The Hyatt Regency Downtown Long Beach, which has 531 rooms, will reopen its doors again on May 7 after being closed since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic hit California. The government placed travel restrictions to contain the virus’ spread.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach once again,” the hotel’s general manager, Sid Ramani, told us in an email.
Like many other hotels, Hyatt Regency has used its year-plus closure to embark on renovations, adding dining space to the lobby. Market|Bar will feature a variety of California cuisine and coffee from Oakland-based Red Bay Coffee that uses organic, sustainably sourced ingredients.
According to Steve Goodling, president and CEO of the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, the reopening of the Regency is a sign of better days ahead for the local hospitality industry, much of which did not expect businesses to recover until later this year.
Goodling said in an email that the reopening of the Hyatt Regency, the largest hotel in Downtown, is a sign that the broader reopening of our economy has finally begun and that the hospitality and tourism industry is gearing up for a promising summer.” “Anecdotally, the hotels have been steadily increasing occupancy since late March, and the trend is continuing.”
The Hyatt Regency Long Beach, located in the heart of Downtown, is the only four-diamond hotel in Long Beach, CA, with all guestrooms and suites offering ocean or harbour views.