Hyatt Union Square New York Selected For The 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards Honoring The Best Hotels Around The World

Hyatt Union Square New York Selected For The 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards Honoring The Best Hotels Around The WorldFodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for 77 years, today announced their recognition of Hyatt Union Square New York as one of the world’s ‘Sleekest City Addresses,’ awarded as part of the 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards. This distinction considers Hyatt Union Square New York’s high style, with a clean, contemporary aesthetic created by acclaimed interior designer Paul Vega and his partner Vennie Lau of VLDG Inc., its commitment to excellent service, and its never-ending quest to provide one-of-a-kind stay experiences for guests.

Each year, Fodor’s Travel invites their roster of 500 local contributors around the world to nominate the best hotels in their destinations. Fodor’s senior editorial team deliberated on over 4,000 Fodor’s Choice picks and new property reviews, poring over the list for months narrowing their top selections in eight categories reflecting 2013’s travel trends:

· Creative Conversions — Adaptive reuse offers new lives to historic buildings
· Enduring Classics — Iconic, landmark hotels with timeless appeal
· Home Suite Homes — Intimate pied-à -terres that make guests feel right at home
· Culinary Gems — Hotels with onsite restaurants helmed by top toques
· Exotic Hideaways — Destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime
· Local Characters — Convey an immersive sense of place from décor to activities
· Sleek City Addresses — Glossy city hotels that offer high style and first rate amenities
· Blissful Beach Retreats — Best beach spots, all-inclusives to beachfront bungalows

Hyatt Union Square New York Selected For The 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards Honoring The Best Hotels Around The World“At Fodor’s, hotels are more than our lifeblood—they’re our passion. With every stay, we obsess over design choices, service, and amenities,” explained Arabella Bowen, Fodor’s Travel executive editorial director. “To compile the Fodor’s 100 list, we look for properties within emerging destinations, trends our editors have been seeing throughout the year, new and noteworthy hotels and enduring favorites to create a list that will inspire all types of travel and traveler.”

As a 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award-winning property, Hyatt Union Square New York will be featured on and in a free interactive eBook, available in the iBookstore. A complete list of all 100 selected hotels is available.

“Hyatt Union Square New York is located in downtown Manhattan’s central Union Square neighborhood, and every detail of the hotel—from the design, to the amenities and dining options—is focused on enticing today’s sophisticated urban travelers, and complementing the community’s dynamic atmosphere and energetic spirit” said Chris Holbrook, Hyatt Union Square New York General Manger. “It’s a great honor to be recognized for our efforts to not only meet the needs of our edgier clientele, but to surpass their expectations.”

Fodor’s Travel covers over 7,500 destinations and more than 17,000 of the best hotels around the globe. Fodor’s editors’ decades of experience help take the guesswork out of planning, recommending only those hotels, restaurants, and things to do that meet their high standards, and designating the absolute musts with “Fodor’s Choice.” Whether travelers use print guidebooks, ebooks, mobile apps, or, Fodor’s provides highly curated advice on how to travel smarter, including the best arts and culture offerings, where to eat and stay at every price point, and tips and strategies for an authentic and immersive experience.

Hyatt Union Square New York Selected For The 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards Honoring The Best Hotels Around The WorldAbout Hyatt Union Square New York:
The new Hyatt Union Square New York will be the first new hotel in the neighborhood in more than ten years when it welcomes its first guests in April 2013. The hotel will boast 178 guestrooms and suites, as well as the newest ventures from One Five Hospitality Group, The Fourth and Singl Lounge. One Five is led by world renowned restaurateurs Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco A. Moreira, who have been staples in the community for 15 years with strong connections to their local loyal clientele. Perfectly positioned in the heart of New York City’s emerging Digital District, Hyatt Union Square New York is a fresh offering for visiting professionals, while simultaneously offering homegrown culinary and nightlife venues for the local community. For more information, visit

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