CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation, White Lodging Services, and REI Real Estate Services LLC have announced the opening of Hyatt Place Bloomington, just one block from the Bloomington Convention Center and a short distance from Indiana University.
“With thousands of Indiana University alumni, sports fans, and business travelers arriving to our great city from across the country, there couldn’t be a more exciting time to be a part of this new opening in downtown Bloomington,” said Charlotte Tyer, general manager, Hyatt Place Bloomington. “We can’t wait to welcome guests to the new hotel and show them the authentic hospitality and purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known.”
Located on Kirkwood Avenue, the hotel is close to all of the restaurants, theaters, and bars that create Bloomington’s unique, cultural reputation.
The 172-room hotel offers a full menu of Starbucks drinks; free WiFi access throughout the hotel; free breakfast; a 24/7 guest kitchen; more than 4,300 square feet of meeting and function space; a coffee to cocktails bar; and a fitness center.
“Bloomington is known for being a vibrant, fun city, and we are pleased to add to the city’s excitement with this hotel,” said Bryan Hayes, chief operating officer, White Lodging.
The hotel will also feature five original outdoor murals created by Indiana artist Jeff Laramore. Laramore drew his inspiration for the murals from the hotel’s neighbor Indiana University and the areas in academia where the university is well-known including medicine, business, music, and the arts.
“I also thought about how an individual may learn, and what one experiences in the rich educational backdrop. Clearly, there are multitudes of ways people gather, synthesize and express information. However, Indiana University provides the structure,” Laramore said. “My hope is that these bolder more abstract graphics on the exterior will only stretch the story of the more academic, library and student union-like approach of the interior.”