Energy industry executives are among those eager for the scheduled late May opening of the Hyatt House, said Lorena Starkey, director of sales and marketing for the new hotel.
The hotel, which is under construction at 21st Avenue Northwest and the U.S. Highway 83 Northwest Bypass, will boast 130 rooms, a pool, a bar, and other amenities.
Starkey said the rooms are all suites of different types: 444-square-foot studio suites; 570-square-foot to 630-square-foot one-bedroom suites; and 860-square-foot to 916-square-foot two-bedroom suites. The studios will cost $179 per night; the one bedrooms $199 per night and the two bedrooms $279 per night. Starkey said discount rates would be negotiable for extended stays and for companies renting rooms for several employees.
Andrea Johnson/MDN • All suites in the Hyatt House on 21st Avenue Northwest will be fully-equipped with kitchen appliances, full living spaces and Blu-ray disc players.
"We are set up for an extended stay," said Starkey, who said people who stay at the hotels are considered more residents than guests. "It's also very well set up for weekends if you have a family." Starkey said some families prefer to have their children stay in a separate room instead of having the whole family sleep in one room.
All of the suites will come with a fully-equipped kitchen, including a stove with four burners, an oven, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, pots and pans. The living area in each suite also will include a table, a living space and a pull-out sofa. The living area will include a 42-inch flat panel television attached to the wall and an electrical box to which hotel guests can plug in electronic equipment such as iPads, laptop computers, an Xbox or other items. Each suite also comes with a Blue-ray disc player.
The suites come with a variety of bed types, including queen-size and king-size options. A couple of the studio suites are connected to each other with connecting doors.
Starkey said 30 of the suites come equipped with washers and dryers in the suite. There is also a laundry room on site for use by hotel guests and a pool with a waterfall that can be used by guests. The pool includes a lap pool for exercise. There is also a fitness center and a business center for use by guests.
There will be a complementary breakfast for hotel guests, including a made-to-order omelette station. There will also be a hotel lounge and bar that will serve food such as soups and salads, pizza or burgers in the evenings. The bar will be open to the public.
Starkey said there will also be grocery delivery service. Guests will be able to drop off a grocery list at the front desk and give the time they want the items delivered. Hotel staff will put away the grocery items for the hotel guests in the refrigerator and cupboards.
Starkey said she is currently booking reservations and expects that it will tighten up as the opening date nears.
Starkey said the hotel will hold a grand opening in June.
More information can be found on the hotel's Facebook page. People should search for Hyatt House Minot.