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Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Unveils The Finishing Touches Of Its $20 Million Makeover

Friday, August 01, 2014
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Following the completion of a $16 million rooms renovation in late 2012, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the highly anticipated final phase of its $20 million transformation. This second project included a full revamp of all public spaces to match the fresh look and feel of the 442 guest rooms and suites, an all-new dining experience at 1823 Kitchen and Bar and an innovative tech lounge within the hotel lobby.

1823 Kitchen and Bar, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Lobby and Tech Lounge, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

With the introduction of 1823 Kitchen and Bar, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay has added yet another opportunity for delectable dining to its already impressive lineup, which includes two of Tampa’s most renowned restaurants: Oystercatchers and Armani’s. Paying tribute to the year that Tampa was founded, 1823 Kitchen and Bar has quickly become a favorite gathering spot for both locals and guests. Located in the hotel’s refreshed lobby, the restaurant’s high-back leather chairs and up-lit sconces create a grand setting for a comfortable meal. To start the day off right, diners can choose from an a la carte menu or a bountiful breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner menus offer something to please every palate, from superbly prepared salads, soups and sandwiches to premium steaks and fresh seafood. 1823’s lounge offers a relaxed area to enjoy a cocktail or a signature starter. Indoor seating with three large-screen televisions is available for catching a favorite sporting event, and outside, the bar overlooking the pool is an ideal spot for grabbing drinks before a night out, having an impromptu meeting with friends or taking a nightcap.

The final phase of Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay’s renovation also included the addition of an innovative tech lounge. Located in the hotel lobby and open to all guests free of charge, the tech lounge specifically caters to the needs of today’s on-the-go-but-always-connected business travelers who seek more informal settings to gather and conduct business. Guests will find plenty of plush, comfortable seating, a large community table for laptops and strategically placed outlets for charging all of their devices. High-speed wired and wireless Internet is available as well as two desktop computers, which are free for the first 15 minutes of use. Of course, for those mixing business and pleasure, servers can easily deliver food and beverage orders from the adjacent lobby bar.

As with the first set of renovations, Dallas-based design firm Looney & Associates was charged with transforming all public areas into contemporary yet coastal-casual spaces that carefully balance business and pleasure. Once again, the team has used the surf and sand as inspiration for its soothing color palette of neutral tones with various shades of blue for accent touches. Selected by art-consulting group Soho Myriad, large modern art installations were added to the now open and airy entry, creating a dramatic sense of arrival for guests.

“From the moment they step through our doors, both first-time and repeat guests are sure to be delighted,” said general manager Paul Joseph. “Our new look better reflects our superior guest experience and our new offerings further raise the bar to solidify our place as Tampa’s premier luxury hotel.”

For more information and reservations, please visit: www.grandtampabay.hyatt.com.

About Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Located in a 35-acre nature preserve on the northern shores of Tampa Bay, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is a tranquil hideaway that combines unspoiled, natural beauty with close proximity and easy access to the city’s wealth of dining, shopping and entertainment offerings. Ideal for mixing business and pleasure, the AAA Four Diamond-rated, 442-room hotel is conveniently placed within the Westshore business district, just three miles from the Tampa International Airport (TPA) and 15 miles from the Gulf coast beaches.

Topping the list of the hotel’s world-class features are its award-winning restaurants Armani’s and Oystercatchers as well as its first-class meeting and convention facilities. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers more than 20,000 square feet of function space, including 3,560 square feet of indoor pre-function space, 2,820 square feet of outdoor pre-function space and a 10,370-square-foot ballroom. The hotel also features 19 meeting rooms, including several with bay views.

For hotel information or reservations, please call Hyatt’s toll free reservation line at 800-233-1234 or visit www.grandtampabay.hyatt.com.

About Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt hotels feature large-scale, distinctive hotels in major gateway cities and resort destinations. With presence around the world and critical mass in Asia, Grand Hyatt hotels provide sophisticated global business and leisure travelers with upscale accommodations, extraordinary restaurants, bars, spas and fitness centers, as well as comprehensive business and meeting facilities. Signature elements of Grand Hyatt hotels include dramatic architecture, state of the art technology, and facilities for an array of business or social gatherings of all sizes.

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