Hyatt House is Officially in The House
We were cruising through the middle of Old Town Scottsdale yesterday and lo and behold the Hyatt House logo jumped out at us. It was our first time seeing a Hyatt House in the wild!
As you may recall, Hyatt House is Hyatt's revamped extended-stay brand which has taken over all 38 of the Hyatt's old Summerfield Suites and 15 Hotel Sierras. Inside Hyatt Houses, guests can expect to find more home-like public spaces and guestrooms, a new lobby concept called The Great Room, a hotel bar called The H Bar and these awesome proprietary chairs that our designed with power outlets in the arm rests.
As of January 24, all of the old Summerfield Suites and Hotel Sierras have been officially rebranded, meaning they are now using the Hyatt House name and logo. But several of them still have to undergo service upgraded and remodeling throughout the year.
The Hyatt House we popped into in Scottsdale (previously a Summerfield Suites hotel) looked new and clean, especially the breakfast area. The website says a full renovation was completed in December 2011 (including the suites) but it definitely didn't look like this or this.
There were, however, some homey decor touches in the lobby like a leather trunk placed between chairs and the 24-hour Guest Market was up and running. Plus, we spied a group of guys rehashing the antics of the night before while eating breakfast. Definitely a place for socializing. Sadly, we didn't see those awesome chairs anywhere.
Rates start at $170 a night next weekend for a one-bedroom suite with a fully-equipped kitchen and free internet.