Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Sequoia Development announced the opening of Hyatt Summerfield Suites Salt Lake City/Sandy, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Utah. The hotel is also the first-ever Hyatt Summerfield Suites to offer newly designed guest suites and public space, which allows travelers a new way to experience the comforts of home, the convenience of a neighborhood and the feel of a community.

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Salt Lake City/Sandy is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers, thanks to its proximity to Salt Lake City and some of Utah's most popular ski areas, Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude, as well as several prominent area businesses, including the BD Medical, Rio Tinto and Affiliated Computer Solutions.

At Hyatt Summerfield Suites, the effort to make travelers feel at home includes both the guest suite and public spaces, which are designed to facilitate interaction between guests and staff as well as socialization among guests. The lobby functions as a neighborhood; guests enter the hotel on a metaphorical "main street" which includes a central core of business essentials for daily living, such as a Guest Market, open 24/7 and an internet café area. The path through the public space leads to an outdoor area which features gathering spaces where guests can relax and socialize. At Hyatt Summerfield Suites Salt Lake City/Sandy, the outdoor spaces include a pool area, patio and a fireplace.

"Our research led us to expand the concept of 'home' to include a person's community. To achieve this, we created an experience that offers the comfort and sociability typically associated with both a home and a neighborhood," said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "We invite guests to settle in and lead the full lives they live everyday, and believe this new design makes it even easier to really find a home away from home."

At Hyatt Summerfield Suites Salt Lake City/Sandy and in future locations, guest suites have been redesigned to reflect how people live in their homes today. The new guest suites - like many modern condominiums and residences - are centered on the kitchen.

"The contemporary kitchen is the living room of 30 years ago. It has evolved into the heart of the house and gathering place, where work is done, guests are entertained and families spend time together," said Kal. "The full size kitchens featured in our guest suites enable travelers to utilize the space just like they would in their own home."