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Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch completes major renovation project ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2010 ± Anyone who has renovated even one room in their home knows what an involved process it can be. Imagine tackling a top-to-bottom transformation that includes 910 bedrooms, over one thousand bathrooms, four professional kitchens, and a dining room that can seat 1,300. The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch recently completed a $63 million renovation project that updated both the look and function of the building. ³It took a talented team to complete this project and we are very proud of the results. We see this as an investment in both our hotel and in the downtown area,´ said Hyatt Managing Director Greg Saunders. The project team included St. Louis,MO-based Trivers Associates Architects; interior design firm Looney & Associates of Dallas, TX; and The John Hardy Group, which has headquarters in Atlanta, GA, for construction management. By the Numbers Some interesting statistics on what went in to giving new life to the Hyatt: 1.6 million pounds Reduction in the amount of CO2-equivalent emissions that the hotel¶s HVAC system will give off due to replaced equipment; this is equal to taking 139 passenger vehicles off the road annually or could power 62 homes with gas and electricity for one year Total weight of seven new chandeliers hanging in the main lobby Length of custom-made chandelier in Red Kitchen & Bar New wallpaper in ballroom, meeting areas, and lobby Amount of custom-made carpeting throughout the hotel

1.19 tons 34 feet 5 miles 46 square miles

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Dimensions of the Walk on Water outdoor rooftop feature, which forms a glowing dance floor on the 18th floor terrace and overlooks The Gateway Arch

Perfect Balance of History and Modernism ³We wanted the updated décor to feel fresh and modern while still honoring the amazing history of St. Louis. The hotel¶s new artwork brings our concept to life,´ Saunders said. The main lobby features a 6¶x6¶ commissioned oil on canvas diptych depicting a modern interpretation of the St. Louis skyline. The ballroom prefunction space contains a series of ten historic black and white photos showing the construction of the Arch at various stages as well as a series of black and white photos of the Eads Bridge. Red Kitchen and Bar is decorated with a 7.5¶x10¶ custom giclee triptych. Brewhouse sports bar features historic photos from the Anheuser-Busch archives, a sculpture created from antique keg barrels, and sports memorabilia created by the artist who produced props for the movie ³Leatherheads.´ But What Happened to the Horses? ³We are frequently asked about what happened to the large, bronze horses that used to be in our lobby. Not to worry ± the horses have found a good home!´ Saunders said. The nine foot tall sculpture of a pair of high-stepping horses named ³San Marco II´ was created by Italian artist Ludovico De Luigi. The horses were donated by Chartres Lodging Company to Chesterfield Arts, a non-profit organization, and installed in front of the Chesterfield City Hall building.

About Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch In the heart of downtown St. Louis, steps from the Gateway Arch, stands the city¶s premier hotel, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Having completed a $63 million top-to-bottom renovation in July 2009, Hyatt¶s blend of unparalleled location and world-class service has established it as the city¶s leading business hotel. The property is within walking distance of Busch Stadium; Edward Jones Dome at the America¶s Center; Lumiere Place Casino; and Laclede¶s Landing. The 910-room hotel boasts picturesque views of the Gateway Arch, contemporary new guestrooms with Hyatt¶s signature Grand Bed and 37´ flat screen TVs, 83,000 square feet of event space; Red Kitchen & Bar, an Italian restaurant; Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar; Ruth¶s Chris Steak House; Starbucks and a Hyatt StayFit gym featuring
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Life Fitness® equipment. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.hyattregencystlouis.com/ or call toll-free at 1-800-233-1234 or directly at 314-6551234. For regular updates on the hotel¶s happenings, follow Hyatt on its blog: http://www.hyattstl.com/, Twitter: http://twitter.com/hyattstl, or Facebook: http://facebook.com/hyattregencystlouisatthearch.

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