Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Celebrates its Inaugural Year | Sports Destination Management

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Celebrates its Inaugural Year

Jan 08, 2024

When Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City opened in October of 2022, it was primed to bring tourism and convention dollars to a burgeoning but underutilized downtown area in the American West. The first convention hotel to debut in nearly 20 years in the city, the first Hyatt Regency in Utah attracted media attention and caught the imagination of the public. We wanted to share, one year after its opening, some incredible hotel milestones indicating that the hotel is living up to, and exceeding, the tourism expectations that surrounded it on its opening day.

Since opening its doors, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City has welcomed over 75,000 guests. With 700 guestrooms, the hotel is set to tackle large groups traveling to the Salt Lake area. At the 6th floor Spanish-inspired signature restaurant Mar|Muntanya, more than 4,000 diners have enjoyed Executive Chef Tyson Peterson’s Funeral Croquettas, an ode to his roots in Utah and its geographic parallels to the Basque and Catalonia regions of Northern Spain.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City has partnered with 64 local Utah brands throughout the hotel, becoming fast friends with the community that it is lucky enough to call home. Local artists, chefs, producers, and industry partners are all involved in the hotel’s day-to-day operation. As a result of the hotel’s water refill stations, guests and visitors have saved over 22,000 water bottles from being discarded. Connected to the Salt Palace Convention Center, the hotel has become the go-to hotel for meeting and convention-goers in the Great Salt Basin. Over 500 meeting planners have enjoyed working with the Hyatt Regency’s team to host notable meetings and conferences across an array of industries.

It would not be a stretch to say that the downtown Hyatt Regency has surpassed the high expectations bestowed on it when it opened one year ago. Through NBA All-Star weekend, Sundance Film Festival, NCAA March Madness, Utah ski season (with record-breaking snow fall), and a number of robust conventions, 2023 was a strong year for the newest hotel in Salt Lake. And by all accounts, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City has seen an incredible inaugural year in the Crossroads of the West.

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