Managing firm tapped for new Hyatt Place

Managing firm tapped for new Hyatt Place

CHAMPAIGN — Rosemont-based First Hospitality Group will manage the new Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Champaign, the company announced Monday.

The company provides services for 50 hotels in 10 Midwestern states, including 23 properties in Illinois.

The 145-room Hyatt Place Hotel is scheduled to open next spring at the southwest corner of Neil and Church streets. It is being developed by Champaign-based YG Financial Group.

The new hotel will be the fifth hotel in downstate Illinois served by First Hospitality Group. The company's portfolio already includes the Country Inn and Suites in Champaign and Bloomington, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Normal and SpringHill Suites in Peoria.

It will be the third Hyatt Place in First Hospitality Group's portfolio, the others being in Des Moines and South Bend-Mishawaka, Ind.

In a release, First Hospitality Group President Robert Habeeb said the Hyatt Place in Champaign "fits nicely into our growth strategy in terms of geography, brand and quality."

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David Illinois wrote on June 11, 2013 at 8:06 am

Of course they hire an out-of-town firm.  Thank you for keeping it in the community!

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on June 13, 2013 at 12:06 am
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I like Hyatt Place. I've stayed in a few. It's a great concept.


They all have ONE COMMON PROBLEM: The doors slam, creating a thundering noise every time someone enters or exits a room.


I assume these doors are OSHA compliant, and also comply with various state & federal mandates about fire protection.


There's a billion dollars out there, waiting for some inventor who can patent a safe door that doesn't wake up the entire floor.