Northeast Florida’s largest convention hotel, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, undergoes major multi-million dollar renovation

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All hotel guest rooms, Regency Club and fitness center to be recharged and ready to inspire this fall 2015, plus new meeting space will be added to the hotel’s Terrace Building

Newly renovated guest room at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

The rooms at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront will be recharged and ready to inspire under the hotel's major, multi-million dollar guest room renovation, scheduled for completion in fall 2015.

“The newly renovated guestrooms will be a game changer for the hotel and for Jacksonville as a meetings destination," said Gino Caliendo, general manager, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Northeast Florida’s largest convention hotel, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, is now undergoing a major, multi-million dollar guest room renovation. Located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville along the banks of the St. Johns River, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is making renovations to all guest rooms and corridors. Additional renovation upgrades include the hotel’s roof top fitness center and Regency Club lounge. The redone Regency Club lounge will offer improved networking areas, work stations overlooking the city skyline and a meeting room available for small meetings and gatherings.

“As the largest convention hotel between Atlanta and Orlando, we put an emphasis on creating a personalized guest experience, whether here for business, conventions or leisure travel. Our flexible meeting spaces including expansive outside river decks, diverse dining options and experiential meeting upgrades set us apart,” said Gino Caliendo, general manager, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. “The newly renovated guestrooms will be a game changer for the hotel and for Jacksonville as a meetings destination. The new look will offer a calm, casual elegance that will encourage guests to think and relax in a space that morphs from office to oasis,” said Caliendo.

The inspiration for the overall look of the redesigned guestroom rooms lies adjacent to the hotel – the natural beauty of the majestic St. Johns River. Soft hues and natural tones in shades of blue, green, gray and taupe will create a tranquil ambiance conducive to rest and relaxation. The furnishings, composed of hard woods, metals and natural stone, will be accented with throw pillows and fabrics interesting to the eye and rich to the touch. Custom lighting geared toward serving the needs of the business traveler will complement an even more effective workspace. Photographs inspired by the region’s coastal lifestyle will complement the design aesthetic.

In addition to the renovation of the hotel’s Regency Club, guest rooms and corridors, the project will include a re-haul of the hotel’s extensive roof top fitness center. New state- of-the-art fitness equipment will be strategically positioned to take full advantage of the breathtaking river vistas.

For meetings and social events, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront will add six hard-walled meeting rooms, located on the fourth level of the hotel’s Terrace Building. The hotel currently offers 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

While refreshing the look and feel of its guestrooms, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is reinvigorating its approach to attracting and hosting large groups and meetings. In response to increasing demand for healthy and experiential meetings, the hotel is adding a host of offerings geared toward mind and body wellness while reinforcing the benefits of the Northeast Florida destination. Upgraded culinary options, fun runs along the St. Johns River and instructor-led yoga classes on the river decks are now offered.

“We are looking forward to continuing to host large groups along with business and leisure travelers throughout this process, and to showcase the recharged and ready to inspire guest rooms,” said Caliendo.

For inquires or reservations, please call (904) 588-1234 or visit hyatt.jacksonville.com.

About Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in the heart of the city’s downtown business, entertainment and sports districts and only a few minutes away from more than 20 miles of soft, white sand beaches. Convention, business and vacation travelers experience unparalleled accommodations with 963 guestrooms. With more than 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, anchored by a 28,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the hotel features outdoor river deck event spaces overlooking the majestic St. Johns River and is the largest convention hotel between Atlanta and Orlando. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront’s flexible meeting and event space, complemented by in-house amenity services, makes the hotel an ideal convention location. Amenity services include: in-house hospitality IT support; on-site AV rental team providing sound systems, microphones, laptops, computers, projectors and more for a stress free set-up and production; and on-site printing, copying and courier delivery services. For more information about Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront or to make a reservation, visit hyatt.jacksonville.com.

About Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to whom and what matters most to them. More than 140 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com or facebook.com/HyattRegency.

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