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November 30, 2016

FLORIDA - HYATT CENTRIC KEY WEST RESORT & SPA DEBUTS FOLLOWING MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR REFRESH

Key West’s Premier Boutique Property Converts to Hyatt Centric Brand,
Unveils New Guestrooms, Spa, and Pool Bar


KEY WEST, Fla. (November 2, 2016) – Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa today becomes the latest property to join Hyatt’s new Hyatt Centric portfolio of lifestyle hotels. Following a multi-million dollar refresh, the former Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa now incorporates the Hyatt Centric brand philosophy of providing intuitive travel experiences that draw upon local offerings and experiences like nearby Duval Street, Ernest Hemingway’s Home and Museum, and Mallory Square.


Located in Key West’s historic Old Town, the waterfront resort is comprised of 120 contemporary guestrooms with private balconies that offer cinematic-like sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. After receiving an extensive overhaul, the rooms now feature colorful furnishings and artwork inspired by the vibrancy of the island. Amenities like Moleskin journals, Drybar Buttercup blow dryers, and eco-friendly Bee Kind bath products are now offered in-room, in addition to hotel-wide additions like authentic Cuban coffee and novels by Ernest Hemmingway and Tennessee Williams that accentuate Key West’s special history. 

Among the many property upgrades, Blue Mojito Pool Bar and Grill received a significant refresh. Redesigned in cool blue hues, accents of sea and lime greens, and beach-chic neutrals, the new pool bar now offers enhanced ocean views, accommodations for larger parties, and additions including:
  • New booths and tables with custom woodwork
  • Blue and green translucent art murals that embody the destination’s tropical landscape
  • New dining chairs, side chairs, and barstools
  • An indoor chandelier, outdoor ceiling fan; backlit glass signage, and new televisions at the bar
  • Additional wind protection on the waterfront

The resort’s Jala Spa also underwent significant updates, notably its change of location to the ground floor and the addition of a third treatment room and manicure and pedicure station. The modified look also comprises new, elegant furniture, updated shower fixtures, paint and tiles, finishes in the bathrooms and treatment rooms, and sleek wood floors – all of which retain the same blue and neutral color tones found throughout the property and Key West’s natural landscape.

“We are incredibly proud to transition into a Hyatt Centric property and strengthen our offerings for the experiential traveler seeking localized experiences,” says Carlos M. Morales, general manager, Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa. “Our resort’s prime location combined with the Hyatt Centric brand philosophy allows us to deliver the best lifestyle hotel experience on the island, and we’re excited to show our guests the best of Key West both on-property and off.”

The hotel is owned by Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. For more information on Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa, please visitkeywest.centric.hyatt.com.

The Hyatt Centric Experience
Hyatt Centric is a brand of full-service lifestyle hotels located in prime destinations. Created for millennial-minded travelers who want to be in the middle of the action, Hyatt Centric hotels are thoughtfully designed to enable exploration and discovery. The lobby lounge is a launch pad providing guests with information about the most sought-after food, nightlife and activities the destination has to offer, sourced from a community of “in the know” local explorers. The bar and restaurant are local hot spots where great conversations, locally inspired food and signature cocktails can be enjoyed. Streamlined modern rooms focus on delivering everything guests wants and nothing they don’t, including environmentally conscious bath products, Bluetooth-enabled electronics, restaurant to-go delivery service and salon-grade blowdryers. A team of associates are always available to aid guests in their discovery of the destination and make the most of their stay.

About Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa is among the first to transition to the Hyatt Centric portfolio of lifestyle hotels. Located in Key West’s historic Old Town, the resort’s 120 refreshed guestrooms feature modern amenities and all the comforts from home like Drybar Buttercup blow dryers and eco-friendly Bee Kind bath products. On-site dining include the waterfront SHOR American Seafood Grill and the Blue Mojito Pool Bar and Grill. The recently renovated Jala Spa features three treatment rooms and a manicure/pedicure station. Additional offerings include 2,369-square-feet of meeting space, an outdoor pool, abundant water activities from sailing to jetskiing, and unbeatable sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, please visit www.keywest.centric.hyatt.com

About Xenia Hotels & Resorts
Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on the top 25 U.S. lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States. The Company owns 46 hotels, including 44 wholly owned hotels, comprising 11,594 rooms, across 20 states and the District of Columbia. Xenia’s hotels are primarily operated by industry leaders such as Marriott®, Kimpton®, Hyatt®, Aston®, Fairmont®, Hilton® and Loews®, as well as leading independent management companies including Sage Hospitality, The Kessler Collection, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, Davidson Hotels & Resorts and Concord Hospitality. For more information on Xenia’s business, refer to the Company website at www.xeniareit.com. For additional information, please visit www.xeniareit.com.