Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hyatt Regency Monterey begins second phase of $45-million renovation

Monterey, CA -- Following the renovation and launch of TusCA Ristorante and Fireplace Lounge in April 2007, Hyatt Regency Monterey celebrates the groundbreaking of the second phase of the property’s $45 million three-phased transformation with the commencement of extensive renovations to all 575 guestrooms, including 32 suites, and the President’s House.

Completed in April 2007, the first phase of Hyatt Regency Monterey’s renovation included the transformation of the hotel’s lobby, lounge and restaurant. With the launch of TusCA Ristorante and Fireplace Lounge, Hyatt introduced an enticing new destination for both locals and visitors. A spacious and open floor plan unites the space, creating a sophisticated and convivial ambiance for relaxing, listening to live jazz, sampling innovative cocktails and enjoying hearty Tuscan cuisine created from the abundance of local, California ingredients.

Luxurious Guestrooms -- Setting the standard in Monterey, each of Hyatt’s comfortable and inviting guestrooms will be outfitted with new, elegant furnishings, modern amenities, Hyatt’s signature Grand Bed™, 32-inch plasma high-definition televisions and T-Mobile wireless Internet access. New guest bathrooms will feature walk-in rain showers with Speakman showerheads, marble flooring, granite countertops and unique polished chrome fixtures. Approaching renovations in waves will eliminate disturbance to guests and result in availability of completed rooms as early as September 15, 2007; while the remaining room renovations will be completed in May 2008.

“The extensive upgrades to this property reflect Hyatt’s commitment to unsurpassed design, services and amenities,” said Mark Bastis, general manager, Hyatt Regency Monterey. “As with all of our other renovations, our ongoing aim is to offer the best, most differentiated product in the market, change the competitive landscape and redefine the Hyatt experience. This is truly a repositioning of this resort within the market place. We look forward to Hyatt Regency Monterey’s transformation and offering travelers an unmatched, authentic stay on the Monterey Peninsula.”

The President’s House -- Hyatt’s most distinctive suite, the President’s House, a luxurious stand-alone four-bedroom unit, will be extensively renovated. A master suite will feature a six-fixture bathroom with glass vanities, separate wet area with tub and shower, separate toilet and bidet and walk-in closets. The master suite’s new “private studio” will feature a desk, television and private sitting area. Most of the furniture, lighting and area rugs have been designed specifically and exclusively for the space. Renovations will also include the addition of a formal dining room featuring seating for up to eight people.

The Spa & Health Club -- The final phase of the resort’s multi-million-dollar transformation will be the addition of the tranquil and relaxing new 8,000 square-foot spa including a health club and 12 new spa suites – the only ones of their kind in the market. This final phase is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008.

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