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Hyatt Place Bloomington Celebrates Official Opening

August 14, 2014 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, White Lodging Services and REI Real Estate Services, LLC announced today the opening of Hyatt Place Bloomington, just one block from the Bloomington Convention Center and a short distance from Indiana University.

“With thousands of Indiana University alumni, sports fans and business travelers arriving to our great city from across the country, there couldn’t be a more exciting time to be a part of this new opening in downtown Bloomington,” said Charlotte Tyer, general manager, Hyatt PlaceBloomington. “We can’t wait to welcome guests to the new hotel and show them the authentic hospitality and purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known.”

Located on Kirkwood Avenue, the hotel is close to all of the restaurants, theaters and bars that create Bloomington’s unique, cultural reputation.

Hyatt Place Bloomington offers:

  • 172 roomy rooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and the Cozy Corner, a sectional sofa sleeper
  • A full menu of Starbucks drinks, making the hotel the only Starbucks in downtownBloomington
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • More than 4,300 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting and function space
  • 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers
  • Coffee to Cocktails bar featuring specialty coffees, premium beers and wines and cocktails
  • Spacious StayFit@Hyatt fitness center with state-of-the-art aerobic and weight equipment

“Bloomington is known for being a vibrant, fun city, and we are pleased to add to the city’s excitement with this hotel,” said Bryan Hayes, chief operating officer, White Lodging.

The hotel will also feature five original outdoor murals created by Indiana artist Jeff Laramore. Laramore drew his inspiration for the murals from the hotel’s neighbor Indiana University and the areas in academia where the university is well-known including medicine, business, music and the arts.

“I also thought about how an individual may learn, and what one experiences in the rich educational backdrop. Clearly, there are multitudes of ways people gather, synthesize and express information. However, Indiana University provides the structure,” Laramore said. “My hope is that these bolder more abstract graphics on the exterior will only stretch the story of the more academic, library and student union-like approach of the interior.”


Hyatt Place Bloomington is under the leadership of General Manager Charlotte Tyer and Director of Sales Kristine Swisher. In her role, Tyer is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 100 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Tyer is joined by Swisher, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Bloomington area.

The hotel is owned by affiliates of White Lodging and REI Real Estate, LLC, and is the third White Lodging-managed property in downtown Bloomington.


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