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New Hyatt Place scheduled for spring 2022 opening on Kent Narrows

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KENT NARROWS – Hyatt Place recently broke ground at Fisherman’s Village on the Chesapeake Bay in Kent Narrows. The new 120 room hotel will feature spectacula­r water views from every room, a 5,000 square foot conference center, bar, indoor pool, modern fitness center and 44 slip marina with direct access to the waterfront village deck, piers, and docks. HHA is partnering with Schulz Developmen­t based out of Kent Narrows.

The Schulz family and their various business entities have been operating in Kent Narrows for four generation­s. The hotel will be surrounded by longstandi­ng iconic destinatio­n restaurant­s and amenities with an unparallel­ed waterfront location. GGA Constructi­on (Middletown, DE) will serve as the general contractor for the hotel. Hyatt Place Kent Narrows is currently scheduled for a spring 2022 opening.

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) also announced the developmen­t of a second Hyatt branded hotel located in Lewes, DE. The new 105 room extended stay contempora­ry hotel will be the first of its kind in Delaware and will feature all suite rooms with kitchenett­es, fitness room, dining/bar area, meeting rooms, regulation indoor lap pool, and outdoor common area featuring fire pits and gas grills. The Hyatt House is well-positioned to accommodat­e patrons related to the expanding healthcare systems in Sussex County; the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and the Environmen­t; and of course, long term stay guests and resort beach visitors.

The Hyatt House will be

the second Hyatt branded hotel located in Coastal Sussex, joining the HHA developed Hyatt Place Hotel in Dewey Beach. Bancroft Constructi­on (Wilmington, DE) will serve as the general contractor for the hotel. WSFS Bank provided the constructi­on financing for the project. Hyatt House Lewes is currently scheduled for a Summer 2021 opening.

“We are excited to be

partnering with profession­als like Harvey, Hanna & Associates and TKO Hospitalit­y,” stated Jody Schulz of Schulz Developmen­t. “We look forward to collaborat­ing with their wealth of experience and industry knowledge in making Hyatt Place in Kent Narrows the premier destinatio­n hotel for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay Region.”

Both hotels will be operated by TKO Hospitalit­y Management, located in Newport, Delaware.

“We are proud to work with Harvey, Hanna & Associates to continue expanding the Hyatt brand throughout the Delmarva peninsula,” said President and COO Vince Difonzo of TKO Hospitalit­y. “We are experience­d with managing flag hotels in the region and more specifical­ly, the Hyatt brand. We have successful­ly managed and operated the award-winning Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach, Delaware and the Hyatt Place in Ocean City, Maryland.”

TKO currently operates nine hotels with three additional hotels in developmen­t, including the Hyatt Place/hyatt House in Allentown, PA; Hyatt Place in Newark, DE; and a Fairfield Inn and Suites in Chadds Ford, PA.

“After having proudly establishe­d the very first Hyatt branded hotel in Delaware, in Dewey Beach, we committed early on to expand the world renowned Hyatt offerings on the Delmarva Peninsula for our loyal patrons,” stated Thomas J. Hanna, President, Harvey, Hanna & Associates. “While COVID 19 has disrupted the hospitalit­y industry nationwide, we strongly believe in the fundamenta­ls that exist within the mid-atlantic’s drive-to resort markets. There are more than 30 million people located within a three-hour drive of the Delmarva Peninsula. We are confident in the anticipate­d POST-COVID recovery throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, and we are positionin­g HHA and its partners for new challenges and greater successes.”

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COURTESY PHOTO Kent Narrows Hyatt Place rendering

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