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Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>The 136-room Hyatt House hotel is located in Pittsburgh's South Side</i> </p>

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side Celebrates Official Opening

15:06 EDT Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- 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 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 LEADERSHIP

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.

ABOUT HYATT house

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 http://www.hyatthouse.com or call 866-XS-HYATT (866-974-9288).

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, visit www.concordhotels.com.

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 www.oxforddevelopmentcompany.com.

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 December 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 500 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com .

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Stephanie Sheppard, (312) 780-5399
Stephanie.sheppard@hyatt.com

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