Such home elements include the Great Lounge in each of the Hyatt House lobbies which will be a multi-purpose area with plenty of seating for socializing, outlets for gadget charging and a glass-enclosed game room equipped with a high-tech entertainment system. Just off the Great Lounge will be the H Bar an island that will transform from an "Eggs Your Way" customized breakfast bar in the morning to a cocktail bar in the evening. There will also be a place to socialize outdoors with another built-in kitchen and a fire pit for late-night chats as well as a market for quick on-the-go items.
Up in the guestrooms, the configurations will be studio and one and two-bedroom kitchen suites that are designed to look like, well, a home. But more importantly, the rooms will be stocked with functional furniture like an entryway hall tree where guests can hang keys, jackets and umbrellas and a multi-tasking island where you can prepare a meal, watch TV or work from your laptop. There will also be 32" flat-panel HDTVs and DVD players along with the Hyatt Grand Bed and a Dream Shower.
But most importantly, there will be free WiFi throughout the hotel.
Interestingly enough, while the hotel brand concept is new, the name Hyatt House is not as that was the name of the first Hyatt hotel when it opened in 1957. We're loving the Hyatt House logo too which is a double lowercase/uppercase "H" in a bold blue color with the top right corner looking like a pie piece in a brighter hue. Except it's not really a pie piece, it's supposed to be a "curved square flag." Either way, it's cute and we like it and we're excited to spend a night in Hyatt House.
Speaking of...the name changes of Summerfield Suites and Hotel Sierras to Hyatt House should be completed by early 2012 with service upgraded and remodeling expected to happen over the next year. If you stay in a new Hyatt House, you must let us know how it went!