Hyatt announced the grand opening of the Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo. Gotta love one of the longest official names for a hotel I’ve ever seen. Hyatt started as Hyatt House when the Pritzker family bought the property adjacent to LAX back in 1957. 55 years later, they’re back. Time sure flies.
Hyatt Place is a limited-service brand, but their newly built properties are much better than the AmeriSuites properties they took over 5 or 6 years ago. As a new build, they’re actually pretty decent properties, at/near the top of limited-service brands IMO. I actually had an opportunity to tour the brand lab where Hyatt has the demo rooms for both Hyatt Place and Hyatt House and I’ll be posting in the future on advancements coming down the pike there.
I had two stays at the Sheraton LAX Gateway recently, and it served to remind me that the legacy properties around LAX need some work. So, I’m not only happy that my favorite chain is back in the market but with a brand new property.
The only downside I see (and it’s a really small one) is that the Sheraton is a decent walk from the airport. It’s a good excuse to squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise instead of taking a cab or shuttle. The Hyatt Place is on the other side of the runways from the terminal, so it’s a bit of a longer walk. It looks like there are sidewalks on the route, so I’ll give it a try next time I’m there to see if it’s doable.