Minot, North Dakota, USA – 30 May 2013 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Hyatt House Minot, North Dakota’s first Hyatt-branded hotel. On top of Minot’s North Hill, Hyatt House Minot overlooks the Magic City and offers the conveniences of hotel living with the comforts of home. Located near the Bakken Formation, three miles away from Minot State University, two miles from Minot International Airport and nearby to local shopping, Hyatt House Minot is a refreshing choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
“We are proud to open the very first Hyatt-branded hotel in North Dakota, right in the heart of the Magic City,” said David Wick, general manager, Hyatt House Minot. “We look forward to welcoming guests with the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt and Hyatt House are known.”
Hyatt House Minot offers:
- 130 residentially inspired upscale guestrooms in studio, one- and two-bedroom kitchen suites
- Kitchen Suites feature real kitchens, living space and bedrooms
- Free Wi-Fi access and remote printing throughout the hotel
- Complimentary full hot breakfast served daily, featuring made-to-order omelets and other rotating savory options like bacon, sausage, French Toast, waffles and more
- Evening Social with complimentary savory bites, beer and wine and an H BAR featuring the Sip+Savor Menu – a delicious menu of home-cooked comforts and full bar
- More than 400 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space for business or social gatherings
- Range of public spaces, including a 24-hour workout room, Guest Market & guest laundry facilities in addition to indoor pool and a patio complete with barbeque grills, a fire pit, and lounge area
- 24/7 Guest Market, plus a complimentary grocery shopping available to our guests
- Pet-friendly policy that welcomes dogs or cats
“With more than double the square footage of any hotel in Minot, we believe that Hyatt House Minot will be a welcoming space where those who stay here feel like more than guests, they feel like residents,” said Barry Farah, managing member of North Hill Suites, LLC, Hyatt House Minot’s owner. Farah functioned as the general contractor on the hotel project to ensure high quality finishes throughout.
Hyatt House Minot is under the leadership of General Manager David Wick and Director of Sales Lorena Starkey. In his role, Wick 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 House is known. Starkey is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Minot area.
Hyatt House, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, launched in 2012. Inspired by extensive research of guest experiences, Hyatt House is designed to welcome guests rather than residents and offer services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that reminds guests of home. Residentially inspired studios, one- and two-bedroom suites feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The Morning Spread, a complimentary full hot breakfast featuring a made-to-order Omelet Bar, is served daily as well as a complimentary Evening Social with savory bites, beer and wine at some locations. In lieu of the Evening Social, some locations have an H BAR featuring the Sip+Savor menu and full bar. Public spaces include a 24-hour workout room, Guest Market and laundry facilities. A friendly House Host is available to check-in guests, provide directions or help with other needs to help guests feel at home. The brand is committed to helping guests keep their real-life routines rolling while on the road. Hyatt House earned the top spot in the upscale extended stay category in Business Travel News’ 2012 Hotel Chain Survey, based on a survey of corporate travel buyers. Additionally, the brand was named one of the 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families by Parents Magazine. Chosen amongst more than 70 hotel chains, Hyatt House was recognized for its convenient, functional, and family-friendly amenities, with separate parent and child sleeping areas topping the list.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. Interstate and its affiliates manage 352 hotels with nearly 67,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including six wholly owned hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 38 hotels with 7,300 rooms under construction or development throughout the world.