Hyatt invests £6m into landmark Birmingham hotel

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    One of Birmingham’s most iconic landmarks, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, has received a £6m investment for its refurbishment to include a brand new bar and restaurant concept.The luxury 319 room hotel located on Bridge Street opposite the International Convention Centre (ICC) first opened in 1990. Refurbishment of the guest rooms, suites and the hotel’s eight conference rooms and ballroom has already been completed, with the bar and restaurant set to re-launch this summer.

    Open to both guests and non-guests, the new-look bar will be styled on a traditional tavern with a contemporary twist, and include a terrace onto Bridge Street. Offering a wide range of beers, including local ales, cocktails and wine, the menu will feature pub classics in addition to reflecting Birmingham’s strong Asian influences.

    Hyatt Regency Birmingham also features the Amala Spa and Club, including a 16 metre indoor pool, gym, sauna and steam room, six therapy suites and a nail bar.

    A number of local suppliers have been appointed to support the refurbishment, including Kidderminster-based Brintons which has supplied 13,000 square metres of carpet to the hotel.

    Speaking about the refurbishment, Mario Flanagan, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Birmingham said:

    “When the hotel first opened 24 years ago, Birmingham was on the cusp of a hugely important period of redevelopment. The Hyatt was way ahead of its time, and the vision shown by the city’s leaders in the construction of the ICC and Symphony Hall, in addition to the development of Broad Street and Gas Street Basin, paved the way for a quarter of a century of change which has seen Birmingham emerge as a truly great European city.

    “This major investment is a significant vote of confidence in Birmingham by Hyatt and will see the hotel maintain its position alongside some of the very best hotels in the country.

    “The changes will enable us to offer the very best to our guests, but what remains consistent is our commitment to offering a first-class service without making anyone feel excluded. This ethos runs throughout our team here in Birmingham, many of whom have worked here since we first opened our doors.”

    Daniel Fountain / 27.05.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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