Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center Officialy Opens in Hyde Park

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and SMART Hotels/Olympia Chicago LLC, a joint venture of The Olympia Companies and SMART Hotels LLC, recently announced the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center. After the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/River North in June, the new hotel marks the brand’s second location in Chicago and becomes the first newly built hotel to open in Hyde Park in 50 years.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and SMART Hotels/Olympia Chicago LLC, a joint venture of The Olympia Companies and SMART Hotels LLC, recently announced the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center. After the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/River North in June, the new hotel marks the brand’s second location in Chicago and becomes the first newly built hotel to open in Hyde Park in 50 years.

“This project has enjoyed support from an amazing array of people and organizations,” says John Schultzel, vice president of hotel management at The Olympia Companies. “The sense of hospitality within our team is tremendous, and we’re looking forward to extending that hospitality to our guests.”

Located on Chicago’s East 53rd Street, the new hotel is conveniently located next to the University of Chicago campus, the University of Chicago Medical Center and the museum consortium, which includes the Dusable Museum of African-American History, the Oriental Institute, Museum of Science and Industry and the Smart Museum.

The hotel offers easy access to Chicago’s downtown through Lake Shore Drive and city public transportation. Hyatt Place Chicago South/University Medical Center also serves as the anchor to Hyde Park’s Harper Court, which features numerous restaurants, retail shopping destinations and a signature level LA Fitness.

“As a native of the South Side of Chicago, I am proud to have the honor of opening this hotel in historic Hyde Park,” says Anthony Breach, general manager for Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center. “This beautiful neighborhood is enjoying re-development which will further enrich the area’s reputation as the cultural and economic hub of South Chicago.”

The Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center features 131 guestrooms and numerous amenities including free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, 42-inch HDTVs in each room and complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel also features more than 1,200 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space, a fitness center and a coffee and wine bar.

“We are proud to open this beautiful and sustainable new hotel, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Hyde Park, University of Chicago and UC Medical Center,” said Ed Small, president of SMART Hotels.

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