Hyatt Regency Boston Is Unveiled

Former Swissotel is Re-flagged as Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District

Becoming The First Hyatt in Downtown Boston, Near the City's 'Ladder District'

Community Leaders to Raise the Hyatt Flag, the Historic 'Bedford Flag,'

And Flags Representing the 23 Nationalities of the Hotel Staff At

July 1st Ceremony

Jul 01, 2003, 01:00 ET from Hyatt Hotels Corporation

    BOSTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today
 that the former Swissotel, located at One Avenue de Lafayette, has been
 re-flagged as the Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District.  The four-star,
 four-diamond hotel will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation of its
 500 rooms and restaurant in 2004.
     "We are pleased to bring the Hyatt flag to downtown Boston in a unique and
 exceptional location," said David Nadelman, a 23-year Hyatt veteran who was
 recently named the General Manager. He concluded, "We are looking forward to
 greeting a broad diversity of international and domestic travelers at our
 property in the heart of Boston."
     Community leaders will join Hyatt Executives at a private ceremony, July
 1st at 4:30 PM at the hotel to raise the Hyatt flag, the Boston flag and a
 rare vintage replica of the historic Bedford Flag, considered the oldest
 American flag still in existence; flags from 33 other countries will also be
 raised or displayed, representing each nationality of the diverse hotel staff.
     Announcing the Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District
     The hotel marks another "rung" in the development of what has come to be
 known as burgeoning "Ladder District", located in the Downtown Crossing area
 of Boston.  In the last eighteen months, the area has welcomed dynamic,
 upscale restaurants, recreation facilities as well the newly restored landmark
 Paramount Theater.
     In addition to upscale nightlife and proximity to Boston's important
 financial institutions, Hyatt guests are near prime shopping destinations such
 Filene's Basement, H&M and Macy's and are just steps from the Boston Common.
 Last summer the area also became a critical stop in the new MBTA Silver Line
 transportation system that runs at its center.
     The Hyatt Regency Boston is the third property in the Boston area, joining
 the Hyatt Harborside, at Boston's Logan International Airport and the Hyatt
 Regency Cambridge, situated on the Charles River.
     It was also announced that the property's former restaurant, Cafi Suisse,
 is being reintroduced as "Avenue One" under the direction of Executive Chef
 Brad Ozerdem, formerly of Hyatt Regency Cambridge's Zephyr on the Charles and
 Spinnaker, who was recently named Hyatt's Executive Chef of the Year for 2002.
     About the Hotel
     Centrally located in the heart of downtown Boston at One Avenue de
 Lafayette, the 500-room Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District is just one
 block from Boston Common and adjacent to the Lafayette Corporate Center.
     The hotel's inviting lobby welcomes guests with antiques, marble floors
 and Waterford Crystal chandeliers.  Spacious guest rooms, including 26 suites,
 feature classic European furnishings with city and atrium views.  The 22-story
 hotel also caters to group and conference attendees with 18,000 square feet of
 finely appointed meeting space for up to 900.  The space includes 17 function
 rooms and a 5,046 square foot Grand Ballroom with natural light and outdoor
 terrace.  All rooms are wired for video conferencing and internet access.  The
 hotel features Avenue One, an elegant full service restaurant from Chef Brad
 Ozerdem, as well as a lobby bar.  Guests can also relax at the indoor swimming
 pool, whirlpool, sauna, sun deck or take advantage of the state-of-the-art
 fitness facilities.
     There are now 208 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. Hyatt
 Corporation and its affiliates manage, franchise or operate 124 hotels and
 resorts in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Affiliates of Hyatt
 International Corporation manage, franchise or operate 84 hotels and resorts
 in 39 countries. In the U.S., Hyatt worldwide reservations for individuals and
 groups can be reached at 1-800-233-1234. Outside the U.S., contact the local
 Hyatt sales office or representative. For more information about Hyatt hotels
 and resorts, visit Hyatt on the Internet at
      Media invited to attend official unveiling of Hyatt Regency Boston
      Financial District
      Grand Ballroom and Terrace,
      One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston
      TODAY, July 1st, 2003
      4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      Press contacts:
      Neil Alumkal            Marcelo Marinho
      MFC PR                  MFC PR
      (212) 808-6573         (212) 808-6558
      (917) 656-2633

SOURCE Hyatt Hotels Corporation