Hyatt Regency Houston renovation complete

Rockville, Md. (June 3, 2009) – Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A), an international hospitality Architecture and Project Management firm, and HVScompassDesign, an international hospitality Interior Design firm, announced that they completed their custom public space and guestroom renovation of the Hyatt Regency Houston hotel in Texas.  
   
Hyatt Regency Houston, one of the city’s largest hotels, is a premier destination hotel for conventions, business travel and leisure guests. JN+A and HVScompass updated this landmark hotel to create a professional, sophisticated environment.
 
The hotel features a dramatic, 33-story atrium which houses the hotel’s public spaces. The team repositioned the LobbiBar from its original central location to make it more inviting and accessible to guests. The back of the bar serves as a digital display to direct and inform guests while assisting guest navigation to the front desk. Offsetting the bar to one side also provides an inviting environment and additional space for more plush flexible seating, allowing the area to change increase socialization as needed. The team utilized natural, organic feeling materials in the public area and blended them with the hotel’s existing features. Additional lighting, including large torcheres and innovative fixtures like backlit onyx panels, were added throughout the public areas to create a soft, comfortably lit atmosphere.  
   
The firms also renovated the hotel’s 947 guestrooms with custom millwork pieces and a beautiful new softgoods package. A rich, wooden headboard with built-in nightstands stretches the span of a guestroom wall, adding length and texture to the room. Long, sleek work desks have been added with wall-mounted, plug-n-play consoles for Internet connectivity. The natural, tranquil colors used throughout the room are contrasted with bold, vibrant colors in the room’s artwork. In the guest bathrooms, the team integrated electric mirrors around the vanity to increase the soft lighting. The vanity base incorporates the millwork design of the guestroom headboard and the lobby front desk. The addition of glass walk-in showers creates a spacious feel in the bathroom.  
  
Over 64,000 square feet of meeting space has been designed and will begin construction soon. The space will be refreshed with new carpet, wall coverings, artwork, and lighting. The most dramatic change can be seen in Window Box, an intimate event space overlooking the hotel’s atrium lobby, where sophisticated lighting was added to the newly-expanded venue. A second point of entry and registration area was also added to the redesigned space.  Additionally, 30 guestrooms on the hotel’s sixth floor will be transformed into nine meeting rooms and three high-tech boardrooms with 700 square feet of space each.
   
JN+A provided Architecture design services for the Shula’s Steak House restaurant. Originally two restaurants, JN+A transformed the two-level space into one cohesive dining experience.
 
Hyatt Regency Houston is owned by Starwood Capital Group LLC and managed by Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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