Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening

  Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening

     The 136-room Hyatt House hotel is located in Pittsburgh’s South Side

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 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.

“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.”

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.

“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.”

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
  *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.

HYATT house, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 50
locations throughout the United States. To learn more about HYATT house or to
book a reservation, visit or call 866-XS-HYATT

About Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and
development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages 90 upscale select-service
and full-service hotels offering more than 12,000 guest rooms in 24 states and
two Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under such
well-known industry elite brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and
Choice Hotels, as well as select independent boutique hotels. Formed in 1985,
Concord is routinely listed among the nation’s top management companies and
recently won some of the industry’s top honors from Marriott International and
Hyatt. Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country,
having won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years. For more information,

About Oxford Development Company

Based in Pittsburgh, Oxford Development Company is the largest privately owned
real estate services firm in Western Pennsylvania. With 50 years of experience
in the local, regional and national marketplace, Oxford provides a full range
of real estate services, including real estate development, project and
construction management, property management, brokerage and investment
advisory services. Oxford is committed to making the built environment more
sustainable and has been involved in the creation of over 4.3 million square
feet of LEED certified projects throughout the country, including the CONSOL
Energy Center, the first LEED Gold NHL arena in the world. Visit us online at

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® and Hyatt House^TM brand names and have locations on
six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation
subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences^TM and
Hyatt Residence Club^TM. As of December31, 2012, the Company’s worldwide
portfolio consisted of 500 properties in 46 countries. For more information,
please visit


Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Stephanie Sheppard, (312) 780-5399
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