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Hyatt Place(R) Columbus/OSU Celebrates Grand Opening

Hotel Opens Near The Ohio State University in Downtown Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sep 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Columbus Hospitality today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU, located near The Ohio State University in downtown Columbus.

In addition to the OSU campus, Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU is closely situated to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Arena District, as well as shopping destinations such as the Short North Shops and Easton Towne Center. For business travelers, the hotel is in close proximity to the Nationwide Insurance World Headquarters, AEP Ohio, Abbott Nutrition, Columbia Gas/NiSource, Westbelt Corporate Park, Battelle Memorial Institute and The Ohio State Medical Center.

"Columbus is a large and vibrant city, filled with restaurants, markets, galleries and other impressive art and entertainment attractions," said Charles Lagarce, President, Columbus Hospitality. "No matter why guests are visiting the area, we are confident that Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while away from home."

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU offers:

  • 126 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed(R) and an eight-foot sectional sofa-sleeper
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast featuring a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • 1,900 square feet of meeting space

"Hyatt Place was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to students will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food and beverage availability," said Michael Holtzleiter, General Manager, Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU.

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU is nine miles from Port Columbus International Airport and 10 miles from The Ohio State University airport.


Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU is under the leadership of General Manager Michael Holtzleiter and Director of Sales Melodee Reed.

In his role, Holtzleiter is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's 30 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Holtzleiter is joined by Reed, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Columbus area.


Hyatt Placehotels are specially designed to accommodate today's lifestyle, offering amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving Starbucks(R) specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and the Grab 'n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The Guest Kitchen offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock, in addition to the complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Specially trained Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax and include the Cozy Corner, an eight-foot couch; 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.

About Columbus Hospitality

Columbus Hospitality Management is a full-service hotel and hospitality asset management company serving both private and institutional investors, developers and lenders. Columbus Hospitality offers a wide range of services, customized to meet any hospitality management need. For more information, visit

About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place brings the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known to the upscale select-service category. Inspired by multitasking travelers' 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design, practical amenities, forward-thinking technology and purposeful service so guests can remain connected and productive while traveling. Hyatt Place is a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation that currently offers more than 150 locations throughout the United States. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit

SOURCE: Hyatt Place

Amy Patti
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
(312) 780-5620