LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 20, 2012) –Hyatt Regency Louisville’s largest renovation in the hotel’s 34 year history has now been completed, the hotel announced today. The $5.8 million transformation has updated the downtown hotel to meet the new demands of business meeting and convention attendees.
The new front entrance to the hotel is located on Fourth Street, featuring a canopy where guests are offered valet service. The lobby also underwent significant changes, including a new front desk, featuring three separate “pods” used for check in and check out. The backdrop to the front desk is an artistic glass wall, designed by Kenneth von Roenn, president of Architectural Glass Art of Louisville.
Along with the front desk, the lobby features a new look to the elevator bay, new furniture and all new flooring. Another key feature to the lobby renovation is a Hyatt Stay Fit Fitness center adjacent to the lobby, which has doubled in size to 1,200 square feet and features state-of-the-art equipment.
“We look forward to welcoming back former guests and inviting new customers to experience the new Hyatt Regency Louisville,” said Dave Phillips, senior vice president, field operations for Hyatt.
The centerpiece of the renovation is the restaurant and lounge, which has been completely transformed into a new, modern three-meal restaurant named Sway (short for Southern Way). Based on the farm-to-fork concept, the restaurant brings Southern fare, inspired by the rich heritage of the region downtown. The seasonal menu highlights the flavors of Southern kitchens, incorporating fresh ingredients from local farms, dairies and butchers.
Sway’s bar allows guests open-air access to the excitement of Louisville’s trendy Fourth Street via glass walls that slide completely open.
Hyatt Regency Louisville has installed innovative green infrastructure, including pervious pavement surrounding the hotel, to allow storm water to soak through and into the soil, as well as infiltration drains, which will capture rainwater and drain it directly into the ground.