily Boynton Kaye since 2002. The former lumber mill/industrial park has morphed into the workshops of artists and craftsmen and is now a hub of creative entrepreneurship. 

“Mountain Shore Properties demonstrated a lot of wisdom and thoughtfulness by really going above and beyond to seamlessly integrate their hotel into the existing fabric of the art district,” said Adam Boynton Kaye, CFO and Co-Owner, Railroad Square. “Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol - University serves as a role model on perfecting the combination of commerce, creativity, and community.”

MSP already has a successful track record in the Florida city, having developed and opened the Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol – University in 2018, which OHM also manages.

“Extended-stay properties have been strong during Covid-19,” said OHM’s Chief Growth Officer John Schultzel. “The occupancy numbers at our nearby Hampton property have been solid and Tallahassee is a unique destination. There is government demand, two universities with students who really want to be back on campus now, as well as a great downtown anchored by Railroad Square. It was important to open this new property in the first quarter with an eye to securing bookings for the third quarter and beyond.”

For more information or to book a stay, please visit the hotel’s website.

World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New

To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol - University, from February 17 - May 31, 2021 as part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

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Hyatt House hotels are designed to welcome guests, including World of Hyatt members, as extended stay residents seeking the conveniences of home. Modern, apartment-style suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas provide guests a stylish and comfortable environment so they can better maintain their work and personal routines while traveling. At more than 100 locations, the Hyatt House brand delivers home-like amenities, neighborly service and upscale spaces, including free hot breakfast for guests with made to order omelets; H Bar with a Sip + Snack menu; and indoor and outdoor communal spaces for productivity or relaxation. For more information, please visit hyatthouse.com. Join the conversation on Facebook or Instagram and tag photos with #HyattHouse and #WhySettle.


Mountain Shore Properties (MSP) is a real estate development company based in Charleston, South Carolina. MSP, which was named Developer of the Year by Hyatt in 2019, is focused on properties that create enduring value for communities and its investors. Founded in 2012 as a successor to related companies formed in the 1970’s, the highly experienced MSP team has led the successful development of hotels, single- and multi-tenant office buildings, industrial buildings, mixed-use apartment/retail buildings, and single-family homes in 25+ cities across 8 different states, specializing in optimal locations that have high barriers to entry. They have developed or are currently developing 25 hotels to date, including select service properties by Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, Marriott Courtyard, and Residence Inn. For more information, Mountain Shore Properties, visit http://www.mountainshoreproperties.com/


Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) is known for managing a new breed of customized campus hotels such as The Alfond Inn at Rollins; independently-owned luxury boutique hotels like The Glen House, SOPHY® and Inn by the Sea; and receiving multiple best-in-class awards for its work with such select-service brands as Wyndham, Hyatt Place, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn. They are currently working with a portfolio of 26 properties nationwide. For more information, visit https://theolympiacompanies.com/services/hotel-management/


Gayle Conran gconran@conranpr.com