The Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront reopened on July 1, following a $63 million renovation that transformed the property from top to bottom. The 910-room hotel, which offers views of the Gateway Arch from 350 of its guest rooms, received upgrades such as 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and high-speed Internet access in all rooms. The new Gateway Ballrooms and Terrace on the 18th floor now provide an additional 4,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, bringing the hotel's total meeting space to 83,000 square feet. The largest ballroom is 20,000 square feet. Also on site are three restaurants: RED Kitchen Bar, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Brewhouse. In addition, Wi-Fi access is available in all public spaces, while the hotel's business center and 3,000-square-foot fitness center are accessible 24 hours a day. A bonus for groups: Venues such as Busch Stadium, the America's Center convention complex, and the Edward Jones Dome are all within walking distance.
Sheila Hayden has been named director of sales and marketing at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston in Cambridge, Mass. Hayden most recently served as director of sales and marketing at the Lenox Hotel and Swissôtel Boston.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando has appointed Gary Gotling director of sales and marketing. He has been with Hyatt Hotels Corp. for 25 years, most recently with the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.