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October 27, 2014

Hyatt Hotels signs franchise agreement for Hyatt Regency in Texas

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels has entered a franchise agreement with Songy HighRoads, a commercial real estate development firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas.

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels has entered a franchise agreement with Songy HighRoads, a commercial real estate development firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas.

Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria will be located near the Houston Galleria shopping mall at 2626 Sage Road, on the northwest corner of Sage Road and West Alabama Street.

The 325-room, 14-storey hotel will feature more than 12,000ft² of meeting and conference space as well as a large fitness centre overlooking the pool deck.

Songy HighRoads chief operating officer Todd Nocerini said: "We began construction of Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in December 2013, and are looking forward to a fall 2015 opening.

"The Galleria area is one of Houston’s most important commercial sub-markets, and we are delighted to be bringing the Hyatt Regency brand, in tandem with Aimbridge Hospitality as our hotel manager, to business and leisure travelers visiting the area."

Hyatt real estate and development senior vice-president David Tarr said: "Finding a suitable opportunity to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand has been a high priority for the company, as we seek to thoughtfully expand our brand presence in the Houston metropolitan area.

"We are excited to be a part of this project with the very accomplished team of Songy Highroads and Aimbridge Hospitality, and look forward to giving our guests a terrific new lodging option at the Galleria."

The new property is part of 7.6-acre, mixed-use development, Galleria Plaza, which includes a Whole Foods Market, multiple high-end retail and specialty stores, luxury apartments, and multiple office towers.

As of 30 June, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 563 properties in 48 countries.

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