by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 16, 2016

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has entered into a management agreement with R.C. Hedreen Co. to run a Hyatt Regency hotel currently under development in Seattle. Opening in mid-2018, the 1,260 Hyatt Regency Seattle will feature 100,000 square feet of meeting space about two blocks from the Washington State Convention Center and adjacent to the parcel of land under consideration for a proposed expansion of the center.

"Developing a Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Seattle is consistent with our company's objective to grow strategically in gateway destinations, where our guests want us to be, and to do so with great owners and developers like R.C. Hedreen Co.," said David Tarr, senior vice president of real estate and development for Hyatt. "We look forward to offering our guests and Hyatt's loyal group of meeting and event planners an outstanding new lodging option in the heart of this dynamic city."

Plans for the new property include multiple food-and-beverage outlets and a Regency Club lounge; full details will be announced at a later date. 

"The construction and operation of Hyatt Regency Seattle is a major economic win for the entire Seattle area and Pacific Northwest region, creating jobs, revenue and a world-class hotel experience for travelers and meeting and event planners," said Richard C. Hedreen, chairman of the development company. "We are excited to bring a Hyatt Regency hotel to Seattle, and believe the globally recognized brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travelers visiting the city."