RENTON, WA--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) this week proudly celebrated the opening of Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport, the only waterfront hotel within 10 miles of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and the Hyatt Regency brand’s third Seattle-area hotel.
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport is designed to connect business and leisure travelers to all the Seattle area has to offer. The new 12-story hotel is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Washington in Renton, Wash., among a lush natural setting with panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline.
The new hotel offers 347 elegantly appointed, state-of-the-art guestrooms and a breathtaking 60,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space, all designed with fēngshuǐ principles to balance luxurious interiors with surrounding water, forests, mountains and sky.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to global travelers and offer world-class hospitality within the Southport development on Lake Washington in Renton,” said hotel General Manager Rusty Middleton. “As part of the Hyatt Regency family, we take pride in connecting travelers to what matters most to them, including convenient access to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle and Bellevue, high-tech guest amenities like free Wi-Fi and smart television, and the simple pleasure of enjoying a coffee on our lakefront terrace after a peaceful night’s rest.”
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport highlights include Asian-inspired Northwest fine dining at Water’s Table, a lakeside kitchen and bar, and tranquil health and wellness offerings through a 24-hour StayFit™ gym, dedicated yoga room, an indoor saline pool, and an on-site, full-service spa with three serene treatment rooms.
The hotel also boasts convenient access to the neighboring beaches and wooded trails of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. With the distinct design and location of the hotel, guests are invited to enjoy the invigorating beauty of the Pacific Northwest – whether inside or enjoying the great outdoors.
“Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is a significant addition to the Hyatt portfolio, and we are thrilled to unveil it today alongside the SECO Development team and the community of Renton,” said Pete Sears, Hyatt group president, Americas. “As the Hyatt Regency brand celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we are proud to open this hotel, which has been designed to foster true human connections and serve as a dynamic, energizing space where guests can collaborate, share and find inspiration.”
Guest Rooms and Suites
Designed by architecture firm MG2 with interiors by Zena Design Group, 347 elegant guest rooms and suites promote peaceful relaxation and rejuvenation. The tranquility of a whisper-quiet location is complemented by amenities like plush Hyatt Grand beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, and views of Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline, and the Olympic Mountains. For those guests traveling with canine companions, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport is also pet friendly.
Regency Club guests have access to a private second floor club space, with wraparound waterfront views, nearly 3,000 square feet of relaxation, meeting and VIP event space, including a private waterfront boardroom, and complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and locally-sourced snacks throughout the day.
The hotel’s 12-story construction is a nod to the neighboring Seattle Seahawks football team, and its 12s fans, named after Seahawks President Mike McCormack retired the number 12 jersey in 1984 in tribute to local fans’ contribution to the team’s success.
Meetings and Events
The hotel’s 60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space overlook beautiful Lake Washington. Bathed in natural light, two ballrooms, including the region’s largest waterfront hotel ballroom, and nine flexible event spaces offer amenities that include 1 GB fiber optic-enabled data speeds, premium audiovisual equipment, and a dedicated events team for standout business gatherings, private functions and lakefront weddings.
Guests can savor Northwest-inspired pan-Asian cuisine and lake views at the 236-seat Water’s Table, the only full-service waterfront restaurant and bar on the southern end of Lake Washington. Featuring spacious indoor seating, exclusive private dining, and a luxurious terrace with outdoor dining overlooking the lake, Water’s Table offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch, 6:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., daily. Water’s Table is led by Executive Chef Vincent Savignano, a 20-year culinary veteran. Seattle is Savignano’s fifth city as a Hyatt chef.
Guests can also enjoy on-the-go dining and freshly brewed coffee 24 hours a day at The Market, with gourmet grab-and-go options, snacks and sundries.
Local Landmarks and Attractions
With an unparalleled location in Renton, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport is conveniently located equidistant from Seattle and Bellevue and nearby local travel destinations like Mount Rainier National Park, CenturyLink Field, Woodinville Wine Country, retail shopping at The Landing in Renton, and many more.
Just a stone’s throw from Puget Sound lakes, ocean, forests, and mountains, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington boasts an authentically Northwest travel experience. Guests have immediate lakefront access to swimming, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, beach volleyball, tennis, and horseshoes, and nearby access to cycling, hiking, camping, mountaineering, snow-shoeing, skiing and snowboarding.
Environmentally-friendly features are built into the hotel’s design and operations, starting with LEED Silver Certification (in progress). Highlights of the hotel’s sustainability program include an energy-conserving daylight sensor lighting system, waste-reducing on-tap local Northwest wines, a green-friendly vendor preference program, and a robust recycling initiative that includes mixed-use and compost.
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport is the newest attraction at Southport, SECO Development’s leading-edge, 17.1-acre mixed-use waterfront development. Part of a wave of revitalization in Renton, this new neighborhood will offer 727,634 square feet of Class "A" office space adjacent to the hotel by the end of 2018.