Hyatt Regency Birmingham
|Hyatt Regency Birmingham|
|Location||2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ, England|
|Management||Hyatt Hotels Corporation|
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 and has 319 guest rooms. The hotel has a blue glass exterior facade, and stands across the road from the International Convention Centre. 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. 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. 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. In November 2002, the hotel was sold to London Plaza Hotels for £27.5 million, with Hyatt Regency Birmingham Ltd continuing to operate it. 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.
The hotel was specifically constructed to have close ties to the International Convention Centre, including a private-access bridge that joins the two. This easy to secure link was one factor in attracting the 24th G8 summit to the city, as well as the 2000 NATO Meeting of Defence Ministers.
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