The Hyatt Regency Morristown completed a multimillion dollar renovation project at the 256-room hotel, it announced on Jan. 13.
The Gensler-designed project reimagined the lobby, guestrooms, food and beverage offerings, and indoor meeting spaces in the downtown hotel at the center of Headquarters Plaza.
The hospitality offering is joined at the Olnick Organization and Fisher Development Associates LLC-owned development by three office towners, a gym, restaurants and covered parking.
“We are thrilled to announce the completion of an extensive renovation project at our downtown hotel,” said the hotel’s general manager, Jeff Babcock, in a statement. “The renovation was thoughtfully designed by Gensler, our neighbors here in downtown Morristown, to incorporate the unique and rich history of our local area.”
According to Babcock, the Hyatt Regency features a modern colonial theme that transcends the property.
Two Mediterranean-inspired trees welcome visitors to the hotel’s new lobby, along with a fireplace and additional greenery. New carpeting, lighting and artwork join modern brass-toned and blue furnishings, which provide a nod to officer uniforms from the American Revolution.
The lounge offers nighttime food service and a new grab-and-go food market and café. The now open seating area features 30-foot windows with views of downtown, and the hotel bar – with new seating and lighting – was reoriented to face the hotel’s entrance. According to Gensler Design Director Siobhan Barry, the redesigned lobby creates an accessible destination that can be enjoyed throughout the day.
The Hyatt’s former restaurant was converted into a new meeting venue, while all of its 31,000 square feet of conference space – including flex meeting rooms and its two ballrooms – received updated lighting, furniture and artwork.
In April 2022, the hotel said, a new outdoor venue at the adjacent Pioneer Park courtyard will be available to guests, as well.
The Garden State gets its due as guest travel to renovated rooms, through hallways adorned with a carpet designed to mimic the topography of the state’s farmlands. Double rooms were upgraded and outfitted with two queen beds, while king bedrooms received glass showers.
Guest rooms offer a “show closet” with an open-concept design and contemporary bathrooms. The 50 studio suites on site were redesigned to provide more space and a comfortable seating area, featuring sleeper sofas.
The renovation project began in March 2021.l