Hyatt Hotels : Place Harrisonburg Opens Today

Chicago (December 16, 2021) Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) is proud to announce the opening of Hyatt Place Harrisonburg. As one of the newest and one of the most modern hotels in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the property, managed by Olympia Hotel Management, is located near Harrisonburg Crossing and the campus of James Madison University (JMU), a public research university.

The city is known as the gateway for visitors to the nearby Shenandoah National Park and scenic Skyline Drive Park. Best known for its local restaurants, entertainment, hiking, and historic battlefields, as well as nearby museums and wineries, Harrisonburg has been named one of “America’s Best College Towns” and “America’s Favorite City” by travel + emptiness.

The area’s first new service hotel in several years, Hyatt Place Harrisonburg features 119 rooms and suites, with top-floor rooms offering stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Ridge Room Rooftop Tavern is the hotel’s premier dining venue, serving regionally sourced food and drinks, with 80 seats in the indoor/outdoor space offering panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Run by Chef Dan Evans, this is a wonderful space that promises to become a dynamic gathering space for the city.

Guests are served a complimentary breakfast at the breakfast bar, while The Placery in the lobby serves a curated menu of comfort foods for lunch and dinner and offers full bar service. There’s 1,977 square feet of meeting space, free WIFI, a 24/7 fitness center, indoor heated pool, ample parking, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Developed by Harman Realty, Inc. in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and the hotel’s general contractor was Harman Construction, Inc.

“We are thrilled to open our doors and welcome guests to Hyatt Place Harrisonburg,” said Shannon Sykes, general manager of Hyatt Place Harrisonburg. “Hyatt Place hotels are designed for travelers and professionals who want to balance their priorities and get the most out of their stay, so they can get the most out of their lives, and that’s exactly what this hotel will offer to our Harrisonburg guests.”

Randy L. Harman, CEO of Innovation Hospitality and Harman Realty, Inc. said: “The team at Olympia Hotel Management were the perfect partners for this development. Their knowledge of the selected service hotels and their experience in creating unique hotel restaurants were essential to making me confident of Their management style is the perfect match for our new Hyatt Place property.”

“We are pleased that Harman Realty has chosen us as its managing partner,” said John Schultzel, Olympia’s chief growth officer. “We have a clearly defined niche in the college markets and we very much enjoy our relationship with Hyatt. Our experience developing distinctive F&B concepts was part of the rationale for their selection. Managing a premium hotel in the campus community is our preferred type of mission.”

Olympia currently operates four additional Hyatt brand hotels, including Hyatt Place Chicago South Medical Center affiliated with Hyatt University; Hyatt House Mount Pleasant Midtown in South Carolina; Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol – University of Florida; and Hyatt Place Cleveland/Westlake/Crocker Park in Ohio. Olympia Hotels Management won the Hyatt Award for Operational Excellence in 2016.

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The term “Hyatt” is used in this release to facilitate reference to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its subsidiaries.


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