Officials Celebrate New Hyatt Place

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Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino Offers Additional Amenities for Entertainment Facility and Racetrack Road Corridor

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South Meadows Racetrack & Casino Exterior

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South Meadows Racetrack & Casino Exterior

We expect the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino to become the flagship hotel of Washington County,” said Fred Branovan, President and Chief Operating Officer of FFC Capital Corporation.

Officials from FFC Capital Corporation, Crescent Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt, along with key community leaders, officially opened the new 155-room Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino. FFC Capital Corporation, a privately-owned hotel development firm based in Pittsburgh, began construction in early 2014 on the four-acre parcel in front of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino along Racetrack Road.

While the hotel officially received its first guests on April 30, representatives celebrated the formal opening of the hotel with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a champagne toast on the covered pedestrian bridge connecting the hotel to The Meadows Casino.

“We expect the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino to become the flagship hotel of Washington County,” said Fred Branovan, President and Chief Operating Officer of FFC Capital Corporation. “The hotel offers superior accommodations and service that will satisfy the growing need for hotel accommodations along the Racetrack Road corridor.”

Other participants in the ceremony included Larry Maggi, Chairman of the Washington County Commissioners, Jeff Kotula, President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Sean Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager of The Meadows Casino, Michael Koffler, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Hyatt, J. Michael Williams, Executive Vice President of Operations of Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Gabriel Perez, General Manager of Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino offers its guests:

  • Parlay Lounge, the hotel’s signature bar
  • 155 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and Cozy Corner sectional sofa
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock
  • A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • 1,800 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space at the hotel
  • Additional bookable event space at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  • Complimentary 24-hour gym for guests

All Hyatt Place hotels are known for providing satisfying food and beverage options for hotel guests. The Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino goes above and beyond the standard with Parlay Lounge, the hotel’s signature bar. Featuring specialty drinks, locally brewed beer and a tempting menu, including sushi rolled to order, Parlay Lounge is a great addition to Southwestern Pennsylvania’s nightlife scene. The bar area features eleven 55-inch TVs, and the outdoor patio with a fire pit offers three 65-inch TVs to stay tuned to popular sporting events. Live music from local bands, available on select days, will make Parlay Lounge “the place to be” in Washington County.

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino is the closest hotel to The Meadows Casino, and offers secure access via covered walkway to the 24/7 slots and casino table games. The Meadows Racetrack features live harness racing 208 days of the year viewable from the grandstand or one of the many luxurious VIP suites. The venue also hosts a full simulcast schedule from premier tracks across the country. Other amenities include a variety of premiere dining options, 24-lane bowling alley suitable for all ages, and live shows and entertainment every weekend. Banquet and event space is available for groups up to 2,000 attendees, and can be booked with hotel accommodations through a dedicated meeting package at Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

For those lucky guests looking to spend some of their casino winnings, the nearby Tanger Outlets offers 122 acres of name brand and designer factory outlet shopping opportunities. The hotel is also adjacent to the site of the soon to be completed “Street at The Meadows,” a lifestyle retail shopping venue within walking distance. Other entertainment options include CONSOL Engery Park, a multipurpose baseball stadium, and Lindenwood Golf Course, both within eight miles of the hotel. For the business traveler, Southpointe Industrial Park, a community of the largest natural gas producers and energy corporations, is just six miles from the hotel.

“Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino is located in a very desirable area, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said General Manager Gabriel Perez. “With the convenience of having access to the 24-hour casino, as well the casual atmosphere and practical amenities offered by the Hyatt Place brand, we are confident that this hotel will be a refreshing new choice for business and leisure travelers visiting Washington County.”

“We are privileged to be able to add this property to the list of prominent hotels we manage,” said Michael George, President and CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino will surely rise to the top of the list for travelers given the hotel’s number of amenities and high-quality features.”

For more information on Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino, please visit

About Hyatt Place
Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines style with casual hospitality. Featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner, Complimentary Wi-Fi everywhere, the 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and Complimentary Hot Breakfast for guests. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgotten and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery 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 220 locations in the United States, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, and United Arab Emirates. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit

About FFC Capital Corporation
FFC Capital Corporation is a privately held family office specializing in investment management across various asset classes to include marketable securities, bonds, stocks, private equities, derivatives, hedge funds, venture capital funds and direct ownership of real estate investments. For more information, please see:

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit

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