Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington Celebrates Official Opening

93-room Hyatt Place hotel located on the University of Mary Washington campus is just minutes away from Historic Downtown Fredericksburg


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington. The hotel, which is located on the campus of the University of Mary Washington, serves the university community, Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Mary Washington Health System with its convenient centralized location.

“Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington is located in a desirable and historic area, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said Jim Fournier, general manager. “Hyatt Place was designed for business and leisure travelers alike, so we are confident all our guests will appreciate our hotel’s open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities. We are very excited about being part of the Fredericksburg community.”

Located in the middle of the university’s Eagle Village – a pedestrian-friendly 23-acre mixed-use development – Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington is within steps of more than 20 retail shops, a fitness club, a grocery store, 10 family-oriented restaurants and cafés offering selections from sushi and Mexican cuisine, and one of the area’s most popular sports bars. Miles of the city’s trail system surround the hotel, providing walkers, runners, and bicyclists with access to Historic Downtown Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River.

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington offers:

93 roomy rooms, including four Presidential Executive Suites, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner sectional sofa

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices

More than 1,500 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space

24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock

A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails

“Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington provides our community with useful meeting space, first-class lodging, and many new jobs,” said Jeff Rountree, president of Eagle Property Holdings and chief executive officer of the UMW Foundation. “Together with Hyatt, the UMW Foundation is bringing one of the most iconic hospitality brands to our region. We look forward to welcoming guests to Fredericksburg from not only the Unites States, but from many other places around the world.”

HYATT PLACE FREDERICKSBURG-MARY WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington is led by General Manager Jim Fournier, Assistant General Manager John Marion and Director of Sales Michelle Hardy. In their roles, Fournier and Marion are directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s more than 30 associates and ensuring guests encounter the authentic hospitality experience for which Hyatt Place is known. Hardy is responsible for providing sales service and support to guests and meeting planners frequenting the Fredericksburg area, as well as serving as liaison to the Fredericksburg community and local organizations.

ABOUT HYATT PLACE

Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with a forward-thinking guest experience and purposeful service. Roomy rooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the in-room Cozy Corner; plush Hyatt Grand Bed®; and separate workspace. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and remote printing everywhere, 24-hour StayFit Gym, Coffee to Cocktails Bar offering specialty coffees and a variety of premium beers, wine and cocktails, and a 24/7 Gallery Market including freshly made grab n’ go sandwiches and salads and a Bakery Case filled with items sure to satisfy the sweet tooth. The 24/7 Gallery Menu offers freshly prepared meals any time day or night, in addition to the free a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM served daily for guests, featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit and more. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgot and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 180 locations in the United States, Armenia, Costa Rica, India, and Puerto Rico. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

ABOUT INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company. Hotel owners, developers and guests discover the Interstate difference in our more than 380 hotels with 72,000 rooms located throughout the U.S. and around the world, including six wholly-owned hotels. Interstate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a joint venture between Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels.

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 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®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt ZilaraTM, and Hyatt ZivaTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2013, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 535 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.



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