The opening of Hyatt Place Champaign Urbana marks the first Hyatt-branded hotel to open in downtown Champaign. Located in the active part of downtown, specifically at the intersection of Neil St. and Church St., the Hyatt Champaign is conveniently located within walking distance of over 30 restaurants and bars, as well as attractions such as the Virginia Theatre. Furthermore, for anyone interested in visiting the University of Illinois, Hyatt Champaign is only a few minutes away. The Hyatt place brand, launched in 2006, is a perfect combination of style and casual hospitality. With the multitasking travelers’ lifestyle in mind, Hyatt has created a wonderful destination featuring 145 spacious rooms, each with a 42 inch HDTV alongside free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast with your stay. Other offerings include 3,200 square feet of meeting/function space and a 24/7 “Gallery Menu” serving made to order entrees and appetizers. Victor Patterson, general manager of the brand new hotel, says that “…The Hyatt Place brand was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to students’ parents will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities…” A little something for everyone, the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana is seemingly a top option for visitors of downtown Champaign.