Hyatt reveal imminent
Developer Prem Singhmar's angular Hyatt Place hotel has for several years added dynamism and flair to the downtown skyline.
But delays on the $45-million luxury hotel, which broke ground way back in 2012, have seen the building become a pretty but relatively quiet and unused new fixture on the edge of the core.
That's about to change.
Singhmar confirmed Wednesday that he now hopes to open the 11 storey, 255-room hotel by the summer and that he's already taking bookings for the fall.
"We are putting furniture in the rooms now," Singhmar said.
The hotel, the first to be built downtown in 20 years, was originally scheduled to open in 2015, but delays have seen that date pushed forward several times.
Most setbacks were caused due to difficulty securing materials from the United States and difficulties working with the building's all-glass envelope, Singhmar said.