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Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening

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April 24, 2013

Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 24, 2013– Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Concord Hospitality Enterprises, and Oxford Development Company today announce the opening of HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side, the first HYATT house hotel in the city of Pittsburgh.

[quote]?We are excited to bring HYATT house to this vibrant neighborhood. HYATT house is everything the name represents ? a welcoming and warm environment that encourages guests to live like residents,? said Michael Rhoten, general manager, HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side. ?We want each and every guest who comes through our doors to feel that they can let their real-life routines roll on, even when they?re on the road.?[/quote]

HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side is situated in Pittsburgh?s SouthSide Works shopping, dining and entertainment district.?Located near some of the region?s top corporate headquarters, such as American Eagle, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Level 3 Communications, the hotel will be an ideal spot for business travelers and those on extended corporate travel.

Additionally, HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side is just minutes from University of Pittsburgh?s main campus in Oakland, as well as Carnegie Mellon University and the world-renowned UPMC hospitals. Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore are just a few miles away, where travelers will find CONSOL Energy Center, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the Cultural District.

[quote]?Concord currently operates 13 hotels in the Greater Pittsburgh area, and HYATT house Pittsburgh South-Side is the perfect addition to our Pittsburgh portfolio,? said Mark Laport, president, Concord Hospitality Enterprises. ?The HYATT house brand and South Side location both align with our emphasis on quality, integrity and contributing to the communities in which we operate.?[/quote]

The opening of HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side marks the first Hyatt-branded hotel opened by Oxford Development Company in Western Pennsylvania and the third Hyatt-branded hotel opened by Oxford in the past four years.

?We at Oxford are very pleased to be expanding our relationship with Hyatt and to once again be co-investing with and entrusting the hotel?s operations to Concord,? said Steve Guy, president and chief executive officer, Oxford Development Company. ?We are excited to bring to our home town the dedication to high standards and the devotion to guest services that Hyatt, Concord and Oxford represent.?

HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side offers:

  • 136 residentially inspired upscale studio, one- and two-bedroom kitchen suites
  • Kitchen suites will feature a full kitchen, living space and bedroom
  • Free Wi-Fi access and remote printing throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast served daily, featuring made-to-order omelets and other rotating savory options like bacon, sausage, French Toast, waffles and more
  • H BAR featuring the brand?s Sip+Savor Menu ? a delicious menu of home-cooked comforts and full bar
  • More than 1,500 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space for business or social gatherings
  • Range of public spaces, including a 24-hour workout room & guest laundry facilities in addition to an indoor pool and a 6,000-square-foot outdoor patio with a fire pit and gas grills
  • 24/7 Guest Market, plus a complimentary grocery shopping available to the extended stay traveler
  • A pet-friendly policy that welcomes dogs or cats
  • Connection to the South Shore Riverfront Trail


HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side is under the leadership of General Manager Michael Rhoten and Director of Sales Danielle Phillips. In his role, Rhoten is 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 purposeful service for which HYATT house is known. Rhoten is joined by Phillips, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Pittsburgh area.


Launched in 2012, HYATT house was designed to welcome residents rather than guests. Inspired by extensive research of guest experiences, HYATT house is designed to surprise and delight with services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that will remind guests of home. Residentially inspired studio, one- and two-bedroom suites feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A complimentary full hot breakfast is served daily as well as a complimentary Evening Social with savory bites, beer and wine. Some locations have an H BAR featuring the Sip+Savor menu and full bar. Public spaces include a 24-hour workout room, Guest Market and laundry facilities. A friendly House Host is available to check a guest in, provide directions or help with other needs to help the guest feel at home. All of which contribute to allowing guests to keep their real-life routines rolling while on the road. HYATT house was recently named one of the 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families by Parents Magazine. Chosen amongst more than 70 hotels chains, HYATT house was recognized for its convenient, functional, and family-friendly amenities, with separate parent and child sleeping areas topping the list.[/box]

Source: Hyatt Hotels Corp

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