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May. 31, 2013

First Hyatt House Hotel in Pittsburgh Now Open

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Oxford Development Company have recently celebrated the opening of the first Hyatt house hotel in Pittsburgh.

Known as Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side, the five-story, 120,000-square-foot property offers 136 residentially inspired studios, along with one- and two-bedroom kitchen suites, more than 1,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, guest laundry facilities, and a 6,000-square-foot outdoor patio with a fire pit and gas grills.

Located in the SouthSide Works district near some of the region’s top corporate headquarters, the hotel is expected to become an ideal spot for business and extended-stay corporate travelers.

“We are excited to bring Hyatt House to this vibrant neighborhood. Hyatt House is everything the name represents—a welcoming and warm environment that encourages guests to live like residents,” said Michael Rhoten, the hotel’s general manager.

Hyatt house Pittsburgh-South Side is the first Hyatt-branded hotel opened by Oxford Development Company in Western Pennsylvania. Concord, the property’s operator, currently manages 13 hotels in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

In other news, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports that a local partnership called CDR Development LLC is planning the construction of a 335,000-square-foot office park near the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Known as Findlay Crossing, the project will be developed on a 30-acre parcel of land situated on Flaugherty Run and Clinton Roads near Dick’s Sporting Goods. The group is about to purchase the site from Atlanta-based Park ‘N Fly, an operator of airport parking lots.

CDR Development is comprised of Charlie Brown, an airport area parking entrepreneur; David Dietrich, a principal of an at-home senior health care services firm; and Sofranko, a restaurateur and consultant who has also developed real estate.

Pittsburgh’s Parkway West office submarket has seen a dramatic improvement in the last two years, the newspaper reports. According to Dan Adamski, a managing director in the local office of Jones Lang LaSalle, the timing for the partnership’s new office development is excellent.

Photo credits: http://www.oxforddevelopment.com

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