Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

First Hospitality Group, Inc., Celebrates Opening Of Hyatt Place Ann Arbor

ROSEMONT, IL.  October 9, 2017 – First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG), a leading hotel management, acquisition and development company, announced the opening of Hyatt Place Ann Arbor hotel, owned by leading investment firm Rockbridge and developed by Rockbridge’s affiliate hotel development company, RBHD in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Tuesday, Oct. 3. FHG will manage the hotel; its President and CEO Robert Habeeb made the announcement of the hotel’s opening.

The new six-story hotel broke ground in April 2016, and is located at 3223 S. State Street. It features 142 over-sized guest rooms each with one or two king-size beds and some feature a “Cozy Corner” with a sofa-couch, as well as the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings.

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor also offers: mmark@identitypr.com
• Gallery Kitchen Breakfast, a free hot breakfast for guests available daily in the Gallery Kitchen, features hot breakfast items like cage-free eggs, all-natural bacon and sausage, Greek yogurt, and moremmark@identitypr.com
• 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market serving freshly prepared meals, salads, sandwiches and grab-and-go items at any time, day or night mmark@identitypr.com
• Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring Starbucks® specialty beverages, beer, wine and cocktailsmmark@identitypr.com
• Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel and guestroomsmmark@identitypr.com
• Meetings Spaces with 1,700 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space mmark@identitypr.com
• 24-hour Gym featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens and free ear buds, as well as an indoor poolmmark@identitypr.com

“As we expand our footprint in the metro Detroit area, we are thrilled to open another impactful and exciting property in Ann Arbor,” said Habeeb. “The city of Ann Arbor offers a wide array of leisure and business opportunities, making Hyatt Place Ann Arbor the perfect place to stay for anyone coming to the area. Our award-winning management team and hospitality experts look forward to consistently delivering outstanding results and memorable and engaging guest experiences for all guests who come to stay with us.”

Combining style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create a seamless stay with modern comforts, Hyatt Place Ann Arbor is minutes away from downtown Ann Arbor and some of the area’s top attractions, including the University of Michigan, Michigan Stadium (The Big House) and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. The hotel is also adjacent to a number of shopping and dining options such as Briarwood Mall and within close proximity to I-94. The hotel also offer a complimentary local shuttle service, covering a 3-mile radius. Having been recognized in 2016 as No. 1 in Travel in Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2016, No. 28 overall, and No. 3 amongst all of America’s best travel companies, FHG moved up to a No.19 ranking out of the 250 best midsize employers in the country in 2017 and No. 1 in the travel category for the second year in a row. FHG is one of only 25 companies to ever place on the Forbes list two consecutive years.  For more information about FHG, visit www.fhginc.com or follow them on Facebook at @FHGinc and Twitter at @FHGroup_Inc.   For more information on Hyatt Place Ann Arbor, visit hyattplaceannarbor.com or call (734) 995 -1234.

About First Hospitality Group, Inc.

First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) is a leading hotel management, acquisition and development company with more than 30 years of award-winning experience. FHG’s unique people-driven professional culture fosters a team of highly skilled and motivated hospitality experts who consistently deliver outstanding property level performance, as well as memorable and engaging guest experiences. Headquartered in Chicago, FHG’s portfolio features 19 brands and 46 properties throughout the Midwest. Having been recognized in 2016 as #1 in Travel in Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2016, #28 overall, and #3 amongst all of America’s best travel companies, FHG moved up to a #19 ranking out of the 250 best midsize employers in the country in 2017 and #1 in the Travel category for the second year in a row. FHG is one of only 25 companies to ever place on the Forbes list two consecutive years. For more information, visit,www.fhginc.com. 

About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to create a seamless stay with modern comforts. There are more than 285 Hyatt Place locations in Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, please visit hyattplace.com. Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle.

About Rockbridge

Rockbridge is a leading investment firm with nearly two decades of experience investing in real estate and operating companies. It has made more than 200 hotel investments in 38 states in transactions worth more than $5 billion. Through its deep in-house experience and strong foundation of industry relationships, Rockbridge has delivered a track record of high absolute returns across multiple cycles and is a leading investor in hospitality. Rockbridge is ranked as the ninth largest owner/operator of hotels in the nation by Hotel Business Magazine. For additional information about Rockbridge, visit www.rockbridgecapital.com.

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