Hyatt Hotel Champaign/Urbana Opens
Tuesday June 24th, 2014 - 3:28PM P
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ROSEMONT, IL—Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and First Hospitality Group, Inc. have opened Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana, the first Hyatt-branded hotel to open in downtown Champaign.
The property, a choice for University of Illinois visitors, features 145 rooms with a swiveling 42-in. HD television, the Hyatt Grand Bed and Cozy Corner sectional sofa; free WiFi property-wide; complimentary breakfast with breakfast sandwiches, cereal, yogurt, breads and more; 3,200 sq. ft. of high-tech meeting/function space; a 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers; and a Coffee to Cocktails bar with specialty coffees, premium beers, wines and cocktails.
Robert Habeeb, president of First Hospitality Group, stated, “We are excited to be bringing the Hyatt Place brand to such a thriving and vibrant community like Champaign. We are confident that Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana will bring a new standard to the area and will provide a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that will exceed guest expectations.”
“The Hyatt Place brand was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to students’ parents will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free WiFi and 24-hr. food offerings,” said GM Victor Patterson.
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