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143 room Hyatt Place hotel located in Daytona Beach Shores, FL

Daytona Beach, FL (October 15, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Avista Hotels and Resorts today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront, the world’s first oceanfront Hyatt Place.

“Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront is located in directly on the World Famous Daytona Beach and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said Don Terzieff “Hyatt Place was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to beachgoers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere featuring an oceanfront pool and pool bar and signature amenities such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings.”

The Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront is directly on the beach in beautiful Daytona Beach Shores. The hotel is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Interstate-95. It also features easy access to the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach Pier and Boardwalk, Daytona Lagoon Waterpark, Jackie Robinson Ballpark, The Halifax Historical Museum and the Ocean Walk Shoppes and Movies.

Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront offers:

  • - 143 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and a Cozy Corner sectional sofa
  • - Direct Beach Access
  • - Oceanfront pool with Pool Bar featuring specialty cocktails, premium beers and wines
  • - Private balcony in every room
  • - Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • - Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • - 800 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • - 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock
  • - An indoor Starbucks Coffee to Full Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails

Hyatt Place Daytona beach-Oceanfront LEADERSHIP

Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront is under the leadership of General Manager Don Terzieff and Director of Sales Andrew Wright. In his role, Terzieff is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Wright is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Daytona Beach area.


Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch, high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological amenities they’re accustomed to accessing at home or in the office. Hyatt Place hotels also feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, a [email protected] fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and a Grab ’n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The 24/7 Gallery Menu offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock, in addition to the a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM, a complimentary hot breakfast served daily. Specially trained Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 170 locations in the United States, Costa Rica and India. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit

About Avista Hotels & Resorts

Launched in 1983, Avista Hotels and Resorts is based in Orlando, Florida and has developed over 65 hotels. Avista Hotels & Resorts is proud to add the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront hotel to its collection.


Hotel features intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural decor

Orlando, Florida March 15, 2013 – The 160-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Orlando, Florida is scheduled to open this March with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor. Located at 8214 Universal Boulevard, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive/Convention Center will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Avista Hotels XI, LLC. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in Orlando to feature the brand’s new design and décor, which enhance the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment.

Located a mile from Universal Orlando and 12 miles from Orlando International Airport, the hotel offers guests convenient access to the Orlando Convention Center, SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatic and the Disney Theme Parks. Rates begin at $99 per night.

“Delivering both function and comfort, our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier category,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. “At Fairfield Inn & Suites, we provide an easy, positive and productive travel experience, as well as the promise of consistent and reliable service at an exceptional value. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive/Convention Center is a truly stunning example of the brand’s contemporary new look and feel, and we are pleased with the continued growth of Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels in the Orlando area.”

From the moment they arrive, Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive/Convention Center’s modern, bright new design features welcome guests, including an updated exterior with a signature tower, a curved porte-cochere and an inviting glass entrance that ushers them into the hotel. Once inside, guests experience the hotel’s open public space featuring natural light and views throughout the lobby to connect the indoors with the outdoors. Consistent with the Fairfield brand’s heritage of great service and a warm welcome, guests are greeted by associates who can easily move from behind the angled front desk to interact and answer questions.

In the hotel lobby area, guests can choose to be productive, relax or enjoy breakfast or a snack in a modern and flexible environment featuring a vibrant, natural color palette of greens, blues and oranges. The spacious lobby gives guests ample connectivity options, as well as a “connect and print” area that offers both standing and seated Internet stations. Guests can also unwind in the lobby’s inviting living area ― whose focal points include a natural stone hearth, organic-shaped sofa and lounge chair, and unique local features — or they can grab a drink or snack item from the 24/7 Corner Market.

The breakfast area’s signature farm table provides a central gathering place where guests can watch television, meet up with colleagues or get work done. In the morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, choosing from delicious breakfast sandwiches, make-your-own waffles and other healthy items, such as fruit, yogurt, and whole grain cereals and breads.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive/Convention Center’s signature “smart” room décor warmly welcomes guests into a comfortable, productive and restful environment. Flexible and functional, the guest room includes a well-designed work area, an ergonomic chair, task lighting and electrical outlets where guests need them. A curved, mobile desk enables guests to create their own work space, while also optimizing their television viewing.

Inspired by nature, the hotel’s thoughtfully designed rooms and suites place the living and working area near the window to allow for more natural light and views. Building on this natural design, the room décor features organic patterns and fresh colors, blending wood tones with bright pops of color. The new design also places the sleeping area toward the middle of the room, helping to give guests a better night’s sleep on plush mattresses, as well as easier access to the bathroom and wardrobe. The bright, spacious living area also offers a comfortable couch, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave, and the bath area continues the room’s bright, spacious, contemporary feel with showers available in all standard king rooms and suites.

The six-story hotel features three types of one-bedroom suites. The Executive King Suite with kitchenettes and separate bedroom, the Executive Kitchen Suite with full kitchen and the Family Fun Suite with king-size bed, bunk beds and kitchenette.

Additional hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool with a whirlpool spa, an exercise room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. The hotel also offers 3,000 square feet of space to accommodate functions of up to 150 people.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 675 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando International Drive/Convention Center hotel directly at 407-581-9001, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit or become a fan at



Avista Hotels& ResortsOrlando, FL -- (February 15, 2008) --- Avista Hotels& Resorts announces the opening of its new 196-room Radisson, Lake Buena Vista Orlando Hotel on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2008 at 12799 Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando, Florida. This Radisson property is located 1/4 mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World. Resort and minutes from Universal Studios, Sea World, Wet n Wild and the Orange County Convention Center.

This new Radisson is a great example of our commitment to deliver the highest quality product and service for today's travelers. Said Nancy Johnson. Executive Vice President and brand leader of Radisson hotels & Resorts. "With innovative offerings like Radisson's express yourself online check-in and the custom Sleep Number. Bed by Select Comfort, guests can stay their own way."

"This new Radisson is a wonderful opportunity for us at Avista Hotels and Resorts, Not only to expand the Avista portfolio and the Radisson brand but also to provide an innovative, full service hotel that will secure a successful place in this ever competitive niche market" said Atif Nabi General Manager of the Radisson Lake Buena Vista Hotel.

The hotel is 100% Smoke Free Environment and features "Liquid" an in-house bar & Grill Restaurant along with the ever popular Starbucks Coffee Kiosk. Spectacular outdoor pool and invigorating spa is strategically located next to the poolside Tiki bar. The state of the art fitness center offers Nautilus Treadmills, Elliptical machine, Recumbent Bike and a Multi-Gym. Complimentary scheduled Shuttle to Walt Disney World. Theme parks and area shopping malls is yet another service that this new hotel offers. Every room features 37 inch high definition LCD flat panel televisions, complimentary high speed internet access, personal microwave and refrigerator individual air conditioner with a digital climate control and in room clocks with iPod docking stations


For more information, Contact:
Ajit nana, Senior Vice President,
Avista Hotels & Resorts (407) 581-9000
Extension 400 or Email:[email protected]