Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel To Unveil Grand Redesign Of Its New Luxury Guestrooms To Select Meeting Planners at PCMA 2012 Meeting

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Southern California’s largest hotel, situated in a prime location in downtown San Diego is now under new ownership and will undergo major renovation of guestrooms, meeting and public space, and food and beverage outlets

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The renovation will enhance the exceptional service and amenities that guests of the hotel have come to expect...

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego will present the grand redesign of its guestrooms to select meeting planners attending the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2012 Convening Leaders meeting in San Diego. Slated to begin in May 2012 and completed in fall 2013, the entire downtown San Diego hotel will be renovated, including meeting and public space, as well as food and beverage outlets and guestrooms.

New Guestrooms at the San Diego Luxury Hotel
The new guestrooms, suites and Grand Club Rooms will become intimate spaces offering a timeless urban feel with subtle nods to the maritime lifestyle at the heart of San Diego. Tailored details will include warm teak wood tones contrasting crisp white and color tones that change with the movement of the sun across the sky. All guest rooms will receive new carpeting, curtains, wall coverings, bed coverings, lampshades and wall art. New paint and wallpaper will give the bathrooms a fresh look as well. The guestroom corridors will also have fresh carpet and new wall coverings, and the hotel’s public areas will also be updated.

The new owner of Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, a subsidiary of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. purchased the 1,625-room property in March 2011 for $570 million. The original tower of the hotel opened in 1992, and the second tower was launched in 2003.

Upgraded Meeting Spaces, Same Great Services and Amenities
“Meeting planners and attendees have our guarantee we will continue to provide exceptional, authentic hospitality as we transition this San Diego landmark,” said John Schafer, vice president, managing director, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. “The renovation will enhance the exceptional service and amenities that guests of the hotel have come to expect. We are very appreciative of our owner’s commitment to Hyatt and are thrilled to have a long term agreement to manage the hotel.”

Manchester Grand Hyatt: A Vital Downtown San Diego Tourist Attraction
The renovation of the downtown, waterfront Hyatt coincides with several recent, positive actions that cumulatively will play a vital role in the future of San Diego’s tourism industry, including the current $1 billion airport expansion and the planned $29.6 million North Embarcadero improvement project.

“Host is excited about our growing role in San Diego’s dynamic tourism industry,” said Minaz Abji, executive vice president of asset management with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. “We are very optimistic about the region’s continued success and pleased to be working with Hyatt in serving the area.”

“Having Host own and Hyatt operate one of San Diego’s premier convention hotels is good for the city,” noted San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. “The success of these hospitality-industry icons speaks for itself. Both organizations have outstanding reputations and are important partners in the citywide effort to sustain and grow San Diego’s vital tourism industry.”

With this relationship, both Hyatt and Host continue to increase their presence in San Diego. Since 2010, Hyatt has added Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Andaz San Diego and Hyatt Summerfield Suites San Diego/Carlsbad to its roster of longtime San Diego properties: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, Hyatt Regency La Jolla and Manchester Grand Hyatt. Host’s acquisition of Manchester Grand Hyatt brings the number of San Diego area hotel rooms it owns to over 4,600.

About Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 2011
Located on the Gaslamp Quarter’s waterfront, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego overlooks San Diego Bay and many rooms offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean too. This urban resort defines San Diego’s skyline and is comprised of two stylish towers, the 33-story Seaport Tower and the 40-story Harbor Tower, the latter of which is 497-feet tall, making it the tallest building on the west coast waterfront. Connecting the two towers is a four-story building that boasts a rooftop pool with a 25,000 square-foot deck. The stylish Hyatt includes 95 one-and-two-bedroom suites, Kin Spa with a full-service salon and an adults-only pool at adjacent Kin Oasis, tennis courts, bay-view pool and deck, a fitness center and several award-winning restaurants and lounges –most all overlooking the bay. It is adjacent to Seaport Village, near Horton Plaza and convenient to San Diego International Airport, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. For more information, call (619) 232-1234 and visit The hotel’s latest news, special offers and information on upcoming events is also found at on twitter @ManchGrandHyatt.

About Host Hotels & Resorts
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 105 properties in the United States and 16 properties internationally totaling approximately 65,000 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in a joint venture in Europe that owns 13 hotels with approximately 4,200 rooms and a joint venture in India that is developing seven hotels in three cities with approximately 1,800 rooms. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott®, Ritz-Carlton®, Westin®, Sheraton®, W®, St. Regis®, Le Meridien®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®, Fairmont®, Four Seasons®, Hilton®, Swissotel®, ibis®, Pullman® and Novotel®* in the operation of properties in over 50 major markets worldwide. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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