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Sometimes a hotel just has it all: acute attention to detail, a centralized location, and superior service. That’s what you can expect from Hyatt Place Saratoga/Malta. The hotel is tucked away in a semi-secluded spot in the middle of the Capital Region, away from crowds and congested areas, but close to all the major hotspots at the same time.
We recently toured the hotel and learned all about the recently upgraded rooms, the new breakfast menu and unique 24/7 dining options, and we got an exclusive look at their event space – they work with the reputable Longfellows for their larger events. And, did we mention they’re pet-friendly?
See why you’ll want to keep Hyatt Place in mind when you’re looking for hassle-free lodging and event space.
What to Expect From the Upgraded Rooms, Extensive Amenities & New Breakfast Menu
Hyatt Place replaced all carpets, couches, and bedding in all 120 rooms in 2016. Each room has either king or queen beds and a roomy sitting area with a couch. All the rooms are virtually identical, so you can always expect the same spacious area to spread out.
“All rooms include a pull-out sofa, but there is still plenty of space even when it’s out,” Holly Nichols, Outside Sales Manager, told us. “And, some rooms connect to one another, so it’s easy to stay with friends or family and still have your own space.”
Besides the roomy accommodations, you can also take advantage of deals such as a Romance Package, where you receive a food and beverage credit, a bottle of Hyatt’s signature Canvas wine, and an earlier check in and later check out time.
Want to take a dip in a heated indoor pool? Keep up your fitness routine at the gym? Get your clothes cleaned without having to go off site? You can do it all at the Hyatt Place. They’re also pet-friendly, so you can travel with your furry friend. Hyatt Place even has a designated pet station for outdoor exercise, a safe distance away from the road.
Another lesser-known aspect of Hyatt Place is that they offer extended stays if you need it. In town for a lengthy stay? Between homes due to a delayed closing? Dealing with house damage or home renovations? They can work with you. Hyatt Place now offers tiered pricing, with discounted rates the longer you stay.
Perhaps Hyatt Place’s real claim to fame is extensive and unique breakfast selections, which include a new menu as of November 2018. If you think of hotel breakfasts and you’re picturing stale muffins and cold eggs, think again!
Hyatt Place offers options like hash browns with roasted vegetables and rosemary, cage-free eggs, steel-cut oatmeal, whole fruit, and all-natural bacon and sausage. “All egg products are cooked in house,” Nichols assured us.
To enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast to start your day, if you are not already you can become a World of Hyatt Rewards member upon arrival of your stay. Being a World of Hyatt member, you get 1 point per $1 spent that can turn into points for free stays at any Hyatt on the planet. (Free breakfast is also offered for corporate or group rates, like with wedding blocks.)
Besides the fabulous breakfast, there is also 24/7 dining available from the “gallery.” This is lite fare that guests enjoy in the breakfast area or in their room – pick it up yourself or have it brought to you. Need a pick me up? There are a ton of beverages, grab-and-go-items, and Starbucks products available.
Why You’ll Want to Choose Hyatt Place for Your Next Business or Social Event
When it comes to planning an event – a corporate meeting, a wedding, a baby shower – everything runs seamlessly when it can all come together in one location. We’re talking a place for the event itself, on-site catering, and on-site lodging for those who need to spend the night.
Hyatt Place makes event planning easy, with a large space that can accommodate up to 200 guests; there is also the option to split the room in half if someone needs a smaller space. They can get a stage in there, a dance floor, there are TVs and pull down screens, and they work with an outside vendor for audio equipment.
Bring in your own caterer, or, for larger events they pair up with Longfellows, a renowned Saratoga Springs restaurant and caterer. Longfellows even has their own kitchen space here, and they’ll take care of the linens, chairs, and all those little details so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
The Ultimate Centralized Location – Close to Albany, Saratoga & Lake George
Hyatt Place is under 15 minutes from Saratoga Springs, about 15 minutes from Clifton Park, just under 30 minutes from Albany, and just over 30 minutes from Lake George. Many guests opt to stay here during track season, as well as other popular events in Saratoga, because it’s so close and you can avoid the possible higher prices and potential parking issues of the city.
For easy transportation to the track, take Hyatt Place’s shuttle for $10 per person round trip. For other locations, or if you’re in need of a bigger shuttle, they can work with an outside vendor for you.
The Hyatt Place – Local Folks & Exceptional Service
If you don’t already have enough incentive to check out Hyatt Place, keep in mind it’s only Hyatt in the area (next closest one is in Rochester), and they have a strong connection to the local community. Hyatt Place has an ongoing relationship with the Saratoga County Chamber, the Southern Saratoga County Chamber, Discover Saratoga, and more. They frequently host meetings, luncheons, and events for local organizations.
We all talk about supporting local, and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing when you opt to stay at, or host your event at, the Hyatt. Being a smaller brand, they’re able to narrow in on what’s important and deliver on all those small details that really matter, from the separate living areas in the rooms to increase spaciousness, to dining options available 24/7, and everything in between.