Inside Downtown Augusta’s New Hyatt House
Last week, Augusta’s newest business-class hotel opened just as Masters tourists descended upon the city.
The 141,000-square-foot hotel opened 50 of its 100 rooms just in time for tournament week. The hotel also has a lobby bar, a 4,500-square-foot banquet space, fitness room and a rooftop bar and patio with a stellar view of the city.
“What they wanted to do was bring a whole new feel to Augusta,” said Timothy Lawandus, assistant general manager for Hyatt House. “Places in Savannah and Atlanta have this kind of stuff. But not here.”
The hotel filled up quickly and has remained almost completely booked for Masters Week. The hotel has four varieties of rooms: standard “guest rooms” (includes basic kitchen appliances), king studios (full living room and kitchen), one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.
Jamie Corley, director of sales for the hotel, said the banquet space is ideal for events like wedding receptions, as well as corporate meetings during the day.
The second and third floors of the hotel are parking decks, and each of the next four floors contain 25 rooms.
The rooftop bar and patio, referred to as Bar 111 because it is 111 feet off the ground, will be open to the public when they aren’t reserved for events.