SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego announced today that a $1 million renovation of 20,000 square feet of meeting space is nearing completion. A new Regatta Pavilion will debut in the coming weeks and its Bayview Ballroom and Penthouse have reopened after an extensive makeover.

"While many hotels in San Diego have been cutting back due to the weak economy, we've been making upgrades to our meeting rooms and amenities," said Alex Willow, director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. "Our new Pavilion and redesigned Bayview Ballroom and Penthouse will offer our corporate and association business guests more opportunities to enjoy our beautiful coastal location."

From sunset galas to large meetings and exhibits, the 10,000 square-foot Regatta Pavilion will accommodate approximately 750 guests for a banquet and 900 for a reception. In addition to multiple windows, sections of the Pavilion can be uncovered to take advantage of the views of Mission Bay. Additional features include large wrought-iron chandeliers and elegant draping.

Just a few steps away from the site of the Regatta Pavilion is the newly renovated Bayview Ballroom, which can accommodate 500 for a banquet and 650 for a reception. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Mission Bay, the 6,132 square-foot space now features contemporary ceiling lighting with wave glass, wall coverings, paint, moldings, stylish black-out drapes, as well as new air wall covers and furnishings.

In the Bayview Foyer, new moldings, wall sconces and paint, as well as soffits or drop ceilings with modern lighting were also added for an elegant yet undeniably San Diego atmosphere for group gatherings. The nearby restrooms were also renovated with new artwork, wall coverings, moldings and paint.

Sitting on top of the Hyatt's tower on the 18th floor, the 3,200 square-foot Penthouse offers stunning 360 panoramic views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean and downtown San Diego. The Penthouse now boasts a modern look with an ocean-inspired palette. Upgrades include new décor, paint, furnishings, linens, lighting fixtures and carpet.

"We have the highest view in Mission Bay and all of the beach areas. And, the Penthouse is very versatile and can be used for many different functions including a private board meeting, private reception up to 50 people or as a hospitality suite," continued Willow.

About the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Neighboring SeaWorld®, the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is perfectly situated to explore Balboa Park, Legoland®, the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego's beautiful beaches. The recently reinvented coastal hotel on Mission Bay features 430 guestrooms, three pools with waterslides, an award-winning signature restaurant Red Marlin, a poolside bar and lounge and eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa. The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is located at 1441 Quivira Road. Visit or call 619-224-1234 for reservations or more information.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of June 30, 2009, the company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 413 properties. For more information, please visit

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