Hyatt has unveiled the Hyatt Regency Houston West, some 40 years after the property originally opened as a Regency hotel.
The 400-room property is located on Katy Freeway in the city’s Energy Corridor, and was previously operating under the Omni brand.
According to a cached page on the omnihotels.com website, the hotel has recently benefited from an $11 million renovation programme, and ceased to be part of the Omni portfolio on August 24, 2021.
In a press release Hyatt said that “The opening marks a full circle moment as the property originally opened as a Hyatt Regency hotel in the early 1980s”.
The hotel is surrounded by a two-acre lake, and features a water garden in the atrium lobby with “slowly cascading waterfalls, exotic foliage, and tropical fish, serving as the harmonious core of hotel”.
Facilities include the all day dining Café on the Lake, Black Gold Bar (a nod to Houston’s oil and gas industry), a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and 25,000 square feet of meeting and events space including the 9,800 square foot Texas Ballroom.
Hyatt Regency Houston West joins the existing Hyatt Regency Houston, Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport and Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in the US city. The group lists 16 Houston properties on its website under the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt House and Hyatt Place brands.
Commenting on the opening, general manager Tom Jamison said:
“With the opening of Hyatt Regency Houston West, our hotel offers guests the opportunity to unwind in our expansive outdoor green space featuring lawn games and a year-round heated swimming pool and whirlpool.
“Whether traveling to Houston for business or leisure, the hotel provides an authentic hospitality experience in the heart of the city.”