Hyatt Regency Birmingham

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Hyatt Regency Birmingham
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General information
Type Hotel
Location 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ, England
Coordinates 52°28′41″N 1°54′32″W / 52.477933°N 1.908907°W / 52.477933; -1.908907Coordinates: 52°28′41″N 1°54′32″W / 52.477933°N 1.908907°W / 52.477933; -1.908907
Completed 1990
Management Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Technical details
Floor count 24
Lifts/elevators 4
Website
birmingham.regency.hyatt.com

The Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a hotel on Broad Street in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Hyatt Regency Birmingham stands at a height of 75 metres (246 feet) 24 floors[1] and has 319 guest rooms.[2] The hotel has a blue glass exterior facade, and stands across the road from the International Convention Centre.[3] The hotel F&B[clarification needed] offer includes Bar Pravda, Aria Restaurant and the Atrium Lobby. Room Service is provided 24-hour. The amala Spa & Club includes six treatments rooms and nail bar. The leisure facilities of the hotel also include a 16 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym. Hyatt Regency Birmingham has 8 meeting rooms.

The hotel was built, and is run by, Hyatt Regency Birmingham Ltd. This company is a public-sector/private-sector partnership between the Hyatt Corporation, Trafalgar House, and Birmingham City Council.[4] The hotel cost £37 million to build, with £1.5 million of that being provided by the city, which also donated the building site, which was, according to estimates, worth £615,000 in 1987.[5] In April 2002, the company (with the NEC Group as the third majority shareholder, after the demise of Trafalgar House) put the hotel building up for sale.[2] In November 2002, the hotel was sold to London Plaza Hotels for £27.5 million, with Hyatt Regency Birmingham Ltd continuing to operate it.[6] Birmingham City Council made a £5 million profit on the sale, from its 17.5% stake in the hotel, which it used to pay off debt.[7]

The hotel was specifically constructed to have close ties to the International Convention Centre, including a private-access bridge that joins the two.[7][8] This easy to secure link was one factor in attracting the 24th G8 summit to the city,[7] as well as the 2000 NATO Meeting of Defence Ministers.[9][10][11]

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation bought the hotel out of administration in 2012 for £27 million. In 2014 they will make a £6 million investment into the hotel which will include a new terrace bar on Broad Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt Regency Birmingham [1] emporis.com
  2. ^ a b "Hyatt Regency In Birmingham Is For Sale". Express Hotelier & Caterer (Mumbai: Indian Express Group). 2002-04-01. 
  3. ^ Vyv Simson and Andrew Jennings (1992). Dishonored games. SP Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-56171-199-4. 
  4. ^ Tim Hall and Phil Hubbard (1998). The entrepreneurial city: geographies of politics, regime, and representation. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-97707-0. 
  5. ^ Paul Dale (2002-02-21). "Landmark hotel up for sale". Birmingham Post. 
  6. ^ "Hyatt's Fire Has Not Gone Out". HVS. 2002-11-10. 
  7. ^ a b c David Bell (2003-01-10). "Hyatt a five-star 'killing'". Birmingham Evening Mail (Trinity Mirror Midlands Limited). 
  8. ^ Sue Bryant (1992-11-05). "The battle for Britain. (London and Birmingham's conference facilities". Marketing. 
  9. ^ "Brum's NATO Forum coup". Birmingham Evening Mail. 1998-08-07. 
  10. ^ "City scoops Nato defence conference.". Birmingham Post. 1998-08-07. 
  11. ^ "Informal meeting of Defence Ministers (IM 2000) Birmingham, United Kingdom, 10–11 October 2000" (Press release). NATO. 2000-05-16. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hedley Smyth (1994). "The Hyatt Regency Hotel". Marketing the City. Taylor & Francis. pp. 163–174. ISBN 978-0-419-18610-6. 
  • Lisa Piddington (2004-11-02). "Reflected glory in heart of the city; It's one of Birmingham's landmark buildings and now it's had a multi-million pound facelift.". Birmingham Post (Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd.). 

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