Hyatt Regency Houston is planning a $35-million revitalization project at the downtown hotel.
The project will include the transformation of all 900 guest rooms, the addition of new, high-tech meeting space and a Shula's fine-dining steakhouse.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Starwood Capital Group LLC is responsible for the multimillion project, which is expected to be complete in late October.
Steve Trent, managing director of the Hyatt, said the project represents a rebirth of the downtown hotel. He said it's especially timely given the new downtown attractions currently under way at Discovery Green and Houston Pavilions.
The guest rooms will be renovated to include the signature Hyatt Grand Bed, work desks and wall-mounted consoles for Internet connectivity.
Guest room baths will include a walk-in shower, black marble-top vanity and matching black marble flooring.
The project also calls for the expansion of the hotel's meeting space. Specifically, 30 guest rooms on the hotel's sixth floor will be transformed into nine meeting rooms and three high-tech boardrooms.
Shula's America's Steakhouse will replace the hotel's two existing lobby level restaurants.
The Hyatt Regency, located at 1200 Louisiana, opened in 1972 and was the city's first atrium-style hotel.