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First Hyatt Place Hotel in Canada Opens in Edmonton


255-room Hyatt Place hotel located in downtown Edmonton celebrates its official opening

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The hotel, which opened its doors on Thursday, October 27, brings the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings, to the Edmonton area.

The hotel’s convenient location in the heart of downtown Edmonton provides easy access to the area’s best shopping and cultural favorites such as the Art Gallery of Alberta, Citadel Theatre, Francis Winspear Centre, Commonwealth Stadium and the New Rogers Place. Business travelers enjoy a short commute to the Shaw Conference Centre, Government of Canada, Alberta Treasury Branches and Edmonton’s CN Tower office building.

“As Edmonton continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” said Owner Prem Singhmar of AUM Hotel Group. “With our smartly designed social spaces and guestrooms with separate areas to work and sleep, Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown offers multitasking travelers the room they need, and our free hot breakfast is just the thing to get our guests going in the morning.”

Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown offers:

  • 255 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • a.m. Kitchen Skillet™, a free hot breakfast for guests available daily in the Gallery Kitchen, features signature breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, fresh-baked pastries, and more
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night and perfectly packaged sandwiches and salads
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • Odds & Ends program for forgotten items that guests can buy, borrow or enjoy for free
  • Meeting and Function space with more than 13,000 square feet
  • 24-hour Gym featuring cardio equipment with LDC touchscreens and free ear buds

“Edmonton is a vibrant city, filled with friendly people, inviting neighborhoods, and an ever-expanding list of attractions and landmarks to visit,” said Rachel Macknee, director of sales and marketing, Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown. “Our hotel is central to all of Edmonton’s most popular sites, and we are confident that the Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while visiting our area.”

For more information about Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown, please call (587) 525-1234 or visit


Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown is under the leadership of Director of Operations Steve White and Director of Sales and Marketing Rachel Macknee. In his role, White is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 60 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Macknee is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Edmonton area.


Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to create a seamless stay with modern comforts. There are more than 255 Hyatt Place locations in the United States, Armenia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #TheresAPlaceForYou.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 12 premier brands and 679 properties in 54 countries, as of September 30, 2016. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit

About AUM Hotels

AUM Hotels Group Inc. is a local hotel ownership and operating company based in Edmonton, AB, with multiple international brands under their umbrella. These brands include, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and the newly opened Hyatt Place Edmonton Downtown. The downtown property is the first Hyatt Place opened in Canada and boasts 255 very spacious guest rooms and has a very distinctive exterior including more than 1,400 windows. For more information on AUM Hotels please contact Trisha Faulmino at 780-416-2121 or

Source: Hyatt Hotels Corporation


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