• Olympia Hotel Management to Manage New Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Quad Cities

     
    POSTED May 21, 2017
     

Olympia Hotel Management has been chosen to manage Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Quad Cities in East Moline, Illinois. The showcase hotel project features the 134-room Hyatt Place hotel and 99-room Hyatt House hotel.

"We are thrilled to continue building upon a strong relationship with Olympia Hotel Management on another great project," says Mark Younadam, vice president of real estate and development for Hyatt. "We continue to see a growing trend with dual-brand hotels, which lets guests choose the right setting for their needs. Whether our guests are in town for vacation, work relocation or long-term corporate projects, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Quad Cities will be the perfect fit for the vibrant setting of this highly-anticipated development."

The nine-story hotel marks the first Hyatt dual-branded hotels in the Quad Cities. The Hyatt Place will offer nightly stays for guests whereas the Hyatt House will be available for extended stays. Amenities include a full service restaurant, meeting facilities and a signature rooftop lounge. There will also be a large single lobby serving guests of both hotels, providing plenty of space to have a shared social experience that many travelers desire. The hotels are scheduled to open in spring 2018.

“We’re excited to partner with Legat Architects and Hyatt Hotels once again,” says John Schultzel, vice president, hotel management for The Olympia Companies. “This is another terrific opportunity for Olympia to play an active role in a transformative project, this time in the Quad Cities.”

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.