New Hyatt Regency Toronto debuts in the heart of the city's entertainment district



    CHICAGO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced today it will
operate and manage the new 394-room Hyatt Regency Toronto in downtown Toronto
on behalf of King Street Enterprises. The hotel, located at 370 King Street
West, will open in January 2009 in the center of the city's entertainment
district, offering close proximity to the burgeoning nightlife scene, chic
restaurants and galleries. Adjacent to Toronto's Fashion District as well, the
hotel is within walking distance of major attractions such as the CN Tower,
Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra
Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and St.
Lawrence Market.
    Currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation that includes
entirely new guestrooms, lobby and meeting space, Hyatt Regency Toronto will
become the second Hyatt property in the city, joining Park Hyatt Toronto. In
addition to the properties in Toronto, the Hyatt portfolio in Canada includes
Hyatt Regency Montreal, Hyatt Regency Calgary and Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
    "We are pleased to add this hotel to our Hyatt family in Toronto and in
Canada," said Chuck Floyd, chief operating officer, North America Operations,
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "The location has been very successful for King Street
Enterprises and we look forward to bringing the services and amenities Hyatt
guests have come to expect as well as Hyatt management expertise to the
hotel."
    The complete, top-to-bottom renovation of all guestrooms and suites
includes outfitting them with signature Hyatt Grand Beds, state-of-the-art
42-inch LG flat screen televisions, modern furniture and fixtures, iHome clock
radios, multi-media A/V connection access ports and fully updated bathrooms.
The lobby will be reconfigured to offer guest check-in kiosks and a unique
reflecting water-fire feature. The hotel will also be unveiling a new
contemporary restaurant concept and a dramatic lobby level wine bar that will
welcome local as well as hotel guests.
    The hotel offers more than 30,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting
space, which can be configured to accommodate both large and small meetings,
as well as events. Wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the building
meets the technology requirements of today's business travelers. A brand new
StayFit@Hyatt gym and a large (approximately 4,700 sq. ft) Regency Club,
including an outdoor patio, will be added to the hotel. The outdoor rooftop
pool area will be enhanced with updated furnishings and designs accentuated by
a fire pit and an Ipe wood deck.
    The hotel will open in January 2009. For more information, please visit
www.hyattregencytoronto.com.

    About Global Hyatt Corporation

    Global Hyatt Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world's
premier hotel companies. The hotels owned, operated, managed or franchised by
its subsidiaries provide authentic hospitality to guests in 45 countries
through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance,
and the environment. Global Hyatt subsidiaries own, operate, manage or
franchise more than 365 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Hyatt(R), Hyatt
Regency(R), Hyatt Resorts(TM), Grand Hyatt(R), Park Hyatt(R), Hyatt Place(R),
Hyatt Summerfield Suites(R) and Andaz(TM) brands with additional properties
under development on five continents. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the
owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., operator of Hyatt Vacation Club(R).
The success of Global Hyatt is driven by the commitment and energy of the
thousands of men and women around the world who provide exceptional service to
hotel guests. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel
worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or visiting www.hyatt.com.




For further information:

For further information: Lori Alexander, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, (312)
780-5709, lori.alexander@hyatt.com

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