Hyatt Hotels Corporation (the “Company” or “Hyatt”) (NYSE: H) announced today that a qualified intermediary acquired The Peabody Orlando hotel from UST Hotel Joint Venture, Ltd. in a like-kind exchange transaction, for approximately $717 million (subject to standard and customary proration and closing adjustments). The hotel has been rebranded as Hyatt Regency Orlando. Hyatt Regency Orlando is the seventh Hyatt-branded hotel in the Greater Orlando area and offers the most meeting space of any of the Company’s hotels in the United States.
“We are thrilled to welcome a property of this caliber to the Hyatt Regency brand portfolio and look forward to providing Hyatt’s authentic hospitality to our loyal guests and customers,” said Tom Smith, Area Vice President and General Manager, Hyatt Regency Orlando. “We are committed to delivering a high energy experience for guests at Hyatt Regency Orlando and taking care of the details that will allow them to take care of business or recharge, whether they come to the hotel for meetings, as part of a convention or for vacation.”
Guestrooms and Amenities
All of Hyatt Regency Orlando’s 1,641 guestrooms and suites feature contemporary furnishings and are appointed in natural colors and rich wood tones, smooth granite and soft bed linen. The hotel’s spacious guestrooms feature an ergonomic desk and chair, a cordless telephone, high speed wireless Internet, refrigerator and coffee makers. Wi-Fi and complimentary local phone calls help guests stay connected from the comfort of their guestrooms. Spa-like bathrooms feature in-mirror televisions, granite vanities and a selection of Hyatt’s Dr. Kenet amenities. Guests have the benefit of Hyatt Has It, an amenity service launched this year that provides forgotten items with a single request.
Spa and Fitness
The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando is a 22,000 square-foot, full service contemporary retreat, designed with inviting elements of warmth and comfort. Perfect for local visitors and guests visiting on business or leisure, The Spa offers a variety of massage, facial, body, waxing and manicure/pedicure treatments designed to restore well-being and balance. Spa goers enjoy access to a private Serenity Pool, perfect for a restorative soak before and after their treatments. For special events, groups and wedding parties, The Spa features a variety of celebration spa packages and will custom design packages to suit any guest’s needs. The Spa’s Hair Salon offers professional stylists, colorists and make-up artists, allowing guests to maintain their style away from home.
For workout enthusiasts and for travelers who want to maintain their routine while on the road, Hyatt Regency Orlando’s world-class Fitness Center is 8,000 square-feet, and offers a 1,000 square-foot studio classroom for group exercise including Zumba and Boot Camp; and a 500 square-foot studio dedicated to spinning. Additionally, the Fitness Center features two cardio studios, and separate strength conditioning and core strength rooms; plus over 50 pieces of top-of-the-line Cybex Eagle strength equipment and a blend of Cybex and Octane cardiovascular machines. For a low impact workout, guests have the option of joining a water aerobics class. Daily passes are available for locals who wish to access the Fitness Center and Spa facilities.
Pools and Activities
Featuring three sparkling pools, Hyatt Regency Orlando offers guests the choice to lounge at the luxurious and expansive Grotto Pool featuring lush landscapes, resort slide and a separate children’s area, or swim at the Terrace Pool, a lap-style swimming pool located on the hotel’s Recreation Level. Guests at both pools have access to floats, rafts, noodles, pool basketball and volleyball nets and games. The Spa’s Serenity Pool is available exclusively for patrons of The Spa. Hyatt Regency Orlando offers guests complimentary access to bicycles for use to explore the local grounds and landscapes, and daily passes to enjoy trolley rides along Orlando’s renowned International Drive.
Hyatt Regency Orlando offers a variety of dining options to appeal to business and leisure travelers alike, including daily, 24-hour in-room dining.
• Napa restaurant draws inspiration from Northern California’s wine country. With its dark wood furnishings set against a modern décor, Napa offers diners a quiet, understated elegance overlooking the hotel’s Grotto Pool.
• Rocks is a local, high-energy hot spot that offers an extensive wine list, bottled beers from around the world and handcrafted cocktails.
• The 24-hour B-Line Diner serves as the hotel’s full service restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. B-Line Express offers grab-and-go food and beverage options.
• Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse offers premium steaks, chops and a variety of seafood and pasta dishes in a warm, traditional Italian setting.
Meetings and Events
With 315,000 square-feet of customizable function space, Hyatt Regency Orlando offers five separate and pillar free ballrooms, including the 54,652 square-foot Regency Ballroom, a 26,923 square-foot Plaza International Ballroom, two junior ballrooms and 105 meeting rooms. For weddings and celebrations, the hotel offers indoor and outdoor function space including intimate pool settings, a Garden Terrace and its renowned Orchid Room, an indoor/outdoor event space known for its natural light, elegant decor and lavishly landscaped verandah. Professional meeting and event planners also enjoy the hotel’s state-of-the-art technology, audiovisual production and business support capabilities, as well as outstanding banquet and catering services.
Hyatt Regency Orlando is conveniently located in the heart of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and attractions. The hotel is minutes from SeaWorld and Universal Parks, or a short drive to the Walt Disney parks, and downtown Orlando’s Performing and Visual Arts Center. Hyatt Regency Orlando is directly connected to the world-renowned Orange County Convention Center offering meeting planners and convention-goers additional ease and comfort while working or visiting Orlando.
Via EPR Network
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