Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with R.C. Hedreen Company for the operation of a Hyatt Regency hotel currently under development in Seattle, Washington. Expected to open in mid-2018, the premium, full service hotel will be located in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighbourhood at eighth and ninth avenues between Stewart and Howell Streets in downtown Seattle.“Developing a Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Seattle is consistent with our company’s objective to grow strategically in gateway destinations where our guests want us to be, and to do so with great owners and developers like R.C. Hedreen Company,” said David Tarr, Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development, Hyatt. “We look forward to offering our guests and Hyatt’s loyal group of meeting and event planners an outstanding new lodging option in the heart of this dynamic city.”Hyatt Regency Seattle is set to be the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest, offering 1260 smartly designed guestrooms, more than 9000 square metres of flexible meeting and event facilities, multiple food and beverage outlets, and an expansive Regency Club lounge. The hotel will be located two blocks from the existing Washington State Convention Center and immediately adjacent to the proposed convention centre expansion, making Hyatt Regency Seattle an ideal base for convention attendees.“The construction and operation of Hyatt Regency Seattle is a major economic win for the entire Seattle area and Pacific Northwest region, creating jobs, revenue and a world-class hotel experience for travellers and meeting and event planners,” said Richard C. Hedreen, Chairman, R.C. Hedreen Company. “We are excited to bring a Hyatt Regency hotel to Seattle, and believe the globally recognised brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travellers visiting the city.”Hyatt Regency Seattle will be located in the centre of Seattle and proximate to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and the Seattle Aquarium, as well as Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Lake Union neighbourhoods, connecting guests to retail and dining, entertainment and night life venues.