There's a Hyatt opening up in Hoover....
from Hyatt's site, the address of the hotel:
Opening Fall 2007 Hyatt Place Birmingham/Riverchase
2980 John Hawkins Parkway
Hoover, Alabama, USA
Opening Fall 2007
Also one is slated for Inverness area...
Hotel Name Location Opening Date
Hyatt Place Birmingham/Riverchase Hoover, Alabama, USA Fall 2007
Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness Birmingham, Alabama, USA Spring 2007
An article (see below) from the B'ham News said that the Corporate Realty project will be a Hyatt Place.
It looks like Hyatt Place has a set design, etc, that each will follow... here's Hyatt's development site which details the look of the building, inside and out..
The Article from the B'ham News from mid-Dec.. I think this has been posted before..:
City hotel projects edge to $100 million
Downtown `vitality' benefit seen
Friday, December 15, 2006
News staff writer
Developers are spending nearly $100 million to build or renovate hotel space downtown, bringing more than 1,500 new or spruced-up rooms to the market.
The new wave of hotel rooms in the heart of the city are needed, according to Jim Smither, president of the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"A recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers told us what we already knew - that between 1,500 and 2,900 more hotel rooms are needed downtown," Smither said. That report did not take into account the projects under development.
Three new hotel construction projects make up around $46 million of that investment, including a Hyatt Place, the latest extended-stay concept from the hospitality giant.
Corporate Realty Development is building the $24 million hotel that will have around 150 rooms set to come on line in September 2008. The hotel will be built at the site of the former Tom Williams Cadillac on 20th Street and Third Avenue South.
Another new project is the $23 million Marriott Residence Inn that Jacksonville, Fla.-based Clarkson Group is building at 821 20th St. South. That hotel is set to be complete in February 2008. It will add 120 rooms to the market.
As many as 200 more rooms could be part of the $40 million renovation and construction at the former Federal Reserve site between Fourth and Fifth avenues North along 18th Street. Savannah, Ga.-based Melaver Inc. will construct a hotel atop an office building on the site set to open in 2009, but final plans are not complete and an operator has not been named.
The new hotel projects give a boost to a number of major renovations of existing hotels.
The famed Tutwiler Hotel at 2021 Park Place is in the final stages of an $18.5 million purchase and renovation effort that will bring 149 refurbished rooms on line in March 2007. Integral Hospitality Services, which owns the Tutwiler, is handling the renovation.
Sheraton Birmingham at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North is spending $17 million sprucing up its 770 rooms, lobbies and other areas. High-end finishes such as granite and marble are being added along with new furnishings and other enhancements.
Atlanta-based Cox & Long Inc. recently purchased the Pickwick Hotel and plans to put $6.2 million in improvements to the 63-room hotel at Five Points South. Completion is set for fall 2007.
Columbia Sussex recently put $11 million into improvements at the DoubleTree Hotel and its 298 rooms at 808 20th St. South.
Michael Calvert, president of Operation New Birmingham, said investments in hotels is a sign of downtown's growing appeal among business and leisure travelers.
"We believe the hotel activity speaks volumes about the city center," he said. "It is certainly an important component to the overall vitality."
Although the latest round of hotel developments seem poised to take place, other planned downtown hotel projects failed to materialize.
The former Parliament House Hotel on 20th Street South was set to become a Courtyard by Marriott four years ago but now may be razed by UAB, which purchased it for $3.7 million earlier this year and plans to use the site for future expansion.
In 2004, an Orlando company wanted to spend $50 million building a 14-story Westin Grand Bohemian luxury hotel downtown overlooking Linn Park. Attempts to obtain the Birmingham Board of Education building were unsuccessful and the project has not been discussed since.