CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Songy HighRoads today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas. The hotel, managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, marks the ninth Hyatt-branded hotel to open in the Houston area.
The hotel is part of the 7.6-acre, mixed-use Galleria Plaza development, which includes high-end retail and specialty stores, luxury apartments, and several recently completed office towers. The development will also include Hyatt Place Houston Galleria, adjacent to Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. The Hyatt Place hotel is currently under construction and is expected to open in early 2016.
“We are delighted to welcome guests and the local community to our new hotel, located in the heart of one of Houston’s fastest growing neighborhoods and premiere shopping destinations,” said Area Manager Adam Patenaude. “Here, travelers can leave every detail to our dedicated hotel team, so they are free to break from routine if they choose or simply do things they way they want to do them.”
Upon entering the hotel driveway, a commissioned, three-dimensional metal sculpture depicts a bird’s eye view of the Houston bayou. Original artwork throughout the hotel follows a geological theme while paying tribute to the oil industry and its workers; additionally, local Houston artists created several one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the hotel. The front desk is a focal point, displaying another three-dimensional metal sculpture inspired by the shape of geodes. To connect the first and second floors, a grand staircase of exposed steel with walnut stair threads and soaring diagonal wood posts pierces through the second floor.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria features 325 rooms, including 20 suites and eight accessible rooms, designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Guestroom design and concepts are inspired by elements of the oil and gas industry with built-in furnishings that offer a more spacious and modern aesthetic. Each room comes standard with a 55” flat-screen television with plug-and-play capabilities from personal devices, free high-speed Internet access, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and a signature Hyatt Grand Bed.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria offers high-quality, locally sourced food and beverages available all day. The Urban Star restaurant, bar, and market features seasonal menus using local ingredients to create dishes that embody the flavors of Texas and the rich tradition of southern hospitality. The first-floor restaurant features seasonally changing menus showcasing foods from Texas. Urban Star Bar is an ideal spot to enjoy fine wines, carefully crafted cocktails and a wide variety of quality spirits. The Market is open all day for the traveler who prefers to grab and go.
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria features more than 11,000 square feet of functional space and an additional 7,800 square feet of lobby and gathering space. The 10 private meeting rooms offer sound, high-speed Internet access, telephones, and various electrical and audio outlets, as well as custom lighting features. Six of the rooms are also equipped with 70” flat-screen televisions.
On the third floor of Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria is a heated, outdoor swimming pool and spacious sun deck available for lounging and relaxation. The area can also serve as an upscale, fun space for special events. Adjacent to the pool on the third story is a StayFit gym with cardio equipment and weights, accompanied by a view of the pool and sundeck.