Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria opens

The Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas, opened. 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.

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“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 pieces for 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 has 325 rooms, including 20 suites and eight accessible rooms. 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-inch flat-screen television with plug-and-play capabilities from personal devices, free high-speed Internet access, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and a Hyatt Grand Bed.

The hotel has 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-inch flat-screen televisions.