D.C. Hyatts Unveil Combined Renovation

Two Washington, D.C., Hyatts — the Grand Hyatt Washington and the Hyatt Regency Washington hotels — have completed a combined $42 million renovation, they announced last week.

The Grand Hyatt Washington, which has 897 guest rooms and 42,000 square feet of meeting space, completed a $23 million renovation encompassing its guest rooms and club lounge.

Guest rooms, which were updated with new interior designs, now feature custom in-room artwork, Hyatt Grand Beds with special headboard reading lights, HDMI TV cabling, iPod docking stations, extra nightstand outlets for charging electronics, comfortable leather reading chairs, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, ergonomic desk chairs, in-room refrigerators, in-room laptop safes, energy-saving smart thermostats with infrared motion sensors and upgraded high-speed internet access. The club lounge, meanwhile, was doubled in size and now offers VIP express check-in/check-out, personal concierge services, an afternoon buffet and complimentary use of Apple iPads in the club.

“After many successful years of business in Washington, D.C., we are thrilled to be able to continue to offer a fresh and updated product to both our business and leisure guests,” said Grand Hyatt Washington General Manager Dan Amato. “The room accommodations will continue to offer great technical upgrades to our business traveler while maintaining a soothing escape for our leisure guests as they explore our wonderful city.”

The Hyatt Regency Washington, which has 836 guest rooms and 38,000 square feet of meeting space, has likewise completed a $19 million renovation of its accommodations and club lounge. Guest rooms were updated with new bedding, carpeting, wall coverings, light fixtures and ecoMode energy-saving thermostats while the club lounge was expanded to offer additional seating and a new state-of-the-art technology center with iMac workstations, loaded with both Apple OS and Windows 7.

Additionally, the property updated its Capitol Ballroom and Thornton Room, and now offers 6,000 square feet of renovated meeting and event space.

“Our mission at Hyatt Regency Washington is to provide authentic hospitality to all of our customers and guests,” said Hyatt Regency Washington General Manager Steven Smith. “With our new renovated product to share, we feel that the hotel’s offerings will make a difference to those we touch everyday.”

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