MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging Services is pleased to announce it's the recipient of the 2012 Hyatt Strategic Partner award, presented at the Hyatt Place/Hyatt House owner's conference earlier this month.
"This award is for commencing construction on some of their largest urban new development during a time where more developers are asking for extensions than putting shovels in the ground," said Deno Yiankes, the president and CEO investments and development division.
In recent months, White Lodging has begun construction on Hyatt Place properties on a 212-room hotel in downtown Chicago and recently closed on land to build a 255-room Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville. Construction is scheduled to begin in May in Nashville.
With 296 rooms and suites, the Hyatt Place Austin is the largest Hyatt Place under construction in North America, and is scheduled to open in the city's downtown in the Spring of 2013. Once open, it will be the 21st White Lodging managed property in Austin. Construction has added 250 construction jobs and 95 permanent jobs, totaling 1,030 White Lodging associates in Austin.
"We are pleased to honor White Lodging with Hyatt's Strategic Partner Award," said Chris Ivy, senior vice president of real estate and development for Hyatt. "White Lodging was an early adopter and supporter of our entry into select service. They have since become partners with us not only in spirit but in joint development projects. White Lodging is helping to build some of the largest and most important Hyatt Place projects in our pipeline including urban projects in Austin, Chicago and Nashville."
About Hyatt Place- Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 160 locations throughout the United States. Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner, an eight-foot sectional of sofa sleeper; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch, high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological amenities they're accustomed to accessing at home or in the office. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com
White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company - a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.